Bas-relief course in Florence


This is a professional course for students interested in the ancient technique of bas-relief with chisels on pitch. The course for beginners lasts 12 weeks (9 hours per week), advanced courses last 4 or 8 weeks (9 hours per week). Courses start every Monday (except during August); course materials are included. The course programme includes, among others, the following topics:

  • Introduction of ancient tools, materials and metals
  • Creation of working tools
  • Realization of the pitch following the recipe used in the artisan’s workshop (based on Benvenuto Cellini’s 16th century pitch recipe)
  • Drawing development
  • Transfer technique of drawing on metal plate
  • Knowledge of the appropriate plate thickness to use according to the metal used and the developed drawing.
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Our master craftsman uses ancient and historical goldsmith techniques. Students are welcome into his wonderful, contemporary and new exhibition/work space, to learn the ancient skills of goldsmithery. This is a unique opportunity for students to experience these ancient jewellery techniques.

During the courses, students will have the opportunity to live and to learn this unique approach to jewellery. This is a one-to-one course, where the artisan works with one student at a time to completely focus on their individual development and learning; this course can be taught either in Italian or in English.

Starting dates 2018
Januaryevery MondayMayevery MondaySeptemberevery Monday
Februaryevery MondayJuneevery MondayOctoberevery Monday
Marchevery MondayJulyevery MondayNovemberevery Monday
Aprilevery MondayAugustDecemberevery Monday
The school will be closed on the following national holidays: Epiphany (06/01), Easter Monday, Italy Liberation Day (25/04), Workers' Day (01/05), Republic Day (02/06), Ferragosto (15/08), All Saints (01/11), Immaculate Conception (8/12), Christmas holidays and New Year.

General course conditions

What do our fees include?

Our price includes 108 lessons, course materials, booking managing and certificate of attendance.

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Once you have chosen your course in Italy, please add it to your cart and go to the enrollment form. We will  process your application as soon as we get your deposit (150€). Once your request has been approved, we will send you your booking confirmation and balance.

Course fees

12 weeks

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Additional information
Location type:

Florence city centre.

Course materials:

Included in course fees.

Length of lessons:

60 minutes.


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