Jewellery courses at Metallo Nobile - trade school for jewellery crafting and design
Jewellery crafting. Handwork and metalworking techniques for creating jewellery.
Specialist workshops and courses with expert florentine teacher.
For further information visit the site www.metallo-nobile.com
- Bon fresco.
- Imitation fresco.
- Shiny stucco and encaustic.
- On tile.
- On alternative support.
- On canvas (self-detaching).
- Strappo (conservation technique).
- Use of coloured pencils and pastels technique.
- Use of normal and oily temperas.
- Use of oil-colours for glazing and printing painting.
- Copies of Old Masters to practise these techniques, with special attention to fourteenth-century tempera on board and gold ground techniques.
- Landscape oil painting from life.
- Acquisition of manual skill.
- Execution of a copy (from Masters of various periods) of a facial detail using the squaring technique and employing pencil, red chalk, sepia and charcoal.
- Use of the chiaroscuro technique to emphasise volume.
- Execution of a copy without squaring, using only the median and diagonal co-ordinates to divide the composition.
- Imitation of Old Master landscapes, on small-size paper using pen and ink, ballpoint pen and felt pen.
- Drawing from life.
- Chiaroscuro hatching using 45° technique or pencil point.
- Enlargement by means of squaring.
- Landscape drawing from life.
- Study of composition, still life and drapery.
- Line drawing practice (charcoal drawing, timed drawing and drawing from memory).
- Choice of the original work and historic contextualisation.
- Analysis of the image.
- Study of materials.
- Preparation of new materials.
- The drawing.
- The application of colour.
- The finish and final effect.
- The ageing process.
- A brief history and introduction into the technique of representing depth pictorially.
- Practise in drawing and painting prospective and creating the atmosphere of a far off object or a landscape.
- Use of various painting techniques: Acrylic and oil painting; Faux painting techniques on marble and wood; A painting project on a free standing panel of canvas or wood.
- The various types of clay; the utensils and their correct use.
- Modelling techniques for sculptures in the round, in low and high relief and "a colombino" (statues which are hollow inside with a uniform thickness).
- Production of imaginative works, using a pre-existent model or a model from life, also using photographic material and anatomical atlas.
- Firing of the work and application of cold varnishes or polychromes, using tempera or oil colours and wax finishing.
- Bronze casting includes the production of an original model in wax.
- The creation of a cast in plaster or silicon gums to reproduce the model, into which the wax is then poured.
- Touching up of the work to prepare it for casting.
- Types of wood and utensils.
- Study and analysis of a bas-relief, followed by the execution of a copy of the entire work or a detail.
- Study and analysis of a sculpture "in the round".
- Copy from life through the creation of a clay model, followed by a reproduction in wood.
- Clay modelling techniques.
- Wheel techniques.
- Colour techniques.
- Glazing techniques.
- Terracotta techniques.
- Enamel firing techniques.
- Notes on the materials used in processing.
- Lessons on ceramic design, concentrating on the colouring of the object.
- Types of stones.
- Utensils and their use.
- The machines for cutting the stones.
- The design.
- Transfer to adhesive paper.
- Gluing of the paper to the stone.
- The cutting.
- The composition of the artefact.
Leather handbag pattern paking and manufacture
- Brief study of the basics of leather working
- Types of leather and tanning
- Pattern making for handbags
- Types of metal accessories
- Production of a bag in fabric to learn the main techniques: models, cutting, lining, inner pockets, bench work, stitching, finishing
Lined leather handbag:
- Choice and analysis of the student’s design
- Concept and creation of the models: bench work, cutting and accessories
- Choice of materials and accessories
- Positioning on the leather
- Techniques of preparation, cutting and stitching of the leather and the lining
- Manufacture of the bag
- The design.
- The quality of the materials.
- Anatomy of the foot.
- Knowledge of the utensils.
- Use of the cutting knife.
- The shape and the heel.
- Base models for the manual method.
- Stitching, assembly and finishing phases.
The program foresees the execution of an inlay with floral motive realized with the traditional technique and performed with use of three veneers through the following phases: preparation of the sketch, assemblage of the woods, cutting with coping saw; assemblage and sanding, glueing with animal glue, cleaning and stuccatura, polishing with shellac buffer.
Inlay with India Ink
Inlay with a classical motive from the 1500s realized with use of two veneers and elaborated again with a fine brush and India ink during the polishing phase.
Realisation of geometric compositions using various veneers. Cutting is done with a wood cutter
Realisation of a piece with a landscape or architectural motive with use of veneerings. The cut is performed with the same technique used for geometric inlay and realized with use of cutter.
Florentine marbled paper
- Decoration of paper with acrylic colour in a bath of vegetable glue and techniques of decoration with special combs.
- Preparation of glues, proportions and resting times.
- Construction of special tools for combing of colour.
- Preparation of colours, dilutions an addition of soaps or waxes for creating different effects.
- Test of colours.
- Methods of spraying colour on the surface of the glue.
- Creation of decorated sheet.
- Use of sheets to decorate objects like albums, boxes, pencils, pen holders, letter holders, and cards.
Antique paper and book restoration
- A brief history of paper.
- Techniques of restoration and conservation.
- Presentation of a project file.
- Individual compilation of a project file.
- Practise doing a restoration project (cleaning, cuts, tears, patches, and techniques of sewing).
- Methods of conservation and creating of a cover (for books).
- Presentation and creation of samples.
A minimum of 48 hours course
- Knowledge and care of working tools.
- Types of timber.
- Different type of wood (for the reconstruction of missing parts).
- Organic adhesives and gluing techniques.
- Construction of the missing parts and consolidation of the item of furniture.
- Materials and techniques of polishing and varnishing.
- Complete restoration of a wooden item.
Restoration of paintings
- The concept of restoration, and study of the nature of the painting.
- Practice in preparation of the supports, in accordance with traditional techniques (canvas and board).
- Consolidation techniques.
- Re-framing techniques.
- Techniques of pictorial integration.
- How to design a shop window; the creation of layout drafts and production of a scale model.
- Basic techniques.
- Analysis of the types of shop window.
- Study of the lighting.
- Layout drafts.
- Representation techniques (drawing and colour).
- Modelling and technology of the materials.
- Introduction to the world of design: from the techniques of graphic representation to the characteristics and properties of the materials up to the history and evolution of design.
- Notions of geometrical drawing and graphic representation.
- Organization of a planning process and first conceptual elements of project analysis.
- Technical and graphic representation of a project.
Lo scopo di questo corso è un'introduzione al mondo del design, partendo dalle tecniche di rappresentazione grafica, dalle caratteristiche e proprietà dei materiali, dalla storia ed evoluzione del design.
Sono previste lezioni di disegno geometrico e rappresentazione grafica, ed i primi elementi di analisi progettuale.
Durante il corso lo studente elabora un tema e ne realizza una rappresentazione e grafica e tecnica.
Restoration of gilded works
- Presentation of materials.
- Velinatura (application of a protective film).
- Antiparasitic treatment.
- Old priming consolidation.
- Old lacquer consolidation.
- Imitation supplemental treatments.
Gold leaf gilding
- Gilding techniques: guazzo and missione gilding.
- Use of rabbit and fish glues.
- Bologna gesso.
- Bole: technical features.
- Mecca (special alcohol-based varnish).
- Burnished gold and film-coated gold.
- Gold and silver ageing techniques.
- Technique for making book and binder covers for albums and diaries etc.
- Creating objects using different techniques.
- Colour shaded paper.
- Antique effect.
- Sand and different materials.
- Closure techniques.
- Creating decorated cards and envelopes.
Lampen und Laternen im Florentinischen Stil
- Glasschneiden (Verwendung von Glasschneidern)
- Stanzen und Prägen von Messingstäben (Verwendung von Formen)
- Trimmen der Messingstäbe (Verwendung der Schere)
- Schweißen (Verwendung von Zinn)
- Montage der Lampe (Verwendung des Lötkolbens)
Paper pattern and making up of skirt
- Technique for taking measurements
- Brief introduction to the sewing machine
- Creation of a paper pattern for a classic, lined skirt using your own measurements
- Positioning of the paper pattern on the cloth and cutting
- Trying on
- Sewing of the skirt with lining. The skirt will be stitched using the tailoring method, while the lining will be stitched using the industrial method
Paper pattern for short-sleeved kimono-style sweater
- Creation of the paper pattern
- Positioning of the paper pattern on the cloth and cutting
- Trying on
- Making up of the top
- The camera: how it is made and how it works
- The correct set-up: analysis of the functions, getting to know the menu and the types of photos that can be taken from automatic to manual for the more experienced.
- The right viewpoint at the right moment: lenses and their various types. Fixed lenses, Telephoto lenses and Zoom. Which to choose based on the situation.
- Rules of composition: time and shutter, composing the scene before taking the picture, focusing , subjects that are not centered and the rule of the third party.
- Understanding light: the best time of day for the best photos, natural light and artificial light, balancing the white, the flash.
- Night photography: settings to use for taking photos at night in order to obtain a sharp image and with special effects.
- The equipment and the accessories: putting together a kit of general use equipment without breaking the bank.