The first year goldsmith program provides basic knowledge to new students, through the practice of drawing and other fundamental techniques. It also provides a first approach to the history of art. The program is structurally linked to the city of Florence and its revolutionary way of understanding drawing and design as principles of all visual art.
The practical subjects, which take place from Monday to Thursday, are complemented by “Paths of sacred art”, a theoretical subject that prepares students for the specificity and creative challenges in the field of sacred art.
During the second year the student begins to deepen the specific techniques and skills of his own laboratory. Starting from a first quarter in which students will deepen three different techniques related to goldsmithing. A consistent number of hours of laboratory and a subject of art history are foreseen which, starting from classical Greek art, will provide a solid cultural basis for a knowledge of the Western artistic tradition.
During the third year the student prepares to start their own artistic activity, concluding the scholastic path. In addition to learning three new techniques and continuing to deepen their skills, they will study a new subject called “artistic entrepreneurship” in which they will learn the basics of conducting their own business as an artist. At the end of the year the student will have time to develop a personal project in which he will apply all the contents and skills acquired during the three years of studies, a sort of thesis that will document his artistic evolution.