Italy, Florence

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

when 3 May 2020 - 3 October 2020
language English
duration 22 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.

4-week Intensive Course: € 4,600.00
* May 3, 2020 – May 30, 2020
* May 17, 2020 – June 13, 2020
* May 31, 2020 – June 27, 2020
* June 14, 2020 – July 11, 2020
* June 28, 2020 – July 25, 2020
* July 12, 2020 – August 8, 2020
* July 26, 2020 – September 5, 2020
* September 6, 2020 – October 3, 2020
6-week Intensive Course: € 6,400.00
* May 3, 2020 – June 13, 2020
* May 17, 2020 – June 27, 2020
* May 31, 2020 – July 11, 2020
* June 14, 2020 – July 25, 2020
* June 28, 2020 – August 8, 2020
* July 26, 2020 – September 19, 2020
8-week Intensive Course: € 8,200.00
* May 3, 2020 – June 27, 2020
* May 17, 2020 – July 11, 2020
* May 31, 2020 – July 25, 2020
* June 14, 2020 – August 8, 2020
* June 28, 2020 – September 5, 2020
* July 26, 2020 – October 3, 2020
12-week Intensive Course: € 11,000.00
* May 3, 2020 – July 25, 2020
* May 31, 2020 – September 5, 2020

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