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.
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.
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.
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.