Updated Studio Protocol

Before registering for a course, please see the updated studio protocols below:
Studio Protocol

Introduction to Jewellery Making - Level 1

This beginner class introduces students to traditional jewellery making techniques.  Methods such as sawing and piercing, forming, hammering, printing, soldering and ring making will be demonstrated. You will learn to use a variety of specialized tools to create rings, earrings, and pendants of your own design.  Students can expect to walk away with 6 pieces of completed work. 15 Grams of Sterling Silver are provided. Additional materials are available for purchase, but are rarely needed in this class.

This course is 6 weeks in length, and is offered Wednesday's from 6:30pm-9:30pm. There will be NO daytime offering Fall 2020.

The fee for Introduction to Jewellery Making - Level 1 is $325.00 plus $42.25 HST for a total of $367.25

Fall 2020 Start Date is: Wednesday September 23.

**UPDATE*** The evening Introduction class is now full.  Sign up for our newsletter to learn first of future offerings.

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Introduction to Jewellery Making - Level 2

Recommended for those who have completed Introduction to Jewellery Making Level 1, this secondary introduction course is for those wanting to develop their skills further. More advanced methods are discovered and applied to projects. Some of the techniques covered are Bezel setting stones, marriage of metal or making bangles, soldered chains, reticulation, water casting or broom casting.  Students can expect 4-6 completed pieces, and projects are tailored to individual student interests.  10 grams of Sterling Silver are included with course fee, additional supplies are available for purchase.

This course is 6 weeks in length, and is offered Tuesday's from 11:30am-2:30pm, or 6:30pm-9:30pm.  

The fee for Introduction to Jewellery Making - Level 2 is $325.00 plus $42.25 HST for a total of $367.25

Fall 2020 Start Date: Tuesday September 22.

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Intermediate Techniques

Our Intermediate level class is for those looking to advance their jewellery making techniques. Topics covered vary each semester. At least one method of stone setting is covered along with many other techniques such as forging, forming, wax carving, casting methods, mold making, etc.  Most classes begin with a demonstration of a technique or project. Students can work on discussed and demonstrated techniques or choose another direction entirely and receive step by step instruction.  Completed pieces depends on individual student interests.  This course is limited to those already completed Introduction Level 1 and 2, along with demonstrated ability of advanced techniques.  Although no silver is supplied with this course, students are provided wholesale access to Sterling Silver. Additional supplies and materials are available to purchase.

This course is 8 weeks in length, and is offered Thursdays from 11:30am-2:30pm, or 6:30pm-9:30pm.  

The fee for Intermediate Techniques 8 week course is $432.00 plus $56.16 HST for a total of $488.16.

Fall 2020 Start Date: Thursday September 24.

*** Intermediate Thursday Daytime and Evening classes are now full. A second Daytime section has been added on Wednesday's beginning September 23.***

 

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Introduction to Jewellery Making - Level 1 Weekend Intensive

Similar to our regular Introduction class, this beginner intensive class introduces students to traditional jewellery making techniques over the span of one weekend.  Methods such as sawing and piercing, forming, hammering, printing, soldering and ring making will be demonstrated. You will learn to use a variety of specialized tools to create rings, earrings, and pendants of your own design.  Students can expect to walk away with 6 pieces of completed work. 15 Grams of Sterling Silver are provided. Additional materials are available for purchase, but are rarely needed in this class.

This course is great for those out of town, or unable to attend weekday classes.  The class hours will be Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, and Sunday 9am-4pm.  Lunch will be provided for both Saturday and Sunday.

The fee for Introduction to Jewellery Making - Level 1 Weekend Intensive is $375.00 +  $48.75HST = $423.75

Fall 2020 Date for the Weekend Intensive is: Friday October 23 - Sunday October 25.

***UPDATE*** The Weekend Intensive class is now full.  We still have a couple spots for the waitlist in case a space comes available.

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