Which class is right for me?
SquarePeg’s courses are carefully crafted to present a learning pathway suitable for the complete novice flowing on to intermediate classes through to specialty and advanced jewellery workshops. Our light and airy workshop and spacious classroom provide an inspiring learning environment and our approach is to constantly improve our beloved studio and be agile in responding to our student’s needs.
Learn from tutors who are practising Contemporary Jewellers and hold a wealth of knowledge and teaching experience. We are consistently awarded 5/5 star reviews by our students and have a strong cohort of burgeoning jewellers who return to study with us term after term. Take a look around and if you are unsure, or cant find what you are looking for please contact us.
These classes are perfect for students who are just embarking on their jewellery making adventures, or for students who have dabbled in jewellery making in the past but want to refresh their skills. Our beginners level courses are designed to provide a solid introduction to what we call, “the foundation skills” in whichever technique you choose. Having completed a beginners course at SquarePeg, you will not only enjoy wearing jewellery of your own creation, but you will also be set to move onto many of our Intermediate + courses, opening up even more possibilities for your making.
Some beginners classes are considered all levels as they will also suit experienced makers who want to add a new technique to their repertoire.
We have designed the classes at this level to provide meaningful learning pathways for our students. Whether you are progressing from a beginners level course or you have been learning and making across a range of jewellery techniques for years, we have an Intermediate + level class for you. These classes offer the opportunity for students to consolidate and build on their existing skills or to add new skills to their repertoire. Keep making magic in one of our Intermediate + classes!
To ensure the best outcome and experience for all students, these courses all require some prior learning. That prior learning will vary from course to course. Please ensure you check the prerequisite learning before enrolling.
Browse all our courses, workshops and casual studio access opportunities in one place.
On this page, you can find classes we wish to highlight as they are coming up soon or classes we have recently launched that you may not have seen before.
WHY CHOOSE A COURSE AT SQUAREPEG STUDIOS?
Create your own Design
SquarePeg jewellery courses allow students to experience the satisfaction of designing and hand-making their own jewellery.
Our students learn all the metalsmithing techniques needed to make their own unique jewellery pieces.
Our jewellery courses are designed to satisfy every level of experience. We offer beginner through to advanced level courses and host specialist workshops focusing on a wide range of techniques such as stone setting, wax carving and casting, sand casting, liquid enamel and design.
An inspiring place to be
As a student at SquarePeg, you get to see behind the scenes of a contemporary jewellery studio while learning great new skills in jewellery and design.
The classroom and workshops share our warehouse with the studios of 14 contemporary makers. Students have the chance to learn in the context of a bustling jewellery studio inhabited by practising jewellers.
Students gain a range of skills that allow them to continue making in a range of settings. Over 10 years many of our students have been able to turn their hobby into successful jewellery businesses.
A course at SquarePeg Studios opens the door to a myriad of creative opportunities.
HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEACHERS
All our courses are led by highly experienced and passionate teachers who are also practising contemporary jewellers and makers.
We have tutors with varied backgrounds ensuring a wide range of learning experiences for our students.
Our tutors go above and beyond in preparing content and responding to students needs at different stages of their learning.
As a school, we pride ourselves on listening to students, who often return year after year and ensuring that new techniques, concepts and methodology are offered.
MEET OUR FABULOUS TUTORS
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 […]
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 […]
Melanie Ihnen. Melanie studied design at Newcastle TAFE and Jewellery and Object at Enmore Design Centre Sydney. She has since been a maker, teacher, curator and gallery director. Melanie has been teaching, exhibiting and practicing jewellery in Sydney for over 15 years and works in her studio in the CBD producing her hand made collections. Her signature […]
Elizabeth Mitchell began her jewellery career in 2007 as part of the team for local Australian powerhouse Dinosaur Designs. In 2011 she tried her hand at the inaugural SquarePeg beginners metalsmithing class and was wooed by the oracle like teachings of a tutor so much that she began the TAFE trade certificate in 2012. With […]
Linda Blair studied Jewellery and Object design and Jewellery Manufacture at the Design Centre Enmore. Linda works with enamel and currently is creating pieces that replicate gems and gem set jewellery, replacing the stones with enamel. Many of these pieces are based on historic jewellery from the 16th to the 20th century. She is also […]
Sydney-based jeweller and graphic designer, Vanessa Samuels completed an Advanced Diploma of Arts – majoring in Jewellery & Object Design at the Enmore Design Centre in 1999. Since then she has predominantly focused on creating exhibition jewellery and objects – both nationally and internationally (Germany, USA, Scotland and the UK). In 1998 she won a scholarship to the […]
Diane Appleby completed her Master of Art in Gold and Silversmithing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2003. She has taught in the Jewellery and Object Design Department, Sydney Institute of Technology, Design Centre Enmore, and at the College of Fine Art, University of NSW. Diane’s catalogue of work encompasses collections for exhibition […]
Jo Piper taught jewellery and object design at the Design Center, Enmore from 2011 to 2017. Jo has exhibited in a number of exhibitions both in Australia and overseas and has participated in master classes with Helen Britton and Ruudt Peters. Her practice focuses on one-off exhibition pieces, objects and large-scale installations. Jo completed a […]
Sheridan Kennedy is a Queensland born, Sydney-based jeweller whose practice includes public art, product design, private commissions, collaboration with fashion designers, and one-off artworks. She received her PhD in creative arts from the University of Sydney (Sydney College of the Arts) in 2010. Her thesis addressed the relationship between jewellery and wearer, across cultures and […]
Sian completed an Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design, Enmore TAFE in 2005 and a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) in Jewellery and Metals, Monash University in 2009. Sian had her first solo exhibition, A Study of Birds at Studio 20/17 in 2010 and her second, Sequins and Scales at Gray Street workshop in Adelaide in […]
Kirra-lea is a qualified jeweller with over 10 years experience in the trade, having learnt many traditional and contemporary metal smithing techniques. She is a multi-award winning jewellery designer and manufacturer, winning competitions including The Jewellery Association of Australia Jewellery Awards and Diamond Guild Australia Design Awards. Kirra-lea recently won the colour category and the […]
Bronwen Williams is a Chinese-Australian artist living and working in Sydney. Her work investigates the nuances of contemporary cross-cultural identity through an experimental sound and installation practice. Williams has recently completed her Masters of Fine Arts (Research) candidate at UNSW Art & Design. She has exhibited at a variety galleries across Sydney and NSW including […]