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Music, Culture & Art Courses in Florence, Italy

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Accademia Europea Di Firenze:
Accademia Europea di Firenze is an Italian language, culture, art and music school situated right in the heart of historic Florence in Tuscany, Italy. Our high standard of teaching makes us the fastest-growing school in Florence in recent years while still retaining our fun and pleasant atmosphere. Our main objective is to offer high quality courses in every subject we teach, through fully qualified and highly trained instructors. The Accademia is located at the Via Roma, exactly in the center of Florence historical sites, between the Duomo and the Repubblica square.

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Our art, music and culture courses can be taken on their own or combined with Italian language courses.

Art Classes:

Figure Drawing:

Students will learn the basic techniques of drawing (line, space, form, texture), the use of the materials and techniques to draw from still-lifPhoto of Music, Culture & Art Courses in Florence, Italye compositions. Beginning with pencils, the students will also learn to use charcoal and sanguine. More advanced students will then move on to drawing from life models, thereby furthering the study of anatomy and figure-space relationships.

Sketches of Florence:
The students will draw views of everyday life as well as the landscape of Florence which they find most interesting or significant. The mediums used will vary from charcoal to pencil, from ink to colored pencils and watercolors.

After having studied the basic notions of color theory and the techniques of form and content, transparency and opacity through the "language" of figurative painting, the students will begin to paint on paper. In each class, students will practice and apply skills to various themes and challenges. The goal of the watercolor course is to improve or perfect the skills they need to pursue this medium independently.

Oil Painting:
At the AEF you will learn how to use this ancient expressionist form of painting and learn the techniques. This course is designed for aspiring or professional artists looking for new approaches or searching for a deeper knowledge of creative processes involved in artistry.

The beginners' ceramic course in Florence will help the student to become acquainted with ceramics and all the potential forms it might take and which techniques should be applied to achieve each one. The course contemplates all the primary methods of molding and adorning clay, covering the essential theoretic information about the nature of clay and glazes. The intermediate ceramic course in Florence is designed to provide students who already have covered all the basic notions of building and glazing of ceramics among some other basic techniques.

The AEF offers a complete sculpture course enabling you to develop and perfect your sculpting skills, transforming shapeless mediums into beautiful and intriguing works of art. This is a course for those interested in learning or perfecting the technique of clay modeling. The students will create their sculptures by using both their hands and with the use of simple but irreplaceable tools.

Appraisal of Antiques:
This is a specialized course for students in field of antiques or restoration or even for antique lovers. The course will teach students how to correctly evaluate the origin and age of antique objects and furniture.


This course is indicated for those who are interested in starting and specializing about the techniques of refurbishing books, drawings, or antique paintings.  After some introductory theory refurbishing lessons and its appropriate materials and equipments, the students will learn to take the books to pieces, clean, and refurbish the papers; and also to amend volumes with paper, parchment and leather, and to make pictorial repairs in drawings and paintings.

This beginners course begins with the understanding the basics of photography: the camera and how it works (the light meter, aperture, shutter and film speeds) as well as the use of the darkroom (developing film, printing photographs, enlarging, techniques for correcting exposure, etc.).

Music Courses:
Whether you would like to begin, continue or perfect your music studies, here you will study with specialized instructors, from the main Italian conservatories. Courses include:

Neapolitan Song; Group Singers; Diction for Singers; History of Italian Music; History and Language of Melodrama; Opera Directing; Opera Libretti; Piano Accompaniment; Piano - Elementary/ Advanced; Musical Instruments; Vocal Technique for Lyrical Singers; Vocal Music of the Middle Ages- the Renaissance and the Baroque; Interpretation of Chamber Lyrics.

Italian Culture Courses:
In the Italian culture course, you will study Italian language together with the aspects of Italian culture that interest you most. Courses include:

Art History; History of ItaImage of Music, Culture & Art Courses in Florence, Italylian Cinema; History of Italian Theater; History of Literature; History of Contemporary Italy; Short Courses in Art History

Italian Cuisine Courses:
The Italian cuisine is the most universal and savoured cuisine of the occidental world. Our students also have the opportunity to do an internship in one of the best restaurants in Florence. This course is fundamental for professionals and for those who desire to delve deeper into Italian Cuisine. Courses include:

Italian Cuisine; Italian Cuisine + Wine Appreciation; Italian Cuisine + Internship; Italian Cuisine + Wine Appreciation + Internship

For further information on the courses listed above, including dates and prices, please contact us quickly via our Contact Page.

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Address: Via Roma 4, Florence, Italy
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2020-05-21 were from:

Israel;   Turkey;   Santa Monica, CA, USA;   Hungary;   madrid, Spain;   Italy;   Cairo, Egypt;   Spain;   Amherst, USA;   Firenze;   and more.
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