The Biennial Association of Works of Art and the Municipality of Pratovecchio Stia, driven by the need to enhance the trade of the blacksmith, set up a fundamental training path for the achievement of a serious professional preparation to be contrasted with every amateur expression and the gross carelessness, displayed as artistic aptitude. Today a specific and complete preparation is necessary, in which we learn techniques that require a high professionalism linked to that innovation and evolution proper to the needs of contemporary art.
In this direction the Forging School has been structured by dividing the training path into a series of courses of various levels whose program has been meticulously studied by the master Claudio Bottero and with a teaching body formed by some of the best Italian blacksmith masters like Roberto Magni, Jadran and Martino Stenico.
The school thus offers students a training course that aims to provide technical skills, make the student aware of their knowledge, stimulate critical and creative skills, and tackle contemporary stylistic paths in order to pursue a professional career independently.
The Stia Forging School organizes two cycles of annual courses, one in spring and one in autumn and at the end of each course, before being able to access the next one, the teachers will assign the students to the works to be carried out in their workshops, to verify the learning and assessing progress made.