Biennale Nazionale Arte Fabbrile

Forging School

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 teaching staff is made up of some of the best Italian blacksmith masters such as Roberto Giordani, Roberto Magni 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.


The Stia Forging School organizes specialization courses for students who already have a complete training base.

These courses deepen and integrate the basic educational path, but can also be followed by blacksmiths who have not participated in the basic courses but who already have the experience and skills necessary for the level of these courses.

The advanced courses will be done upon reaching a minimum number of students, the necessary materials and tools will be communicated upon registration.

Basic Courses Dates Spring 2021

  • Corso n° 1 Disegno

    dal 3 al 7 Maggio

  • Corso n° 2 Avvicinamento alla forgiatura

    dal 10 al 14 Maggio

  • Corso n° 3 Attrezzi

    dal 3 al 7 maggio

  • Corso n° 4 Assemblaggio

    dal 10 al 14 Maggio

  • Corso n° 5 Elementi decorativi e strutturali

    dal 17 al 21 Maggio

  • Corso n° 6 Progetto per commessa di lavoro

    dal 24 al 28 Maggio

Advanced Courses dates Spring 2021

  • Tools and techniques for the hammer-forging

    From 31 May to 4 June