Jewellery Fabrication (Intermediate Level) – Cape Breton Centre for Craft

Jewellery Fabrication (Intermediate Level)

Jewellery Fabrication (Intermediate Level)
Date: April 22 – June 10, 2021 (Thursdays, 8 weeks)
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Instructor: Aleena Derohanian
Fee: $156 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $179.40 plus HST (Non-Members)

This course builds off of the basic fabrication skills that were covered in last semester’s Introduction to Jewellery. A range of techniques, including basic stone setting, rivetting, texturing metals, and basic casting methods will be covered.

Students are again encouraged to bring their own designs and will have class time to realize their ideas. There will be no kit to purchase for this class, but materials will be available for purchase during class time. To be eligible for registration, students must have taken at least one eight week Introduction to Jewellery course.

Aleena Derohanian is a jewellery artist from Toronto, Ontario. She has trained at OCAD University, in the Material Art and Design program. Her jewellery work is inspired by post-modern maximalism, and she uses a wide range of non-metallic materials in her work. She is currently working at the Centre as an artist in residence.

Course Outline:

Week one: Welcome and Review
~Safety overview
~Stone purchasing
~Saw piercing review

Week two: Textures, Rivetting
~Depletion guilding, reticulation, texturing metal on the rolling mill
~Basic and fancy rivets

Week three: Casting
~Water casting
~Organic material casting

Week four: Stone Setting (Part 1)
~Bezel formulas
~Making a bezel
~Soldering onto a backplate

Week five: Stone Setting (Part 2)
~Pushing and burnishing bezels

Weeks six to eight:
~Free work periods to finish personal projects

**Advanced registration for members begins March 29**
General registration for non members begins April 12.

For more information on this program or to register, email or phone 902.539.7491 ext 111.