Description

Under the guide of Silversmith Jemica Ostrofski, learn how to design and fabricate textured jewellery using recycled metals. The basic metalsmithing techniques of mark making will be explored using various hammers, letter stamps, number stamps and other tools. You will then have the opportunity to create your own unique design should you feel comfortable. The workshop will run for 2 hours in which you will have the option of making – a ring, pendent, earrings, cuff links, or brooch.


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About Jemica Ostrofski

Meekz Contemporary Jewellery is the independent label of Queensland based silversmith Jemica Ostrofski. In 2009 Jemica graduated from the Queensland College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Art with First Class Honours, after majoring in Gold and Silversmithing and gaining a passion for minimalist sculptural form.

Adopting an ethically responsible and environmentally friendly practice, all Jemica’s collections are made using recycled, found and repurposed materials. Using traditional silversmithing techniques Jemica transforms the everyday into something unique and beautiful.

Jemica runs workshops in metal texturing (mark making with metal), recycled wire weaving (our signature jewellery style of wire manipulation and weaving), riveting and hand sawing (traditional riveting and hand sawing skills), copper ring making (metal texturing and ring making techniques) and traditional ring making for two (traditional soldering techniques used in ring making).

www.meekzcontemporaryjewellery.com.au

0402 685 677

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What you will learn
  • Learn how to design and fabricate textured jewellery using recycled metals
  • Basic metalsmithing techniques of mark making will be explored using various hammers, letter stamps, number stamps and other tools.
  • To create your own unique design should you feel comfortable.
What you will get
  • Sheet of recycled Aluminium/Copper/Brass
  • Additional recycled metals that could be used
  • Findings to turn your creation into jewellery
  • Industrial strength glue

What to bring
  • All necessary tools and materials will be provided on the day, however feel free to bring along any other found metals and see if they can be incorporated – napkin holders, cutlery, metal crockery etc.
  • Imagery of any jewellery ideas you might like to draw inspiration from
  • Pen and paper to take note
  • No loose items of clothing (as they may get caught in equipment)
  • Hair tied back
What to wear

Enclosed shoes

Appropriate for

Anyone interested in trying something new!


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Work-Shop

Vendor sincce 2014

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

  •  Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.


2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)

3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Lucy

20 July 2016 • Intro to Metalsmithing

Loved the process of learning how to texture metal, and came away with some awesome pieces that I'll wear very happily! Thank you Meekz :)

Maxine

15 May 2016 • Intro to Metalsmithing

I enjoyed the class and was happy to walk away with 2 pieces of jewellery completed. I learnt a couple of new techniques that I was not aware of. I do think it was a bit overpriced but generally satisfied.