Summer Course: Specialization in Painting, Sculpture or Goldsmithing

General

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Program Description

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What you will learn at the Florence Drawing and Painting Course

The course will introduce the student to the pictorial world. We will start with simple shapes and then move on to more complex ones. Step by step the student will learn a methodology to learn to represent reality with precision and truthfulness.

The course will end with a theme work. The course will be enriched by weekly visits to museums and churches in the city of Florence.

There the student will learn the history of art through the works of the great Florentine masters and the historical and social context in which they were produced.

Total hours: 108

The course will be held in Italian and English.

General program of the Summer Drawing and Painting course

First week: Still lifes (4 lessons)

The goal is to introduce the basic principles of painting. Topics such as light and shadow, proportions, tonal masses, color mixing, brush strokes, etc. will be discussed.

Second week: Study of drapery (3 lessons)

The second week will focus on drapery painting. The student will use the knowledge learned in the first week and will be encouraged to see more and to portray the subject more accurately. We will focus in particular on learning and the study of hot and cold halftones and on the expressive use of the brush

Third week: sacred composition

This project will teach the student the characteristic traits and the traditional representation of the figure of the chosen “Saint”. The “Saint” chosen at the beginning of the course will be the subject of study during weekly visits to museums and churches. Students will use the knowledge gained in previous projects to create a more complex painting.

Information

Tuition fee

  • €1500.00, to be paid by the 29th of June 2020.

All materials are included in the program.

When?

From 1st July to 24th July 2020

  • Monday – Thursday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Friday: 9.00am – 1.00pm

Signing up

The course will be activated with a minimum of 5 accessions.

The deadline for registration is 30th April 2020.

What you will learn at the Florence Sculpture Course

All the exercises will be oriented to the improvement of the observation, the training of the eye, which will allow the students to interpret the shape in a precise way. The course is divided into three weeks, in which the students will have the first approach to modeling with clay.

There the student will learn the history of art through the works of the great Florentine masters and the historical and social context in which they were produced.

Total hours: 108

The course will be held in Italian and English.

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General program of the Summer Sculpture course

A three-week introduction to the figure and portrait in the round.

“The Beauty of all things in the world as well of architecture lay in proportion, the origin of which may be said is divine; for it derives from the body of Adam who was not only made by the divine hands of God, but shaped in His image and likeness.”
Paul Freart de Chantelou, Diary of the Cavaliere Bernini’s Visit to France (Princeton University Press, 1985) pp. 9

In our western tradition, the human figure has always had an inseparable role in art and reached its highest summit in the light of the Incarnation. With our rich Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian heritage, handed down to us through the will and piety of great generations past, it is hard to imagine an ancient temple without a crystalline marble deity, or a church without the face of a saint reflecting the light of God. It is therefore through embracing tradition and pursuit of continuity that we offer a program modeled on the practice of the great masters.

This summer three-week intensive introduction is meant to give an opportunity for both advanced and beginning students to hone their skills, who may not otherwise have time or resources to enroll in a complete three-year program.

Students will work daily from the live model with the goal of training their eye to develop the ability to compose the human figure with anatomical accuracy.

  • Morning sessions from 9-12 will be devoted to life-size portraiture modeled upon a skull.
  • Afternoon sessions from 13-16 will be devoted to a half-size figure in the round.
  • Water-based clay, armatures, and instruments will be provided by the school.
  • Should students wish to preserve their work, an additional four-day casting course will be offered outside of the three-week intensive for an additional cost of 750 euro which will cover the cost of silicon and plaster.

Information

Tuition fee

  • €1500.00, to be paid by the 9th of June 2020.

All materials are included in the program.

When?

From 1st July to 24th July 2020

  • Monday – Thursday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Friday: 9.00am – 1.00pm

Signing up

The course will be activated with a minimum of 5 accessions.

The deadline for registration is 30th April 2020.

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What you will learn at the Florence Goldsmithing Course

This course offers an introduction to goldsmithing. Students will make three jewels using various metalworking techniques. Drawing, casting, design, construction, engraving, fretwork and wax processing are the basis of every project.

The course will be held in Italian and English.

General program of the Goldsmithing course

Introduction to goldsmithing

  • Casting, malleability, and ductility of the metal, ring construction
  • Fretwork, fundamentals of engraving, cabochon setting
  • Creation of a jewel designed by the student

Information

Tuition fee

  • €1500.00, to be paid by the 30th of April 2020.

All materials are included in the program.

When?

From 1st July to 24th July 2020

  • Monday – Thursday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Friday: 9.00am – 1.00pm

Signing up

The course will be activated with a minimum of 5 accessions.

The deadline for registration is 30th April 2020.

Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

The School, which does not adhere to any particular artistic current, is above all a Workshop where students and teachers, artists and craftsmen, produce high-quality sacred artworks. As students deve ... Read More

The School, which does not adhere to any particular artistic current, is above all a Workshop where students and teachers, artists and craftsmen, produce high-quality sacred artworks. As students develop their design and production skills, they worked on artistic commissions, learning also how to interact with clients and their needs. Read less
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