Back for Craft Week 2021, in response to the extended lockdowns across the eastern seaboard, our Virtual Atelier: Jewellery Making at Home was conceived as a lovely way to stay connected with like-minded creatives and an opportunity to progress jewellery related projects with expert guidance.
Over four weeks, Virtual Atelier is a weekly three-hour online session via ZOOM. Students with intermediate plus skills, even with minimal tools and materials, can catch up each week to get technical direction, design guidance and, significantly, camaraderie from tutor Melanie Ihnen and fellow participants.
Experienced makers who may not consider themselves "students" but long for some creative connection while pursuing their projects from their studios are welcome.
Virtual Atelier: Jewellery Making at Home aims to connect our community and support our regular tutors who cannot teach in our classroom during lockdown.
What you will learn
- Work on your existing projects or start new ones and troubleshoot technical and design problems with your tutor.
- Be guided to design new projects and work on prototypes that you can make when you get back to SquarePeg.
- Catch up with like minded creatives in a supportive online environment.
What you will get
- Expert Tuition
What to bring
- A reliable internet connection as classes are online
- A computer, IPad or Phone with a camera capable of joining a ZOOM meeting.
- Any tools and materials you have access to.
What to wear
Even though you will be working from your own home or studio, as always, we recommend you wear protective clothing, eye protection, ear muffs etc appropriate for the process you are working with.
Intermediate students with access to some tools and materials at home.
SquarePeg Studios is a Sydney jewellery studio and school, established in 2011, we occupy a 200sq metre warehouse space in Marrickville.
With studio spaces for 14 practising jewellers, a well-equipped workshop and busy jewellery school seeing around 50 students each week, SquarePeg Studios is a participatory community space created by and for the contemporary jewellery network of Sydney.
At SquarePeg Studios we have a passion for contemporary jewellery, we have excellent workshop facilities and a dedicated and talented team of tutors to help you learn everything you need to know to create your own jewellery designs in an inclusive and friendly environment.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for our refund policy. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms & Conditions
- Terms and Conditions 23/7/2021
SquarePeg Studios has been providing jewellery tuition at the highest level for over ten years. We bring professional jewellers and practising artists from near and far to provide an excellent and diverse learning environment for our students. The following terms and conditions must be adhered to, to allow us to offer a professional learning environment.
The course fees must be paid in full or as a pay-in instalment plan on enrolment to secure a place.
SquarePeg Studios will accept cancellations in writing up to one month before the start date of the class.
SquarePeg Studios will issue a credit note for the total fees paid to date. The credit note can be used for any course or workshop and is valid for twelve months from the date of issue.
If a refund is preferred, the refund amount will be the fee paid less the 4.5% booking fee.
SquarePeg Studios will only process cancellations within one month before the start date if the students’ place can be filled. In that case;
SquarePeg Studios will issue a credit note for the total fees paid less the 4.5% administration fee. The credit note can be used for any course or workshop and is valid for twelve months from the date of issue.
If a refund is preferred, the refund will be the fee paid less 9.5% booking and administration fee.
Additional terms and may apply to classes presented by guest tutors travelling from interstate or overseas. Details will be communicated on the course listing where applicable and as a part of the enrolment process.
SquarePeg Studios will facilitate transfers from one class to another more than one month before the original class start date at no charge. Transfers with less than one month notice before the original class start date will only be facilitated if the students’ place can be filled and will attract a 5% administration fee.
It is the responsibility of the student to attend all classes. No make-up classes, refunds or credits will be issued for non-attendance of all or part of the course or workshop.
If a course is oversubscribed or cancelled by SquarePeg Studios, SquarePeg Studios may refund the fee less the 4.5% non-refundable booking fee. Alternatively, SquarePeg Studios will issue a credit note for the total fees paid to date. The student can use the credit note for any course or workshop. The credit note will be valid for twelve months from the date of issue.
Our courses are open to students 16 years and older.
Jewellery Studio Bench access is available to students 18 years and older.
Some of our courses require prior learning. Therefore, please check the course description thoroughly before enrolling.
- COVID - 19 Update to terms and conditions as of 6th October 2021. Subject to change as per Government directives.
Suppose a class or workshop cannot proceed due to NSW or Federal Government directives. In that case, SquarePeg Studios will transfer the student enrolment to the next date on which the course or workshop is scheduled and promptly notify the student of the change.
If the new date is not suitable for the student, SquarePeg Studios will issue a credit note for the fees paid to date. The credit note will be valid for twelve months from the date of issue. SquarePeg Studios, at its discretion, may issue a refund less 9.5% booking and administration fee.
Students attending classes or workshops must adhere to Government guidelines and agree to follow the directions of SquarePeg Studios directors and tutors concerning physical distancing, wearing of masks and appropriate hygiene measures whilst attending SquarePeg Studios.
Students must not attend SquarePeg studios if they are unwell, have been in contact with a person who has tested positive to Covid-19 or returned from an Australian “hotspot” or from overseas within the past two weeks.
Conditions of enrolment are subject to change. SquarePeg Studios reserves the right to defer an enrolment and issue a credit note for fees paid to date if the enrolment does not meet the enrolment criteria at that time. This applies even in the case that the criterion has changed since the original booking was made. SquarePeg Studios, at its discretion, may issue a refund less 9.5% booking and administration fee.