JEWELRY MAKING & JEWELRY DESIGN

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  • Master Course
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One-Year Course ・ 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 may change without prior notice.
Course Schedule
    ONE-YEAR program
      I. January 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020
      II. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)
      III. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
      (Christmas break: Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021)
      IV. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021

      SEMESTER program
        I. January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020
        II. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
        III. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
        IV. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
        V. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
        VI. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
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The Jewelry department focus on either the production techniques or design kills 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.
・Students will also be introduced to business practice, necessary to start up their new professional career.

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

In the Jewelry Design course, students will be introduced to graphical representation techniques of jewels and gemstones, learning effectively how to merge aesthetics with functionality. First, students will be introduced to hand-sketching techniques, and then develop their personal projects through the use of professional software, exploring their own aesthetic sense and originality. The curriculum addresses many topics, including the study of the light refraction, color theory, technical drawing, perspective drawing, gemology.

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 the chosen field of study. Along with practical classes of the major subject - combined with challenging homework and assignments – our Basic Italian Art Lessons will provide students with the fundamentals of Italian arts and design. Furthermore, students will broaden and enrich their artistic experience - looking beyond the borders of your specialty – through our weekly guided Art Visits and monthly Art Stages.
Through this program, students will not only acquire a solid foundation in their study area but also they will develop specific and advanced skills, immersed in a stimulating learning environment. Moreover, they will have the chance to learn basic business practices, to start up their career as young professionals. Diploma certificates are issued to those who pass a final exam.

 

Master Course

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
    I. January 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020
    II. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
    (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)
    III. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
    (Christmas break: Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021)
    IV. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021

    Semester program
      I. January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020
      II. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
      III. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      IV. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
      V. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
      VI. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
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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 many 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 engraving (Italian "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.
 

Art Short Course

Course Schedule
    1 - 2 - 3 weeks:
    every Monday
    4 - 6 - 8 weeks:
    2019: Sep 23, Oct 18, Nov 18
    2020: Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 9, Apr 6, May 4, Jun 1
    Jun 29, Sep 7, Sep 28, Nov 2, Nov 30
    12 weeks:
    2020: Jan 13, May 4, Jun 1, Sep 7
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Jewelry Making

The jewelry making technique called open work has been widely used in Florence since the time of Renaissances, beginners and it’s one of these techniques that can be only taught here. The 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.

Jewelry Design

BASIC GEOMETRY AND REPRESENTATION - Two-dimensional representation of objects: orthogonal projections - Dimensional representation of objects: three-dimensional view - Exercise of simple shapes - Geometry applied to the jewel (drawing with drawing instruments) - Representation of rings, earrings, brooches, pendants, bangles and necklaces rigid - Geometry applied to the jewel (representation of freehand drawing from life) - Exercise of forms of jewelry
TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATION (markers, crayons, tempera) - Representation of precious metals (gold, silver, platinum) surfaces: flat-convex, concave, convex, foil, cylinders, etc. - Representation of precious stones cut: cabochon or faceted - Representation of pearls - Representation of diamonds - Representation of glazes - Object representation of embedding techniques; - Representation of surface finishing techniques: hammering, diamond, satin
PHASES OF DESIGN - Project concept - Study sketches - Technical drawings - Table shown - Photoshop

 

2020 Summer Intensive Course

Course Schedule
    2020 Schedule

    2 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – May 16 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – May 30 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    July 12 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    August 16 (Sun) – August 29 (Sat)
    September 6 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)

    4 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – May 30 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    July 12 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)

    6 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    July 12 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)

    8 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – August 29 (Sat)
    July 12 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)

    12 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)
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The Summer Intensive Course has the same contents of the Art Short Course, but with a double number of lessons.

Jewelry Making

The jewelry making technique called open work has been widely used in Florence since the time of Renaissances, beginners and it’s one of these techniques that can be only taught here. The 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.

Jewelry Design

BASIC GEOMETRY AND REPRESENTATION - Two-dimensional representation of objects: orthogonal projections - Dimensional representation of objects: three-dimensional view - Exercise of simple shapes - Geometry applied to the jewel (drawing with drawing instruments) - Representation of rings, earrings, brooches, pendants, bangles and necklaces rigid - Geometry applied to the jewel (representation of freehand drawing from life) - Exercise of forms of jewelry
TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATION (markers, crayons, tempera) - Representation of precious metals (gold, silver, platinum) surfaces: flat-convex, concave, convex, foil, cylinders, etc. - Representation of precious stones cut: cabochon or faceted - Representation of pearls - Representation of diamonds - Representation of glazes - Object representation of embedding techniques; - Representation of surface finishing techniques: hammering, diamond, satin
PHASES OF DESIGN - Project concept - Study sketches - Technical drawings - Table shown - Photoshop

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