Beginner jewellery making with Kathryn Wardill

For: Beginners
Tutor: Kathryn Wardill

Course Outline

Would you like to learn the basics of handmade jewellery? Create a few small basic jewellery objects, miniature artworks that can be worn. Teaching the basics of jewellery fabrication, the tutor thoroughly explains all aspects of the related health and safety, processes, tools, metal, general tips, design considerations and students practicing techniques. Upon completion students have the knowledge to continue to make basic jewellery pieces on their own. Please note all tools and equipment are provided, students will need to pay for some silver, calculated by weight if they choose to create in silver. No experience is necessary and students need good eyesight and steady use of both hands. Students can expect to make 2-3 finished pieces.

Kathryn Wardill is a Melbourne based contemporary jeweller who received her Masters of  Art, Fine Art by research from RMIT University in 1998. As a jeweller and glass artist she has sctively participated in group and solo exhibitions internationally for the last 21 years. Wardill’s dedication to researching jewellery objects which combine metal and glass, has resulted in solo exhibitions, artist in residencies and is represented by Kirra Gallery, Studio Ingot and e.g.etal in Melbourne. More information can be found out www.wardill.com

Course Cost: $370
Contact Hours: (3 x 3 hours or 2 x 4.5 hours)

Day
Saturday afternoons

Time
2-5pm

Dates
23rd and 30th June

You will learn about:
working with metals: sawing, drilling, soldering, polishing, oxidising. Create earrings, chains, earring hooks and ring making.

Class Materials

Please bring the following to class:
suitable clothing: long pants, covered in shoes and an over-shirt. note/sketch book. Long hair must be tied back.