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: Fashion Photography, Fashion journalism, Pattern cutting... More

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£1,055
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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: Shoe design, Fashion Business, Pattern cutting... More


£1,265
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  • Short course
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • Different dates available
  • 64h - 4 Weeks
Max 8 students/class

...including its headquarter in Florence, among many other works. He taught at the National Art Academy for 30 years and gained a high remark on his teaching... Learn about: Fashion Business, Furniture Design, Shoe design... More


£549
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  • Master
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • 03 Sep 2018
  • 450h - 28 Weeks
Small class size!

...Taught in Italian with free English interpretation service... Learn about: Fashion journalism, Interior Design, Polychrome works... More


£12,830
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  • Course
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • 03 Sep 2018
  • 500h - 1 Month
All classes are limited to 8 students!

...Accademia Riaci offers Fashion Design programs suitable for both beginners and advanced students. To enroll please complete the application form and contact... Learn about: Interior Design, Pattern cutting, Fashion drawings... More


£11,864
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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)
  • 03 Sep 2018
  • 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: Hand sewing, Fashion Business, Pattern making... More

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£2,584
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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, Pastel painting... More

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£549
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Accademia Riaci
Jewellery Making Short Course in Firenze
4.8 2 opinions
Accademia Riaci
  • Short course
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • Different dates available
  • 64h - 4 Weeks
Max 8 students/class

...For those who have previous jewelry making experiences, they eventually complete two beautiful silver rings, pendant heads, earrings, bracelets and other original... Learn about: Stone setting, Fashion Business, Jewellery engraving... More

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£549
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Accademia Riaci
Shoe Design One-Year Course in Firenze
5.0 2 opinions
Accademia Riaci
  • Course
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • 03 Sep 2018
  • 450h - 8 Months
All classes are limited to 8 students!

...you will have the chance to learn basic business practices, to start up you career as young professional. Diplomas are issued to those who pass the final... Learn about: Interior Design, Fashion design, Fashion journalism... More

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£11,864
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  • Course
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • 03 Sep 2018
  • 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: Fashion Photography, Interior Design, Pattern cutting... More


£11,424
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Upcoming courses

  • Master
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • 03 Sep 2018
  • 500h - 1 Year

...Our Master course will be perfect for those who have already completed a graduate level study, or who have already work experience in the field... Learn about: Fashion journalism, Fashion Business, Environmental Sustainability... More


£13,270
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  • Master
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • 03 Sep 2018
  • 450h - 8 Months
Small class size!

..."corporate research", a joint project in collaboration with an Italian company that takes place in the second semester of the academic... Learn about: Fashion design, Logo design, Advertising graphic design... More


£13,270
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  • Master
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • 03 Sep 2018
  • 500h - 1 Month
Small class size!

...model making and sewing, but without the assembling stage - Chanel style sandal, both right and left foot shoes on request - Oxford shoe (Italian... Learn about: Shoe design, Pattern cutting, Fashion design... More


£13,270
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  • Course
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • 03 Sep 2018
  • 500h - 1 Year

...Their designs must incorporate the effective use of materials and technology, allow for manufacturing constraints, and provide a clear advantage to existing solutions... Learn about: Fashion design, Fashion Photography, Product Design... More


£11,864
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  • Course
  • Firenze (Italy)
  • Advanced
  • 03 Sep 2018
  • 500h - 1 Year
Small class size!

..."corporate research", a joint project in collaboration with an Italian company that takes place in the second semester of the academic... Learn about: Fashion design, Shoe design, Fashion journalism... More


£13,270
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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.
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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.
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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.

5. 

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.