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LEARN HOW TO BECOME A LEATHER ARTISAN
SCUOLA DEL CUOIO IS THE LEADING ACADEMY FOR BESPOKE LEATHER BAGS AND ACCESSORIES

Scuola del Cuoio’s Long-term Programs provide students with a fully immersive experience in the traditional craft of leatherworking.
Courses are designed with a focus on the technical aspects of bag making, particularly in the area of pattern-making and construction process. The aim is to provide students with the skills to realize their ideas and creativity into an actual finalized product.
LongTerm Programs are offered at the Apprentice Level (10 weeks long) and Artigiano Level (20 weeks long) to students who wish to undertake a practical program to become leather artisans. 

The next session for both courses starts on January 20, 2020.

LEARN HOW TO Become a leather artisan
SCUOLA DEL CUOIO IS THE LEADING ACADEMY FOR BESPOKE LEATHER BAGS AND ACCESSORIES

Scuola del Cuoio’s Long-term Programs provide students with a fully immersive experience in the traditional craft of leatherworking.
Courses are designed with a focus on the technical aspects of bag making, particularly in the area of pattern-making and construction process. The aim is to provide students with the skills to realize their ideas and creativity into an actual finalized product.
LongTerm Programs are offered at the Apprentice Level (10 weeks long) and Artigiano Level (20 weeks long) to students who wish to undertake a practical program to become leather artisans. 

The next session for both courses starts on January 27, 2020.

The Scuola del Cuoio was founded in 1949 through the collaborative efforts of the Franciscan Friars of the Monastery of Santa Croce and the Gori and Casini families, Florentine leather artisans since the 1930’s. Scuola del Cuoio is the leading academy in Italy for bag making and leather working. More than 2000 students from over 40 countries have attended the long-term programs. From 2020, the programs will merge into a larger training experience in the realm of Arts & Crafts, a project that will develop into a comprehensive academy for modern artisans: Schola.

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The Scuola del Cuoio was founded in 1949 through the collaborative efforts of the Franciscan Friars of the Monastery of Santa Croce and the Gori and Casini families, Florentine leather artisans since the 1930’s. Scuola del Cuoio is the leading academy in Italy for bag making and leather working. More than 2000 students from over 40 countries have attended the long-term programs. From 2020, the programs will merge into a larger training experience in the realm of Arts & Crafts, a project that will develop into a comprehensive academy for modern artisans: Schola.

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Method
Scuola del Cuoio’s TRAINING COURSE IS PART OF SCHOLA, A NETWORK OF SCHOOLS FOR BESPOKE MAKERS

Scuola del Cuoio’s training program aims to empower each student to pursue their dream of handmaking bags and accessories through the development of both their skills and vision.

Students also engage with design and branding elements essential to developing a personal path in this industry, that will impact their future as makers, entrepreneurs or successful employees all over the world.

The courses are for individuals seeking to extend and develop their practice and skills at the heart of Florence, center of Made in Italy. This course of learning is driven by the student’s self-defined project.

The nature of the discipline is such that the course will rely on skilled practitioners as the key facilitators of learning.

Instructors are craftsmen who will have a common focus in that they will seek to develop the skills of students as proactive and reflective independent learners.

Some workshop activities will require students to work in groups, also from other courses, in scenarios involving multiple cultures and nationalities.

Our purpose is to build a dense network of contemporary makers who are able to change the world with their hands.

Our goal is to become the Hub for craftsmanship training in the world.

Learning outcomes
After having completed this path students:

Will be able to manufacture bags and accessories and will become part of a worldwide community of makers.

Will be able to turn visions, ideas, strategies and concepts into concrete actions.

Will become contemporary entrepreneurs with the skills to manage their own brand.

Will gain a clear sense of what their skills, abilities and talents are, and how to apply them in their work, along with a platform for further growth and development.

Will gain a clear and holistic understanding of how to create value and change in their work.

Learning outcomes
After having completed this path students:
1.

Will be able to manufacture bags and accessories and will become part of a worldwide community of makers.

2.

Will be able to realize visions, ideas, strategies and concepts.

3.

Will become contemporary entrepreneurs with the skills to manage their own brand.

4.

Will gain a clear sense of what their skills, abilities and talents are, and how to apply them in their work, along with a platform for further growth and development.

5.

Will gain a clear and holistic understanding of how to create value and change in their work.

Informations and requirements
Attendance and timetable

Mandatory attendance; classes and workshop hours are: Monday – Friday from 10.30 AM to 1.30 PM and from 2.00 to 5.00 PM (subject to adjustments). The 20 weeks course is comprised of 600 hours, equivalent to 740 academic hours.

Number of participants

Enrollment is limited to 12 students. Students attending both modules are prioritized over students attending only one module.

How to enroll

Each applicant will be interviewed by the school’s staff in order to verify language skills and find out what the student’s motivations are. To start the enrollment process and receive the list of documents needed, please fill out the contact form.

Academic Requirements

High school diploma; A high-intermediate level of the English or Italian language sufficient to understand and participate in lessons (corresponding to level TOEFL 450); 18 years of age at the time of application.

Language

English or italian

Program and basic description

This intensive program is an introduction to basic techniques and methodology to make leather accessories. The programs are dedicated to handmade and bespoke techniques.

Leather bags and accessories
Handmade training programs
Find the right path according to your experience and learning needs.
contacts
TELEPHONE

10:00-13:00 AM / 14:00-18:00 PM (CET)

+[39] 055 244533
(Ref. Benedetta)

EMAIL

info@schola.academy

LOCATION

Florence (Italy)

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