Of the art of jeweling; of the nature of fine jewels and imitation stones; of their bindings, and leaves; of the dyeing of diamonds;
Of the manner of making the mirror, and of many other particular warnings around said jewels

Benvenuto Cellini. Trattato sull'oreficeria, 1565-1567

Bracciale realizzato da studenti LAO

Our courses are dedicated to… To the people who really want be part of them: motivation is the essential requirement to enter this school. Desire, interest and a creative spirit are the ingredients needed to obtain the best from what we have to offer.

LE ARTI ORAFE
JEWELLERY SCHOOL IN FLORENCE

Study, learn, experiment without limits or boundaries

LAO is a place open to the world, to the contributions, to the influence of styles, tendencies and cultures. It is a laboratory where comparison and dialectics are as important as the teaching programme, and the creations as important as the method.

Patience, enthusiasm, intuition and rigour are the ingredients of this jewellery school, this experimental laboratory where the phases of learning and of human actions transform into a creative process which transcends skills and knowledge.

It is a forge of ideas where versatility rhymes with specialization, and where individual needs can be understood and shared.

OUR
TRAINING PROGRAMMES

Jewellery, design, engraving, stone-setting, enamels and CAD

Courses and seminars, also on request, intensive summer courses, weekend courses and more detailed examination of specific subjects.

Courses from 1 to 4 weeks on request for small groups and lessons on particular subjects

students

Imagination. Curiosity. Creativity. Art.

Patience, enthusiasm, intuition and rigourare the ingredients of this jewellery school, this experimental laboratory where the phases of learning and of human actions transform into a creative process which transcends skills and knowledge.

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