Welcome to the Sacred Art School Firenze

Welcome to the version in English language of the Sacred Art School Firenze’s website.

COURSE OF SACRED ART AND CRAFTS 2014-2015

OBJECTIVES

  • Job opportunities in the field of artistic crafts, specializing in designing and production of sacred art handicrafts;
  • Training for a professional figure able to conceive, design, create and produce artistic handicrafts using a mixture of cultural knowledge, ancient artistic workmanship and new production technologies;
  • Training for a new generation of craftsmen-artists capable of creating excellence in the field of sacred Arts.

DURATION

  • A total of 800 hours, of which 180 will be devoted to practical training and apprenticeship.

APPLICATION

  • Dead-line: September 16th, 2014;
  • Lessons start: October 1th, 2013; end June, 2014

SELECTION OF CANDIDATES

  • 20 places for graduated students who pass the entrance examination;

Compulsory test to take place on October 21st, 2013, from 9 a.m., in the school building;

The entrance exam consists of:

Application form, CV and a jpeg photo;

An interview;

A practical test: freehand drawing of an object from life;

The results will be published on October 25th, 2013;

COST AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Cost of the course: 4,000 euros;

Students born between 1984 and 1995 who pass the examination can apply for a scholarship. The Sacred Art School will award scholarships for the best 15 students, each one for an amount of 3,500 euros. Students granted a scholarship will be required to pay only 500 euros when enrolling.

LANGUAGE OF COURSES

Italian and English

PLAN OF STUDIES

Goldsmith’s Work (workshop) 86 hours;

Drawing and Human Anatomy 80 hours;

Woodwork (workshop) 80 hours;

Introduction to the manufacturing of liturgical textile fabrics 28 hours;

Painting 60 hours;

Sculpture 60 hours;

Introduction to the art of stained glass in Churches and places of worship 12 hours;

Elements of Design and CAD 20 hours;

Italian and International Christian Art, with particular reference to wood and metals 52 hours;

Introduction to space design in sacred spaces 10 hours;

Liturgy elements, elements of Christian Mystery and the Holy Bible 36 hours;

Becoming entrepreneurs and artisans: basic rules and regulations 14 hours.

TEACHING METHODS

The courses will be held by qualified teachers and arts and crafts entrepreneurs and they will consist of:

Academic lessons;

Workshops;

Visits to the craftsmen’s botteghe and to related firms and companies.

WORKSHOPS

A large amount of lessons will be devoted to workshops and visits. After the first semester in class, students will be involved in practical activities in important botteghe and studios and in visits to small and medium artisan business throughout Tuscany, with the cooperation of OMA

JOB OPPORTUNTIES

The course trains a creative figure, well-rooted in our region and well-taught in the knowledge not only of local culture and tradition, but also of the most sophisticated techniques of artistic craftsmanship.

Our students will be able to find occupation in craftsmen’s workshops in Florence and Tuscany or to work as entrepreneurs, starting their own business.

INFORMATION

Dr. Chiara Guazzini +39 333 717 4600

NOTICE FOR THE AWARDING OF 15 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE ENROLMENT IN THE SECOND TECHNICAL COURSE OF DESIGN, CREATION AND MAKING OF ARTISTIC AND SACRED HANDICRAFTS (OCT.2013-JUN.2014)

AIMS

The S.A.S. Firenze grants 15 scholarships, worth 3,500 euros each, reserved to the youth, for the second edition of the “Technical Course of Design, Creation and Making of Artistic and Sacred Crafts”, organized by the S.A.S.Association and recognized by the Province of Florence. The completion of the course will grant the attendants professional qualifications inserted in the Register of Tuscan professionals.

The Course will start on November4th, 2013, and will finish in June 2014.

The fee, including enrolment, is 4,000 euros, therefore 500 euros will still be charged by the S.A.S. on the scholarship holder, to be paid before the beginning of the Course.

The Course will last for 800 hours (620 hrs. lectures; 180 hrs. internship).

REQUISITES FOR ADMISSION
Only graduate students born between 1984 and 1995 will be eligible to apply for the scholarship.

The selected students will have to sign an enrolment contract and to accept the rules of the S.A.S. before the beginning of the Course.

PARTECIPATION

In order to take part in the selection, the candidates must send their undersigned request, filling the attached form in every part. Furthermore, a signed C.V., the photocopy of a valid document and a passport photo must be provided.

The request is to be sent to the e-mail address [insert e-mail] or to the following address by recorded delivery letter with advice of delivery: Sacred Art School Firenze, via della Catena 4, 50144 Firenze; or it can be delivered by hand to the school from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Mon. to Fri.

The requests of admission must be sent by October 16th, 2013. For requests sent by recorded delivery, the postmark will attest the date.

CRITERIA FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDING
The scholarships will be awarded by a Commission appointed by S.A.S.

The candidates will be unquestionably assessed by the Commission, according to the following criteria:

• C.V.

  • Personal interview to test the candidate’s actual interest in the Course;
  • A freehand drawing of an object from life.The exams will take place on Oct:21st, 2013, at 9.00 a.m. in the school building.At the end of the session, the Commission will draw up a list of the candidates and the scholarships will be granted to the first 15 students.The on-line publication of the results is due on Oct.25th, 2013. Merits being equal, the scholarship will go to the youngest student.

    In case the winner renounces his rights or is unable to attend the Course, the scholarship will be awarded to the next participant in the line.

    The scholarship will be granted only if a minimum number of 10 participants is reached. The maximum number of students in the Course is 20.

    DUTIES OF SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS

    Scholarship holders are obliged to attend at least 70% of the hours of the Course and also to pass the scheduled half-term exams. Otherwise, the candidates will lose their grant and they will be allowed to continue only after the payment for the whole Course.

    AMOUNT OF THE GRANTS

    The scholarship is worth 3,500 euros and covers the Course fees. The participants will have to pay 500 euros for enrolling, before the Course starts.

    FISCAL POLICIES AND WELFARE

    The scholarship is subject to the ordinary Italian fiscal policy and does not entitle the holder to any welfare privileges.

NOTICE FOR THE AWARDING OF 15 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE ENROLMENT IN THE SECOND TECHNICAL COURSE OF DESIGN, CREATION AND MAKING OF ARTISTIC AND SACRED HANDICRAFTS (OCT.2013-JUN.2014)

To Sacred Art School Via della Catena 4 Le Pavoniere 50144 Firenze

ENROLMENT FORM

(to be sent by e-mail, recorded delivery letter with advice of delivery or delivered by hand at the school)

The undersigned_________________________________(name and surname), born in________________, on____________________________________________________

Living in_________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________

(country, full address, postcode)
Other domiciles____________________________________________________________

Telephone:
Cell phone:
E-mail:

REQUESTS

To participate in the exam for the 3,500 euros scholarship offered by S.A.S. for the second edition of the Technical Course for Design, Creation and Making of Artistic and Sacred Handicrafts.

BRIEFLY STATE YOUR REASONS FOR ENROLLING

The undersigned ATTACHES

  • A copy of a valid document;
  • A signed C.V.COMMITS HIMSELF/HERSELFTo attend the Course for at least 70% of the hours and to pass the scheduled half-term exams, aware of the fact that he will lose the grant if he/she does not comply with these regulations.The undersigned also requests that any news about the exam should be sent to the following address:____________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________________ (Please, remember to always update your address!)

Date,_________________________

Signature of candidate ________________________

 

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