Jewellery Studio Bench Access

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SquarePegs Jewellery Studio Bench Access is perfect for students that are confident to work independently and safely to continue to work on projects outside course or workshop time. Finish projects or start new ones and be a part of our vibrant studio space on a non-teaching day.

Practising contemporary jewellers and students past and present benefit from having access to all the tools and equipment of the well equipped SquarePeg Studios classroom and workshop.

Bench access participants will have their own bench in the classroom for the day and have access to the classroom, workshops, kitchenette and dining area. Participant numbers are generally small, so you have room to spread out and get into your making in our light-filled studio.

 

Course Skill Level:

Perfect for those with advanced jewellery experience.


course details

  • $60 inc GST
  • 6 hour session
  • Monday 10am to 4 pm, Thursday 10am to 4pm


SquarePeg Studios has helped give me the skills and confidence I need to work independently and for that, I am so grateful! I highly recommend this studio day access for anyone looking to make jewellery in a stress-free environment, at your own pace. At SquarePeg you'll find all the professional tools and equipment you need to design and create amazing things!!!

— John, 2019


ABOUT THE COURSE

Jewellery Studio Bench Access days are run once a month on alternate Mondays and Thursdays and are supervised by either Emily Copp or Kim Elliott. These access days are designed for capable jewellers to work independently and is not a teaching session. Emily or Kim will always be available to help you find your way around the studio and if necessary to induct you into the safe use of equipment. Bookings in advance are essential.

Jewellery Studio Bench Access days allows access to jewellers and students wishing to utilise a range of apparatus including hand tools, soldering torches, drill press, micro motor, rolling mills, polisher, ultrasonic, tumbler and a hydraulic press. Please note that students must demonstrate proficiency before they can use specialist equipment.

SquarePeg is a studio enterprise in a 200 square metre warehouse in Marrickville’s creative hub. With space for 12 contemporary jewellers and a well-equipped workshop, Bench Access at SquarePeg is an opportunity to interact with a mix of emerging and established makers in a supportive and creative environment.

If you have just started learning jewellery making or need a little support or advice on your project, we have Studio Sundays. Studio Sundays are on selected Sunday afternoons and gives you the opportunity to spend 3 hours in our studio workshop with a tutor on hand to answer your questions and assist with technical advice. To attend Studio Sundays you should have completed at least a Beginners course or equivalent and be familiar with our torches and our equipment. This is not a teaching course, however, our tutors will do whatever they can to help you bring your project to fruition. Bookings in advance are essential. Please see our listing, Studio Sundays.

What You'll Learn


Practicalities

What to Bring

Bench Access participants should bring their own project requirements and consumables such as metal, solder and saw blades. We do have a small store for emergency purchases but can’t guarantee we will have exactly what you require. If unsure please contact us prior to arrival.

What to Wear

Please wear workshop appropriate attire, long pants or skirt, enclosed shoes and hair tied back.

Bench Access Prerequisites

To be eligible to attend Bench Access you must have completed Beginners and Intermediate One level courses or equivalent. If unsure please contact us prior to booking.

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.


I also loved the space where the class was held, plenty of room and tools for everyone to use.

— Ainslie, 2018


Jewellery Studio Bench Access

  • $60 inc GST
  • Monday 10am to 4 pm, Thursday 10am to 4pm

course dates

QUESTIONS?

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


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