Introduction to Jewellery Design and Making

Introduction to Jewellery Design and Making

Monday, February 5 at 6:00pm — Monday, March 19 at 9:00pm

In this short course participants, will be introduced to jewellery design and making.

Overview: The objective will be to learn about contemporary jewellery design and practice and to delve into the material processes of Gold & Silvermithing. Participants will work creatively from original drawings using essential processes to explore contemporary forms in metal. Introduction to Jewellery Design and Making will be taught in dedicated, specialist Gold & Silversmithing Studios.

Course content: Participants will commence designing and making jewellery objects utilising introductory Gold & Silversmithing techniques. Through a series of learning activities participants will develop ideas and designs through drawings and assemblages; Experience technical processes and working with metals specifically related to Gold & Silversmithing practice; Use different metal fabrication techniques such as sawing, filing, cold-joining and soldering to make a jewellery piece.

Course Presenter: Claire McArdle is a contemporary jeweller who has exhibited internationally since 2011 in Hong Kong, USA, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Austria and The Netherlands. McArdle has received numerous awards and grants including First Prize, Contemporary Wearables ’13.

Outcome: The objective is to gain knowledge about contemporary jewellery practice and to make a creative personal jewellery design using introductory Gold & Silversmithing techniques.

Ideal for: This course is suited to participants with little or no experience in a Gold & Silversmithing studio who are interested in learning about jewellery design and making.

Materials supplied: Some basic materials will be provided.

Materials to bring: Personal Protective Equipment, a developed tool & material list will be sent to all participants.

Email for information: kirsten.haydon@rmit.edu.au

5 February to 19 March 2018
6–9pm
6 sessions of 3 hours (Monday)
Gold & Silversmithing Studios RMIT Building 2 (level 1), Bowen Street, Melbourne