Accademia Riaci

Accademia Riaci

Description

Established in 1983, Accademia Riaci has been dedicated to providing students with an 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).
We specialize in giving professional hands-on training in several artistic fields, and we customize the programs according to the preferences, needs and levels of each student.

The class sizes are kept small and all courses are taught in Italian with free English interpretation service. 

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Accademia Riaci
Restoration of Paintings short course in Firenze
4.0 1 opinion
Accademia Riaci
  • Short course
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • Different dates available
  • 64h - 4 Weeks
Max 8 students/class

...Restoration suitable for both beginners and advanced students. In the Painting Restoration course, the students will learn how to restore different damages... Learn about: Art History, Pattern cutting, Fashion Photography... More

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£1,078
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  • Short course
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • Different dates available
  • 64h - 4 Weeks
Small class size!

...easy pocketbook and if you already have experiences, you will make your own original work. Of course, the work(s) you have created are all yours to bring back home... Learn about: Fashion Product, Fashion Photography, Shoe design... More


£1,868
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Accademia Riaci
Shoe Making Art Short Course (Leather Work) in Firenze
5.0 2 opinions
Accademia Riaci
  • Short course
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • Different dates available
  • 6 Weeks
Small class size!

...who want to learn high-level techniques of Italian leather art and shoe making! To enroll please contact the Accademia Riaci Admissions Office at accademiariaci@accademiariaci... Learn about: Pattern cutting, Shoe design, Pattern making... More

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£2,641
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Accademia Riaci
Ceramics One-Year course in Firenze
5.0 2 opinions
Accademia Riaci
  • Course
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • Different dates available
  • 450h - 8 Months
All classes are limited to 8 students!

...combined with challenging homework and assignments – our Basic Art Lessons will provide you with fundamentals of arts and design. Furthermore... Learn about: Fashion Business, Ceramic glazing, Shoe design... More


£11,678
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  • Short course
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • Different dates available
  • 64h - 4 Weeks
All classes are limited to 8 students!

...You will learn simple hand twisting technique to creating ceramics using terra cotta. You will experience the feel of Italian clay! Accademia Riaci... Learn about: Shoe design, Fashion journalism, Interior Design... More


£72
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  • Course
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • Different dates available
  • 16h - 1 Week

...The main features of our Italian Home Cooking lessons are the following: The quality of the teaching is very high, with lessons 4 days a... Learn about: Italian cuisine, Fashion Photography, Fashion journalism... More


£1,294
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  • Course
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • Different dates available
  • 500h - 1 Year
Small class size!

...suitable for both beginners and advanced students. Please send your inquiry to the Accademia Riaci International Admissions Office at accademiariaci@accademiariaci... Learn about: Italian culture, Polychrome works, Pattern cutting... More


£11,678
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  • Course
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • Different dates available
  • 450h - 8 Months
Max 8 students/class

...You will learn how to make this glass directly from local artisans. It's possible to create all forms of glass work, such as: wall decoration... Learn about: Tiffany style, Glass decoration, Fashion Business... More


£11,678
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Accademia Riaci
Painting and Drawing Short Course in Firenze
4.8 2 opinions
Accademia Riaci
  • Short course
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • Different dates available
  • 64h - 4 Weeks
Max 8 students/class

...freely choose among the following subjects (in general the topic will be discussed directly at school with the professor): • Basics of drawing • Oil painting... Learn about: Fashion Photography, Pattern cutting, Oil Painting... More

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£561
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Accademia Riaci
Graphic Design One-Year course in Firenze
5.0 2 opinions
Accademia Riaci
  • Course
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • Different dates available
  • 450h - 8 Months
Small class size!

...or persuade the public or a specific audience. The finished design usually combines a drawn or photographic image with letterforms and typography... Learn about: Shoe design, Publishing design, Fashion journalism... More


£12,127
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Accademia Riaci
Shoe Design One-Year Course in Firenze
5.0 2 opinions
Accademia Riaci
  • Course
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • 02 Sep 2019
  • 450h - 8 Months
All classes are limited to 8 students!

...casual or sportive shoes, sandals, boots, party shoes, shoes for the stage, and several others... Learn about: Art History, Shoe Making, Pattern cutting... More

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£12,127
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Opinions (20)

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Jackie
5.0 26/03/2019
About the course: I had a very beautiful experience of last year's 4 week summer course. Though the school was small but has great instructors who are professionals. We a group of 5 students and had great amount of learning.
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

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J. Bennett
5.0 25/03/2019
About the course: I found Mr Angelo was the show making a person. The batches were small and interactive. The school is located near the Duomo of Florence. The course was not cheap but good. If you are interested in learning traditional Italian shoemaking process then do it.
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Graphic Design One-Year course

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Vicky Chang
5.0 25/03/2019
About the course: It was a great experience to be. Projects were a great deal to learn new things. Instructor Giuliana was very nice and Iam looking forward to apply for next summers as well.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Interior Design One-Year course

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Mary Alvarez
5.0 25/03/2019
About the course: We group of 5 people and a english interpretere as we don't know italian had our cooking classes near the countryside of Florence.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Interior Design One-Year course

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Anthony Vittieri
5.0 25/03/2019
About the course: I had a very positive 3 month course experience at Riaci. I have learnt great new things about leather crafting under instructor Ms. Juliana. The school has very limited seats and the teachers are very approachable. Staff was nice as well.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

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Mario77
5.0 23/03/2019
About the course: They used to take classes outside the city centre. We got the opportunity to make traditional Italian recipes and eat them too.
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

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Catherine
5.0 23/03/2019
About the course: The school is near Duomo cathedral. A small but perfect place to practice art. The teacher was impressive engraved many talents from me.
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Preparation Course for Accademia di Belle Arti

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Debbie Swanson
5.0 23/03/2019
About the course: Studying Shoe designing in Florence was a dream for me Though I had to wait long but it now that Iam enrolled in, it was amazing to learn shoe makinga nd that too under great tutor Angelo. My perception is completely changed about the course since I am llearning great things here.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Ceramics One-Year course

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Sven Sigurdsson
5.0 23/03/2019
About the course: I observed the school and the laboratory quite small but the students are limited in number as well which favours efficient learning. Instructor was good and I would surely recommend this shoe making course.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Ceramics One-Year course

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Veronika Martinez
5.0 23/03/2019
About the course: I believe this is one of the best course I have adopted to understand fashion. The course is very well and professionally designed. Also the school is close to Florence cathedral and it feels great historical to be here.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Preparation Course for Accademia di Belle Arti

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Mary McDonnell
5.0 22/03/2019
About the course: I very much liked the course and enjoyed every minute of it. It was a 8 week course which was challenging and worthy enough. Professors are great and I really wish to extend my program. This shoe making course is highly recommended.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Shoe Making Art Short Course (Leather Work)

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Felicity R
5.0 09/04/2017
What I would highlight: I recently finished the Shoe Making Art Short Course (Leather Work) at Accademia Riaci. The overall experience was excellent, the instructors were amazing, the school material was great. A very positive experience in a nice place. I am very much satisfied with the course I took in Shoe Making and look forward to receiving my certificate. Thank you Accademia Riaci.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Shoe Design One-Year Course

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Amber P
5.0 21/03/2017
What I would highlight: The Shoe Design One-Year Course at Accademia Riaci is THE course for those who want to start their career in shoe design. I am really glad I had the opportunity to attend this course. I have learnt a huge deal on hand-made shoe making. The facilities are amazing and the tutors are all very helpful and professional. I truly enjoyed the teaching there.At the end of the course we are asked to create our own original shoes. Amazing!
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Painting and Drawing Short Course

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Chris Martins
5.0 05/03/2017
What I would highlight: I recently finished the Painting and Drawing Short Course at Accademia Riaci. It a very pleasant course in which I learnt everything I always wanted to learn about Painting and Drawing. The tutors were highly-skilled professionals and very accommodating. Apart from the tutors, the facilities and material provided were also first class! I would strongly recommend Accademia Riaci to anyone one interested in art courses. Thanks!
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Jewellery Making Short Course

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Ania K
5.0 01/03/2017
What I would highlight: I attended Jewellery Making Short Course at Accademia Riaci. This is an excellent art school in the center of Florence! I would even say that this was my best ever study experience so far. The facilities are extraordinary and the teaching staff is really kind and help, experienced and professional. The course over all was good and I learnt everything I needed to learn about Jewellery Making. Thank you Accademia Riaci.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Shoe Making Art Short Course (Leather Work)

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Caterina Melidoni
5.0 16/01/2017
What I would highlight: I have always been interested in the shoe making process and after studying a BA on Industrial Design in Rome, I decided to move to Florence. I knew that Accademia Riaci would be a great place to learn the worldwide appreciated handcraft art.
What could be improved: .
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Painting and Drawing Short Course

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Misa Yoshida
4.5 31/10/2016
What I would highlight: I came to Italy to study Italian during 6 months and then went back to Japan. Once there I decided Accademia Riaci would be the ideal place to develop my graphic design skills as I have always been working on the painting and drawing field.
What could be improved: .
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Jewellery Making Short Course

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Elda Arcetti
4.5 05/09/2016
What I would highlight: Thanks to Accademia Riaci I discovered that jewellery making is my passion. The teachers are highly skilled man.
What could be improved: .
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Restoration of Paintings short course

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Eri Hosokawa
4.0 01/06/2015
What I would highlight: I wish to improve my painting restoration techniques through experiencing various types of restoration works as well as learning the latest restoration techniques.
What could be improved: .
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Shoe Design One-Year Course

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Christine Lesperance
5.0 25/04/2015
What I would highlight: I had studied Fashion Design in the Arts Institute in Miami, but I knew I had to go to Italy to make my dream come true: studying shoe design and shoe making. I have learned how to balance creativity with crafts skills.
What could be improved: .
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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History

Accademia Riaci is an Academy of Art and Design in the heart of Florence, Italy - Europe's eternal capital of the Renaissance - founded in 1983 by our Honorary President and Italy's leading jewelry artisan & sculptor, Maestro Raymond Riachi with a strong vision to create a school that not only taught his techniques, but enlightened young artists with the lively spirit and atmosphere of the Renaissance, in order to fulfill his life long mission as a Maestro. This was how Accademia Riaci was founded: a treasure box of traditional art and its irreplaceable techniques.Starting as a small art studio, today the same passionate mission has lit up a spectacular team of teachers representing the best Italian artists in Florence, retaining the founder and Honorary President's vision of tradition and spirit, expressed in the quote.

Advantages of studying here

1. The Ultimate goal of education at Accademia Riaci focuses not only on the teaching of traditional techniques and styles, but aims to guide every student to develop their own artistic sensitivity.

2. 

The academy's faculty are top runner artists of each field, committed to inspiring next generation artists with unique tradition and artistic knowledge.



3. Contrary to the recent trends of mass production, the academy believes in high quality rather than quantity. Students will be nurtured to develop their imagination, and fantasies - the most valued elements of an artist. Professors encourage each student to inspire and develop each student's originality.



4. SMALL CLASS. The number of students per professor is limited to approximately 8 students in order to guarantee effectivity in achieving speedy, accurate and high quality learning.

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Tailored Instruction. 
Just like how Leonardo Da Vinci taught his assistants, lessons are conducted in close relationship with each student.

Areas of specialisation

Jewelry Design, Jewelry Making, Graphic, Painting, Sketch, Restoration of Paintings, Glass Art, Shoe Design, Shoe Making, Shoe Design, Bag Design, Bad Making, Interior Design, Textile Design, Ceramics, Sculpture, Paper ARt, Florence Mosaic, Culinary Arts for Amateur, Culinary Arts for Professional, italian Language, Professional Interpretation, Internship, Preparation Course for Accademia di Belle Arti.