The aim of the summer course in Jewellery Design is to provide students with the know-how and skills to project their idea of a piece and forge it in metal.
The course covers the entire creative process involved in designing and producing a piece of jewellery. First, students focus on the concept, feeding on inspiration from the history of art and the history of jewel-making, and relating this to current trends in the world of Fashion. This is followed by a presentation and illustration of their first ideas, which then moves on to working with the actual material and ends by teaching students how to use the workshop tools and 3D modelling.
The course combines theory with practice in order to fully achieve the programme's objectives.
Practical lessons take place in a jewel-makers workshop, where pieces are made following different working and manufacturing methodologies: molten wax, 3D modelling... Students are then asked to produce a final project that involves a collection of at least three pieces made in the workshop.
The course is targeted towards undergraduates in design, as well as graduates and professionals seeking a new learning experience where they can put their creative skills into practice.
Valentina has spent several years working as a costume designer for an Italian TV firm, while at the same time designing and producing her own fashion collections. Her introduction to the world of jewellery came through costume jewellery. She then qualified in Jewellery Design at the Le Arti Orafe schoo in Florence, Italy. She has been living in Barcelona for 7 years and has her own workshop.
Duration and frequency:
1st of July 2019
Frequency: 4 weeks
Timetable: Monday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.