In this two-part Jewellery Casting course, you will be introduced to the ancient process of Lost-wax casting, learning about different types of waxes such as, liquid, sheet and sculptural wax and their various uses.
Under the guidance of jeweller Cassandra Gill, you will develop your own unique design; from sketch generation through to wax formation and into something wearable (such as a ring, pendant or earrings). At the end of the first session your piece will be taken off and cast for you so that when you return for the second session, you’ll jump straight into learning how to finish your piece in metal form. You’ll walk away with a beautiful finished piece in sterling silver ready to wear or gift to special someone!
Anyone can get involved in this entry level course, no previous jewellery skills required.
ABOUT CASSANDRA GILL
Cassandra Gill is an independant Printmaker and Jeweler based on the Mornington Peninsula and spliting her time in her small studio in Brisbane. In 2014 she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, majoring in Printmaking. With her background of the fine print, mark making onto metal is second nature and has become a focus of her practice. Incurably curious about travel and the natural world her works seeks to define identity in the fragile and transient nature of memory on the surface of objects, her unique jewelry and print business reflects this. Her work takes her across Australia and the globe to search for exciting adventures and places as source for inspiration. Over the last three years she has spent much time in the Northern Territory on community print and creative projects as well as studio print assistant to Australian artist John Wolseley on large scale print projects.
If your interested in more about Cassandra and her work, including upcoming workshops in jewelry and printmaking, or where in the world she might be at the minute you can find more info at cassandragill.com
- An introduction to the casting process
- The opportunity to work with both soft, hard, sheet and liquid wax forms.
- Learn how to emboss and texture your wax pieces with found materials
- All materials provided
- Objects such as buttons, shells, fabric/lace; textured materials that can be used for embossing that you love.
- Source material of things you like so we may be able to incorporate this into your designs.
Something to tie hair back and closed toe shoes. No dangly clothing please.
Vendor since 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, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email email@example.com to organise a refund or transfer.
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 text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
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1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
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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.
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Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
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 text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.