Intermediate One | Jewellery Making Course

Beginner to Advanced

Our Intermediate One – Jewellery Making Course is suitable for students who have completed our Beginners Jewellery Making Course at SquarePeg Studios or equivalent studies elsewhere.

In July 2020 Intermediate One will run Tuesday nights with Emily Copp and Wednesdays with Danielle Lo from 6.30 – 9.30pm

This class is suitable for students who have completed our Beginners course or have prior experience but need to brush up on the basics before continuing to our Intermediate and Continuing Jewellery Making Course.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you wish to discuss your experience and get help in finding our most suitable class for you.

 

Course Skill Level:

Perfect for those with jewellery experience and those starting out on their jewellery making journey.


course details

  • $405 inc GST
  • 7 sessions - 21 hours tuition
  • Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 6.30 - 9.30pm


Danielle was a wonderful teacher! Incredibly knowledgeable and a great, calming energy to be around! She made sure to give each student the attention they needed, and answered every and all question (and there were many!) happily :). I love my final ring, and am so grateful for her help. I'll definitely be back!

— Jessica O, Happy Student


ABOUT THE COURSE

During our Intermediate One – Jewellery Making Course, students begin to expand upon their foundation jewellery making skills learned in their studies thus far. Practical exercises will be presented at the start of term which target improving student’s soldering skills, introducing 3-dimensionality to designs as well as a focus on resolved surface finishes – the fast track to creating professional looking jewellery pieces.

As the term goes on students in Intermediate One will create a more complex jewellery design in consultation with their tutor to further practice and finesse hands-skills learned.

Our class sizes are capped at 8 enrollments to ensure the best learning experience for our students.

Many of our students produce outstanding work and go on to our Intermediate and Continuing Jewellery Making Course or continue to our specialised design workshops such as Gem-setting 101 Bezel Setting Workshop or Carve Your own Silver Ring – Wax Workshop.

What You'll Learn

What do students learn?

Intermediate One Students are introduced to new techniques and build on existing skills such as:

Accurate saw-piercing

Metal forming processes

Accurate marking, measuring and fitting

Sweat soldering & T-joins and how to approach multiple solder jobs on the one piece

Introduction to the flexi shaft

Polishing processes, tips and tricks

Students expand upon the fundamentals of jewellery making and design and incorporate new techniques into self-directed projects

CLASS SIZE

To ensure that students have the best learning experience, our Intermediate One – Jewellery Making class size is capped at 9 students.


Practicalities

What is included

• base metal sheet and wire

• consultation on the purchase of materials for your project. Some materials are also available for purchase at our studio.

• all the consumables you need to make your projects (ie saw blades, emery paper and drill bits) as well as all the hand tools and equipment you need

• tea or coffee and yummy biscuits

 

What you need to bring

• a notebook and pen/pencil
• covered shoes
• your ideas and creativity

Safety

We take safety very seriously at SquarePeg. All students must wear proper enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs), long pants or skirts and must have long hair tied back. We provide safety equipment and training on how to use all relevant equipment.

Our Tutors

Why choose a jewellery making course at SquarePeg Studios?

Our courses are taught by highly experienced and passionate teachers who are practising contemporary jewellers. This is the closest to an accredited course – without the assignments, stress and cost – that Sydney has to offer. Students not only gain the satisfaction of designing and hand-making their own piece of jewellery they also have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at a contemporary professional jewellery studio while learning great new skills in jewellery techniques and design.

Emily Copp SquarePeg Studios tutor and director

Emily Copp

Emily is a Sydney based creative who works with diverse materials and technologies. She has presented work in many group shows, as well as exhibiting solo. Environmental and ethical concerns inform and motivate her works which include jewellery forms and small objects within her practice.

She is a resident artist and director at SquarePeg Studios alongside teaching various classes in SquarePeg Studio's classroom. Emily also moonlights as a sessional lecturer and technical officer at the University of NSW Art and Design Campus.

 
“I love the alchemy of transforming ideas into materialised design through the varied efforts and explorations of making.”

'Boundless' ring in 18k white gold and Australian Parti Sapphire by Emily Copp

Danielle Lo

Danielle’s practice has a deep focus on presence and place, emulating forms of nature within her surroundings. The works are an intimate physical exploration of conceptual ideas, achieved through the use of shapes, form, line, colour and textural elements. Danielle predominately works in silver and enamel, using traditional silversmithing techniques Upon finishing her Advanced Diploma in Jewellery and Objects at Enmore Design Centre (2014), Danielle went on to complete a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Jewellery and Object at Sydney College of Arts (2016) and has finished the JamFactory Associate Training Program (2018) in the Metal and Jewellery Studio.  

Danielle Lo earrings

We learned to make good quality, lovely looking jewellery! We all went home with something we felt proud of making. Emily was so informative, extremely helpful and patient. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to try something creative. You will be pleasantly surprised by how much you learn and much fun it is!

— Zoe H, Content Student


Intermediate One | Jewellery Making Course

  • $405 inc GST
  • Pay in Instalments Available
  • Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 6.30 - 9.30pm

course dates

QUESTIONS?

Need more info?  We're happy to hear from you.


Directors: Emily Copp on 0402 697 557 or Kim Elliott on 0407 803 003