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Alchimia courses

Workshop  /  01 Sep 2008  -  01 Sep 2009
Published: 29.09.2008
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Courses for beginners, jewellers who want to learn specific techniques, teachers, professionals and students who need a period of full immersion in another entourage and who want to have new stimulating experience.

BASIC JEWELLERY COURSE 1
Admission requirements:
No exams are required for admission to this course.
The number of students admitted is 10-12.

In the first year the students learn and experiment with the basic techniques necessary for the creation of jewellery. The teachers guide their pupils through this training, as well as the design process, so as to allow the students a gradual technical and creative development. In short, the objective is to equip the students with confidence in the fundamentals of jewellery making, which contribute to the design and subsequent creation of jewellery.

Subjects:
workshop, technical drawing, project, design and technology, wax modeling.

Teachers:

workshop and wax modelling: Orsetta Andreotti
technical drawing: Francesco Andrenelli
project and design : Lucia Massei


ADVANCED JEWELLERY COURSE 2
Admission requirements:
Students are admitted to the course upon presentation of a curriculum with photos illustrating the level of technical preparation. The students' previous work will be discussed by the course tutors. The number of students admitted to the course is 10-12.

In addition to the development and elaboration of advanced jewellery techniques, the second year programme is composed of conceptual exercises designed to provide the students a more liberal understanding of jewellery. These excercises focus the attention on the creative dynamics and their language, thus stimulating the experimentation of individual research and to preserve its vitality.

Lessons of freehand drawing and jewellery history complete the programme.

Subjects:
Conceptual excercises, advanced workshop practice, freehand drawing, jewellery history.

Teachers:
conceptual excercise: Peter Bauhuis 
workshop: Giovanni Martinelli
freehand drawing and jewellery history : Doris Maninger


JEWELLERY COURSE SPECIALIZATION 3:
T
he third year prepares the students for their professional future. This is done with a specific emphasis on creative and intellectual development, as well as the refinement of technical skills. We believe that the best training is performed with the constant support and guidance of a staff of teachers, lead by Manfred Bischoff, who represent the pinnacle of international contemporary jewellery. The essence of our philosophy is an intensive focus placed on aesthetic quality. It is the strength of this aesthetic quality which provides our students the foundation for the expression, the development, and the realization of their own collection. The ideal and tangible complement to the course is represented by the students' participation in numerous qualified national and international exhibitions and fairs.

Teachers:
Design and workshop: Prof.Manfred Bischoff
Assistant lecturer: Doris Maninger
Workshop technique: Giovanni Martinelli
Drawing: Lucia Massei

Admission requirements:
Students are admitted to the course upon presentation of a curriculum with photos illustrating the level of technical preparation. The students' previous work will be discussed by the course tutors. The number of students admitted to the course is 10-12. 


INTENSIVE COURSE

The intensive course is a good solution for those who have limited time to study and experiment in the area of contemporary jewellery. The course is taught on a one-to-one basis. Each student is guided individually to ensure that lessons meet their specific need. Two different types of programmes are offered: technical and conceptual.

Users:
beginners, jewellers who want to learn specific techniques, teachers, professionals and students who need a period of full immersion in another entourage and who want to have new stimulating experiences

Duration:
minimum 2 weeks, maximum 3 months

Technical programs
-Basic Techniques for Beginners
In this course, the student will learn the basic techniques such as: sawing, filing, soldering, hammering and polishing, through exercises creating the first collection of jewellery. In addition to traditional techniques, exercises include the development of creativity and the possibility to experiment with alternative materials.
-Experimentation with materials
This course aims to experiment with and invent different materials. One exercise consists of creating a series of objects that have a the same form but using different materials (for expample, silver, resin, perspex, wood, paper, etc.). Another exercise is to experiment with various surface treatment techniques such as: patina, resin, gold leaf, niello, enamel, pigment. Students can also bring materials that they want to use.
-Textile techniques in metal
In this course, it is possible to create jewellery experimenting with various textile techniques using metal wire. The first part of the course consists of a study of basic techniques such as weaving, crochet, french braid. The second part consists of choosing one or two of the techniques learned to realize final pieces of jewellery.

Conceptual programs
These programs are for students with prior experience in jewellery, and who desire to work on conceptual assignments. This provides them a more liberal understanding and aides in the development of their work. In each of these programs, the first part concentrates on collecting materials, developing ideas and experimenting, and the second part on transforming ideas into a collection of jewellery.
-Impressions of the city
The starting point is Florence. The student observes his surroundings, walking in the streets and collect materials on his personal impressions of the city.
-Five senses
The theme serves as an entrance to a research of new materials, connecting precise significance to each material. The student will work on their creativity choosing the quality that he/she wants to make evident in each of the five senses.
-Found objects
This course takes inspiration from a forgotten object or an object found on the street. The theme will be developed through various ways of confrontation: reproduction, abstraction, contrast, etc.
-Renaissance
The student will choose a work of art visiting museums and churches in Florence and will study it through various aspects. Prior knowlege in Italian art history of the renaissance period is required for this course.

Dates and price

The amounts are subjected to 20% VAT.
Silver and stones are included in the course fee.
Students enrolled on courses may also use the ALCHIMIA artroom, workshop and library outside course hours, during office hours, for the entire duration of the scholastic year.

BASIC JEWELLERY 1

Date: 15.09.2008 to 05.06.2009
Length: 32 weeks : 640 hours
Price: euro 7.700
Course Code: GJ 1


ADVANCED JEWELLERY 2

Date: 15.09.2008 to 05.06.2009
Length: 32 weeks : 672 hours
Price: euro 8.500
Course code: GJ 2 


SPECIALIZATION JEWELLERY 3

Date: 15.09.2008 to 05.06.2009
Length: 32 weeks : 512 hours
Price: euro 10.200
Course Code: GJ 3 


INTENSIVE COURSE

Date: The course is available throughout the year, beginning on Mondays, excluding the month of August. Interested individuals can contact the school directly to inquire about the availability of specific dates.
Time table:
Monday thru Friday, 9.30-13.00/14.00-16.30, 30 hours a week.
Prices:
The maximum number of participants is 5. Materials used during the course excluding gold and precious stones are included in the course fee. In the intensive course, tools are provided by the school. Students are recommended to bring a sketch book for taking notes and drawing.

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