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Jewelry Silversmithing And Design

Silversmithing Beginner I

Cost: $395

This beginner class has been designed to introduce students to the basic skills and techniques involved in silversmithing.  Whether you are making jewelry for yourself, for gift giving or if you are interested in forging a path to becoming a silversmith this course is a fun way to learn something new.  Over this 6-week hands-on program, you will learn the foundational skills of silversmithing.  Students will complete 2 projects: one pendant and one ring, each project focusing on different areas of metalwork.  You will be introduced to commonly used tools, aspects of design, piercing, sawing, bezel making, stone setting, and soldering.

A basic silversmithing tool kit is required for this class, which can be purchased for $150.  Sterling silver and gemstones will also be available for purchase in the form of project kits.  The estimated cost of the first kit is $35; this cost is dependent on metal quantity and stone choice.  No previous experience is necessary.

Instructor: Paula Godden


Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Jun 16- Jul 21 | 40273 6 sessions, Thur 5:30-8:30pm

Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Sep 12-Oct 24* | 80185, 6 sessions, Mon 5:30-8:30pm 

*No class Oct 10

Sep 15-Oct 27*| 80213, 6 sessions, Thur 5:30-8:30pm

* No class Sep 29

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register for Winter/Spring courses

Registration for Fall courses will open on July 4, 2022

Silversmithing Beginner II

Cost: $395
Prerequisite: Beginner Silversmithing I or instructor permission

This level II beginner class has been designed build on the basic skills and techniques learned in Beginner Silversmithing I.  This is a great class for the hobbyist or for those of you who are on the path to becoming a silversmith.  Over this 6-week hands-on program, you will learn that you will continue to build on your foundational silversmithing knowledge.  Students will complete 2 projects; a prong set pendant and a mediation ring.  You will be introduced to new tools, new aspects of design, building on your sawing skills, creating settings, stone setting, and soldering.

A basic silversmithing tool kit is required for this class, which can be purchased for $150 if not already purchased for level I.    Sterling silver and gemstones will also be available for purchase in the form of project kits.  The estimated cost of the first kit is $35; this cost is dependent on metal quantity and stone choice.  Prerequisite:  Beginner Silversmithing I

Instructor: Paula Godden


Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Oct 31- Nov 17  | 80214, 6 sessions, Mon & Thur, 5:30-8:30 pm


Registration for Fall courses will open on July 4, 2022

Metalsmith Summer Bootcamp

Cost: $695

Take a staycation and attend our 5-day fun and intensive metalsmith class for those who would like to immerse themselves in the fabulous world of jewelry making in our newly equipped shop.  Supply fees will vary depending on the materials chosen by students for projects.

Students will learn basic metal jewelry making skills and apply them to create the following 3 projects:

  • Rolling Mill Textured Band
  • Pair of Earrings
  • Rolling Mill Textured Cuff 

In the above projects, students will learn skills such as rolling mill techniques, annealing, ring sizing, forming, piercing, sawing, texturing, wire shaping, soldering, hammering, and polishing. 

No experience is necessary. Please wear closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, hair must be tied back, and no scarves or loose clothing.

Budget for a supply cost of $150 for the week. 

Instructor: Paula Godden

A basic silversmithing tool kit is required for this class, which can be purchased for $150, or borrowed for the week.  Sterling silver and gemstones will also be available for purchase in the form of project kits.  No previous experience is necessary.


Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Jul 25-29 | 40173, 5 sessions, M-F 10:00am-4:00pm

Metalsmithing Bootcamp for Teens

Cost: $495
Prerequisite: Ages 15+

This is a fun and intensive class just for Teens who are interested in jewelry and would like to take a week-long journey into the world of jewelry making.  Students will learn basic jewelry making skills and apply them to the following 3 projects:  

 

  • Simple stacking bands - Each band will be unique in their own way by using different texturing techniques. In this project you will learn how to construct 3 simple rings by learning skills such as annealing, ring sizing, shaping silver wire, soldering, hammering, texturing and polishing. 
  • Earrings- Each student will design and create a pair of earrings.  In this project you will learn how to create a pair of drop earrings by learning skills such as sawing, piercing, wire shaping, texturing, soldering and polishing.
  • Bangle - Each student will design and create a textured bangle. In this project you will learn how to create a  bangle by learning skills such as metal forming, texturing, sawing, wire shaping, texturing, soldering and polishing.     

 

No experience is necessary. Please wear closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothes,  hair must be tied back and no scarves or loose clothing.

Purchasing a basic tool kit is optional for this class, tools may be borrowed otherwise during the class.


Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Aug 8-12 | 40174, 5 sessions, M-F, 10am-2pm


Registration for Fall courses will open on July 4, 2022

Intermediate Silversmithing I

Cost: $395
Prerequisite: Beginner Silversmithing I or equivalent.

This course is about taking the skills learned in the beginner classes and taking them to a new level. During this 6 week course, we will be introduced to new tools and forming techniques.  Students will be working on 2 forming-based projects; one cuff bracelet and a one-fold form pendant.

A basic silversmithing tool kit is required for this class, which can be purchased for $150.  Sterling silver and gemstones will also be available for purchase in the form of project kits.  The estimated cost of the first kit is $50; this cost is dependent on metal quantity and stone choice.  Prerequisite:  Must have completed Beginner Silversmithing II or equivalent.

Additional tool kit optional see Instructor website


Delivery method: In-class

Nov 21-Dec 8 | 80216, 6 sessions, Mon & Thur 5:30-8:30pm

Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre


Registration for Fall courses will open on July 4, 2022

Intermediate Silversmithing II

Cost: 395
Prerequisite: Intermediate Silversmithing I or equivalent

In this course, students will continue their creative journey by learning new concepts in design and finishing as well as being introduced to new tools. During this 6 week course, we will be focusing on complex design elements and different soldering techniques. Students will be required to design a complete and cohesive set:  Ring, Pendant and Earrings.  These projects will employ fusing techniques, tube setting, as well as creating findings for earrings.

A basic silversmithing tool kit is required for this class, which can be purchased for $150. Sterling silver and gemstones will also be available for purchase in the form of project kits.  The estimated cost of the first kit is $50; this cost is dependent on metal quantity and stone choice. 


Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Dates TBA, 6 sessions, Thur 5:30-8:30pm


Registration for Fall courses will open on July 4, 2022

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