Summer School 2024
Open Call

Large format 3D printing for natural and circular materials

A unique opportunity of training housed in an historical villa in the heart of Tuscany.

About Our School


A unique opportunity for professional training


weeks of full-immersion training


places available


scholarships for under 30 available

! Applications are accepted until the places are filled but no later than 7 July 2024

SMAC Summer School Calendar for 2024

Sunday 21 July: welcome and accommodation

From Monday 22 July to Friday 02 August

A total of 36 hours of theoretical and 48 hours of practical activity

Three hours of theoretical lessons every morning will be followed by a four hours practical workshop in the afternoon.

The morning lessons will be given by different experts and professionals.

Saturday 03 August

Open School – the school will open its doors to the public and display the results of the week’s course and meet the interested companies .


Schedule 2024

Theory and practice, together

SMAC Summer School offers highly-specialized professional training which brings together theory and practice to meet the technological and environmental challenges of today’s ever-changing sector.

The course aims to provide the competences which will be essential for anyone working in the additive manufacturing sector, whether they be designers or craftsmen, with variations offered for the artistic, architectural and design fields. Aswell as exploring and experimenting with modelling software and digital acquisition techniques, students will gain hands-on experience of state-of-the-art hardware.

SMAC is a multi-disciplinary school which offers a unique opportunity to share professional knowledge and experience.

3D printing as a productive process for the circular economy.

Using sustainable printing materials from the circular economy is of great importance to us.

We aim to show how production strategies based on digital manufacturing tools and a new concept of “a decentralized productive network” represent a valid alternative to linear and centralized production.

Among our sponsors we have some of the protagonists of the innovation of the Italian circular economy.

Why choose Coreglia Antelminelli?

As early as 1883, Coreglia was home to an innovative School of “Design and Plastics” created to equip locals with the knowledge and skills they would need to work as “figurinai”, or statuette sculptors, across the globe.

Its founder, Sir Carlo Vanni, came from a family of figure-painters and entrepreneurs and chose the most highly-skilled local artisans to be the first teachers in his new school. Some of their works are displayed in the current Statuette Museum which is housed in a villa donated by Vanni himself.

The museum, which is truly one of a kind, bears testimony to the phenomenon of plaster sculpture and its links to the emigration from the area around the Serchio Valley which began in the 1600s and continues to the present day. Visitors can admire eighteenth-century statuettes of cats, busts of historical or literary figures as well as copies of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures.

Our Partners

SMAC is possible thank to our important sponsor and partners


Scientific Partners

Social Partners

under the patronage of

Comune di
Coreglia Antelminelli

Info and or Application form

The course is open to craftsmen or graduate students from design, art, engineering or architecture faculties. It is a two-week full-time intensive training held in person (not online) that allows students to immerse themselves in theoretical activities. They can develop and apply their skills in the additive manufacturing sector, using materials from a circular economy supply chain or natural materials.

Applications are accepted until the places are filled but no later than 7 July 2024

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