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Art Courses Italy:
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).
Studium Architecturae - Florence Design School
Courses / Programs
Study architecture and design in one of the most iconic cities in Europe - Florence!

Situated close to the city center, Studium Architecturae is a design school that provides year-round and summer courses to locally-based and international students.

Through a practical work approach, city visits, and design on-site modules, our professors teach a range of aspects involved in the development of projects in interior design, object design, and architecture.

Our programs teach and combine our international work experience with a theory of composition.
Short Course of INTERIOR AND FURNITURE DESIGN

Semester Course of INTERIOR AND FURNITURE DESIGN

ACADEMIC YEAR of INTERIOR & FURNITURE DESIGN

MASTER of INTERIOR & FURNITURE DESIGN

Short Course ARCHITECTURE and URBAN DESIGN

Semester Course of ARCHITECTURE and URBAN DESIGN

MASTER of ARCHITECTURE and URBAN 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
Florence Design Academy
Courses / Programs
The Florence Design Academy is located in the center of Florence in Italy. The F.D.A. is one of the best and futuristic design schools in Europe for its international award winner teachers and designers with amazing talent. Our school offers academic and master degree courses in Interior Design, Graphic Design and Industrial Design, with the use of high quality equipment and the use of powerful and modern tools. The fusion of our technology and methods are the base of a professional career.
Academic and Master degree courses taught in English:
- Interior Design
- Graphic Design
- Industrial Design

An Italian language course is offered free to our students.
Istituto di Moda Burgo, Milan
Courses / Programs
• Founded in 1961, Istituto di Moda Burgo is a long-established fashion school located in Milan's vibrant city centre.

• We offer high-quality academic year and short summer courses in Fashion Design, Fashion Stylist, Dressmaking, and Pattern Making - taught in English and Italian language.

• We provide 'Normal' and 'Intensive' study options for each course. 'Normal' courses last from 1-2 years, while 'Intensive' options run between 5 months and 1 year.

• Thanks to over 50 years experience in the fashion industry, Istituto di Moda Burgo's methodology and passion for Italian fashion and style has been exported to many fashion design schools, colleges, public and private universities abroad.

• We also offer our 4 main academic-year fashion programs at our school in Rome.

Student Review:
"I had a great time at this school where I noticed the care with which the subjects are taught. The teachers are precise. I learned in a short time a new method. I'm very satisfied!"
- Francesca
Year-Round / Academic Fashion & Creative Arts Courses:
- Taught in English or Italian language

Fashion Design:
• Normal Duration: 2 years
• Intensive I Duration: 10 months
• Intensive II Duration: 5 months

Fashion Stylist:
• Normal Duration: 2 years
• Intensive Duration: 1 year

Dressmaking Course:
• Normal Duration: 2 years
• Intensive Duration: 1 year

Pattern Making:
• Normal Duration: 1 year
• Intensive Duration: 5 months

We also provide a range of 2-4 week, private summer Certificate courses in a range of fashion & design topics.
Accademia Riaci, Florence
Courses / Programs
• Would you like to take the first step towards a new career in the exciting fashion industry, or take an advanced fashion design or fashion business course to improve your job opportunities in this competitive field?

• Conveniently located in the heart of Florence, Accademia Riaci is an international art and design school that provides fashion design and fashion business & marketing courses to Italian students and international students from around the world.

• Taught in Italian with English & Spanish interpretation, our quality courses include professional one-year master courses, one-year / semester programs, internship programs, summer courses, and short courses (including intensive options & private lessons available for students with limited time).

• Taught by experienced and dedicated faculty who are leaders in their respective fields, courses offered at Accademia Riaci also include Bag Making, Bag Design, Shoe Making, Shoe Design, Painting & Drawing, Graphic Design, Product Design, and Interior Design among many others.

Accademia Riaci
 Student Testimonial:
"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. I spent my free time in culture events in and around Florence."
- Svenne, Netherlands
Fashion Courses in Florence:
Taught in Italian with English & Spanish interpretation

• One-Year Diploma Course / Semester Programs:
Fashion Design; Fashion Business & Marketing 

• Master Courses: Academic Year & Semester Programs available
Fashion Design; Fashion Business

• Short Courses: Study for 1 / 2 / 4 / 8 / 12 / 24 weeks
Fashion Design; Fashion Business

• Summer Courses: Study for 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 12 weeks
Fashion Design