Wax modeling for goldsmithing

A technique that servs particularly to the creation of figurative objects or with organic shapes, approaching sculpture in terms of working methods. The objects, instead of metal, are made starting from a block of synthetic wax and processed by removal of material with special techniques and tools. At the end, we obtain a wax prototype of a ring, pendant, bracelet or other which  subsequently, with the lost-wax casting technique, is transformed into an exact copy in precious or non-precious metal. Speed of processing, cost-effectiveness of materials and equipment used, have decreed its success.

All materials and equipment used are provided by the School, included in the course price.

At the end of the course program a certificate of attendance will be issued.


During the course the students will create 4 objects, the first 3 are proposed by the teacher according to a preparatory program for learning the various executive techniques and the 4th will be on a free theme chosen by the student. Various types of wax will be used (hard, medium, soft; tube, slab, block) by applying the most important techniques (sawing wax, files, emery-papers, burs, wax warmer, wax guns, wax pens, soldering and finishing of the piece in wax, emptying up to the appropriate thickness).
Finishing and polishing a metal piece. How to cauculate the price of the piece in metal.

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deposit of 300 €, non-refundable in case of cancellation


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