Who we are
I founded the Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana in 1995 to offer hands- on workshop courses aimed at teaching all of the most important techniques related to the goldsmith’s art. I am passionate about this art which I initially cultivated as a hobby and years ago decided to make my profession by founding my School. I started with two teachers, three courses and a handful of students. Now we have three locations in Milan and a twin school in Tokyo, Japan. We collaborate with the Polytechnic University of Milan, The Istituto Marangoni, The Creative Academy, several institutions, art foundations and trade associations in the field. Over the years the number of courses offered has grown to 21, with students and teachers from all over the world. Our school has become a landmark for everyone interested in learning about the goldsmith’s art to make it their profession as well as for those seeking to practice jewelry making as a hobby.
What is the secret of our success? Teaching the most beautiful profession in the world certainly makes things easier, but it is our dedication to choosing our teachers carefully, based not only on their experience, but also on their enthusiasm and ability to share their knowledge with others, that has allowed the School to continue to grow over the years. We offer a low student/teacher ratio, guaranteeing excellent teaching quality! We invest heavily in professional training for our teachers, in safety and general comfort. Our work environment is very pleasant; large, well ventilated classrooms, clean and neat as a school should be. We enjoy coffee or tea together on breaks to get to know each other. Overall, we do our best to treat everyone well. I am convinced that it is only when you feel good that you can do your best!
Our schools are conveniently located close to Milan Central train station and other public transportation. Our school is well known in Milan’s jewelry environment: all those who have had the opportunity to employ our students have been very satisfied with their work and their expertise gained from us. Several of our students work or have worked with the most prestigious firms in the Italian jewelry business. This is the best recognition of our work that we could ever wish for. We are well connected and have great relations with wholesalers of precious metals, precious stones, suppliers of tools and precious metal products, professionals including stone setters, engravers, gemologists, stone cutters, and they in return offer their services to our students at very reasonable conditions.
The flexibility of our courses is another key strength of our organization: many of our courses have three sessions each day. In some of our courses you can choose what days and hours you like to attend, make up missed lessons and decide the frequency of lessons according to your schedule. Enrollment is open throughout the year and students can start anytime. We organize social events: student parties, field trips in Italy and abroad, spontaneous parties organized by our students, unique opportunities to get to know people from different backgrounds, make friends and work on projects together.
The Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana: the place where you learn better and have more fun!
Luca e Guido Solari