The conceptual courses are apt for advanced students and
professional makers who desire to gain a different
outlook on the profession in order to achieve a deeper
understanding of their own work and enhance their
Analyses and critique with
the school's tutors are a fundamental part of these
Impressions of the city:
The student will start with a close observation of
Florence: architecture, life, sound, movement on the
whole and in detail, will take photos, make drawings to
find the field of major interest. This investigation
will then be transformed in material and form.
The five senses function as an entrance to a profound
research on materials, appearance, meaning, quality,
What kind of message is the
material sending to the senses? Which senses do I want
to address in my work? Important questions for a maker
that once claerly identified will set the basis and
rules for creation.
Giving new life to what has been lost forgotten or left
The student will choose a work of art visiting museums and churches in Florence and will study it through various aspects. Prior knowlege in Italian art history of the renaissance period is required for this course.