Meghan O'Rourke presents Introduction to Jewellery Making


Learn how to make jewellery with Meghan O'Rourke. This short 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 and finger ring with either a soldered band, stacked or wrapped design.

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

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)

What to Bring: Sketch/notebook, pen and pencil.

Dress Code: Neat, casual. Closed footwear (no sandals or high heels). Hair tied back.

This short course is offered as a 6 week evening course or as a 3 day intensive course during the AC Arts Winter School in July. Winter School will include additional studio time.

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.


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