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Art Courses Italy in Rome, Florence, Milan. The aim is to promote all aspects of the teaching of Italian Art. Thanks to 'Art Courses in Italy', located throughout Italy, it is possible to take an Art and Painting course in Italy, the very place that inspires and directs the imagination creatively. With our highly professional courses taught by professors who will support you at every step, you can learn to recognize the different painting techniques, the latest innovations in the fields of fashion and design, learn to express your ideas through art, shape your imaginative creations and make the models you've designed. Accommodation with families, apartments, mini-residences, hotels.

Photo of Design and Art Courses in Italy History of Italian Art
Are you fascinated by Italy's magnificent cultural works? Our course on the History of Italian Art will enable you to understand its history and social background. The course is designed to show, by means of slides and guided visits, the development of art in Italy in relation to the rest of Europe and offers you an introduction to the most important artistic styles (Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque). You will become acquainted with the most important works of artists such as Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo while learning about the most significant historical and social events that accompanied them.

Drawing Course
Everyone can learn to draw properly, just as everyone can learn a foreign language. It's basically a matter of learning to see the reality around us and trying to reproduce it with the means to hand. The objective of the course is to teach you to see the form, proportions, perspective, light and shadow (chiaroscuro) in the world through drawing.

Every lesson the teacher will introduce a new subject, he'll explain which are the most important characteristics and will then ask you to draw it. The subject is usually still life: objects, fruit etc. chosen according to a sliding scale of difficulty. You will use a simple pencil to draw and in this way you will be able to judge the outcome of your efforts straight away; either appraising or correcting, as the teacher will teach you how to examine and assess it. As the lessons progress you will become more independent until you are able to draw on your own and carry on this amazing faculty.

Watercolour Course
The first lesson introduces the basic techniques: how to use the paintbrush, how to do a wash of colour and then another one over the top, how to dilute a colour. You will immediately do a simple watercolour in one colour, to try and consolidate these techniques. In the following lessons you will use all the colours, learning to balance hot and cold colours and at first painting easy subjects but then progressing to harder ones as proposed by the teacher. At the same time you will learn to assess your work, identifying the positive aspects and improving the unsatisfactory aspects. This course is suitable for students who already know how to draw quite well. At the end of the course (two or four weeks) you will be able to paint a still life of various subjects and know enough to be able to continue at home, personalizing your watercolours.

Other Courses Offered:
Italian Plus Art, Semester Course, Italian Art Course, Italian Design, Italian Fashion, Italian Restoration.

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The Florence Art Studio
Courses / Programs
• Located in the heart of the historic city center, The Florence Art Studio provides intensive art programs taught in English to international students and professionals from around the world. We offer short, customized courses that 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 sequentially 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, the Renaissance, Painting & 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.

• Your drawing or painting program is intensively taught in an encouraging environment, with a great deal of personal attention given to each student, through intensive individual training and one on one lessons.

• Our 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.

Student Review:
"It was wonderful. Not only is the studio a magnificent space to work in, but also Gary is a brilliant instructor. I loved every moment of it." - Penny, UK
Intensive Art Program of Drawing and/or Painting
- Taught in English

A 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 / Areas of Study include:
• Bargue Drawing
• Cast Drawing
• Portrait and Figure Drawing
• Freehand Cast Drawing
• Still Life Painting
• Portrait and Figure Painting

The starting date for any program is generally at the beginning of the week (Monday).
Accademia Riaci, Florence
Courses / Programs
• Established in 1983, Accademia Riaci has been dedicated to providing students with exceptional cultural and educational experience abroad. The school is located in the historic city center of Florence, Italy, a few steps from the “Duomo” (Florence Cathedral).

• Our arts, crafts and design courses include professional Master programs, One-Year and Semester programs, Summer Intensive programs, and Short programs.

• ubjects offered include Shoe Making & Design, Leather Bag Making & Design, Jewelry Making & Design, Painting & Drawing, Restoration of Paintings, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Textile Design, Fashion Design & Business, Ceramics, Glass Art among others.

• All courses are taught with free English interpretation service.

• We welcome students from around the world. The diverse background of our students creates a rich multicultural community that promotes the exchange of ideas & viewpoints.

• The student-teacher ratio is kept small (max. 8 students) to value each student's originality and learning styles.

• We provide tailored, hands-on instruction & extensive career development along with training for effective presentation skills, and our graduates achieve professional goals in each field.

Student Review:
"The teachers are excellent, very knowledgeable, and very devoted. I had a great stay and learned a lot. My skills definitely grew and I will apply them in the future." - Svenne
Arts, Crafts & Design courses in Florence:
• One-Year Course
• Semester Course
• Master Course
• Art Short Course
• Summer Intensive Course
• Christmas Course
• Internship Programs

Subjects include:
• Bag Making (leathercraft)
• Bag Design
• Shoe Making (leather-craft)
• Shoe Design
• Jewelry Making
• Jewelry Design
• Graphic Design / Illustration
• Painting & Drawing
• Restoration of Paintings
• Ceramics
• Glass Art 
• Fashion Design & Business
• Textile Design...
European Cultural Academy - Art, Architecture & Design Courses
Courses / Programs
• Experience Venice, Italy and the Venice Biennale together with like-minded students from all over the world with immersive and creative art & design courses from the European Cultural Academy (ECA).

• The aim of the ECA is to enhance knowledge and advance your career in architecture, art, design, and other creative industries.

• Our participants come from all backgrounds and the course is open for anyone with an interest in arts, architecture and culture.


• For more than a decade, we have helped creative communities to increase visibility, build connections and make a lasting impact on their careers.

• You and your peers are immersed in an inspiring environment led by renowned faculty and industry experts. Gain new skills to create greater impact with your work immediately.

• Prominent professors in related fields ensure a solid academic component and will enable you to gain a wider perspective.

• Our faculty includes artists, designers, curators, gallerists, architects and scholars that will help you to build necessary skills and enable you to navigate through an opaque and very competitive industry.
Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design Courses in summer, spring & fall - taught in English:

• Join for 1 week to focus on a particular topic

• Join for 2 weeks to cover wider field of subjects

• Join for 3 weeks for in-depth all-round experience and extra opportunities

Course Options:
• Contemporary Art
• Contemporary Architecture - Opening Of The Architecture Biennale
• Contemporary Architecture
• Venice Architecture Biennale
• Design: The World Around Us
• 3-Day Venice Architecture Biennale Power Course
Istituto Europeo del Restauro, Ischia (NA)
Courses / Programs
The Istituto Europeo del Restauro (European Restoration Institute) in Ischia (NA), Italy, is a key centre for the Cultural Heritage restoration and preservation sector that operates in the fields of training, research and professional specialization in cooperation with important Italian and foreign universities and industries.

The Institute offers annual courses as well as monothematic, monthly and experimental courses. The theoretical and practical lessons, held by the most expert teachers in their field (professional restorers, University professors) are for an international public of operators in the sector who wish to specialize, or for undergraduates in the preservation of cultural heritage wishing to acquire specific and relevant knowledge.
Annual Course for restoration of wooden artifacts.
Half-yearly Course for restoration of wall paintings.

Several Monothematic Courses

Monthly courses about the Restoration of Woden Artifacts

Monthly Course about the Cobservation and restoration of Decorated Architectural Surfaces

Experimental course: Course for the underwater restorer

Summer School
Studio Arrais Jewelry Design, Florence
Courses / Programs
Studio Arrais Jewelry Design school is located in the center of Florence, in the Tuscany region of Italy. We offer jewelry design classes and training courses in computer jewelry design and technical drawing. There are lessons twice a week from Monday to Friday, morning (from 9am to 1pm) or afternoon (from 2 - 6pm). The teacher speaks both Italian and English. The average class size is 4 students. Our school was born of a professional teacher's ten-year experience in goldsmith drawing.

The school seeks to develop each students abilities and creative student's value and creative capacity through practical and professional methods and through the creation of connections with all the national and international goldsmith firms so that students will have the opportunity to sell their collections. Studio Arrais takes upon itself the responsibility to create students fit for technological and stylistic innovations, through the participation in national and international jewel design contests.
- Jewelry design courses that last 1 month, 3 months or 6 months and can be individualised to meet each students needs.
- Computer Design 3D training in programs including: Rhinoceros 3.0; Flamingo and Techgems.
Listing Spot for Photography school in Milan
Courses / Programs
Photography school that offers comprehensive photography courses taught in Italian and English language - year-round, in the evenings and in summer.

We welcome international students from around the world, as well as students living in Italy. Our courses include fashion photography and private photography, and are suitable for all levels - from complete beginner to advanced.
Photography courses taught in English:
- Photography & Fashion Summer Course
- 2-year Professional Photography Diploma Course