Michelangelo Foundation Summer School

Posted 17.04.19

The Michelangelo Foundation are partnering with some of their network members on a Summer School Programme for 2019: Fundação Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva (Portugal), City & Guilds of London Art School (UK), Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie d’Aubusson (France) and Fluïd Coop (France).

The Summer School Programme is an educational initiative aiming to fund selected young artisans and designers to take part in intensive short courses staged by members of our network around Europe. Held during the summer months, the courses offer a valuable opportunity for students and recent graduates to learn about an aspect of craftsmanship outside their own area of expertise, encouraging them to fulfil their potential and broaden their horizons. Pieces created during the Summer School may form part of future international exhibitions staged by the Michelangelo Foundation.

Seven courses are on offer in summer 2019:

  • Portuguese basket Technology at Museu d'Arte Popular in Lisbon, Portugal: 15 July – 2 August
  • Stone Carving for Beginners at City & Guilds of London Art School in London, UK: 22 – 26 July
  • Introduction to Ornamental Woodcarving at City & Guilds of London Art School in London, UK: 22 – 26 July
  • Gilding and Verre Eglomisé at City & Guilds of London Art School in London, UK: 22 – 26 July
  • Etching Fundamentals at City & Guilds of London Art School in London, UK: 22 – 26 July
  • Tapestry and Artistic Interpretation at Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie d’Aubusson in Aubusson, France: 26 August – 2 September
  • Glassblowing at Fluid Coop in Belle-Île-en-Mer, France: 30 September – 5 October

Applications are open from 15 April to 13 May and selection will be announced early June.

Click here to apply

Entrance requirements:

  • over 18 years old at the time of application
  • a young craftsman or a young designer/architect with a strong interest in craftsmanship
  • a student or a young graduate (graduated less than a year ago)
  • able to learn and communicate in English
  • able to attend the whole course
  • based in Europe and be able to travel in Europe

For further information, please refer to www.michelangelofoundation.org/en/10-summer-school where you will find out all the details about the 2019 Summer School.

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