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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 2024-02-03 were from:

Saudi Arabia; Kamuela/HI, USA; Canada; Melbourne Victoria, Australia; Buje, Croatia; Reston, USA; Ojai CA, USA; NSW, Australia; Antwerp, Belgium; and more.
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Istituto di Moda Burgo, Milan
Courses / Programs

Summer Study Abroad Programs:
- Fashion, Design & Patternmaking Courses 
- Duration: 2-4 weeks (50 hours or 100 hours + a 4-hour seminar)
- 3 Levels of Study available: Basic, Advanced or Professional
- Private / One-on-one instruction
- Taught in English or Italian language


• Study fashion or design in Milan this summer with Istituto di Moda Burgo, an accredited fashion school in Italy founded in 1961, and an international leader in fashion education.

• We offer academic year and summer study abroad programs for local & international students in the heart of Milan - taught in English or Italian language.

• Istituto di Moda Burgo offers the opportunity to acquire or improve your technical, artistic and professional skills in these in-demand career fields globally.

• Receive intensive, one-on-one tutoring through our short 2 or 4-week summer courses customized to your individual learning style & level.

• Receive an Istituto di Moda Burgo Certificate on completion of your course.

"The summer course helped me to perfect & learn new skills in creating rafting swimwear. The teachers are very helpful and help you achieve your personal learning objectives. The course is fast-paced which is great for those who like to be kept busy."
- Castaneda, California, USA

"The summer program is very comprehensive and I has been able to learn it in a short time. The teacher was very efficient, always available & her explanations were very clear. I'm glad I attended this school."

- Gong, China
2 or 4-Week Certificate Summer Courses
• Fashion Stylist (Design & Pattern Making)
• Fashion Design
• Pattern Making
• Fashion Photography
• Accessories Design
• Jewelry Design
• Shoes Design
• Underwear Design
• Beach Wear Design
• Wedding Dress Design
• Theatre Costume Design
• Underwear Pattern Making
• Beach Wear Pattern Making
• Theatre Costume Pattern Making
• Wedding Dress Pattern Making
Haute Future Fashion Academy (HFFA) - Summer Courses
Courses / Programs
• Conveniently located in the heart of Milan, Haute Future Fashion Academy (HFFA) provides a range of high-level fashion programs, including short summer courses in design, fashion, communication and marketing.

• Our summer courses are three weeks long and are available to students from around the world. Classes are held in Italian with simultaneous translation into English.

• The summer courses offered by HFFA provide an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in a career in the Fashion and Design fields.

• The courses on offer during the summer period give you the opportunity to have a unique experience in one of the most dynamic cities of Europe and spend a summer in Milan based on creativity.
2-Week Summer Fashion Courses:

- Taught in Italian & English

• Fashion Design
• Interior Design
• Marketing & Communication For Luxury
• Fashion Styling & Photography
• Fashion Image Consulting
• Fashion Buyer
• Fashion Journalism
• Luxury Bag Design
• Luxury Shoe Design
• Createur De Parfums
Language and Music for Life, Summer Camp in Florence 2025 (Program in the UK for 2024)
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 this summer for an exciting and prestigious Musical Summer Course with optional language programs for adults & teenagers aged 17+ (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.

• Quality language classes in Italian, French or 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 2025:
- Specialised course by world renowned faculty for Advanced Level students, amateurs, professionals
- 2 weeks for adults & youth (aged 17+)


• Instrumental Tuition: Piano, Piano Jazz, Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Brass, Saxophone, Percussion.
• 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, English language courses.
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
Go Inspired - Commedia dell'Arte Summer Course
Courses / Programs
Go Inspired is a US-based cultural exchange company that looks for unique, creative opportunities to explore the world. We offer a fun, theater-based 3-week Summer course in Florence, Italy where students can discover the world of 'Commedia dell’Arte'. The course is geared toward understanding the theatrical experience as a fun and useful game for developing your own creativity and expressiveness.

The course will take place in Florence and combine body expression/language and acting. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the characters of Commedia and to dance to a choreographed Renaissance noble Italian dance. There is also the possibility of doing a performance in Florence.

Having lived, traveled, studied and worked abroad we understand the challenges that come with foreign travel. Go Inspired is committed to safety and to providing the tools necessary to having a successful experience.
3-week Summer Course in Florence where students discover the world of Commedia dell’Arte:

- The course focuses on reading, understanding, and interpreting scenes, characters and stories contained in major classical texts

- The course lasts for 4 hours per day and participants will have the late afternoon, evening and weekend free to explore Florence and Tuscany.

- The course will help to develop the exchange of physical energy and creativity amongst the students in the group.
Link Campus University, Rome
Courses / Programs
Link Campus University offers a range of study tours, open to foreign and Italian students of all ages. What’s a study tour? With us you can study and live an unforgettable holiday, immersed in unique locations for their beauty, history and magic. Enjoy the privilege of choosing a complete study tour. Something unique, like you. The summer courses organised are held from June to September in the following locations: Roma, Città della Pieve(Umbria), Montescaglioso (Basilicata).

The academic lectures are held in the morning. The afternoons are free or dedicated to practical activities and excursions in which the subjects are analysed from “hands-on” point of view. The courses have a duration of 3 days up to a maximum of 2 weeks. In some cases - as specified in the course credits are awarded, subject to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer Scheme).
- Arts & Archaeology
- Arts / Performing Arts
- Italian Language and Culture
- Italian Cooking and Flavours