In my activity, the teaching methodology part, that I generally carry out in the form of workshops, has being growing more and more. The workshops can last one or more days, they can be monographic or part of a longer and more complete course.
Even the planning of the courses is an interesting creative part for me because I rework my experiences to produce work units and I explore other aspects related to my practice. The skills acquired in almost thirty years of work as a designer and model-maker (i.e. starting from the idea presented in the drawing, to the realization of prototypes for industrial production) and the experimentation – that is the basis for the creation of my contemporary jewellery collections – allow me to enrich the educational offer with more technical or creative aspects. I therefore use metals and waxes or anything specific to the goldsmith modeling sector, or alternative materials, proposing my personal way of processing them.
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The courses can be addressed to inexperienced users or to an audience of competent people, even of different ages. I have had the pleasure and opportunity to explore, in recent years, the creative workshop practice dedicated to children, extending it beyond the jewellery field and with recycled materials (food is also part of materials that are generally thrown away).
I have held courses and workshops at the following schools: Scuola d’Arti e Mestieri in Vicenza (during my long collaboration with it I have taught both the technique of wax modelling for the creation of industrial prototypes, and the creative method with alternative materials, in post-graduate courses, evening courses, daytime courses funded by the European Social Fund); I.T.S. Istituto Tecnico Superiore della Fondazione Cosmo in Padova; For.al-Centro di Formazione Professionale-scuola orafa “V.Melchiorre” in Valenza Po (I have repeatedly carried out interventions on experimental design systems); Unibiz – libera Università di Bolzano – Facoltà di Design e Arti; Naba – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano; secondary public schools; Museums, such as “Mart” in Rovereto, as well as in private events.
1999/2006 Teaching in several courses of “WAX MODELLING” and “CREATIVE PROTOTYPING WORKSHOP WITH ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS”, SAM Scuola D’Arti e Mestieri, Vicenza
2007 “GREEN JEWELS”, Giardini Ingegnoli, Milano (I) ) (4 October)
2008/2013 “EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN SYSTEMS” annual traineeships, For.al –Centro di formazione professionale scuola orafa V.Melchiorre, Valenza Po (AL)
2011 “CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY DESIGN”, Accademia di Belle Arti NABA, Milano
2012 “IN-FORM: CASTING AND MOULDS – EXPERIMENTATION IN CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY”, UNIBZ University, Bolzano
2013 “DELICATI GIOIELLI” , Museo Mart, Rovereto (18 December) one afternoon workshop for Museum visitors related to the exhibition “Progetto Cibo – la forma del gusto” with the creation of jewellery made with berries) ph. Jacopo Salvi
2013/2014 e 2014/2015 Teaching of “WAX MODELLING” for the course “Expert technician for the production/reproduction of artistic artefacts: goldsmith’s workshop technician” I.T.S. Istituto Tecnico Superiore della Fondazione Cosmo di Padova, Scuola di Arti e Mestieri, Vicenza
2016 “HANDCRAFTED JEWELLERY”, Accademia di Belle Arti NABA, Milano, (24 novembre) Ph. the blob studio
2016/2017 “FOODFACE”, Creative workshop with food materials at a secondary school. Ph: the Blob Studio
2017/2018 “ALIMENTARTE”, creative painting workshop with food for children and teens of primary or secondary schools Ph. the blob studio
2018 “BLOB GLASS RING”, workshop for SeVeC in collaboration with Patricia Lamouroux, Chiusa Pesio (CN) (design and experimentation in the creation of a contemporary ring containing glass elements) Ph. the blob studio
2018 “WAX MODELLING”, for the course “The goldsmiths’ ateliers between tradition and innovation”, CPV, Scuola di Arti e Mestieri, Vicenza
2018 “STARRING RING”, CPV, Scuola di Arti e Mestieri, Vicenza (14 June) (The ring in Barbara Uderzo’s experience and a creative-technical laboratory with metal aimed at the creation of a ring) Ph. the blob studio