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Le Arti Orafe Informative flash courses

Workshop  /  04 Apr 2011  -  31 Dec 2011
Published: 11.02.2011
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Intro
(...) The school presents a program of very short courses (1 to 3 days), open to all. The contents of these courses are purely technical and provide a demonstration phase by teachers and a phase of experimentation by the students. (...)
The intensive courses are held by the school teaching staff or guest teachers. They are of a prevalently technical content, open to all and they are generally attended by people with professional commitments who cannot attend the long-term courses, students from other schools who needs to improve their skills, former students, craftspeople, goldsmiths, designers. 

Dates and price

The school presents a program of very short courses (1 to 3 days), open to all.
The contents of these courses are purely technical and provide a demonstration phase by teachers and a phase of experimentation by the students.
The courses will start as soon as we reached 5 entries. Interested people should send an e-mail to the school’s secretary with their interest in one or more courses, and wait for further instructions. The enrolment itself and the participation fee will be done at that point.

Alloys melting
Silver and gold alloys composition. Alloy preparation and calculation of the weights of different components; Selection of the crucible of the bracket; Fluxes; Heating; Jet.
duration: 8 hours-1 day
cost: 200 €

Shaping, forging, repoussé
Alteration and deformation of plates and wires; Concave and convex surfaces: round, oval, square, etc.; Forging: edit sheets and wires; Repoussé: create simple designs in relief.
duration: 16 hours-2 days
cost: 320 €

Surface’s decoration 1
Hammering, spots, glazing, sanding, mill’s decorations, hand polishing with burnisher
duration: 8 hours-1 day
cost: 160 €

Surface’s decoration 2
“Pulverization” *, Kum-boo, married metals, inlay, niello
duration: 16 hours-2 days
cost: 250 €

Tubes
Use of different tubes (bezels, hinges, decorative elements). Calculation of the material, shaping, welding, drawing.
duration: 16 hours-2 days
cost: 350 €

Cones and pyramids
Construction of cones and pyramids: the calculation of measures, development of the solid, cutting, filing and welding.
duration: 8 hours-1 day
cost: 200 €

The use of tiny wires
Tubular working crochet, welded plots
duration: 8 hours-1 day
cost: 200 €

Collets for stones
Realization of cylindrical or conical collets for facetted and cabochon stones (round, oval, carré, baguette, triangle, emerald, pear, marquise, moon....
duration: 16 hours-2 days
cost: 400 €

Hollow objects
Realization of a hollow object: pendant or ring
duration: 16 hours-2 days
cost: 350 €

Clasps
Box clasp; side buttons clasp; bayonet, screw pin clasp
duration: 24hours-3 days
cost: 500 €

Wax modelling 1
Hard wax modelling (introduction)
duration: 24hours-3 days
cost: 400 €

Wax modelling 2
Hard wax modelling 2 (intermediate)
duration: 24hours-3 days
cost: 400 €

Traditional works
"Florentine style" ring
duration: 24hours-3 days
cost: 350 €


* “Pulverization”: a technique invented and manufactured for the first time in our school

Candidates should send an email to the school’s secretary, with their data (name, email address, phone number, studies and/or work experience), indicating the courses they are interested. The school will inform interested parties on the timing of completion of the courses, as soon we’ll reach at least 5 accessions.
Only at that point the candidate must complete the enrollment and pay the fee, as per the instruction they will receive by the school.
All prices are subject to VAT 20%

Contents, fees, and calendar at www.artiorafe.it/en/news-home/very-short-courses-2011.html

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