Long Term Programs

Scuola del Cuoio Long Term Programs provide students with a fully immersive experience into the traditional craft of leather working. The 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 skill-set to realize their ideas and creativity into an actual finalized product. Long term programs are offered in Apprentice Level and Artisan Level to participants who are over 18.

Apprentice Level

(10 weeks)

2019

5.900,00 Euros (all inclusive))

  • January 21st – March 29th
  • April 8th – June 14th
  • July 8th – September 20th
    one week break from August 12 to 16
Pattern making
  • Introduction to pattern making
  • Functions and use of the patterns
  • Patterns for 4 types of bags
Materials
  • Understanding the different types of skins/pelts
  • Introduction to technical materials
Techniques/Skills
  • How to cut and prepare skins for assembly
  • Splitting and skiving
  • Assembly and machine stitching

Artisan Level

(20 weeks + 1 week open lab)

2019

10.900,00 Euros (all inclusive))

  • January 21st – June 14th
    one week open lab: April 1 -5
  • July 8th - December 6th
    one week break: August 12 -16
    one week open lab: September 23 - 27
Pattern making
  • Introduction to pattern making
  • Functions and use of the patterns
  • Patterns for 8 types of bags
Materials
  • Understanding the different types of skins/pelts
  • Introduction to technical materials
  • Visit to tannery
  • Visit to Lineapelle
Techniques/Skills
  • How to cut and prepare skins for assembly
  • Splitting and skiving
  • Assembly and machine stitching
Italian culture
  • Italian language course*
Final Project
  • Design and realize an original model of bag
Hours**

Students enrolled in these courses will attend their class Monday through Friday, 7 hours a day from 9.30 to 13.00 and from 13.30 to 17.00

*In cooperation with the prestigious Italian language and culture school Leonardo da Vinci
**Class prices, dates and times are subject to change without notice.

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