Florence Leather Workshops

Itinerary Details

1/2 Day Workshop

Creating a Leather Book Cover

This Half­Day Course begins with an introduction to Scuola del Cuoio and a short lecture about the materials used in creating leather products. Participants then enter the workshop and are given a smock to wear while the Master Craftsman teaches the participant how to cut, assemble and finish a handsome book cover. 


Full Day Workshop

Creating a pouchstyle handbag or frame
In a Full­Day Course participants receive an introduction to Scuola del Cuoio and a short lecture about the materials used in creating leather products. Participants assemble and finish a handsome leather pouch­style handbag.

Weekly Workshops
During a week course (approximately 30 hours), students are given an introduction to Scuola del Cuoio, receive a short lecture about the materials used in creating leather products and witness a demonstration of gold­gilding. Participants then enter the workshop and are given a smock to wear while the Master Craftsmen teach the participant how to cut, create and finish several objects over the course of the week. Objects created during the week­long course may include but not be limited to: an Eyeglass Case, a Document Holder, a Pouch­Style Purse and a Shopping Handbag. Course fees include: Introductory Lecture, Lessons with the Master Craftsmen and Materials.

3 Month Course
Three months (approximately 360 hours), starting dates in September and January. This course is designed to teach the student the basic elements of the leather crafts. Students will attend their class typically from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM and from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. 
During this course, students receive a sampling of the various disciplines. Students are given an introduction to Scuola del Cuoio, receive a short lecture about the materials used in creating leather products and witness a demonstration of gold­gilding. 
Participants will learn how to cut, create and finish several objects over the course of the month.

9 Month Course
The following program will be developed between the beginning of September and the end of July. A stage of 600 hours will follow the attendance of the course. Certificate of attendance and Diplomas will only be awarded to those who complete the entire program of 1800 hours