Characteristics and behavior of metal during working.
Constructing a piece of jewellery: components and combination for joining the parts. Hot and cold wax modeling and execution based on the drawings and models: rings with different kinds of shanks and preparation of the relative collets, earrings and pendants with jointed clasps, construction of hinged joints, tunneled pins and two-pin clasps.
Finishing the executed pieces, smoothing, dressing, polishing and enhancing techniques. Practical exercises in stone-setting and engraving and introductory lessons in precision casting.
The course emphasizes the technical aspect of the training needed to properly set-up a project.
Technical drawing, mixed graphic illustration techniques, volumes and surfaces of metals, color combinations and coloring of the various kinds of stones.
Clasps, joints, articulations, mechanisms, assembly and joining systems.
Designing a parure: necklace, earrings, brooch, bracelet and ring.
The projects include the examination and selection of materials and of a decorative technique.
The course objective is to fashion clear and executable models.
2019 course prices
|Three-month c.||228+96 hours in 12 weeks||€ 4500|
|Course extension||76+32 hours in 4 weeks||€ 1300|
Notes on the course
With the exception of those attending the one-month jewellery courses, all students who have no knowledge of the elements of technical design must attend 8 hours of technical drawing and design (included in the price).