*POSTPONED*Create til Late – An Individual Approach

TYPE: WORKSHOP

SPACE: Joynton Avenue Creative Centre

WHEN: 6:30 - 9:30pm 26 Mar 2020 – 14 May 2020

COST: $450

TICKETS: Book Here

*UPDATE* The first week of this course has been postponed.

Prerequisite
You must have completed a minimum of Beginner Jewellery Making or equivalent to enrol in this course. This course is for intermediate / advanced students. 

Course Description
Whether you are here for the atmosphere, hooked on making, passionate about jewellery or in the process of growing your own brand, this course will introduce and instruct you in the fields of design development, traditional techniques, production jewellery manufacture and designing for exhibitions. Working within a modern, light-filled workshop, our jewellery teachers have advanced knowledge in both traditional and contemporary design techniques. Each course begins with a short, structured design exercise and then fabricating, decorating and joining will be demonstrated. You will be guided through the following techniques: Advanced soldering; complex joins; integrated design development, and a comprehensive technical understanding of machinery and tools for a more refined approach to jewellery making.

Course Objectives
In this course you will increase your understanding of how to make jewellery and how to develop an individual design vocabulary as you gain confidence in your ideas and learn new techniques relevant to your projects. Refining the skills learnt in Beginner’s Stage 1 and 2 this course introduces you to advanced jewellery making techniques that will allow you to design and create well-made objects with confidence. As well as basic fabrication techniques and decorative processes you are encouraged to think about incorporating other non-precious materials such as wood, glass, acrylic and found materials. You will look at different sorts of cold connections to enable these materials to be combined with precious metal to make individual and exciting pieces. 

Course Outcomes
By the end of the course you will have gained knowledge of how to design jewellery and the processes needed to execute these designs. Everyone should complete at least one piece of jewellery. This course will also be of value to those wishing to increase industry confidence, small business set-up and exhibition preparation.

Skills will be taught according to individual needs, as well as techniques demonstrated where they are relevant to the group.