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Course: shoe design and making
Program: One year
Period : Apr.25,2016-July 29,2016
After briefly studying Fashion Design at the Arts Institute in Miami, Christine came to Florence to study shoe design/making which was her real passion.
At Accademia Riaci, she began her Shoe Design course with Professor Andrea Roth, a one-time designer for the Ferragamo shoe brand. In the design course, Christine was taught all of the design elements for creating beautiful footwear. She also learned how to balance creativity with technical skills. Upon completion of the design course, she was excited to move on to Shoe Making which is taught by Mr. Angelo.
May. 26, 2016 | Posted in Reports, Shoemaking , Student Reporter | Tags:Christine Lesperance, ShoemakingReporter: Christine Lesperance | Course:
The first week of class we discovered and discussed different styles of shoes. The Slingback shoe, the Mary Jane, and a couple of pumps were available for us to view up close.
Learning proportions was very challenging. But with a skilled professor and plenty of will, we mastered it quickly.
There are endless beautiful places to visit in Florence. This downtown location offers views of the Duomo (to the left) and two popular medieval churches.