Short Course

Introduction to Jewellery Night Class

Learn the basic skills and processes of jewellery making. 


8:00 PM –
03 November 23


Dunedin School of Art, P Block
19 Riego Street North Dunedin , Otago 9016,
New Zealand

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About the course

This class is for those who are new to jewellery making.

The focus will be on basic metalworking skills through to the construction of jewellery such as rings and bangles.

You will learn how to cut and form metal, how to safely use a soldering torch, how to emboss designs into metal using a rolling mill, and how to use tools to texture metal, among other things. Silver is the main metal used but it is possible to use any metal you wish. Please bring $25 cash on the first night to receive a starter kit.

Sessions will be presented by Dunedin jeweller Meg Van Hale.

The Jewellery Studio

Classes are held in the Jewellery Studio at the Dunedin School of Art, which is well equipped and provides a safe and sociable working environment. To find it, enter through the main entrance of the Dunedin School of Art at 19 Riego St (off the Anzac Avenue end of Albany St). The Jewellery Studio is on the ground floor, opposite the main entrance.


Costs for materials will vary depending on the choice of jewellery materials.

Expect to spend about $20-30 on consumables such as sawblades and solder. Some silver and base metals are available for purchase from the studio. Found objects and materials can be used for many projects and are a great starting point.

2023 intakes

This course is offered in the following way on Mondays or Thursdays, 6.00-8.00pm.

  • Mondays: one class per week for seven weeks (term 1, 2 and 4) or eight weeks (term 3)
  • Thursdays: one class per week for eight weeks (all terms). 

We offer one intake per term:

Term Dates
Term one 13 February - 7 April
Term two 1 May – 23 June
Term three 10 July - 1 September
Term four 11 September - 3 November

Please note: There will be no classes on public holidays. 

How to apply 

We use the Eventbrite platform for our night class online applications. 

Click here to visit our Eventbrite Dunedin School of Art | Te Pūkenga Eventbrite page where you can register for this course from 7am on 15 November 2022 by viewing 'Upcoming Events' at the bottom of the page.

What if I want to attend the same course next term?

If you want to repeat this course, you will need to apply and pay for each term separately via our Eventbrite platform (by clicking the link above).

Course fees

  • Mondays (term 1, 2 and 4): $210 per term 
  • Mondays (term 3): $240 per term
  • Thursdays (all terms): $240 per term

Refund information

For our 2023 enrolments you may be issued a full (except for Eventbrite fees) automatic refund up to 7 days before your event starts by requesting a refund through Eventbrite.

Refund requests after this date can be made by contacting (Art Night Class Administration). These will be accepted on a case-by-case basis when exceptional circumstances are present. No refunds will be accepted after the start date of the class.

Please note, classes are offered on the basis that enrolment is for the full course.

Learners under 16

  • We welcome learners under 16 but they do need parental consent to take this night class. 
  • If you are a learner under 16, please do the following:
    • ask your parent or guardian if it's okay for you to do this night class 
    • apply online and tick the box during the application process that says that you are under 16 
    • ask your parent or guardian to send an email to (Art Night Class Administration) letting us know that they're happy for you to take the night class.


For enquiries, please email


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.