Jewelry course aimed at those who want to start and get a solid training in the traditional craft of jewelry making. Also for those who want to deepen and / or increase their skills.
Civilization and perhaps humanity itself was born from fire, and this from the rubbing of two pieces of wood. Lighting the fire symbolizes creation par excellence.
The name “Sacador de fuego” refers to the act of pulling the pieces out of the fire. The Sacador de Fuego is a person who elaborates, develops and finishes a piece of jewelry. He is a model maker, caster, gem setter and goldsmith. He has a broad knowledge of the basic and related techniques of jewelry making.
The initiation to jewelry is of great importance, it is the foundation on which a good development of this art is built. It requires fostering awareness with intention to achieve a dialogue between the metal and our hands. The course will include a series of exercises that will give the student this important beginning.
The course is a continuous and combined program of Prototyping or Modelmaker, in which different types of exercises are developed and elaborated.
Learn the basic techniques of jewelry making and becoming initiated in techniques such as Lost Wax Casting, Wax Modeling, Stone setting, Silversmithing, Constructing Tools, Forging, Anticlastic, Chasing and Repoussé , Engraving, Mokume Gane, Mokujama, Kum Boo, Technical Textiles in Metal.
You work in a common space and your development is guided individually. The teacher indicates the exercise to be performed and supervises each of the steps you take with your hands, with the intention of leading you correctly towards the objective of the exercise. Once the exercise is completed, you move on to the next one. In this way, although there is an estimated time of execution of each exercise, you will be the one who sets the pace of progress throughout the course.
In addition to the hours of classes, you can come to the workshop to work 4 hours a week, either to advance with the exercises of the course or when you are ready, to start making your pieces. These free workshop hours are not classes, it is a space and time that is given to you so that you can face little by little to work without indications and guides and to gain confidence.
The proposed exercises are structured to introduce you to the techniques of jewelry making. We start from the philosophy that you are at the beginning of the process and we ask for an attitude of absolute confidence towards the person who is guiding you in each of the exercises suggested in the program; the techniques of jewelry construction are introduced through these and they advance in difficulty so that little by little you acquire the ability with your hands and the mastery of the metal.
In this second part of the training, the exercises are semi-structured. This means that the person who is guiding your development will start to give you some freedom. You will be put in a practical situation so that you can start looking for your own way of doing things, so that you can question the teacher and start making proposals in the development of the exercises. The dialogue between you and the teacher opens up, you begin to propose and to listen to yourself, to have more confidence, to establish a dialogue between your hands and your intention, in this way you begin to walk towards the expression of your own style.
Finally, we enter the unstructured phase of the course. The exercises are freer, you can choose, experiment and you are accompanied to find where you feel comfortable, to be aware of your feeling, to define your attitude, you are encouraged to be consistent in defending your work and your style proposal.
● Jewellery history
● Tools and workshop equipment
● Rolling and drawing out techniques
● Cutting techniques: cut, saw, file, sand, drill and mill.
● Soldering techniques
● Finishing techniques
● Constructing volumes with precision: triangular prism, cylinder, cube.
● Development of a hollow ring
● Lace and Invisible soldering
● Wax modelling
● Lost Wax Casting
● Alternative casting techniques.
● Chasing / Repoussé
● Hand Engraving
● Textile Techniques: crochet, basketry, macramé
● Stone Setting
● Metal Forming: Anticlastic & Synclastic
● Planning a collection.
Classes are from September to July.
You can start the course at any time of the year, the weeks are counted from the date of the beginning of the course.
Christmas Holidays, Easter week and Summer Holidays (from July 28th to September 17th) is closed.
Duration and Price:
The complete course (4 modules of Contents) is divided into 4 quaterly of 14 weeks each attending 4 classes per week; 8 quaterly attending 2 classes per week.
It is renewed quaterly by quaterly.
OPTION A – 4 CLASSES PER WEEK (4 hours each)
16 hours of classes + 4 hours of free workshop per week
TOTAL QUATERLY (14 WEEKS) : 224 hours of class + 56 hours of free workshop.
Price per quaterly: 2.800 €.
Payment: Reservation of place 790 € + 3 monthly payments of 670€.
*Material not included (Cost is aprox. 220€) Once you have finished the inscription, we will send you the material list with options where you can buy it in Barcelona.
OPTION B – 2 CLASSES PER WEEK (4 hours each)
8 hours of classes + 4 hours of free workshop per week
TOTAL QUATERLY (14 WEEKS) : 112 hours of class + 56 hours of free workshop.
Price per quaterly: 1.400 €.
Payment: Reservation of place 500 € + 3 monthly payments of 300€
*Material not included (Cost is aprox 220€) Once you have finished the inscription, we will send you the material list with options where you can buy it in Barcelona.
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You can choose the combination of schedules you prefer, subject to availability.
From Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm. and 4 pm to 8 pm.
Maximum 10 students per group.
Places are only reserved upon receipt of payment.
Classes are in Spanish or English.