Campus MaNa is a professional training center for creators,
in Burgundy on 40 hectares of nature

with Tristan Colafrancesco
July 1 > 5, 2024

The Program

Learning objectives

Metal artist Tristan Colafrancesco introduces participants to metal used in design, architecture, and art. From drawing with the essential points of a study to its implementation, the trainees will be able to harmoniously realize their project in the metal workshop of the campus.

By the end of the training, the participant will have assimilated:

  • Recognition of the different metal elements used for fabrication
  • Evaluation of their most coherent assemblies
  • Introduction to the use of appropriate fabrication tools based on the project
  • Preparation of a scaled drawing in advance

Content of the program

Since its invention, metal, in all its forms, has been used in architecture, art, and design.

This training proposes implementing the design and creation of small-scale furniture (coffee table, console, lighting, sculpture, etc.) through an introduction to various metalworking techniques with the trainer Tristan Colafrancesco, a metal artist, in the metal workshop of Campus MaNa.

Participants will be guided to create their own object while integrating specifications related to simple metal assembly techniques.

They will learn to master basic assembly techniques, with a coherent perspective on feasibility based on the material, harmonizing creation and fabrication.


with Tristan Colafrancesco

Tristan Colafrancesco, metal artist

Tristan COLAFRANCESCO studied metal and obtained a CAP Metalworker with the Compagnons du Devoir (Maison de Rennes) and in the company Metafer (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant) from 2011 to 2013. He then obtained a second certificate in artistic ironwork in Nièvre in 2014 in the Montchatelet high school in Varzy.

He gained experience in various heritage restoration, art, industrial and contemporary metalwork companies [add dates]. Trained in all metalwork processes, he takes a panoramic view of production projects of different types.

In 2017 he created Ateliers Cola (in Montreal, near Avallon, at the gates of Morvan) and has since worked with different designers, producing furniture, layouts and tailor-made objects.


  • Metal workshop equipped with professional machines, classroom, multipurpose room
  • Supply of materials
  • Technical acquisition including an introduction to the operation of the tools, an introduction to their maintenance and their safe use
  • Technical, theoretical content and professional approach to metalwork
  • Personalized monitoring of your work at Campus MaNa, regular updates, and collective feedback at the end of training
  • Work can be individual or collective
  • Educational distribution: 70% practical, 30% theoretical contributions
  • Active participation and experimentation of participants is favored
  • Practical exercises, analysis tools
  • Summary sheets on the basics of metalwork will be provided at the start of the course
  • Steps and reflection on creating a design object
  • Creation of an object designed by you

Evaluation follow-up and modalities

  • Collective and personalized monitoring of work, regular updates
  • Individual and collective work
  • Workshop work
  • Acquisition of knowledge transmitted in metalwork (materials and assemblies)
  • Quality of production during the workshop
  • Collective restitution: experience report at the end of the training (precision and clarity of the oral presentation)
  • The training is validated by a Campus MaNa certificate

Duration and method of organization:

Target audience:
The training is open to all adults, regardless of age, diploma
July 1 > 5, 2024
5 days
9h-13h — 14h-18h
at Campus MaNa
Group size:
Language(s) :

Pro : 1580€ excluding tax
Alumni Campus MaNa : 1000€ excluding tax
Students : 750€ excluding tax

Price(s) including the cost of training, accommodation and full board, materials and personal protective equipment.

Planning :

Soon available

Location :

Campus MaNa Domaine du Croisil, Le Croisil, 89350 Champignelles France

Accessibility :

For any disability situation, please contact us to consider the feasibility

Access period :

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