Our Florence school offers 1, 2 or more weeks clay and wood sculpture courses. You can book a 24, 48, 72 or 96 hour course and distribute your hours along the number of weeks of your choice. This course is individual and it is taught in Italian . Since lessons are individual, the programme can be adapted to your own needs; you can also apply for an interpretation service. Courses are very practical and hands-on and are conducted by local maestros concerned with maintaining Italian artistic traditions alive. By the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
1. Sculpture in terracotta: the various types of clay; the utensils and their correct use, modelling techniques for sculptures in the round, in low and high relief and “a colombino” (statues which are hollow inside with a uniform thickness), production of imaginative works, using a pre-existent model or a model from life, also using photographic material and anatomical atlas, firing of the work and application of cold varnishes or polychromes, using tempera or oil colours and wax finishing, bronze casting includes the production of an original model in wax, the creation of a cast in plaster or silicon gums to reproduce the model, into which the wax is then poured, touching up of the work to prepare it for casting.
2. Sculpture in wood: types of wood and utensils, study and analysis of a bas-relief, followed by the execution of a copy of the entire work or a detail, study and analysis of a sculpture “in the round”, copy from life through the creation of a clay model, followed by a reproduction in wood.
We provide our customers with different accommodation options (private rooms, shared/individual flats, hotels) near the school.