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AGC Workshops

Workshop  /  04 May 2009  -  01 Jun 2009
Published: 24.02.2009
AGC Workshops.
Museo del Bijou di Casalmaggiore
Place
Via Porzio, 9
26041 -  Casalmaggiore
ITALY
Mail:
patriziabonatiE-maillibero.it
tesoriereE-mailagc-it.org
Phone:
++0372460687
Management:
Patrizia Bonati
DEADLINE: 10/04/2009
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Intro
Member of Klimt02.
AGC
presents a project consisting of four courses that provide a technical and professional approach for those operating in the contemporary jewellery field. The lessons will start in May 2009. The courses provide both theoretical and practical lessons in the workshop. Seminars are focused on formal research and refining technology. Each lesson will deepen a specific subject.
The project consists of four courses that provide a technical and professional approach for those operating in the contemporary jewellery field.
It will take place at the Museo del Bijou di Casalmaggiore (Cremona). Promoters of the project are agc, the Italian Contemporary Jewellery Association (www.agc-it.org), the Museo del Bijou in Casalmaggiore (Cremona) (www.museodelbijou.it) and the Municipality of Casalmaggiore (www.comune.casalmaggiore.cr.it). 


> Stefano Zanini - Stone setting

The great tradition of stone setting lives on in a course organized for all those wishing to learn this refined technique. The course will be held with a maximum of 10 participants. A part of the equipment will be provided by the Museum and by agc, the rest will be personal equipment of the participants and will remain the property of each participant at the end of the course.
A good technical level is required in order to take part in the course. Participants will need to bring their own equipment.

Illustration of work equipment and preparation, various methods will be approached including bezel setting, hammer setting, prong settings, crown settings, using sheet or wire, etc..

Equipment to bring:
blades for saws of different sizes: 5/0 - 3/0 - 0/1
bench files: fine / rough
assorted small files: triangular, needle, half round, etc.
monocular lens 10x magnification
caliper
objects (rings, earrings, etc) to be completed with stone setting

Equipment available:
There will be a series of items available on the course provided by the organization. 

Lessons will be held in Italian and English

For further information on materials required, please contact the Lecturer Stefano Zanini +39/43/2294679 


> Giampaolo Babetto: The jewellery project

The aim of the course "geometric jewellery" is to make minimalist, geometric jewellery
With this aim, the first day will be dedicated to the search of inspiration relative to the subject matter.
Jewellery pieces will be made by means of taking photos of architecture, for example, and later extrapolating fragments from these.

Participants are invited to bring their own cameras, drawing material, colours and anything useful for the research activity.

The course will be held with a maximum of 10 participants. Silver and other non-precious metals are included in the cost of the course.
If use of gold is desired by the participant, he/she will need to provide it.
A good technical level is required in order to take part in the course. Participants will need to bring their own equipment.

Personal equipment to bring:
digital camera
drawing paper
colours: pencils, markers, watercolours
gold sheet: optional
assorted files: triangle, needle, half round, etc.
blades for saws of different sizes
pliers of different types

Lessons will be held in Italian and English 


> Maria Rosa Franzin e Graziano Visintin - Jewellery project and techniques

The course will be developed on the basis of a comparison between industrial techniques present in the Museum objects, an historical analysis of the collection, personal choice on behalf of the participants of an object to be reinterpreted, practical use of proposed techniques, three dimensional construction of a prototype in paper.
At a later stage, making of the piece with goldsmith techniques and application of niello on the finished piece.

The completion of the work will take place in two parts:
-choice of a piece of the collection,
-reworking of the form through the techniques acquired
-construction of a prototype

In the second part:
-introductory lesson to the technique of niello with the different stages of composition of the alloy
-construction in the workshop with the use of precious metal: silver with insertion of niello onto the piece made by the participant

The work will develop in the comparison between the industrial techniques included in the collection of the museum, enamels and coloured resins and Niello techniques used by the Master Mario Pinton and other artists of the School of Padua.

A good technical level is required in order to take part in the course. Participants will need to bring their own equipment.

Available materials (that will be kept by the participant at the end of the course)
Talens set tempera tubes
Marten paint brushes No. 3
Parker black ink
Nib and nib holder
Stabilo pastels various colours
Pencil n 4
Sheets of white Fabriano paper F4
Sheets of different coloured tissue paper
Gold, silver, coloured cardboard
Cutter
Rubber glue
Set square
Adhesive tape

Lessons will be held in Italian and English 


> Michele Zanin - Photography

The course provides the correct approach to the realization of a professional portfolio needed to take part in competitions or publications in the jewellery sector.
In addition to technique lessons of taking photographs with one's own camera, the students will take photographs of their produced jewellery with the equipment provided by the course teacher.


Basic notions of photography: the camera, the film, the digital camera, metering, exposure (time, aperture, ISO sensitivity, exposure factor in macro photography) depth of field.

Technique of taking macro shots and lighting, photography in continuous light and flash light, photo transparencies items: elimination reflections, creating light, with target macro photography with bellows and macro.

Pc elaboration of images, files, jpg, tif, raw images (digital negative), basic function of Photoshop, exposure, image re-elaboration.

Digital Printing in 10x15 cm. and A4, color correction, preparation and printing of captions and descriptive material, editing photos in hard disk and shows progress.

During lessons, students will produce macro images of their jewels, with the equipment made available (digital camera, target macro, bellows, lights flash, Mac, HP photo printer to six colors) 

Lessons will be held in Italian and English

Dates and price

> Stefano Zanini - Stone setting

Period: from 4th to 8th May 2009
Attendance: one week
Shifts and schedules: from Monday to Friday, 9.30 to 12.30 and from 14.30 to 18.30
Duration: 35 hours
Cost: Euro 450,00 (vat included) 


> Giampaolo Babetto: The jewellery project 

Period: from 11th to 15th May, 2009
Attendance: one week
Shifts and schedules: from Monday to Thursday from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 14.30 to 17.30
Duration: 30 hours
Cost: Euro 600,00 (vat included) 


> Maria Rosa Franzin e Graziano Visintin - Jewellery project and techniques

Period: from 23rd to 25th May 2009
Attendance: 3 days
Shifts and schedules: from Saturday to Monday from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 14.30 to 17.30
Duration: 18 hours
Cost: Euro 450,00 (vat included) 


> Michele Zanin - Photography

Period: from 31st may to 1st june
Attendance: 2 days
Shifts and schedules: from Sunday to Monday from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 14.30 to 17.30
Duration: 12 hours
Cost: Euro 200,00 (vat included)


All registrations required by 10th April 2009

Agc members will qualify for a 10% reduction on the total cost 

The total subscription amount includes final exhibition and catalogue. The catalogue images will be made by the photography course students. Participants must fill in the subscription form, make payment and send a receipt of payment and a copy of an identity document to the project manager: 

Patrizia Bonati, 
Via Sicardo 12b - 26100 Cremona, Italy. 

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