Summer Course in Experimental Jewellery Design
The Summer Course in Experimental Jewellery Design provides students with a specific methodology, teaching them how to think up, define, represent and materialize a new jewellery item concept.
Jewellery is evolving. Could it find a purpose beyond decoration? Jewellery is an accessory in our outfit. It represents us, what we want or a statement we wish to make.
The course explores jewellery in great depth, starting with the history, analysing trends in fields such as product or fashion design, learning about materials, volumes and morphologies, and applying the design thinking method throughout the process.
Project of the Summer Course in Experimental Jewellery Design
– To study the evolution of jewellery throughout history.
– To study current trends in various fields of fashion and product design.
– To work on different methodologies of design thinking.
– To analyse the various materials that will be used to make our piece of jewellery: fabric, cardboard, paper, plastic sheets, wood.
– To study volume and complex morphologies.
– To develop a comprehensive design process encompassing everything from research to prototyping.
– To study RhinoGold software so as to be able to complete a second project that can be printed in 3D.
The Experimental Jewellery Design course is divided into two parts:
– The first two weeks focus on the design process. Various methodologies are developed to identify good ideas and how to transform these into a specific project related to the world of jewellery. Various materials are suggested (fabric, plastic, wood, etc.). The design process involves providing a new twist to the function of a piece of jewellery. A brief is proposed that is related to a specific institution, character or space and a piece of jewellery is designed for an external person.
– RhinoGold software is introduced in the last two weeks in order to make a digital ring and be able to print it in 3D. Following the methodology used in the first two weeks to define new concepts, the idea in this case is to make a ring that can be produced by a 3D printer. Various classes will be given with the RhinoGold program in order to produce a file that can be used by a 3D printer.
The course is aimed at both design students and graduates, or professionals who want to undergo a new training experience in which they can put their creative skills into practice within the world of jewellery.
A CV and cover letter will be required for registration. If any one of the admission requirements is not met, the school will evaluate each case individually, reserving the right to call the applicant in to the school for a personal interview.
Ana has a degree in Fine Arts by the Polytechnic University in Valencia (1987-1992) and holds a MA in Industrial Design by the Central Saint Martins School of Arts and Design in London 1992 – 1994 (she was awarded with a scholarship by the IMPIVA). Between 1996-1999 she collaborated with architect Oscar Tusquets. Ana has led workshops and has given lectures in international schools, universities and institutions.
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