Short Courses

Silversmithing

Melbourne Polytechnic's Silversmithing short course has been designed for participants seeking to develop their general silversmithing skills and is ideal for those wishing to explore forging and raising techniques. It presents a range of individual silversmithing subjects in response to participant interest and need and is equally of interest to beginners or those who have existing skills that they wish to develop further.

Course Code: SMM003

Fees: $580.00

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COURSE OUTLINE

Projects are worked through by each student at their own pace.

Topics include:

  • Correct use of hammers and stakes
  • Cold and hot forging techniques
  • Sinking and raising of vessels
  • Vessel design
  • Planishing and cleaning of raised vessels
  • Forging and sculpting of a spoon
  • A project of choice for advanced students

COURSE OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this course participants should be able to design and produce vessels, objects and other utensils in base or precious metal.

A Certificate of Completion will be issued to successful participants at the conclusion of the course.

SUITABLE FOR

People seeking to develop their general silversmithing skills.

PRE-REQUISITES

Completing the Introduction to Jewellery short course prior to undertaking this course would be benifical.

MATERIALS

Copper for projects will be provided and all tools will be supplied. Please bring a pencil, fine tip permanent marker, notebook, non-synthetic apron and safety goggles.

DELIVERY METHOD

Face-to-face

CONCESSION / FUNDING STATUS

No concession or government funding applies.

DURATION

Total hours: 24

SESSIONS INFORMATION

Start date: Monday, 16 October 2017
End date: Monday, 04 December 2017
Day/s and time:
Monday, 16 October 2017 – 6:00 – 9:00pm
Monday, 23 October 2017 – 6:00 – 9:00pm
Monday, 30 October 2017 – 6:00 – 9:00pm
Monday, 06 November 2017 – 6:00 – 9:00pm
Monday, 13 November 2017 – 6:00 – 9:00pm
Monday, 20 November 2017 – 6:00 – 9:00pm
Monday, 27 November 2017 – 6:00 – 9:00pm
Monday, 04 December 2017 – 6:00 – 9:00pm

For further information, please contact Short Courses on (03) 9269 8615 or email.

Available Classes

Course Cancellation or Postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.

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