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Ceramics in Florence

Experience
Study
Destination
Italy
Duration
2 to 4 weeks
Ages
18 to 85

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Apr 2024, and closing very soon.

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Trip overview

No conversation about art and the impact it’s had on modern life is complete without mentioning Italy – and in particular – Florence. 

How about taking it a step further and learning how to spin ceramic art in the cultural and artistic heart of Italy? 

On this done-for-you trip, you’ll get everything you need to live in Florence while learning about ceramics, including: 

  • Small group classes. For 3 hours, 3 times a week, you’ll learn a wide range of techniques for making ceramics. There’s no fixed curriculum and it's designed to fit students with different experience levels and goals. 
  • Choice of accommodation. You’ll have a choice of single or double rooms, all with an en-suite bathroom. 
  • Airport transfer. You’ll be picked up and dropped off at the airport, so you can focus on getting straight into exploring Florence when you arrive. 

 

Florence is known as Italy’s “Jewel of the Renaissance”. But Florence was popular with artists long before the Renaissance and is still an important pilgrimage for artist’s today. 

While most travellers enjoy the impressive art and architecture of the city, they miss the interesting stories and cultural implication of ceramic art in Italy. 

Florence has a long history with ceramic art and is even the place where certain glazing techniques were invented. And this is all stuff you’ll be learning on this course. 

Plus, Florence is paradise for art lovers – being home to monumental galleries and some of the greatest pieces of art ever created. 

The culture and heritage of Italy is so entwined in its art, that you can’t learn about ceramics in Italy without learning about the culture and rich heritage of the country.  

This is the souvenir that just gets better. You could use your new skills to start a ceramics business of your own. Or it could be one of those cool hobbies you have – imagine being able to whip up a bowl or vase for someone's birthday gift? 

This trip is perfect for you’re looking for a deeper connection on your trip to Italy. There’s so much to be learned about a culture from the art they create. 

Besides, learning about ceramics in Florence will set you up nicely if you hope to be a potter one day. 

When you book with Global, you book with the best. You get the full experience for a fraction of the hassle. We offer the complete package for learning all about ceramics in Florence. 

Our team will help you with the essentials you need to start your new journey with a bang! Including helping you with visas, enrolling you in classes, securing your accommodation, and a whole lot more.

Inclusions

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Small group ceramics classes
Dedicated Trip Coordinator
Pre-Departure Guide
Trip visa guidance
Personal Travel Concierge
Private Airport Transfer
Choice of accommodation
Certificate of completion
Ongoing local team support
24/7 Global Emergency Line
gWorld access
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Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-85 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Exposing yourself to a foreign culture is by far the greatest (and most fun) method to learn a new skill. Still, we're all human here, and we understand how overwhelming it may be to just throw yourself into it. This trip has been finely prepared to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible before embarking on your way to Florence.

Rest assured, you'll have our full support! Before you leave, you will have the assistance of your Trip Coordinator, and there will be a committed staff on the ground to ensure that all works well and that you never feel awkward or out of place in your new Italian home. 

Arrive in Florence with absolute certainty that you will be well ahead of any other visitor seeking a foreign European venture. With everything else taken care of, you can just unwind and get straight into the experience. Your course is located right in the heart of central Florence and comprises of 3 lessons per week (3 hours each), for a duration of 2-4 weeks. 

Each class will be made up of a small number of students to ensure individual attention and an opportunity for everyone to integrate and share this once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience. Classes will be taught in Italian and interpreted in English for the class. When your lesson is finished for the day, you may go out and enjoy the vibrant city, making it your home away from home. Some teaching materials are not included and will need to be paid to the studio directly. 

A trip like this is fantastic for your resume/CV, for your personal growth and development, and for the world as you form lifetime connections and open yourself to new cultures and diversity.

Requirements 

18-85

What extra costs will I have? 

Some teaching materials, flights, transportation costs, meals, travel insurance, souvenirs, daily subsistence, tourist tax & spending money.

Accommodation

You’ll have a choice between a single or double room – each with en suite bathrooms.

Trip itinerary

Arrival

Arrive in Florence where you will be met by a transfer team waiting to collect you and take you to your accommodation for the duration of your course. Should you have a few days between your arrival and the start of the course, make use of this time to get to know the new city on your doorstep and introduce yourself to your new classmates! Florence is truly magnificent, so start exploring right away! 

Day 1 (Monday) & Ongoing

Find yourself a nice spot for breakfast, maybe even choose to go with your new classmates! Fuel up on croissants, crepes and out-of-this-world coffee before you head out to discover more of this beautiful city.  Your time in Florence is pretty much yours to design, so long as you’re back for your 3-hour Ceramics class (taking place 3 times a week). After this though, you’re free again to explore the city in all its majesty. Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, is fascinating, captivating, and downright tempting. It is a place to feed on world-class art and delectable Tuscan delicacies. You'll be spoilt for choice with things to do and places to visit.  We'll constantly keep in touch with you throughout your stay. If you need advice or support at any point during your trip, our team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Don't forget you can jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/7 emergency support line for urgent matters.

Why choose us

Our Study trips are designed to get you set up in your new life overseas – learning new skills from the locals – as smoothly as possible. Our goal is to save you time, money, and stress while eliminating the risk of returning home early. Here’s how we do it: 

We’re with you from the moment you get started. You’ll be assigned a dedicated Trip Coordinator. They’ll guide you through the next steps and answer all your questions. They’ll also help you with the pesky visa. No guesswork – only the right paperwork, approved the first time, in your hands before you leave. 

Your Personal Travel Concierge will help with flights, insurance, visas, and any add-ons you’d like for your trip. These are real humans too – no robots here. 

Once you land in Italy our local team will be waiting for you at the airport. You’ll be taken straight to your initial accommodation in Florence. 

But our support doesn’t end there. We’ll be in touch during your trip to make sure everything is going smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns we’re one quick message, DM, email, or carrier pigeon away. 

Our team is well travelled so you can rely on our experience. We’re with you every step of the way. 

Join 80,000+ travellers – giving us 10,000+ 4 & 5 star reviews – by choosing Global to make your travel dreams come true. 

Most travellers book their trip 6-12 months in advance. Dates are flexible, but spaces are limited. So if you’re serious about studying in Italy, don’t delay. 

With our Book Now, Decide Later feature, you can get started with a small deposit today, and take a full year to choose your dates. 

We’ll take over from there, helping you with visas, flights, accommodation, and setting you up with our partner in Italy. 

This is the trip for you if you’re after the ultimate learning experience in Italy, complete with everything you need and 24/7 support.

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Why Study

The main purpose of this trip is to help you develop the tricks and techniques used by world-renowned  ceramic artists to perfect their craft, so you can perfect yours, too. 

If you’re keen to become a self-employed ceramicist, chase a Master of Fine Arts, or you just want to learn some more techniques to spice up your pottery, there’s no better place to do it than in the cultural and artistic heart of Italy. 

Florence is well known around the world for its generations of artistic heritage. Something you’ll be able to learn from on this trip. 

You’ll learn from top professors about the techniques of ceramic art. Including decoration, how to use a potter’s wheel, moulding, painting, and how to use a kiln.

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Frequently asked questions

Why go with Global Work & Travel?

As the world’s leading gap-year and "work & travel" company, we provide a premium service for Global Travellers. Choose from a variety of awesome experiences worldwide. We assist with visas, pre-departure, flights, insurance, and tours. Our cool tech features support you throughout the journey. As a Global Traveller, access gWorld, our personalized app. Keep important documents and trip details handy. Enjoy exclusive Marketplace deals, a social network, language learning, side trips, meet-ups, and more. It's like all your favorite apps merged into one, but better! Our support doesn't stop there. With a 24/7 emergency team, 90+ staff, and ongoing assistance, we ensure you feel like a local. Join the 80,000+ Global Travellers who have turned their travel dreams into reality with us. We proudly boast the most & best reviews in the biz!

Are flights & insurance included?

While we would love to include flights and insurance in our trip packages, it is not feasible to have a fixed price due to the diverse destinations, trip durations, and individual coverage needs of our travellers from around the globe. However, once you register for the trip, we will assign you a dedicated Travel Concierge. They will work closely with you to arrange the ideal flights and insurance tailored to your specific adventure. Rest assured, our team is here to ensure you have a smooth and hassle-free travel experience from start to finish!

How do I choose the right study trip?

With so many incredible options, we understand that selecting the perfect study trip can be tricky. That's why we recommend booking your favourite one, and your dedicated Trip Coordinator will guide you through the project details. They will consider your interests, goals, and desired outcome for the trip. If we find another trip that better suits your preferences, we can easily swap you over to ensure you have the ideal study experience. Rest assured, we're here to help you find the right fit!

How does accommodation work?

You will be provided clean, comfortable, and safe accommodation for the entire duration of your study experience! Depending on the specific trip, the accommodation will either be on-site or conveniently located near the course location for your ease and convenience. You can focus on your studies and enjoy a worry-free and fun stay during your exciting journey with us.

Do I need any prior experience for a study trip?

Most of our study trips are designed to cater to participants of all abilities and levels of experience. You can confidently join our program without any previous background or expertise. Our courses are structured to provide a valuable and enriching learning experience for everyone, ensuring you can make the most out of your study trip adventure, and go home with a new or developed skill!

What is the typical group size I'll be studying with?

The group sizes for our study trips typically range from 4 to 12 people, with variations depending on the specific trip. Most of our participants are travelling solo and share a common enthusiasm for learning and making new connections. And as our travellers come from various countries worldwide, joining a study trip offers an exceptional opportunity to build a diverse network of friends from all corners of the globe!

Do I get a certificate upon completing the study course?

Absolutely! Upon successfully completing the study course, you will be awarded a certificate to acknowledge your hard work and dedication. This valuable certificate serves as a notable achievement and an impressive addition to your resume. Future employers will recognise your commitment to personal and professional growth, reinforcing your qualifications and enhancing your career prospects. Or, frame it on your wall to show off to family and friends of the epic skill you picked up abroad!

Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better? Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together! But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join. And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

Can I bring my pet along?

At Global Work & Travel, we share a deep love for animals and fully understand the special bond you have with your pet. We recognise the challenges of embarking on a trip without them. Due to travel restrictions, requirements, and limited pet-friendly accommodations among our host organisations, we regretfully cannot facilitate their inclusion in the journey. However, many of our customers choose to entrust their pets to a family member or friend, embark on their adventure, and return home to wagging tails and furry cuddles.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

We know that life can get in the way of travel, so all our trips come with a great deal of flexibility. In most cases, if you cannot travel on your selected date, you can place your trip on hold to deal with whatever is holding you back, and continue in the future without incurring any penalty. You may also have the option of transferring to an entirely different trip and destination as well, or even transferring your trip to a friend or family member. In the event that you need to outright cancel your trip, if you give us 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put toward any other trip that we offer, including tours through third-party providers, as well as holidays through DealsAway.com, and is valid for 2 years from date of issue. As international travel can be complex, your options are based on the progress of your trip organisation and our support team can assist you in finding the best solution for your needs.

How it works

1. Choose a trip style

Find your dream experience & destination, then secure your spot with a flexible & low deposit. Activate your gWorld to unlock some cool perks. Well done! The hardest part’s over!

2. We become friends

Book a time to meet your dedicated Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs of your trip. They’ll be by your side and working behind-the-scenes to pull everything together.

3. Time to go!

We’ll get your tickets, accommodation & transfers ready. Our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared & waiting for your arrival. Get on the plane with no worries!

4. 24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

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