Accademia Riaci

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Jackie

26/03/2019
About the course: I had a very beautiful experience of last year's 4 week summer course. Though the school was small but has great instructors who are professionals. We a group of 5 students and had great amount of learning.
Course taken: March 2019
Would you recommend this centre?: yes

J. Bennett

25/03/2019
About the course: I found Mr Angelo was the show making a person. The batches were small and interactive. The school is located near the Duomo of Florence. The course was not cheap but good. If you are interested in learning traditional Italian shoemaking process then do it.
Course taken: March 2019
Would you recommend this centre?: yes

Graphic Design One-Year course

Vicky Chang

25/03/2019
About the course: It was a great experience to be. Projects were a great deal to learn new things. Instructor Giuliana was very nice and Iam looking forward to apply for next summers as well.
Course taken: March 2019
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Interior Design One-Year course

Mary Alvarez

25/03/2019
About the course: We group of 5 people and a english interpretere as we don't know italian had our cooking classes near the countryside of Florence.
Course taken: March 2019
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Interior Design One-Year course

Anthony Vittieri

25/03/2019
About the course: I had a very positive 3 month course experience at Riaci. I have learnt great new things about leather crafting under instructor Ms. Juliana. The school has very limited seats and the teachers are very approachable. Staff was nice as well.
Course taken: March 2019
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Mario77

23/03/2019
About the course: They used to take classes outside the city centre. We got the opportunity to make traditional Italian recipes and eat them too.
Course taken: March 2019
Would you recommend this centre?: yes

Catherine

23/03/2019
About the course: The school is near Duomo cathedral. A small but perfect place to practice art. The teacher was impressive engraved many talents from me.
Course taken: March 2019
Would you recommend this centre?: yes

Preparation Course for Accademia di Belle Arti

Debbie Swanson

23/03/2019
About the course: Studying Shoe designing in Florence was a dream for me Though I had to wait long but it now that Iam enrolled in, it was amazing to learn shoe makinga nd that too under great tutor Angelo. My perception is completely changed about the course since I am llearning great things here.
Course taken: March 2019
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Ceramics One-Year course

Sven Sigurdsson

23/03/2019
About the course: I observed the school and the laboratory quite small but the students are limited in number as well which favours efficient learning. Instructor was good and I would surely recommend this shoe making course.
Course taken: March 2019
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Ceramics One-Year course

Veronika Martinez

23/03/2019
About the course: I believe this is one of the best course I have adopted to understand fashion. The course is very well and professionally designed. Also the school is close to Florence cathedral and it feels great historical to be here.
Course taken: March 2019
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Preparation Course for Accademia di Belle Arti

Mary McDonnell

22/03/2019
About the course: I very much liked the course and enjoyed every minute of it. It was a 8 week course which was challenging and worthy enough. Professors are great and I really wish to extend my program. This shoe making course is highly recommended.
Course taken: March 2019
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Shoe Making Art Short Course (Leather Work)

Felicity R

09/04/2017
What I would highlight: I recently finished the Shoe Making Art Short Course (Leather Work) at Accademia Riaci. The overall experience was excellent, the instructors were amazing, the school material was great. A very positive experience in a nice place. I am very much satisfied with the course I took in Shoe Making and look forward to receiving my certificate. Thank you Accademia Riaci.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Course taken: April 2017
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Shoe Design One-Year Course

Amber P

21/03/2017
What I would highlight: The Shoe Design One-Year Course at Accademia Riaci is THE course for those who want to start their career in shoe design. I am really glad I had the opportunity to attend this course. I have learnt a huge deal on hand-made shoe making. The facilities are amazing and the tutors are all very helpful and professional. I truly enjoyed the teaching there.At the end of the course we are asked to create our own original shoes. Amazing!
What could be improved: Nothing.
Course taken: March 2017
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Painting and Drawing Short Course

Chris Martins

05/03/2017
What I would highlight: I recently finished the Painting and Drawing Short Course at Accademia Riaci. It a very pleasant course in which I learnt everything I always wanted to learn about Painting and Drawing. The tutors were highly-skilled professionals and very accommodating. Apart from the tutors, the facilities and material provided were also first class! I would strongly recommend Accademia Riaci to anyone one interested in art courses. Thanks!
What could be improved: Nothing.
Course taken: March 2017
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Jewellery Making Short Course

Ania K

01/03/2017
What I would highlight: I attended Jewellery Making Short Course at Accademia Riaci. This is an excellent art school in the center of Florence! I would even say that this was my best ever study experience so far. The facilities are extraordinary and the teaching staff is really kind and help, experienced and professional. The course over all was good and I learnt everything I needed to learn about Jewellery Making. Thank you Accademia Riaci.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Course taken: March 2017
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Shoe Making Art Short Course (Leather Work)

Caterina Melidoni

16/01/2017
What I would highlight: I have always been interested in the shoe making process and after studying a BA on Industrial Design in Rome, I decided to move to Florence. I knew that Accademia Riaci would be a great place to learn the worldwide appreciated handcraft art.
What could be improved: .
Course taken: January 2017
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Painting and Drawing Short Course

Misa Yoshida

31/10/2016
What I would highlight: I came to Italy to study Italian during 6 months and then went back to Japan. Once there I decided Accademia Riaci would be the ideal place to develop my graphic design skills as I have always been working on the painting and drawing field.
What could be improved: .
Course taken: October 2016
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Jewellery Making Short Course

Elda Arcetti

05/09/2016
What I would highlight: Thanks to Accademia Riaci I discovered that jewellery making is my passion. The teachers are highly skilled man.
What could be improved: .
Course taken: September 2016
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Restoration of Paintings short course

Eri Hosokawa

01/06/2015
What I would highlight: I wish to improve my painting restoration techniques through experiencing various types of restoration works as well as learning the latest restoration techniques.
What could be improved: .
Course taken: June 2015
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Shoe Design One-Year Course

Christine Lesperance

25/04/2015
What I would highlight: I had studied Fashion Design in the Arts Institute in Miami, but I knew I had to go to Italy to make my dream come true: studying shoe design and shoe making. I have learned how to balance creativity with crafts skills.
What could be improved: .
Course taken: April 2015
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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History

Accademia Riaci is an Academy of Art and Design in the heart of Florence, Italy - Europe's eternal capital of the Renaissance - founded in 1983 by our Honorary President and Italy's leading jewelry artisan & sculptor, Maestro Raymond Riachi with a strong vision to create a school that not only taught his techniques, but enlightened young artists with the lively spirit and atmosphere of the Renaissance, in order to fulfill his life long mission as a Maestro. This was how Accademia Riaci was founded: a treasure box of traditional art and its irreplaceable techniques.Starting as a small art studio, today the same passionate mission has lit up a spectacular team of teachers representing the best Italian artists in Florence, retaining the founder and Honorary President's vision of tradition and spirit, expressed in the quote.

Advantages of studying here

1. The Ultimate goal of education at Accademia Riaci focuses not only on the teaching of traditional techniques and styles, but aims to guide every student to develop their own artistic sensitivity.

2. 

The academy's faculty are top runner artists of each field, committed to inspiring next generation artists with unique tradition and artistic knowledge.



3. Contrary to the recent trends of mass production, the academy believes in high quality rather than quantity. Students will be nurtured to develop their imagination, and fantasies - the most valued elements of an artist. Professors encourage each student to inspire and develop each student's originality.



4. SMALL CLASS. The number of students per professor is limited to approximately 8 students in order to guarantee effectivity in achieving speedy, accurate and high quality learning.

5. 

Tailored Instruction. 
Just like how Leonardo Da Vinci taught his assistants, lessons are conducted in close relationship with each student.

Areas of specialisation

Jewelry Design, Jewelry Making, Graphic, Painting, Sketch, Restoration of Paintings, Glass Art, Shoe Design, Shoe Making, Shoe Design, Bag Design, Bad Making, Interior Design, Textile Design, Ceramics, Sculpture, Paper ARt, Florence Mosaic, Culinary Arts for Amateur, Culinary Arts for Professional, italian Language, Professional Interpretation, Internship, Preparation Course for Accademia di Belle Arti.

Description

Established in 1983, Accademia Riaci has been dedicated to providing students with an exceptional cultural and educational experience abroad. The school is located in the historic city center of Florence, Italy, a few steps from the “Duomo” (Florence Cathedral).
We specialize in giving professional hands-on training in several artistic fields, and we customize the programs according to the preferences, needs and levels of each student.

The class sizes are kept small and all courses are taught in Italian with free English interpretation service. 

Accademia Riaci