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Christine Lesperance
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Christine Lesperance

Nationality: American
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.

Jul. 01, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Shoemaking , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Christine Lesperance | Course: Shoemaking

Shoe Making 11-Atelier One-Year Course 2016

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Enjoying a class visit to the Uffizi Museum. The Uffizi is one of the world’s top art galleries housing some of the most important works of the Renaissance.

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At the Uffizi Museum, the design students were able to study the different styles of footwear in the Renaissance period. Pictured above is an example of a male gladiator sandal as seen on one of the marble statues.

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Summer in Florence is quite beautiful. The bright colors of horse carriages can be seen in front of the famous Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore located in the Piazza del Duomo.


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