Italy, Florence

Learn Italian Shoe Making from the Best Artisans in Italy - 4~12 weeks

when 18 August 2019 - 28 September 2019
language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 4600

Italy is the core of leather art in the world, hosting numerous prestigious brands recognized globally. Highly sophisticated designs are realized by the endless pursuit for quality of Italian artisans who put value on creating beautiful, comfortable with feathery touch, and inspiring shoes.

Accademia Riaci’s Shoe Making course offers students a rare chance to learn the authentic, top-level shoe making techniques, directory from Italian leather artisans with highest skills and rich experience.

Students will learn basic techniques of shoe making through intensive lessons, making shoes for their own size. It includes all the steps of shoe making, from measuring the size, cutting patterns, cutting leather, composing, sewing, and finishing. According to the length of the course and experience, students can produce various types of shoes.

2-week intensive course: 2,600 Euro

May 5, 2019 – May 18, 2019
May 19, 2019 – June 1, 2019
June 2, 2019 – June 15, 2019
June 16, 2019 – June 29, 2019
June 30, 2019 – July 13, 2019
July 14, 2019 – July 27, 2019
July 28, 2019 – August 10, 2019
August 18, 2019 – August 31, 2019
September 1, 2019 – September 14, 2019
September 15, 2019 – September 28, 2019

4-week Intensive Course: € 4,600.00

May 5, 2019 – June 1, 2019
May 19, 2019 – June 15, 2019
June 2, 2019 – June 29, 2019
June 16, 2019 – July 13, 2019
June 30, 2019 – July 27, 2019
July 14, 2019 – August 10, 2019
July 28, 2019 – August 31, 2019
August 18, 2019 – September 14, 2019
September 1, 2019 – September 28, 2019

6-week Intensive Course: € 6,400.00

May 5, 2019 – June 15, 2019
May 19, 2019 – June 29, 2019
June 2, 2019 – July 13, 2019
June 16, 2019 – July 27, 2019
June 30, 2019 – August 10, 2019
July 14, 2019 – August 31, 2019
August 18, 2019 – September 28, 2019

8-week Intensive Course: € 8,200.00

May 5, 2019 – June 29, 2019
May 19, 2019 – July 13, 2019
June 2, 2019 – July 27, 2019
June 16, 2019 – August 10, 2019
June 30, 2019 – August 31, 2019
July 14, 2019 – September 14, 2019
July 28, 2019 – September 28, 2019

12-week Intensive Course: € 11,000.00

May 5, 2019 – July 27, 2019

Course leader

Prof. Imperatrice, and so on
Studio instructors are from a line of family, who has been making leather goods in generations. The studio is located in the area where aristocratic buildings are lined up. The instructor will show students every step of leat

Target group

Anyone who aspires to learn shoe making

Course aim

Learn all the steps of shoe making, from A-Z.

Credits info

6 EC
4-weeks (6 credits)
6-weeks (9 credits)
8-weeks (12 credits)
12-weeks (18 credits)

Fee info

EUR 4600: Course includes:
・Enrollment Fee
・Tuition:
・Intensive program: 22 lessons/week with instructors + 22 Independent Study/week (without instructor) 1 lesson=45 minutes
・Orientation
・City Tour
・Welcome Lunch
・Welcome Kit (city map, pen, notebook, file folder, bus pass or tickets)
・Weekly Guided Art Visits:students can participate to guided visits to the best sightseeing and historical monuments of the city.
・Cultural Excursions: 1 time every 2 weeks
・Visit ceramic laboratory, Visit antique market of Arezzo, Trip to Pisa, Trip to Agriturismo, ・Trip to Cinqueterre Beach, Pizza Lesson, etc.
・Housing – Shared Flat (Twin or Single room*)
・Housing Utilities Expense
・A Meal Voucher a day
・Gain Credits

* SINGLE ROOM additional fees:
2 weeks (13 nights): 240 Euro
4 weeks (27 nights): 300 Euro
6 weeks (41 nights): 450 Euro
8 weeks (55 nights): 600 Euro
12 weeks (83 nights): 900 Euro

Scholarships

10% Scholarship for Course reporters