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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.

Intensive Art Program - Taught in English
Photo of Summer Art Workshops in ItalyThis intensive program is divided into six discrete modules that teach life drawing & painting skills. Each module serves as the foundation for the next.

You can study each module for one week to one month or longer. Under the guidance of your instructor, you will work at your own pace. On completion of a module, you can choose to progress to the next level.

Each module can also be taken as a stand-alone course, and study from one week to a month or longer.

Modules / Areas of Study include:
Each module builds on the skills and techniques learned in the preceding module. 

•  Bargue Drawing
This module provides an excellent introduction to drawing concepts and techniques. You will rapidly develop your drawing skills and improve your accuracy.

•  Cast Drawing


Image of Summer Art Workshops in ItalyThis module teaches you fundamental skills in preparation for portraiture by using classical sculpture. 

•  Freehand Cast Drawing
In this module, you will draw casts using proportional relationships freehand in charcoal or pencil with modeling techniques that are appropriate to the drawing medium.

•  Portrait and Figure Drawing
Using pencil, chalks and charcoal, you develop proficiency in drawing the human form from life using the sight-size method. You will discuss considerations such as composition, lighting the figure, and establishing the pose.The average figure pose is two weeks.

•  Still Life Painting
Using a step by step approach from the selection of material and set-up, through the final painting, you will create a uniquely individual Still Life.

•  Portrait and Figure Painting

In this module, you complete a strong block-in drawing of the model, transfer it to a canvas or panel, execute bozzetti or color studies, then paint the model in oil paint. The average pose is two to four weeks.

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Address: Via Ghibellina, Florence, 121 50122, Tuscany, Italy
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2021-07-23 were from:

Amburgo, Germany;   Gorgia, USA;   Istanbul, Turkey;   Sugar Land, USA;   Alexandria, Egypt;   Los Angeles, CA, USA;   Manila, Philippines;   CHENNNAI,TAMIL NADU,SHOLINGANALLUR, India;   Seattle, USA;   Seattle, WA, USA;   and more.
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• Alchimia is a private contemporary jewellery school located in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. We provide a wide range of academic, short-term intensive jewellery courses - including our innovative summer workshops and one-on-one courses in contemporary jewellery.

• We offer short 3-day workshops to a maximum of one week. Summer courses are taught by experienced jewellery design expert.

• Our intensive jewellery courses are an excellent solution for those who have limited time to study and experiment in the area of contemporary jewellery. Available in summer and year-round, these courses are taught on a one-to-one basis.

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• Our short-term courses are aimed at beginners, jewellers wishing to learn specific techniques, teachers, professionals and students who want to have new stimulating experiences in a new environment. 

• In addition to our short-term courses, we also provide Bachelor's (BFA) degree and Masters (MFA) degree courses in Jewellery Design.
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Study art, design or culinary arts abroad in Italy this summer with Accademia Riaci! Located in the heart of the beautiful and historic city of Florence, Accademia Riaci is a leading art and design academy that provides short-term summer art courses, design courses, and culinary art programs.

Course options include Painting, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Shoe Design, Jewelry Making, Interior Design and Ceramics.

Private lessons are also available. In addition, we offer a fully-inclusive summer program, which includes accommodation and cultural excursions.

Summer courses are taught in English or Italian. You have the option to study for 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks or 12 weeks.

If you attend for 2 weeks or more, you may have the opportunity to earn college credit.

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

You will receive tailored, hands-on instruction and extensive career development. Training for effective presentation skills are provided in order to develop each learning artist as a whole.

In addition to our summer courses, Accademia Riaci provides short-term spring courses in culinary arts or jewelry-making, year-round short courses (ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks), semester programs, 1-year courses, 2-year diploma program (taught in Italian only) and 1-year master courses.
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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.

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Listing Spot for Photography Summer School in Milan
Courses / Programs
Study photography in Italy this summer. Located in the heart of Milan, a leading photography school that provides quality summer photography courses to students from around the world.

Our two-week summer session "Photography and Fashion" is taught entirely in English.

It aims to provide you with introductory technical photography skills and knowledge of fashion photography. You will gain a well-rounded understanding of the role of the fashion photographer within the industry, as well as an insight into the business of fashion.
Summer Photography Courses - Taught in English
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Link Campus University, Rome
Courses / Programs
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