Accademia Arti Orafe di Roma
Accademia delle Arti Orafe (Academy of Gold Arts) was founded in 1983 by Salvatore Gerardi. It’s the first Roman school of gold and it’s placed in Via della Purificazione, between the Spanish Steps ant the Trevi Fountain. In this workshop you can learn the ancient art of gold through a practical teaching, that will allow you to use tools, techniques and trade secrets since the first lesson: melting, using leaf, wire drawing, welding, smoothing, bleaching, buffing. In few lessons you’ll manage to create a jewel.
At the end of the first year you’ll be able to create every type of jewel. The plus is that you’ll manage to apply processing techniques, from construction to chisel, from modeling wax to precious stones setting. If you need a further specialization, the school organizes an improver course year based on study and production of ancient jewels and their restoration. Many students, at the end of the courses, work in craftsmanship and some of them have created new brands; many others have been hired by Italian and international high jewelry brands.
The academy organizes courses during the morning, afternoon and evening so students can choose the time slot. If you cannot attend classes, the academy allows you to attend multimedia classes on techniques and processing of jewels. There are 6/8 month courses and you can enrol in every period of the year, but it’s limited number. You can enrol through this form.