Sculpture course in Florence

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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.

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In order to apply for a course, please send us a deposit of 150. Once your course has been confirmed, you will receive instructions on how to pay your balance.

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Our artisan workshop “bottega” in Florence is characterized by is the care and attention with which staff members treat each and every course participant, coping with their needs and trying to satisfy their expectations. The atmosphere is cheerful and informal. The workshop is located in the historic centre of Florence.

Starting dates 2017
January9, 23May2, 15, 29September4, 18
February6, 20June12, 26October2, 16, 30
March6, 20July10, 24November13, 27
April3, 18August7, 21December11
The school will be closed on the following national holidays: Epiphany (06/01), Easter Monday, Italy Liberation Day (25/04), Workers' Day (01/05), Republic Day (02/06), Ferragosto (15/08), All Saints (01/11), Immaculate Conception (8/12), Christmas holidays and New Year.

General course conditions

What do our fees include?


Our price includes course, booking managing and certificate of attendance. Course materials are not included. Where applicable, accommodation is booked from Sunday to Sunday (costs of utilities, bed linen and towels included). Double rooms are subject to availability.


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How do I apply?


Once you have chosen your course in Italy, please add it to your cart and go to the enrollment form. We will  process your application as soon as we get your deposit (150€). Once your request has been approved, we will send you your booking confirmation and balance.


Course fees

24 lessons

course only
750€
  • Accommodation (single room in shared flat) from 120€ per week

48 lessons

course only
1450€
  • Accommodation (single room in shared flat) from 120€ per week

72 lessons

course only
2150€
  • Accommodation (single room in shared flat) from 120€ per week

96 lessons

course only
2850€
  • Accommodation (single room in shared flat) from 120€ per week

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Additional Information
Location type:

Florence city centre.

Course materials:

Not included in course fees. The cost of these materials will depend on the type of course and project chosen by the student.

Length of lessons:

60 minutes.

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