Jewellery Making Summer School for Intermediate Students

Sterling silver ring with multiple domed parts patinated black in colour

Perfect for students who want to build on their existing skills, take their jewellery making to the next level or want to pursue their own projects with the guidance of an experienced tutor. Specific project content will be added closer to the date and in response to students individual requirements.

At A Glance

  • $525 inc GST
  • 3 Consecutive Days
  • Saturday to Monday, 10am to 4pm
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Had so much fun and learned so much in just a few days. This was definitely a course for me: very practical, a lot of room for creativity and freedom to try things out too. Emily is such a wonderful and patient teacher. I'll be back!

Kristen B, Content Student

ABOUT THE COURSE

The Intermediate and Continuing Jewellery Summer School is perfect for students who want to take their making to the next level. This course is designed to allow students to progress their skills through the different stages of jewellery making. 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 and Continuing Jewellery Summer School 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 with a focus on tube setting for stones.

Summer School 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.

Intermediate and Continuing Jewellery Summer School is a composite class made up of students who have completed the Beginners course and are at the Intermediate 1 level as well as students who have completed the Intermediate course and beyond. The aim of this course is to provide students with the confidence and skills to work on individual projects while gaining a greater depth of understanding of jewellery techniques and design.

Many of our students produce outstanding work and continue to specialised workshops such as Jewellery Design or Wax Carving and Casting.


What To Expect

What do students learn

Intermediate Students are introduced to techniques such as:

  • Additional soldering techniques such as sweat soldering
  • Cold connections (riveting dissimilar material)
  • Introduction to flexi shaft
  • Professional finishing techniques
  • And more to be added closer to the date.

Class Size

To ensure that the students have the best learning experience, our Intermediate and Continuing Jewellery Making class size is capped at 10 students.

Practicalities

What is included

  • Base metal sheet and wire
  • 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

Payment Options

  • Enrol below – you can secure your place on the spot!
  • Or take advantage of our payment by installments option to secure your place. This option is offered at check out.
  • Pay a 40% deposit followed by a 30%  payment six weeks out from your course, and the final 30% payment three weeks ahead of the course start date.

The summer jewellery intensive was the perfect intro to working with silver. Emily was detailed, thorough and calm in her approach. Thanks for an inspiring few days!!

Aimee - Happy Student

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 smiling at camera whilst seatedat jewellers bench with an alight jewellers torch

Emily Copp

Emily is a Sydney based contemporary jeweller who works with diverse materials and technologies such as 3D printing alongside traditional silversmithing. Her practice spans jewellery and object design. She has presented work in many group shows, as well as exhibiting solo. Emily earned her Advanced Diploma in Jewellery & Object Design at The Design Centre Enmore (2014). Emily is a resident artist at SquarePeg Studios and teaches various classes in the studio's classroom. In 2017 Emily became a Director at SquarePeg.

Emily also spends a few days a week as a sessional lecturer and technical officer at the University of NSW Art and Design Campus in the Jewellery, Metal & Wood workshops.

“I love the alchemy of transforming ideas into materialised design through the varied efforts and explorations of making.”
'Boundless' ring in 18 karat white gold and Australian Sapphire by Emily Copp

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