Summer School 2020 - Introduction to Jewellery Making with Meghan O'Rourke


Learn to make silver jewellery with Meghan O’Rourke in this 3-day intensive course as a part of the Adelaide College of the Arts Summer School 2020.

The course introduces participants to the basic skills used to create silver jewellery, including saw piercing, filing, soldering, polishing, decorative finishes and basic design principles.

Learners will be guided through the design and creation of a neck pendant with pierced out design, as well as a finger ring with either a soldered band, stacked or wrapped design.

The course will include:
- Initial studio orientation
- An introduction to technical exercise (design transfer, saw piercing, filing, drilling and papering)
- Ring project (soldering technical exercises, polishing and alternative surface finishes)
- Pendant project (hammering and stamping techniques, surface texturing techniques and connections)

All sterling silver, brass, copper, tools and equipment will be provided.

Check out Meghan O’Rourke’s jewellery at

What to Bring: Sketch/notebook, pen and pencil.
Dress Code: Neat, casual. Closed footwear (no sandals or high heels). Hair tied back.

Short Course Delivery Locations Some short courses can provide accreditation for industry-specific registration, while others merely provide skills and knowledge in the subject area. Concession prices are available for some courses.

Start Date

Tue 14 Jan 20

End Date

Thu 16 Jan 20

Class Times
Tuesday to Thursday 9:30am-4:00pm
3 days x 6.5 hours
Address or Room
Room: Art Studio 2, 2.71

Students holding Visa 500 are eligible

Cost Information
Cost includes a $50 materials fee


$380.00 GST inc

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