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1. Scuola Toscana, Florence
Courses / Programs
Scuola Toscana is an accredited Italian language school providing a wide range of arts courses with Italian language.

Recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, we are located in the historical centre of Florence, in the Tuscany region of Italy (approximately 3 hours north of Rome).

Our arts classes consist of small groups, but we also cater for individuals offering private tuition courses. Our Italian arts courses with Italian open the doors for our students from all over the world, in order to get to know each other and their different cultures.

Florence, city of Renaissance, is the ideal place to study arts and culture, and to learn the Italian language. It offers a wonderful richness of art and architecture for our students to discover.

At our school, we organise extra-curricular activities in Italian language: visits of history of art, seminars, video evenings, excursions and more.
Year-round & Summer Holiday / Vacation Programs:

Arts courses combined with Italian language learning include:

- Italian and Art (Renaissance art, fresco painting, drawing techniques, painting on glass, decorating wood, and more..)
- Italian Art History (art and architecture)
- Italian Fashion and Design
- Italian and Photography course
- Italian Culture classes
- Italian Music and Opera course
- Italian Wine and Cooking classes
- Italian Language + Jewellery course
2. Accademia Europea Di Firenze
Courses / Programs
Accademia Europea di Firenze is an Italian language, culture, art and music school situated right in the heart of historic Florence in Tuscany, Italy. Our main objective is to offer high quality courses in every subject we teach, through fully qualified and highly trained instructors. Our art, music and culture courses can be taken on their own or combined with Italian language courses.

Our art courses will teach you to master the skills and techniques, while you perfect your personal style. Art courses include figure drawing; watercolor; oil painting; ceramics; sculpture and photography. Our music courses help you to perfect your music skills. They include elementary / advanced piano lessons; opera directing; vocal technique for lyrical singers among others.

We offer a range of Italian culture courses including art history; history of Italian theater; history of literature and many more. Italian cuisine and wine appreciation programs are also available and can include an internship in a Florence restaurant. We offer a rich program of cultural and recreational activities as well as Italian language courses.
Art courses include: Watercolor; Sculpture; Photography; Oil Painting, Ceramics, Figure Drawing, Refurbishment...

Music courses include: History of Italian Music; Elementary / Advanced Piano Lessons; Opera Directing; Vocal Technique for Lyrical Singers....

Italian culture courses include: Art History; History of Literature; History of Contemporary Italy; History of Italian Theater...

We also offer:
- Italian Cuisine & Wine Appreciation
- Italian Cuisine & Internship
- Italian Language Courses

Specific contact pages
3. Accademia d'Arte e Design Leonetto Cappiello, Florence
Courses / Programs
Located in Florence in the Tuscany region of northern Italy, the Leonetto Cappiello Academy of Art and Design provides year-long diploma courses in Visual Design and Interior Design. In addition, we offer a range of short courses and summer courses to students from Italy and around the world.

With over 50 years of experience in teaching, and thanks to a constant updating of our courses, the Cappiello Academy is a specialized center for training tomorrow’s professionals in Graphics, Interior Design and Decorating, Advertising and Illustration. Highly qualified teachers, who divide their time between professional work and teaching, bring their experience to the classroom and guarantee a first-hand account of work in their field.

An exclusive conceptual approach to projects stimulates thought and creativity and teaches students to realize their ideas through the most up-to-date tools and software used by professionals. We offer scholarships and free orientation days.
MASTER 1st LEVEL
Interior Design, Graphic Design, Digital Communication

SPECIALIZATION AND PROFFESIONAL COURSES
Exhibition Design, Press Graphic, Interior Design, Web Design, Lighting Design

SUMMER/SHORT COURSES
Interior Design, Press Graphic, Creative Painting
4. Maimeri Art School, Milan
Courses / Programs
Conveniently situated in Milan in northern Italy, the beautiful and famous Maimeri Art School provides a range of art, photography and Italian language Certificate courses to students from around the world. Students can avail of 1 week or 1 month study options. Participants can choose to take Art or Photography alongside the Italian Language course, or separate, single subject Certificate programs.

Students receive an excellent education in classic & contemporary art styles, modern photography techniques, and beginner to advanced level Italian. In addition, you will have the opportunity to show your work through public exhibitions.

Founded in 1997, our school was named in honor of one of the most famous painters of Italy Gianni Maimeri (1884-1951). We aim to teach different art techniques to students with different levels of knowledge or skill - from beginner to advanced levels. We also organize trips to other cities in Italy & guided tours around Milan to make your stay memorable and enjoyable.
Dual Certificate Courses:
- Art & Italian Language
- Photography & Italian Language

Study options:
- One month program - 46 hours of Art/Photography classes & 46 hours of Italian language classes.

- One week program: 10 hours of Art & 10 hours of Italian

Single Certificate Courses:
- Painting
- Photography
- Italian Language
5. Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School, Florence
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1985 by Giò Carbone, Le Arti Orafe was the first Italian school dedicated to the study of contemporary jewellery, with its own original vision which has always favoured and promoted a learning process based on the acquisition of solid technical and professional skills combined with artistic research and design.

LAO invented, developed and perfected a creative and personalised method of learning, concentrating on innovation and research but without losing sight of the acquisition of the techniques and concepts particular to this creative sector.

LAO has contributed and is contributing in a defining manner to this constant evolution. LAO is a Training Agency accredited by the Tuscan Regional Authority and certified according to the ISO standards 9001, can offer recognised and financed courses in addition to participating in the main European programmes, and is unanimously recognised as one of the most prestigious European schools.
- Jewellery
- Design
- CAD
- Stone Setting
- Engraving
- Academic Courses
- Intensive Courses and Workshop
- History of Jewellery
- Gemmology
6. Studium Architecturae - Florence Design School
Courses / Programs
Study architecture and design in one of the most iconic cities in Europe - Florence!

Situated close to the city center, Studium Architecturae is a design school that provides year-round and summer courses to locally-based and international students.

Through a practical work approach, city visits, and design on-site modules, our professors teach a range of aspects involved in the development of projects in interior design, object design, and architecture.

Our programs teach and combine our international work experience with a theory of composition.
Programs in Interior & Furniture Design / Architecture & Urban Design:
SHORT COURSES:

3+3* hours per week ( elementary )
6+6* hours per week ( basic )
12+12*hours per week ( complete)
18+18* hours per week ( intensive )
​* hours of self study

Period:
from 1 to 3 months

LONG-TERM ACADEMIC COURSES
3+3* hours per week ( elementary )
6+6* hours per week ( basic )
12+12*hours per week ( complete)
18+18* hours per week ( intensive )
​* hours of self study

Period:
1 - 2 years with Diploma
1 year Master
7. The Florence Art Studio
Courses / Programs
Located in the heart of the historic city center, The Florence Art Studio provides intensive art programs taught in English to international students from around the world. We offer short, customized courses that aim to teach the fundamentals of drawing and painting from life.

Choose to study for 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks or longer. 

Our programs can be divided into six discrete and sequentially progressive modules, each of which can be studied from one week to one month or longer. Alternatively, each module can be taken as a stand-alone course.

The majority of our students are adult professionals of all backgrounds and levels - from complete beginner to advanced - who are passionate about Florence, the Renaissance, Painting and Drawing.

Students work within a structured environment, under the guidance of an instructor who personally monitors their progress and development for three hours a day, and the remaining time is structured with other activity.

Your drawing or painting program is intensively taught in an encouraging environment, with a great deal of personal attention given to each student, through intensive individual training and one on one lessons.

Our studio is situated on Via Ghibellina, only a few steps from the main historic and artistic places of interest in the center of the city.

Testimonial:
"It was wonderful. Not only is the studio a magnificent space to work in, but also Gary is a brilliant instructor. I loved every moment of it." - Penny, UK
Intensive Art Program - Taught in English
Program of academic training divided into six separate modules covering life drawing & painting skills, each serving as the foundation for the next.

Alternatively, you can choose to take any module as a stand-alone course, from one week to a month or longer.

Modules / Areas of Study include:
• Bargue Drawing
• Cast Drawing
• Freehand Cast Drawing
• Portrait and Figure Drawing
• Still Life Painting
• Portrait and Figure Painting

Specific contact pages
8. Accademia Dell'arte
Courses / Programs
The Accademia dell\'Arte in Arezzo, Tuscany (50km South of Florence, Italy) is a premier study abroad program in the arts. The Accademia draws its faculty from among outstanding practicing artists internationally.

Those who come to study at the Accademia dell'Arte will experience high level training in theatre studies, vocal arts, dance, film production, art history, drawing and Italian language. Experience the tapestry of Italian culture while gaining invaluable training in your craft. Housing is on campus in our 16th c. villa, or in comparable housing in Arezzo.

Hendrix College, Arkansas, is the accrediting college partner with Accademia dell'Arte for the Undergraduate program and Mississippi University for Women is the accrediting partner for the MFA program.
Study abroad program that facilitates university and college students of the performing arts, with both undergraduate programs and a graduate MFA program.

Semesters offered -- Fall and Spring, three Summer programs (one to include performance in the Arezzo Festival). Areas of study are theatre, music (voice and instrument), dance and Italian studies during the semester. Summer programs include options in theatre, dance, film production, art history, drawing and Italian language.
9. Studio Arrais Jewelry Design, Florence
Courses / Programs
Studio Arrais Jewelry Design school is located in the center of Florence, in the Tuscany region of Italy. We offer jewelry design classes and training courses in computer jewelry design and technical drawing. There are lessons twice a week from Monday to Friday, morning (from 9am to 1pm) or afternoon (from 2 - 6pm). The teacher speaks both Italian and English. The average class size is 4 students. Our school was born of a professional teacher's ten-year experience in goldsmith drawing.

The school seeks to develop each students abilities and creative student's value and creative capacity through practical and professional methods and through the creation of connections with all the national and international goldsmith firms so that students will have the opportunity to sell their collections. Studio Arrais takes upon itself the responsibility to create students fit for technological and stylistic innovations, through the participation in national and international jewel design contests.
- Jewelry design courses that last 1 month, 3 months or 6 months and can be individualised to meet each students needs.
- Computer Design 3D training in programs including: Rhinoceros 3.0; Flamingo and Techgems.
10. Accademia Europea Di Firenze
Courses / Programs
Accademia Europea di Firenze is a high quality Italian language, culture, art and music academy located right in the centre of historic Florence in Tuscany, Italy. At Accademia Europea di Firenze, we offer excellent quality courses in every subject we teach, through fully qualified and highly trained instructors. Our wide range of art, music and culture courses can be taken on their own or combined with Italian language courses.

Our art courses will teach you to master the skills and techniques, while you perfect your personal style. Art courses include figure drawing; watercolor; oil painting; ceramics; sculpture and photography. Our music courses help you to perfect your music skills. They include elementary / advanced piano lessons; opera directing; vocal technique for lyrical singers among others.

We offer a range of Italian culture courses including art history; history of Italian theater; history of literature and many more. Italian cuisine and wine appreciation programs are also available and can include an internship in a Florence restaurant. We offer a rich program of cultural and recreational activities as well as Italian language courses.
* Art Courses:
- Watercolor
- Oil Painting
- Sketches of Florence
- Figure Drawing
- Ceramics
- Sculpture
- Appraisal of Antiques
- Photography
- Refurbishing
- History of Florence Architecture
- Interior Design

* Music & Singing Courses
* Culinary & Wine Courses
* Intensive Italian + Art
* Intensive Italian + Music
* Intensive Italian + Culture
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