Jewelry

Courses

  • Master Course
  • One-Year/Semester Course
  • Art Short Course
  • Summer Intensive Course
  • Inquiry
 

Master Course (One-year / Semester)

Curriculum
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    • Jewelry Making
      Advanced Jewelry Making
      Advanced Jewelry Creative Making
      Advanced Jewelry Casting Technology
      Fine Jewelry Portfolio
      Diploma Project

      Stone Setting

      Advanced Jewelry Casting Technology
      Advanced Stone Setting
      Advanced Jewelry Making
      Fine Jewelry Portfolio
      Diploma Project

      Jewelry Etching and Brattishing

      Advanced Jewelry Etching
      Advanced Jewelry Casting Technology
      Advanced Jewelry Projects
      Fine Jewelry Portfolio
      Diploma project

      Jewelry Design

      Advanced Jewelry Design I
      Advanced Jewelry Design II
      Fine Jewelry Portfolio
      Jewelry Drawing
      Independent study in Jewelry Design
      Diploma project


      *Curriculum would be changed without prior notice.
Course Schedule
One-Year program
    September 4, 2017 - April 27, 2018
    January 15, 2018 - July 27, 2018
    September 3, 2018 - April 26, 2019

    Semester program
      September 4, 2017 - December 15, 2017
      January 15, 2018 - April 27, 2018
      September 3, 2018 - December 14, 2018
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Master program is designed to provide students an opportunity to achieve the highest personal and professional accomplishment in the Jewelry field. The curriculum provides a broad exposure to techniques, expands knowledge of applied design, and strengthens perceptual and philosophical concepts and expression. Students are encouraged to experiment with any techniques and materials that will support their project. Technical areas of study offered are: soldering, sheet fabrication, raising, stretching, forging, repousse, die-forming, casting, stone setting, tool making, metal finishing, chemical patination, titanium and aluminum anodizing, photo etching, metal inlay, roller printing, silver plating, working with plastics, and incisione. The jewelry studios are equipped with a wide array of tools for lapidary, enameling, forging, casting and electroforming work; the machinist room has lathers, saws, mills, and grinding and polishing machines. Master students are assigned a private workspace. Before graduating, students are expected to demonstrate that they have developed their technical skills in areas that support their specific artistic direction. Professional development opportunities for Master students include: developing portfolios; encouragement to enter national exhibitions and competitions; and seminars devoted to resume writing, career planning, and teaching skills. The students in Master course focus on Jewelry Making, Stone Setting, Incisione and brattishing and Jewelry Design.
 

One-Year / Semester Course

Curriculum
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    • Jewelry
      Art History
      Color Theory
      Three Dimentional Design
      Foundation Drawing and Painting
      Introduction to Art
      Jewelry Making
      Stone Setting
      Incisione (engraving)
      Jewelry Design
      Developing Successful Portfolio

      *Curriculum would be changed without prior notice.
Course Schedule
    One-Year program
      September 4, 2017 - April 27, 2018
      January 15, 2018 - July 27, 2018
      September 3, 2018 - April 26, 2019

      Semester program
        September 4, 2017 - December 15, 2017
        January 15, 2018 - April 27, 2018
        September 3, 2018 - December 14, 2018
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The Jewelry Art classes focus on either the production techniques or design
 skills that are necessary to succeed as a designer/goldsmith.
・Through our programs and customized instructions - according to each
 participant’s level and goal - we encourage students to explore and develop
 their own expressive style, elaborating self-directed projects and research.
・Projects encompass conventional formats, such as brooches, rings and
 earrings, as well as experimental designs, both wearable and non-wearable.
・You will also be introduced to business practice, necessary to start up your
 new professional career.

In the Jewelry Making course, you will discover and learn how to translate your
 inner creativity and conceptual style into three-dimensional forms to create
 unique objects.
You will master a variety of techniques, including: sawing, filing, soldering,
 casting, forging and stone setting. Moreover, we offer you the unique chance
 to learn the traditional art of “Incisione” (Florentine-style engraving).
Your study will not be limited to metal and other traditional materials, but can
 also incorporate items such as beads, plastics, glass and found objects into
 your works.

In the Jewelry Design course you will be introduced to graphical representation    techniques of jewels and gemstones, learning effectively how to merge
 aesthetics with functionality.
Firstly, you will be introduced to hand-sketching techniques, and then develop
 your personal project through the use of professional software, exploring your aesthetic sense and originality. Hence, your body of work will evolve from your
 own ideas and research.
The curriculum addresses many topics, including: the study of the light refraction,
 color theory, technical drawing, perspective drawing, gemology, etc.

One-year course

This course offers a comprehensive and accelerated program, giving a unique opportunity to acquire a wide range of knowledge and techniques related to your field of study.
 Along with practical classes of your major subject - combined with challenging homework and assignments – our Basic Art Lessons will provide you with fundamentals of arts and design.
 Furthermore, you will broaden and enrich your artistic experience - looking beyond the borders of your specialty – through our weekly guided Art Visits and monthly Art Stages.
 Through this program, you will not only acquire a solid foundation in your study area, but also develop specific, advanced skills, immersed in a stimulating learning environment. Moreover, you will have the chance to learn basic business practices, to start up you career as young professional. Diplomas are issued to those who pass the final exam.

  • Course contents:
  • ・Lessons of specialization
  • ・Assistant interpreter during Lessons
  • ・Independent Study
  • ・Guided Art Visits
  • ・Art Stages
  • ・Basic Art Lessons (Art History, Basic Painting, Color theory, 3D Drawing)
Atelier course

The same curriculum as One-year Course, except Basic Art Lessons.

  • ・Lessons of specialization
  • ・Assistant Interpreter during Lessons
  • ・Independent Study
  • ・Guided Art Visits
  • ・Art Stages
 

Art Short Course

Course Schedule
    1 week ~ 4 weeks
    [2017] Mar.13, Apr.10, May 8, Jun.5, Jul.3, Sep.4, Oct.2, Nov.6
    8 weeks
    [2017] Mar.13, Apr.10, May 8, Jun.5, Sep.4, Oct.2, Nov.6
    12 weeks
    [2017] Mar.13, Apr.10, May 8, Sep.4
    16 weeks
    [2017] Sep.4

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The jewelry making technique called open work has been widely used in Florence since time of Renaissances, beginners and it’s one of these techniques that can be only taught here. Main motif is flowers and leaves. With one-month course, beginners can start carving and will be able to complete “bangle” in a month. For those who have previous jewelry making experiences, they eventually complete beautifully glistening crystal and two rings utilizing stone setting on colorful semiprecious stone, others include pendant head, pierce, bracelet and other original work. Even beginners with 2 months course, you can learn from very basics and eventually will be able to make pendant head and broach.
 

Summer Intensive Course

Course Schedule
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The jewelry making technique called open work has been widely used in Florence since time of Renaissances, beginners and it’s one of these techniques that can be only taught here. Main motif is flowers and leaves. With one-month course, beginners can start carving and will be able to complete “bangle” in a month. For those who have previous jewelry making experiences, they eventually complete beautifully glistening crystal and two rings utilizing stone setting on colorful semiprecious stone, others include pendant head, pierce, bracelet and other original work. Even beginners with 2 months course, you can learn from very basics and eventually will be able to make pendant head and broach.

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  • Master Course
  • One-Year/Semester Course
  • Short Course
  • Summer Course
  • Inquiry

Instructors

Prof. BARTALESI (Jewerly Making)
Accademia Riaci jewelry making professor is a main designer at Buccellati and he is an original designer of millennium anniversary bill for the 50,000 Italian Lira (the currency in Italy before the Euro) and he is one of the top Florentine jewelry artisans

Prof. FELICE (Jewerly Design)
After graduating with a diploma of design from the “Accademia di Costume e di Moda” (Academy of Costume and Fashion) in Rome, she started working as 3D designer in several studios and later as freelance, developing high-level experience in the jewelry design area, managing the production process from prototype to product.
In her courses students can learn: development of ideas
- Design and drawing by freehand
- Design and modeling with professional software
- Knowledge of precious stones and precious metals in general
- Drafting technical production schemes 
- Management of production process.

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