Bag Making & Leather Arts

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Italian bags is known for sophisticated designs and top-level quality, represented by numerous top brands such as GUCCI or PRADA, to name a few. Especially in Florence is crowded by leather shops and headquarters of many world-class brands including GUCCI and Salvatore Ferragamo.
Such fame of Italian bags with highest quality are maintained by bag making artisans’ insistence on high-level techniques and quality materials.

In Bag Making major at Accademia Riaci, in the center of Florence, you will learn from skilled Florentine bag making artisans techniques of hand-made bags with the highest quality, made one by one.

Instructors :
Students will lear all the steps of bag making one by one from Florentine bag artisans; rough sketch and design, cutting patterns, cutting leather, skiving, composing, sewing, and edge maneuvering, as well as accessories. Beginners will start from simple objects such as small cases and book covers, and those with experience can make original bags, realizing various bags such as party bags, decoration bags, business bags, travel bags, pocket, pouch, backpack, body bag, etc. according to their period of study and interest.

Bag making Summer Course:
・Bag Making + Shoe Making (4 weeks~)
・Bag Making + Bag Design
・Bag Making Intensive




2 weeks Course Sample Schedule

week day AM PM
1st week Sun. Arrival in Florence
Mon. Orientation, City tour, Welcome Lunch Lessons
Tue. Lessons Independent Study
Wed. Lessons Lessons
Thu. Lessons Independent Study
Fri. Art visit Free time
Sat. Cultural Activity
2nd week Sun. Free time
Mon. Lessons Lessons
Tue. Lessons Independent Study
Wed. Lessons Lessons
Thu. Lessons Independent Study
Fri. Art visit, Independent Study Free time
Sat. Housing Check-out

Fees and Schedule 2021
(fees - includes accommodation, daily meal vouchers, and weekly visits, etc.)

2 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks
Fees (Tuition Fee + Accommodation, etc.)
€2,600 €4,600 €6,400 €8,200 €11,000
Number of Lessons (*1 Lesson = 45 minutes)
21 lessons/week (with instructors)
+ 21 Independent Study/week (without instructor)
Credits
3 6 9 12 18
Check-in (Sun) - Check-out (Sat)
[ 2021 ]
May 2 – May 15
May 16 – May 29
May 30 – Jun. 12
Jun. 13 – Jun. 26
Jun. 27 – Jul. 10
Jul. 11 – Jul. 24
Jul. 25 – Aug. 7
Aug. 22 – Sep. 4★
Sep. 5 – Sep. 18
Sep. 19 – Oct. 2
[ 2021 ]
May 2 – May 29
May 16 – Jun. 12
May 30 – Jun. 26
Jun. 13 – Jul. 10
Jun. 27 – Jul. 24
Jul. 11 – Aug. 7
Jul. 25 – Sep. 4★
Aug. 22 – Sep. 18★
Sep. 5 – Oct. 2
[ 2021 ]
May 2 – Jun. 12
May 16 – Jun. 26
May 30 – Jul. 10
Jun. 13 – Jul. 24
Jun. 27 – Aug. 7
Jul.25 – Sep.18★
[ 2021 ]
May 2 – Jun. 26
May 16 – Jul. 10
May 30 – Jul. 24
Jun. 13 – Aug. 7
Jun.27 – Sep. 4★
Jul. 25 – Oct. 2★
[ 2021 ]
May 2 – Jul. 24
May 16 – Aug. 7
May 30 – Sep. 4★
Jun. 13 – Sep. 18★
Jun.27 – Oct. 2★
★ Painting, jewelry making, art history, enjoyment, Italian, English, home cooking, home cooking / Dolce, gelato, barista courses only
Note:
Due to a SUMMER BREAK, the school will be closed from August 7, 2021, to August 22, 2021.

Including

Enrollment fee, Tuition,
Facilities fee (no materials),
Orientation meeting,
Welcome lunch,
Welcome kit (city map, pen, notebook, file folder, bus pass, one lunch ticket),
Weekly guided art visits to the best attractions and historical monuments of Florence,
Housing: shared apartment – twin room (single room available),
Housing utilities expense,
Daily meal vouchers (2 daily meal vouchers a week + 4 Coffee/tea/mineral water vouchers a week),
Cultural excursions: once every 2 weeks (e.g.: ceramic laboratory visit, antique market of Arezzo visit, trip to Pisa, trip to a Tuscan farmhouse, Pizza lesson),
English interpreter during lessons with the teacher

  • Intensive lessons: 21 lessons/week with the instructors + 21 Independent Study/week (without instructor)
  • 1 lesson=45 minutes
  • Materials for artworks used or consumed individually by students are not included in the fees above.
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