Shoe Making

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Italy is the core of leather art in the world, hosting numerous prestigious brands recognized globally. The reason why Italian shoes enchant so many people all over the world is their highly sophisticated designs realized by the endless pursuit for quality of Italian artisans who put value on creating beautiful, comfortable with featherly 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.

Instructors : 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 leather crafts in easy comprehensive manner. Design instructors will take you out to out-of-school lessons at Ferragamo Shoes Museum if you prefer. He will help you to draw your best sensibility and design expressions for the latest design work of the world.



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Fees and Schedule

Tuition Fee
+ Accommodation, etc.
NUMBER OF LESSONS
*1 LESSON = 45 MINUTES
Cradits Check-in - Check-out
4 weeks €4,600 22 lessons/week with instructors
+ 22 Independent Study/week (without instructor)
6 May 7 (Sun), 2017 – Jun. 3 (Sat), 2017
Jun. 4 (Sun), 2017 – Jul. 1 (Sat), 2017
Jul. 2 (Sun), 2017 – Jul. 29 (Sat), 2017
Jul. 30 (Sun), 2017 – Sep. 2 (Sat), 2017
Aug. 20 (Sun), 2017 – Sep. 16 (Sat), 2017
6 weeks €6,400 22 lessons/week with instructors
+ 22 Independent Study/week (without instructor)
9 May 7 (Sun), 2017 – Jun. 17 (Sat), 2017
Jun. 18 (Sun), 2017 – Jul. 29 (Sat), 2017
Jul. 16 (Sun), 2017 – Sep. 2 (Sat), 2017
Aug. 20 (Sun), 2017 – Sep. 30 (Sat), 2017
8 weeks €8,200 22 lessons/week with instructors
+ 22 Independent Study/week (without instructor)
12 May 7 (Sun), 2017 – Jul. 1 (Sat), 2017
Jun. 4 (Sun), 2017 – Jul. 29 (Sat), 2017
Jul. 2 (Sun), 2017 – Sep. 2 (Sat), 2017
12 weeks €11,000 22 lessons/week with instructors
+ 22 Independent Study/week (without instructor)
18 May 7 (Sun), 2017 – Jul. 29 (Sat), 2017
Jun. 4 (Sun), 2017 – Sep. 2 (Sat), 2017
Including

Enrollment Fee, Lesson Fee, Lesson Interpreter, Welcome Lunch, Welcome Kit (City map, pen, notebook, file folder, Bus pass or ticket), Weekly guided art visits, Cultural Excursions 2 times/4 week (Including pizza lesson, visit to the beach in Cinqueterre, winery, etc.). Accommodation – Shared Flat (twin/triple room) , Daily one-meal voucher (*Four daily meal vouchers/week Two breakfast vouchers Three Coffee/hot drink vouchers.). Orientation. Full time interpreter during the lessons with instructor.

  • Intensive lessons: 22 lessons/week with instructors + 22 Independent Study/week (without instructor) 1 lesson=45 minutes
  • It is possible to earn legitimate college credit.
  • Materials for artworks used or consumed individually by students are not included in the fees above.
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