Course of jewellery and design

The school offers the combination of the jewellery design and technical drawing course with the jewellery-making course and practice in the various goldsmith techniques.

Students during jewellery courses

Jewellery making course

Characteristics and behaviour of metal during working.
Constructing a piece of jewellery: components and combination for joining the parts. Hot and cold wax modelling and execution based on the drawings and models: rings with different kinds of shanks and preparation of the relative collets, earrings and pendants with jointed clasps, construction of hinged joints, tunnelled pins and two-pin clasps.
Finishing the executed pieces, smoothing, dressing, polishing and enhancing techniques. Practical exercises in stone-setting and engraving and introductory lessons in precision casting.

Jewellery design course

The course emphasizes the technical aspect of the training needed to properly set-up a project.
Technical drawing, mixed graphic illustration techniques, volumes and surfaces of metals, colour combinations and colouring of the various kinds of stones.
Clasps, joints, articulations, mechanisms, assembly and joining systems.
Designing a parure: necklace, earrings, brooch, bracelet and ring.
The projects include the examination and selection of materials and of a decorative technique.
The course objective is to fashion clear and executable models.

A student happy with the final results

Course price

Duration No. hours Weeks Price
Three-month 240 + 96 12 € 4650
Extension 80 + 32 4 € 1450
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Ancient goldsmith workshop

Goldsmith workshops and artistic training

Many Florentine artists of the Renaissance received part of their training in goldsmith workshops. Just to name a few, Ghiberti grew up in his father’s goldsmith workshop and, more or less in the same period, Brunelleschi, Donatello and Luca della Robbia were receiving training in this art.

Image:
Goldsmith workshop, from "De spherae"
(1480-1490)