- Florence, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Gap Year
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round
- Program Description:
- The Sculpture course curriculum is flexible, allowing students to explore and pursue individual interests extensively, while continuing to learn and refine technical skills from a rich plurality of sculptural media.
The program fosters aesthetic and conceptual development through self-directed exploration, and participants are encouraged to work with an interdisciplinary approach.
The major encompasses a range of different disciplines, in order to offer a comprehensive learning experience. Student can choose and combine their specialization among: metal sculpture, clay modeling and woodcarving.
A graduate in the field of Sculpture may find job opportunities in the community arts education sector; in the arts industry as arts officers, curators, exhibition designers; in collaboration with architects, private clients and urban planners to create specific sculpture for interior and public places.
: during this course students will learn many of the practical skills and techniques associated with the metal-casting process and the fabrication of steel, bronze and aluminum sculpture. Participants begin by learning how to confidently use all the tools and machinery, found within a well-equipped metal workshop. From the start of the course students will begin to make and develop their own original works until the elaboration of a successful portfolio. : in this course students are encouraged to discover the technical and expressive potential of this ancient material in a contemporary context, analyzing the concept, design and qualities of clay. Students will be introduced to: study of materials and tools suitable for manufacture of clay, Study of the model, model and surface treatment techniques, finishing of the subject, cooking methods. : this course allows students to develop advanced technical skills of woodcarving and elements of construction and assemblage. Specifically, students will learn tool handling techniques and maintenance, high-level carving methods (relief and 3D techniques, visual mapping and design elements), while developing an understanding of proportions and how to create realistic carvings. : We offer several courses that vary in level, duration and intensity of the study: - One Year Course (Basic/Atelier/Specialty) - Master Course - Short courses - Summer intensive courses * For further details, please inquire directly to our staff Art visits on Fridays, Computer and Free Wifi available in the school building, English/Italian/Spanish interpreter service, Student support, Italian language lessons, Internship placement, collaboration with local companies/laboratories.
- Setting Description:
- The school building is an ancient palace conveniently located in the historical centre of Florence, few minutes walking distance from the Duomo and St. Lorenzo cathedral.
- Art Short Course: please inquire Intensive Course: please inquire One-year Course:15,000 Euro; Atelier Course:12,000 Euro; Master Course:16,000 Euro Internship: Please inquire.
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