A teaching method that combines technical competences, artistic research and contemporary design.
LAO offers a wide range of courses adapted to the different needs of students. One- and three-year training courses, specialisation courses, short courses, intensive courses, summer courses and seminars.
All courses are designed and structured in such a way as to guarantee adequate responses to the different demands of students, with a high number of teaching hours, especially practical ones.
More than 20 teachers (artisans, artists, designers, professionals) work with the school, and others are invited every year for talks and seminars.
The number of students admitted to the courses is always limited, to allow the teachers to follow each student closely, encouraging them and developing their strong points.
Artistic research, design and craftsmanship are closely-linked, sometimes hard to differentiate. One without the others would not make sense, and each has its roots in the others.
Schools and academies must support and promote contemporary practices and technological innovations, but also preserve and pass on traditions and craftsmanship.
In 1985, we were inspired by these simple thoughts when organising our first courses, and the same method was then extended to drawing courses.
Our students learn solid technical foundations which allow them to experiment with new personal creative processes in keeping with our times.