SquarePeg Studios runs a number of specialist jewellery techniques workshops every year.

Wax Carving and Casting Workshop
Tutor: Majella Beck
Cost: $285.00 inc GST

Dates: Saturday 17 and Saturday 24 May 2014, 10am to 4pm.

Dates: Saturday 23 August and Saturday 30 August 2014, 10am to 4pm.

In this two-day workshop students will be introduced to a variety of wax working techniques, including carving and moldable wax forming. On day one students will have the opportunity to experiment with different types of wax and make 2 wax rings that will be cast by a commercial caster. On day two students will clean up the castings and also learn additional tips and tricks for making wax models.
All wax materials are included in the cost of the workshop. There is a casting fee of approximately $20 – $50 per ring (depending on the weight and cost of the metal used).

An introduction to silicone moulds and casting – No jewellery skills necessary
Date: Saturday 5 April 2014, 10am to 4pm
Tutor: Brenda Factor

Cost: $165 inc GST

Learn how to make simple silicone moulds that can be used for making models in wax, silicone and other materials.  Brenda Factor uses silicone extensively in her art practice and will demonstrate ways to make quick and easy moulds for casting multiples.
Workshop cost includes all materials and silicone.

Hand Colouring Anodised Aluminium
Date: Saturday 3 May 2014, 10am to 4pm
Tutor: Brenda Factor

Cost: $165 inc GST

Using pre-anodised aluminium sheet Brenda Factor will teach you how to colour anodised aluminium using dyes, inks, stamps and markers. This technique can be used safely at home – no nasty anodising chemicals or expensive set-up needed. This is ideal for those makers who want to incorporate colour in their jewellery. Students will have the opportunity to experiment using dip dying, overdying and stamping and students will complete a range of samples that can be incorporated into jewellery at a later date. Brenda recently undertook a workshop with Lindsey Mann  in the UK and is keen to share her new found techniques. No jewellery skills are required.

Stone Setting – tension setting and tube setting
Date:Saturday 7 June 2014, 10am to 4pm
Tutor: Majella Beck
Cost: $165 inc GST

Selecting two of the most popular settings from the highly regarded 5 weeks stone setting course, participants will make learn how to tube set gems and tension set gems and other materials like ball bearings. All metal and stones are provided.

Liquid Enamel Weekend Workshop – No jewellery skills necessary
Date: Saturday 5 July 2014
Tutor: Linda Blair
Date:Contact SquarePeg for details of future course
Cost: $165 (inc. GST)

The liquid enamel courses is aimed at anyone interested in working with a different type of enamel, as a way of adding both colour and texture to copper and steel. Liquid enamel can be used in a range of ways – painted, dripped, sgraffitto, layered and ground back, textured and more. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to experiment with all these techniques, using liquid enamel by itself and in conjunction with transparent enamels and other materials. Linda Blair is a tenant at SquarePeg, and is a contemporary jeweller who uses liquid enamel extensively in her practice.

Payment must be made in full upon enrolment. Any missed classes are the responsibility of the student and are not refundable, however the tutors will do everything possible to assist you to catch up
Refunds on courses will only be given if the course is cancelled or a place is not available in the course. No deduction or refunds are available to students who miss classes.