Short Course

Jewellery Night Class

Jewellery classes will have a different skill focus per term. These may include basic ring making or using resin for colour, translucency and embedding.


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 people with previous experience in jewellery making.

You will need basic jewellery soldering skills and the ability to use a jewellery saw. You will build on your knowledge through group demonstrations and will have the opportunity to work with the tutor on individual projects and develop a better understanding of jewellery making.

Each term a new skill will be introduced:

Term 1 

Casting using Delft Clay. This is a sand-casting process in which metal objects are cast from a mould.

Term 2 

Chain and brooch making. There will be a focus on jewellery findings: clasps, toggles and brooch pins, etc.

Term 3 

Basic stone carving and stone setting. You will learn how to use wet diamond grinding tools and to carve basic stones to set within jewellery.

Term 4 

Using resin for colour, translucency and embedding. You will learn the technique of cold enamelling, in which resin is used to put colour into your jewellery pieces.

While each of these skills will be presented assuming no prior jewellery experience, those wishing to build on their knowledge will have the opportunity to work with the tutor at a more advanced level.


Classes are held in the Jewellery Studio at the Dunedin School of Art. Go to 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.


Sessions will be presented on Tuesdays by Michaela Woolf and on Wednesdays by Brendon Monson.


The Art School Jewellery Studio is well-equipped and provides a safe and sociable working environment.

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

Expect to spend about $20-30 on consumables like 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

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 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

$210 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.