Chasing and Repoussé: Summer course with Fabrizio Acquafresca

Workshop  /  Making   Technics   ProfessionalPractice   ShortCourses  /  29 Jul 2019  -  02 Aug 2019
Published: 21.02.2019

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The technique of chasing and repoussé involves the process of applying sheet metal (brass, copper, gold, argentium silver, or sterling silver) to a board of pitch, then forming the metal using a hammer and different shapes and sizes of specialized handmade chasing tools. 
Fabrizio Acquafresca has always been dedicated and enthusiastic about sharing his skills and knowledge of this process.

Under the careful guidance of Acquafresca, students will learn chasing and repoussé in the Italian style. Through the proper use of various specialized tools, students will study and implement the classical Italian approach to transforming sheet metal into relief and other works of art. Students will begin with a dragonfly relief but should also come prepared with a jewelry design containing fruit, a floral pattern or an abstract image to realize in metal.

Dates: Monday to Friday -  9 am to 4 pm.
Price: €600 + 22%VAT.
Language: English.
Necessary skills: This course has no prerequisites and is open to students of all levels.

About the teacher:
Fabrizio Acquafresca is an internationally renowned teacher, who comes from a long line of Florentine artisans dating back to the 14th century. The chasing and repoussé technique has been passed down from generation to generation in his family and Fabrizio upholds his family tradition travelling around the world. He has been teaching professionally for twelve years, predominantly in his hometown of Florence, but also abroad in Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States.