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, running consecutively on the day listed below from 11:30am-2:30pm, or 6:30pm-9:30pm. Our evening class is proudly partnered with Conestoga College Continuing Education. The Fee for Introduction to Jewellery Making is $300 + HST.
2019 Fall Daytime start date - Monday's, beginning September 16. ***Please note there will be no class Sept. 30 and Oct. 14***
2019 Fall Evening start date - Tuesday's, beginning September 24. ***Please note there will be no class Oct. 1 ***
Evening Registration opens in July through Conestoga College
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.
2019 Fall Start Date - Wednesday September 25
***Please note there will be no class Wed Oct 2 ***
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.
2019 Fall Start Date - Thursday September 19.
***Please note there will be no class Oct 3***
***Update July - Daytime class is now FULL. There are still spaces available in the evening class. ***