Play with Fire and Hammer like a Boss: Introduction to Jewellery Making and Metal Smithing Begins: Wednesday, July 17th, 2024


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Have fun and begin your journey to design and create jewellery and metal objects! You will learn the fundamentals of this ancient and compelling craft in the company of a small group over the course of a weekend and two evenings.

In these sessions you will learn:

The fundamental knowledge required to use basic jewellery hand tools to accurately measure, mark, and cut non-ferrous (copper, silver, gold and their alloys) metal sheet.

An introduction to metallurgy and how to apply this knowledge as you learn to manipulate your material in various ways by annealing, hammering, melting, sawing, filing, sanding, drilling etc.

Learn all these principles as you make two projects: a ring and a pair of earrings.

You will learn within a dynamic working jewellery studio and have the opportunity to continue to learn and grow as a metalsmith: amateur or professional. No experience with metal or the tools that are used is required to participate in Introduction to Jewellery Making and Metalsmithing.

All sessions are taught in Donna’s spacious and well-equipped studio in downtown Hamilton. You will learn by jumping in and beginning a project in the first session! Also, by watching in-person demonstrations, receiving step-by-step instructions, one-on-one coaching and mentoring in each session and access to comprehensive notes and images available online.

Course fee includes materials, step-by-step instructions for your project, on-line access to printable/downloadable information and an image slideshow. Please bring a dust mask, pencil, notebook, and a small container to store your projects.  

Sessions are limited to six participants.

Dates, Times, and Location:

 July 17th, Wednesday:  6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

July 20, Saturday:  10:00 am – 1pm, lunch break, 2pm – 5:00 pm

July 21, Sunday:  10:00 am – 1pm, lunch break, 2pm – 5:00 pm

July 23, Tuesday:  6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

72 James Street North, Hamilton Ontario, L8R 2K5

You will receive an email with the callbox # at the building entrance. Enter the number you receive, identify yourself, and Donna will buzz you in. Take the elevator to the 5th floor, turn right. 

All payments for workshops and classes are non-refundable. If public health restrictions come into effect that prevent classes from taking place we will reschedule to a later date. 

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