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Summer School in Como Italy:
The "Aldo Galli" Academy of Fine Arts is a private institution in Como, located less than an hour from Milan in the north of Italy. It is legally accredited by AFAM (Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale), the Higher Education System for Art and Music, part of the university sector answering to MIUR, the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research. "Aldo Galli" Academy is acknowledged as a high-profile art training institute offering courses in painting restoration on all sorts of material - canvas, tables, frescos, stuccos and stone - and enjoys an excellent reputation both on a national and international level. Students are taught the methodological approaches and skills required for the recovery and maintenance of the different kinds of works and are provided with ample opportunity to acquire substantial hands-on experience, be this in terms of field-work or in the labs, in the innumerable restoration activities commissioned to the Academy itself.

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Summer Art Restoration Courses:

Three Summer Art Restoration Courses held in Italian by instructors who have a good knowledge of English: 1) Painting Restoration: collections of paintings and single paintings; 2) Wall Painting/Stucco Restoration: wall painting and stucco restoration in some sites near Como; 3) Wood Restoration: wooden crucifix, carved frames and painted wooden works. There are two options, each one of different length: two-week course or a three-week course.

Also a four-year degree course in Painting Restoration.

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Address: Via Petrarca, Como, Italy
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Eyes on Italy, Rome
Courses / Programs
Immerse yourself in the Italian language and culture this summer! Located in the historic city of Rome, Eyes on Italy is an Italian Language & Culture Summer School that provides an immersion program for foreign university students and young professionals who want to learn Italian Language and culture. Each program has a duration of two weeks.

We offer an integrated course that brings together Italian language learning and culture discovery in order to give its students a deep vision of “Italianity” and the sense of belonging to the “Bel Paese”. The key point of the characteristics of the program, on which we work side by side with the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, is to fulfill foreign university students’ and young professionals’ needs to learn Italian language with customized programs.
Italian language & culture immersion program - 2 weeks. In 2014, there will be 5 programs as follows:

29 June, 2014 - 13 July, 2014
13 July, 2014 - 27 July, 2014
27 July, 2014 - 10 August, 2014
10 August, 2014 - 24 August, 2014
24 August, 2014 - 7 September, 2014
The Florence Art Studio
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Located right in the heart of the historic city of Florence, The Florence Art Studio provides intensive art programs taught in English to students from around the world. We offer customized courses that aim to teach the fundamentals of drawing and painting from life. Choose to study for 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks or longer.

Our programs can be divided into six discrete and sequential, progressive modules, each of which can be studied from one week to one month or longer. Alternatively, each module can be taken as a stand-alone course.

The majority of our students are adult professionals of all backgrounds and levels - from complete beginner to advanced - who are passionate about Florence, Renaissance, Painting and Drawing.

Students work within a structured environment, under the guidance of an instructor who personally monitors their progress and development for three hours a day, and the remaining time is structured with other activity.

The Studio is situated on Via Ghibellina, only a few steps from the main historic and artistic places of interest in the center of the city.
Intensive Art Program:
- Taught in English, Duration 1-4 weeks
Program of academic training divided into six separate modules covering life drawing & painting skills, each serving as the foundation for the next.

Alternatively, you can choose to take any module as a stand-alone course, from one week to a month or longer.

Modules include:
- Bargue Drawing
- Cast Drawing
- Freehand Cast Drawing
- Portrait and Figure Drawing
- Portrait and Figure Painting
- Still Life Painting
Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence
Courses / Programs
Alchimia is a private contemporary jewellery school located in Florence, Italy. We provide a wide range of academic, short-term intensive jewellery courses - including our innovative summer workshops and one-on-one courses in contemporary jewellery.

In Summer 2015, we offer two summer workshops. Our 5-day Japanese Traditional Copper Alloys and Coloring workshop is presented by Kimiaki Kageyama, one of the most important Japanese Master Goldsmiths.

Our 8-day MA: Contemporary Jewellery and the Poetics of Space workshop offers a unique collaboration between the world of contemporary jewellery and the notion of MA, a Japanese expression which translates roughly as "pause", "gap" or "space" between structural parts. 

Our intensive jewellery courses are an excellent solution for those who have limited time to study and experiment in the area of contemporary jewellery. Available in summer and year-round (except for the month of August), these courses are taught on a one-to-one basis.

Each student is guided individually to ensure that lessons meet their specific need. Two different types of programmes are offered: technical and conceptual.

Our short-term courses are aimed at beginners, jewellers wishing to learn specific techniques, teachers, professionals and students who want to have new stimulating experiences in a new environment. 

In addition to our short-term courses, we also provide Bachelor's (BFA) degree and Masters (MFA) degree courses in Jewellery Design.
Summer Workshops:
- Japanese Traditional Copper Alloys and Coloring (5 days)

- MA: Contemporary Jewellery and the Poetics of Space (8 days)

Intensive Short-term Jewellery Courses:
Study from 2 weeks to 3 months on a one-to-one basis. Available year-round (except for the month of August). Courses include:

- Conceptual Programs
- Technical Programs
- Evening / Weekend Courses
Istituto Italiano di Fotografia, Milan
Courses / Programs
Study photography in Italy this summer with Istituto Italiano di Fotografia (IIF)! Located in the heart of Milan, IIF is a leading photography school that provides quality year-round and summer photography courses taught in either English or Italian.

Our two-week summer session "Photography and Fashion" is taught entirely in English to students from around the world.

Offered in collaboration with Istituto di Moda Burgo Fashion Institute, this unique course combines the key concepts of both fashion and photography.

It aims to provide you with introductory technical photography skills and knowledge of fashion photography. You will gain a well-rounded understanding of the role of the fashion photographer within the industry, as well as an insight into the business of fashion. 

We also provide a 1-week Food Photography summer course, and a Basic Photography Summer course.

With more than 20 years of experience in providing comprehensive photography training, IIF is dedicated to helping each of our students to develop their own personal style that captures reality and conveys meaning. We keep our class sizes small to ensure that you get the individual attention you need.

Student Testimonial:
"Great course and in-depth immersion in the fashion world. Offers different views of the fashion photography world: model agencies, fashion magazines, fashion stylists, make up artists, fashion marketing, show rooms, etc. There are also interesting practical sessions." 
- Igor, Italy
Summer Photography Courses - Taught in English
- Photography and Fashion: 2 weeks / 60 hours
- Food Photography (1 week)
- Basic Photography Summer Course (2 weeks)

Photography Courses in English:
Offered during the academic year
- Basic Photography Course
- Kickoff Photography Evening Course

Photography Courses in Italian:
- 2-year Professional Photography Diploma Course
- Photography Evening Classes taught at basic-advanced levels
Updated: 2015-09-29
Updated: 2015-09-29
Florence Design School
Courses / Programs
Come to Florence in 2015, and experience an intensive summer course with popular art & design-based themes including Fashion Design, Photography, Interior Design, and Car Design.

Situated just 5 minutes from the city center, Florence Design School is an Italian design, artistic and creative arts school that provides summer courses taught in English to students from around the world.

Our lessons are taken inside and outside of the institute, with visits to companies, factories, institutions, studios and museums of Florence.

We can facilitate you in finding the best accommodation depending on your needs, and a basic Italian language course is included with all studies.
Intensive Summer Art & Design Courses:

- Taught in English
- Available at Basic, Medium, and Pro levels

Subjects include:
- Fashion Design
- Photography
- Interior Design
- Car Design

- Basic Italian language classes are included as part of all courses