As of April, master classes will be available for adults to discover the savoir-faire of our workshops. Composed of two theoretical and four practical lessons, led by an art historian and a craftsman, this six-part cycle will reveal the secrets of the trade of our workshops, their tools, their materials and their actions. The first cycle is dedicated to the art of modelling, mastered by our engravers.
Theoretical lessons given by Béatrice Coullaré, Conservation Manager at the Monnaie de Paris, will provide a solid knowledge base in the art of drawing and modelling, as well as a comprehensive overview of the history and engraving techniques practiced at the Monnaie de Paris. The practical lessons, led by Joaquin Jimenez, Officer of Arts and Letters, Head Engraver and Director of creation and engraving at the Monnaie de Paris, concentrate on the handling of tools and the acquisition of technical skills, allowing experimentation with preparatory work, then with engraving.
Tuesday the 16th of April at 6.30pm (1 and a half hours long) – Theoretical lesson: the art of the medal: history and technique 1/2
Tuesday the 14th of May at 6.30pm (1 and a half hours long) – Theoretical lesson: the art of the medal: history and technique 2/2
Tuesday the 28th of May at 6.30pm (2 hours long) – Practical lesson: drawing
Tuesday the 11th of June at 6pm (3 hours long) – Practical lesson: modelling
Tuesday the 25th of June at 6.30pm (2 hours long) – Practical lesson: work in counter-relief
Tuesday the 2nd of July at 6.30pm (1 and a half hours long) – Practical lesson: working in relief