Among the many international schools and art institutes in Florence, there is one that stands out particularly because of its originality in its philosophy and unique teaching methods. That would be, Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewellery, where the art of contemporary jewellery making is guided, taught and nurtured.
The name of the school reflects its mission, as ‘Alchimia’ was chosen for its symbolism and its suggestions. A term that recalls the ancient discipline crossing science and metaphysics, a discipline offering a way to, through creative impulse, manual skill, imagination and enthusiasm, transform the “worthless” quality into the “highest.”
The courses offered range from beginning to advanced levels, and gives students the possibility to develop high technical skills, elaborate artistic concepts and express their creative language.
The teaching method focuses on giving value to the skills of each student and their individual nature. It is precisely this that has given Alchimia the possibility to win several international prizes and acknowledgements.
The school has obtained full accreditation of its artistic and pedagogic values and is officially qualified for European Bachelor of Fine Arts & European Master of Fine Arts by the the European Accreditation Board of Higher Education (EABHES).
Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewellery, in Florence, was founded in 1998 by Lucia Massei and Doris Maninger.