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 9 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.
TEACHER: Jaime Díaz
WORKSHOP: Natàlia Paradell
Next course start date: September 12, 2022.
Classes are from September to July. August is closed for vacations.
You can start the course at any time of the year, the weeks are counted from the date of the beginning of the course.
Duration and Price:
OPTION A – QUATERLY – 14 WEEKS
6 hours of classes per week (2 classes of 3 hours)
9 hours of free workshop per week
84 hours of class + 108 hours of free workshop
Price 1 four-month period: 1150 €.
Payment: Reservation of place: 480 € + 3 monthly payments of 250€
OPTION B – QUATERLY – 14 WEEKS
12 hours of classes per week (4 classes of 3 hours)
9 hours of free workshop per week
168 hours of class + 126 hours of free workshop
Price 1 four-month period: 2150 €.
Payment: Reservation of place: 650 € + 3 monthly payments of 500€
24 hours of classes per week -2 WEEKS
No free workshop
For more information on this option see the Jewelry Initiation Intensive Course I, II and III
You can choose the combination of schedules you prefer, subject to availability.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 to 15:00
Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Classes can be taught in English
Maximum 10 students per group.
*Places are only reserved upon receipt of payment.Fix Margin 40