JEWELRY MAKING

Courses

  • One-Year Course | Semester Course
  • Master Course
  • Short Course
  • Summer Intensive Course 2021
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One-Year Course ・ Semester Course

Overview

The Jewelry department focus on the production techniques that are necessary to succeed as a 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.

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.


Course Schedule
    ONE-YEAR program
      I. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
      (Winter break: Dec. 21, 2020 - Jan. 8, 2021)
      II. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021
      III. April 26, 2021 - December 17, 2021
      (Summer break: July 26 - Sept. 3)
      IV. September 6, 2021 - April 22, 2022
      (Winter break: Dec. 20, 2020 - Jan. 7, 2021)

      SEMESTER program
        I. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
        II. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
        III. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
        IV. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
        V. January 10, 2022 - April 22, 2022
Language
With English interpreter

 

Master Course

Overview

The Master Course 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.


Course Schedule
One-Year program
    I. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
    (Winter break: Dec. 21, 2020 - Jan. 8, 2021)
    II. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021
    III. April 26, 2021 - December 17, 2021
    (Summer break: July 26 - Sept. 3)
    IV. September 6, 2021 - April 22, 2022
    (Winter break: Dec. 20, 2020 - Jan. 7, 2021)

    Semester program
      I. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      II. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
      III. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
      IV. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
      V. January 10, 2022 - April 22, 2022
Language
With English interpreter

 

Short Course

The jewelry making technique called openwork 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 a 4-week course, beginners can start carving and will be able to complete “bangle”. 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.


Course Schedule
    1 - 2 - 3 weeks:
    every Monday
    4 - 6 - 8 weeks:
    2020: Sep 7, Sep 28, Nov 2, Nov 30
    12 weeks:
    2020: Sep 7
Language
With English interpreter

 

Summer Intensive Course

Note: the "Summer Intensive Course" has the same contents as the "Short Course", but with a double number of lessons. Furthermore, it includes housing and extracurricular activities and services.

Overview

The jewelry making technique called openwork 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 a 4-week course, beginners can start carving and will be able to complete “bangle”. 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 fees include:
  • Enrollment fee
  • Tuition
  • Facility fees (no materials)
  • Orientation
  • Welcome lunch
  • Welcome kit (city map, pen, notebook, file folder, one lunch ticket)
  • Bus tickets
  • Weekly guided art visits:
    students will visit the best sightseeing and historical monuments of the city.
  • Housing: shared apartments – twin room (single room at an extra cost*)
  • Housing utility costs
  • 4 daily meal + 2 coffee/tea/mineral water vouchers a week
  • Cultural activities: once every 2 weeks
    (e.g.: ceramic laboratory visit, antique market visit, Tuscan farmhouse visit, pizza lesson)
  • English interpretation during lessons with the teacher and visits.

Course Schedule
    2021 Schedule
    2 weeks
    May 2 (Sun) – May 15 (Sat)
    May 16 (Sun) – May 29 (Sat)
    May 30 (Sun) – June 12 (Sat)
    June 13 (Sun) – June 26 (Sat)
    June 27 (Sun) – July 10 (Sat)
    July 11 (Sun) – July 24 (Sat)
    July 25 (Sun) – August 7 (Sat)
    August 22 (Sun) – September 4 (Sat)★
    September 5 (Sun) – September 18 (Sat)
    September 19 (Sun) – October 2 (Sat)

    4 weeks
    May 2 (Sun) – May 29 (Sat)
    May 16 (Sun) – June 12 (Sat)
    May 30 (Sun) – June 26 (Sat)
    June 13 (Sun) – July 10 (Sat)
    June 27 (Sun) – July 24 (Sat)
    July 11 (Sun) – August 7 (Sat)
    July 25 (Sun) – September 4 (Sat)★
    September 5 (Sun) – October 2 (Sat)

    6 weeks
    May 2 (Sun) – June 12 (Sat)
    May 16 (Sun) – June 26 (Sat)
    May 30 (Sun) – July 10 (Sat)
    June 13 (Sun) – July 24 (Sat)
    June 27 (Sun) – August 7 (Sat)
    July 25 (Sun) – September 18 (Sat)★

    8 weeks
    May 2 (Sun) – June 26 (Sat)
    May 16 (Sun) – July 10 (Sat)
    May 30 (Sun) – July 24 (Sat)
    June 13 (Sun) – August 7 (Sat)
    June 27 (Sun) – September 4 (Sat)★
    July 25 (Sun) – October 2 (Sat)★

    12 weeks
    May 2 (Sun) – July 24 (Sat)
    May 30 (Sun) – September 4 (Sat)★

    only the following subjects: Painting and Drawing, Jewelry Making, Art History, Italian Home Cooking, Gelato Course, Italian language.
Language
With English interpreter

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Teacher

Prof. BARTALESI

Accademia Riaci jewelry making professor is a well-known goldsmith, winner of the competition “Millennium anniversary bill for the 50,000 Lira banknote” (the “Lira” was the currency in Italy before adopting the “Euro”).

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Jewelry Making