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2009: a year full of courses at AdG in Florence

2009 is approaching and Accademia del Giglio is getting ready for the new year. Let’s just have a quick look at the main courses, which will take place starting from next January untill December:

  • Italian language group courses. Schedule: Italian language courses take place from Monday to Friday, from 9:30am to 1:30pm (20 hours a week) or from 9:30am to 11:30am (10 hours per week). Our classes are very small (max. 7 people). We feel that small class sizes are essential to facilitate the learning process and ensure that focus is placed on the learning requirements of the individual student, and on helping him/her to overcome any difficulties in a friendly environment, whilst the range of courses on offer allows the student to adapt the programme to their individual needs. There are seven levels: beginner, elementary, pre intermediate, intermediate, upper intermediate, advanced, proficiency, according to the European Language Portfolio.
  • Drawing and painting classes. The complete course in Art is divided into 9 units (from unit A to unit I) and lasts 9 months. Students are however welcome to attend specific parts of the course (minimum 1 week). Courses normally start on the days specified in the school entry dates and take place both in English and in Italian in the afternoon, Monday through Thursday from 2pm to 5.45pm. On Fridays open Art studio from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm. All of our teachers are highly qualified and experts in the various disciplines and techniques such as classical drawing, oil painting, watercolour and fresco.
  • Excursions into Italian Art History. Why “excursions” into art history? Because Florence is an open-air museum and as such it should be explored by our students with the help of teachers and guides. The seminar in History of the Renaissance in Florence and Italy is meant to be a journey of rediscovery of the visual arts which flourished in Tuscany in the Renaissance period, as well as a “hands-on” approach to the work of art and its complex layers of meanings and variety of interpretations. The seminar in history of Italian garden and the Tuscan villas includes visits to some of the most famous Medici’svillas on the outskirts of Florence. The seminar in history of Italian fashion offers visits to Florentine Museums and the Textile Museum in Prato.
  • Specific Italian language courses: business ItalianItalian and the fashion Industry, Italian for cookingexamination preparation (Preparation to official exams testing the student’s knowledge of the Italian language, i.e. CILS or CELI exams) translation English-Italian/Italian-English, Italian for teachers.
  • Intensive art seminars and workshops in: life drawing, portrait and self-portrait, intensive fresco, sketchbook in Florence and landscape, sanguine drawing and other classical techniques, watercolour.
  • In addition to that, throughout the year, one-to-one and two-to-one Italian Language courses, crash courses of Italian, home tuition programmes (studying Italian at your teacher’s home), on-line Italian language courses and combined art workshops (studying the technique you like).

If you wish to have an idea of what our classes are like, you may watch the following video.
For more detailed information, please visit our website or contact the admission office at or by telephone at +39 055 2302467 or by skype (adgskype) or msn messenger (

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