Learn all the fundamentals of jewellery making in this fun intensive 4 day Jewellery Summer School. This course is a perfect introduction to jewellery making and jewellery design. No previous experience is required, however, your tutor can absolutely help you build upon your existing skillset over these four days if you do have prior design or jewellery making experience.
Perfect for students who want to take their jewellery making to the next level.
This dynamic and creative course develops your design skills and opens up your ability to translate a personal perspective and design idea into three-dimensional form. Learn how to explore and research a unique design perspective.
Is it really possible to make a sterling silver ring in one day from scratch – with no experience at all? Well, it certainly is at SquarePeg Studios. In this one intensive day workshop we guide you through process so you learn everything you need to make a sterling silver ring band.
Want something more intensive? Check out our Beginners Jewellery Making Course.
Our Beginners Jewellery Making Course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of jewellery making and design. Over seven weeks, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to make your own silver ring. All tools and base metals are provided, as well as a strip of silver. No previous experience in design or jewellery making is required.
The Intermediate and Continuing Jewellery Making Course is perfect for students with who want to take their making to the next level. This course is designed to allow students to progress their skill through the different stages of jewellery making, as the tutor assists with design development, technical issues and problem solving. The pre-requisite for this course is our Beginners course.
Students coming from the Beginners course to the Intermediate stage 1 Jewellery Making Course will expand upon the fundamentals of jewellery making and design and make pieces which may incorporate a range of materials including metal and non-metal elements.
Stage 2 and 3 Intermediate students continue to build on their skills and learn a range of new techniques and also work on individual projects which are developed after consultation with the tutor.
SquarePeg Studio's jewellery school has been a great stepping stone for me, from knowing nothing about jewellery making to landing a full time job in the industry in just half a year of classes. I attended both the weekly night classes and did as many weekend specialised classes I could. The team at SquarePeg were great teachers and really made learning about something I knew nothing about a real interest and has now become my new career. I can't speak more highly about my time there and recommend to anyone interested in jewellery making."
SquarePeg Studio is unique space for making & learning all things jewellery and silversmithing combining a jewellery school and studio spaces. We have courses to suit every level, from beginners through to advanced students.
With space for 14 contemporary jewellers and a well-equipped workshop, a tenancy at SquarePeg is an opportunity to interact with a mix of emerging and established makers in a supportive and creative environment. As well as the studio space, we have a class room and day access area, and a number of tenants are also tutors in our jewellery school.
I'm really enjoying the variety of backgrounds and approaches everyone has - collectively there's a wealth of knowledge. You might be wrestling with a thorny problem and *bam* some-one has a brilliant solution you hadn't thought of. And we all like cake. What's not to love?
Elizabeth Mitchell, Squarepegger since July, 2015
Elizabeth Mitchell is a Deco loving, Rock and Roll dancing, Jasper fossicking metalsmith from Sydney. She is currently in her final year at Enmore TAFE completing her Silversmithing Trade Certificate, and her fledgling label ‘Metal by Mitch’ is peeking it’s head out into the local bustling jewellery community.
An interest in metal forging was piqued at a young age by her father Mitch Mitchell who hand crafted Wrought Iron gates from a factory in the Hills District.
Her journey into metalsmithing began in 2011 when she joined the inaugural Beginners Class with SquarePeg Studios and consequentially stayed for many more. In 2013 she began her Trade Certificate and the cycle comes full circle with 2015 finding her being accepted into tenancy back at the place it all began, SquarePeg Studios.