LAO COURSES

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.

 

Techniques, artistic research, contemporary design.

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.

ANNUAL COURSES

GOLDSMITHERY COURSES

The golden rules to learn while playing, to create while studying, to progress while teaching. Jewellery creation with traditional and contemporary techniques.

DESIGN COURSES

Plan, design and create in freedom. Professional visualisation of jewellery ideas.

STONE-SETTING COURSES

The sophisticated technique of stone-setting. Precious stones set in desired objects.

OTHER COURSES

CAD COURSES

View and modify your ideas as many times as you want. Digital production of prototypes.

ENGRAVING COURSES

The art of drawing on metal. The magic of the engraved drawing.

FIRED ENAMEL COURSES

Fired painting on metal.


INTENSIVE, FLASH COURSES, LESSONS AND SEMINARS

Every year the school organizes some short courses, seminars and summer courses. Intensive courses are organized in July-September.

COURSES FOR GROUPS

The school offers courses lasting 1-4 weeks for groups of students homogeneous in terms of skills acquired and with the same training objectives.

COMBINED COURSES

The school’s combined courses consist of group practical or practical-theoretical lessons which are held according to the timetable arranged for each subject.

SUBJECTS

Some theoretical subjects enrich and complement the main courses.