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Year-round & Summer Art Courses in Florence, Italy

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The Florence Art Studio:
Learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting from life with The Florence Art Studio! Located in the center of the historic city of Florence - the birthplace of the Renaissance - we provide short art courses taught in English to international students from around the world. Available year-round and in summer, you can choose to study for 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks or longer. Our customized art courses are suitable for artists of all levels - from basic beginner through to advanced. Learn at your own pace with intensive individual training and one on one instruction.

Quality Art Instruction in Italy:

Photo of Year-round & Summer Art Courses in Florence, ItalyThe Florence Art Studio renews the tradition of teaching in a private working studio (bottega d'arte). We offer academic art training in sequentially progressive intensive programs.

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.

You work within a supportive environment under the guidance of an expert instructor, who will personally monitor your progress and development for three hours a day, and the remaining time is structured with other activities.

You progress through each module at your own pace, with each module serving as the foundation for the next. In learning drawing skills, you copy drawings, draw antique casts, and live models until you have developed sufficient skill to progress to the painting program.

Intensive Art Program - Taught in English:

Image of Year-round & Summer Art Courses in Florence, ItalyOur program can be divided into six discrete 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.

Modules / Areas of Study include:
Choose to study for 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks or longer. Each module builds on the skills and techniques learned in the preceding module.

• Bargue Drawing
• Cast Drawing
• Freehand Cast Drawing
• Portrait and Figure Drawing
• Still Life Painting
• Portrait and Figure Painting

Student Testimonial:

"Gary's attention to the finest detail ensures that no student overlooks a single part of the learning process. His rigor is infectious and the fleeting frustration experienced when one struggles to 'get it right' is compensated for over and over; the teacher's tenacity and his students' discipline are rewarded with gradual acquisition of skill based on true understanding.

Gary's vision is not limited to practical teaching alone - his lessons extend far beyond the studio, through the streets of Florence and out into the existential, contemplating our engagement with art and with life. This heartfelt recommendation is made after a month-long training in Still Life with Gary"."
Nicole, South Africa

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Address: Via Ghibellina, Florence, 121 50122, Tuscany, Italy
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2021-05-31 were from:

Porto alegre, Brazil;   Alexandria, Egypt;   East London, South Africa;   Belgrade, Serbia;   Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium;   Columbus, USA;   Los Angeles, CA, USA;   Israel;   Florida, USA;   Australia;   and more.
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Florence Design School
Courses / Programs
• Come to Florence in 2018, and experience an intensive summer course with popular art & design-based themes Photography, Interior Design, and Visual Arts Drawing & Painting.

• 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

Subjects include:
• Photography
• Interior Design
• Visual Arts – Drawing & Painting

- Basic Italian language classes are included as part of all courses
European Cultural Academy - Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design Courses
Courses / Programs
• Come to Venice, Italy, and become immersed in art and design with 1, 2 or 3-week courses from the European Cultural Academy (ECA).

• Based in the heart of Venice, ECA provides in-depth and insightful art, architecture and design programs (taught in English) to students of all backgrounds from around the globe.

• Taught by experienced faculty, artists, designers, curators, architects and scholars, our summer, fall, and spring art courses can inspire you to navigate through a very competitive industry.

• Whether your are an architect, designer, curator or art lover, student or professional, European Cultural Academy has a program for you.

• Students will be awarded an European Cultural Academy Certificate in their chosen course upon satisfactory completion of the course. This will be presented in a graduation ceremony on the final evening of the course.

Student Testimonials:
"The course gave me sense of validation and calm regarding the direction of my career and personal path through the world of art and culture."
- Jocelyn

"Professionals shared the secrets of the trade in an personal setting and we were challenged to try ourselves in a group exercise. The program also includes a visit to the Biennale, which makes the week intense, but also fun and very rewarding."
- Hisham
Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design Courses taught in English:
Duration: 1, 2 or 3-weeks

• Contemporary Architecture - Opening Of The Architecture Biennale (May 22-27)

• Contemporary Architecture (July 9-14 / August 6-11)

• Contemporary Art: Art Break in Italy (March 5-10)

• Contemporary Art (June 11-16)

• Venice Architecture Biennale (June 18-23 / July 16-21 / August 13-18 / November 12-17)

• Design: The World Around Us (June 25-30 / July 23-28 / August 20-25)

• 3-Day Venice Architecture Biennale Power Course (May 29-31 / July 18-20 / October 4-6)
Accademia Riaci, Florence
Courses / Programs
• Located in the heart of Florence, Accademia Riaci provides summer art courses and culinary arts programs to students from around the world.

• One of the leading art and design academies in Italy, we offer intensive summer programs in fashion, painting & drawing, graphic design, interior design, jewelry making, ceramics, and glass art among many others.

• Our summer art, craft and design programs are taught in English or Italian or Spanish. You can choose to study for 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, or 12 weeks.

• You can combine different courses. Private lessons are also available. 

• Our courses are all intensive with double lesson hours, allowing you to benefit from a thorough learning experience.

• Students of all levels of experience are welcome to attend - from beginners to experienced, professional artists.

• Students completing our summer art program will work directly with distinguished Florentine artists in studio.

• The academy's faculty are top artists of each field, united by the mission of inspiring next generation artists with unique tradition & artistic knowledge.

• The student-teacher ratio is kept small to maintain the school's policy that values each students' originality and learning styles.

• You receive tailored, hands-on instruction and extensive career development. If you attend for 2 weeks or more, you may have the opportunity to earn college credit.

• We also organize cultural excursions and art visits so you get to experience the beauty of Florence.
Intensive Summer Art, Craft & Design Courses
Study for 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 12 weeks

• Art Management
• Jewelry Making
• Jewelry Design
• Shoe Making
• Shoe Design
• Bag Making
• Bag Design
• Painting & Drawing
• Art History
• Interior Design
• Product Design
• Fashion Design
• Fashion Business
• Textile Design
• Graphic Design
• Ceramics
• Glass Art
• Restoration of Paintings
• Italian Home Cooking
• Italian Language
• Enjoy Italy Course
• English Language

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Language and Music for Life, Florence, Italy 2021
Courses / Programs
• Founded in 1997, Language and Music for Life offers International Summer Music and Languages Courses in Europe for music students and professionals.

• Join us in Florence, Italy in 2021 for an exciting and prestigious Musical Summer Course with optional language programs for adults & teenagers aged 18+ (unless agreed with LMFL).

• Our classical music & jazz program and voice tuition is aimed at students and professionals who are highly motivated musicians with advanced levels of musical knowledge.

• Taught by internationally renowned professors, mostly at master class level, the LMFL program includes instrumental and voice tuition, master classes, chamber music, composition, music theory, choir, & orchestra conducting classes.

• Private music lessons / one on one tuition is available for many subjects / instruments.

• We also offer music tuition for already-constituted chamber music groups.

• All students must be at advanced level in at least one discipline, other choices can be at lower level. Rentals are available for cello, harp, and guitar.

• Quality classes in French, Spanish, Italian & English, taught by native speakers.

Review:

"LMFL is a musical experience any musician should go through, whether amateur or professional.

As a student you are challenged in all fronts, from the personal front to the collective one, where not only must you play your instrument or compose with the best of your skills, but also manage to work as a team to accomplish excellence."

Alonso, Mexico
Musical Summer Course 2021 for Advanced:
2 weeks for adults & youth (aged 18+).

• Instrumental Tuition: Piano, Piano Jazz, Violin, Viola, Classical Guitar, Cello, Harp, Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, Recorder, Percussion, Brass.
• Master classes in Saxophone & Bass Clarinet
• Vocal tuition: classical & jazz
• Orchestra conducting
• Music composition
• Opera workshop
• String orchestra
• Jazz sessions
• Entrance audition prep
• Music tuition for already-constituted chamber music groups

Choice of Italian, French, Spanish or English language courses.
Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan
Courses / Programs
• Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Milan offers 2 and 3-week summer programs in Design, Fashion and Creative Arts at introductory and advanced levels.

• For over thirty years, IED has been operating in the fields of Education and Research. Today it is an international network with schools in Milan, Rome, Turin, Madrid, Barcelona and São Paulo.

• Our Summer programs take place in July, are taught in English and generally last three weeks. They are a perfect solution for those who desire to combine their spare time during holidays with a new stimulating experience.
Summer Fashion & Design Programs:

• Fashion Stylist (3 week introductory course)

• Fashion Marketing (3 week introductory course)

• Interior & Showroom Design (3 week introductory course)

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Summer School in Como Italy
Courses / Programs
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.
3 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.