Revaluation of hand-made
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Revaluation of hand-made

Updated: Mar 23

The objective of the course of graphic design and visual communication is the formation of a comprehensive understanding of the principles of graphic thinking and the font culture, in both, theoretical and practical dimensions.

Design wine brand for castle near Munich Schloss Tuessling (Germany)

Students learn about different styles and trends in design from traditional graphics products (books, posters, packaging, brands, exhibition design) to works in the field of virtual and media design. An important component of education is an in-depth course of calligraphy, font history and the creation of modern typefaces and logos.

Calligraphic performance "Labirinto di Dante" – Sins vs Virtues (Toscana, Italy)

Museums, libraries, and streets of Florence provide an opportunity to study design in the context of history. Therefore, the program includes elements of unusual items for designers: paleography, epigraphy, archeology, heraldry, and other historical and artistic disciplines. At the same time, current trends are not overlooked.

Сalligraffiti on the wall and calligraphic performance in Lublin (Poland)

A lot of attention is given to experimental typography, graffiti, motion design. Within the framework of the artistic concept of our Academy, a hand-made approach to creating projects is put at the forefront of learning.

Figurative calligraphy and clothing branding for a IT company from San Francisco (USA)

The ability to draw, calligraphic skills, rapid compositional thinking allows for the intelligent use of computer technology to reveal the artist’s intention, and not to constrain oneself with frames and stereotypes.

SonnenTaler. Design for a coin minted by a German castle Kloster Zscheiplitz (Germany)

This approach enables graduates to do creative and exclusive projects, to freely navigate in different directions of modern design and to be competitive in the professional market.

Calligraphic images of Italian cities. Rome (Italy)

Logo and brand for a fish restaurant in Genoa

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The Florence Classical Arts Academy is based in the Villa di Bargioni, a XIXth century Palazzo close to the center of Florence with a large atelier, courtyard and excellent facilities for public and commercial presentations and events.

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Property in Via Galliano


The main warehouse and the oldest body, the “Capannone” from the nineteenth-century was purchased by Bruno Bargioni in the year 1936 to set up his own hats factory, famous for producing hats straw. The industry was developed on the most fashionable hats following the French trend, considered by that time the only country for fashion. 

In the year 1937 was built the current house, connected to the warehouse but making a single body, to move with it all the family, that at that time counted with the two first daughters, Mary and Lora, together with the wife Eriberta, she also very active in the field of producing hats. 


Later on 1947, the small warehouse, the “Capannoncino” was built over the yard to give further vent to the production of hats that was having successes and needed more space. 


In the early seventies the Bargioni family, who was enlarged for the born of two more children of the first generation and the first four grandchildren, move from the residence of Via Galliano and made the first and one of the most important restorations: the whole property becomes the middle school of the neighborhood, all the boys and girls of the zone come to the large rooms for going to school. In the meantime, the “Capannone” becomes a bench of the most company for billboard advertising, very much in vogue by that time, in their work were included also some of the best billboards of Campari. On the other hand, the “Capannoncino” will see the birth of what it will become an important roasting of coffee in the Tuscany area. 

In the 80’s, the school moved, and the main building is transformed in licensing offices for "Caccia e Pesca” and it became an important meeting point for all hunting sports lovers.


In the early years of the new millennium, the Bargioni family made an important and deep restoration of all the property: the “Capannone” is equipped with new foundations and reinforcements for all the supporting pillars of the roof, ceiling beams are individually analyzed to confirm its robustness and the upholstery was totally replaced with wooden boards that is now completely visible; the "Capannoncino" was completely dismantled and reconstructed with a self-supporting structure in iron that eliminates any central pillar and optimizes space ; the “Capannone”  is equipped with internal lift, two facilities for each floor and changing rooms in the structure beyond the courtyard.