Otago Polytechnic

Jewellery night class

Location

Dunedin School of Art (P block, Riego Street)

Duration
One weekly session per term: Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 6.00-8.00pm
Delivery

On campus

Start
Various - see term dates below for options
  • Location
    Intake
    Study breaks
  • Dunedin
    11 September 2017
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: Silver is generally used for chain making but you are able to purchase other metals such as copper or brass in class. Brooch making teaches you to make the attachments and clasps.

> Term 3  Basic stone carving and stone setting: You will learn to use wet diamond grinding tools and how to carve basic stones to set within jewellery.

> Term 4  Using resin for colour, translucency & embedding: You will learn the technique of cold enameling, in which resin is used to put colour into your jewellery pieces.

While each of the 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.

2017 term dates 
Term one 20 February – 14 April 
Term two 1 May - 23 June
Term three 17 July - 8 September
Term four 11 September - 3 November

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

Directions

Classes are held in the Jewellery Studio at the Dunedin School of Art. Please click here for a map.

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.

Tutors

Sessions will be presented on Tuesdays by Antonia Boyle and on Wednesdays by Brendon Monson.

Materials

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.

Enquiries

For enquiries, please email Artnightclass@op.ac.nz 

Disclaimer

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.

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