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Meghan O'Rourke presents Introduction to Jewellery Making
Date: 23rd October 2019 - 27th November 2019
Duration: 6 weeks x 2.5 hours
Time: 6.00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Tafe SA Adelaide College of the Arts, 39 Light Square, Adelaide SA 5000
Presenter: Meghan O'Rourke
Learn how to make jewellery with Meghan O'Rourke.
This six week course introduces participants to 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 and finger ring.
Participants are requird to purchase their own silver for the projects and your tutor will provide you with the necessary details and information on how to do so. Other affordable options such as brass and copper are available, should you choose not to work in silver. The course fee also includes a small equipment pack (needle file, saw blades, emery sticks and a dust mask)
Week 1. Introduction and studio orientation. Technical exercise (design transfer, saw piercing, filing, drilling and papering). Introduction to the Ring Project (either a soldered band, stacked or wrapped design)
Week 2. Ring Project and soldering technical exercises.
Week 3. Ring Project continued. Polishing and alternative surface finishes. Introduction to Pendant Project.
Week 4. Pendant Project. Hammering and stamping techniques.
Week 5. Pendant Project continued. Surface texturing techniques and connections.
Week 6. Finishing off all work.
*The cost of course includes a $25 material fee.
What to Bring:
Sketch/note book, pen and pencil
Neat, casual dress. Closed in shoes (no sandals or high heels).
*Please meet your lecturer at the reception desk on the ground floor at AC Arts.
*Course is subject to minimum numbers
No refund will be granted unless TAFESA cancels the course prior to start date, in which case a full refund will be provided.