Jewellery Taster - Wax Casting

Jewellery Taster - Wax Casting

Beginner, Jewellery, Making, Silver, Ring, Metal


Description

Jewellery Taster - Wax Casting

When: January 14, 10:30am – 3:30pm & January 21, 10:30am - 1:30pm

Duration: 2 Days

Cost: $450
Class size: Maximum 8 people

Prerequisite

Suitable for the absolute beginner or intermediate jeweller who hasn’t ventured into wax work.

Course Description

Suitable for the absolute beginner or intermediate jeweller who hasn’t ventured into wax work. This comprehensive workshop is spread over two sessions where you will learn  how to carve wax and manipulate soft wax to create rings and other jewellery items. Participants will be shown a variety of demonstrations and will be able to explore their own design with new techniques.

Course Objectives

You will have plenty of time to work on your own models for casting and lots of tips and tricks will be covered along the way.

Design and manufacture - Understand how to design, prototype and manufacture wax models for reproduction

Basic methods of model production - Carving, building up or a combination of both

Techniques in wax - Organic and irregular shapes, Interesting textures, spontaneous shapes and surface effects or Intricate carved patterns.

Methods of clean-up procedures - You will acquire knowledge of how to remove casting sprues and professionally polish your finished design.

Course Outcomes

This course begins with short, structured technical exercises and then fabricating, decorating and joining will be demonstrated. You will learn the basic skills needed to create your own carved wax ring. You may find that there is time to create your own simple design using your new skills. Everyone should complete at least one piece of jewellery. 

Discussion between tutor and the students as a group and as individuals will take place, to guide you to improve your skills.

What’s included

A materials pack is supplied for your project.
A selection of materials will be available to buy from your tutor at cost price.
All materials, resource notes, enough silver for a ring, and one casting fee are included in the cost of the workshop. Additional pieces will incur a fee.

Casting costs are priced as follows:
+ cost of model
+ cast fees
+ GST
Your tutor will assist you in your costing calculations. (Non tarnish silver is currently $2.10 per gram - June 2021)

Additional notes
All the tools, materials and consumables you need for the course will be available at the venue; including an apron. You may want to buy further materials from our metal suppliers – your tutor will provide you with supplier information.

For health and safety reasons, please bring along with you the following
Hair tie: If you have long hair, please bring along something to tie it back with.
Closed in shoes: We will be working with hot, sharp and heavy tools, so please wear shoes, which will protect your feet. Avoid wearing loose flowing garments.
Sketch book/note book/ pen and/or pencil: Please bring along a notebook for your own notes and design ideas. Notes will be provided to complement the techniques you will be learning but you may wish to make your own notes.
Remember: If you use glasses for reading and /or close up work please remember to bring them along.

Please read our Terms & Conditions and Refund and Cancellation Policy carefully prior to enrolling.

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What you will learn

  • You will have plenty of time to work on your own models for casting and lots of tips and tricks will be covered along the way. Design and manufacture - Understand how to design, prototype and manufacture wax models for reproduction Basic methods of model production - Carving, building up or a combination of both Techniques in wax - Organic and irregular shapes, Interesting textures, spontaneous shapes and surface effects or Intricate carved patterns. Methods of clean-up procedures - You will acquire knowledge of how to remove casting sprues and professionally polish your finished design.You will have plenty of time to work on your own models for casting and lots of tips and tricks will be covered along the way. Design and manufacture - Understand how to design, prototype and manufacture wax models for reproduction Basic methods of model production - Carving, building up or a combination of both Techniques in wax - Organic and irregular shapes, Interesting textures, spontaneous shapes and surface effects or Intricate carved patterns. Methods of clean-up procedures - You will acquire knowledge of how to remove casting sprues and professionally polish your finished design.

What you will get

  • This course begins with short, structured technical exercises and then fabricating, decorating and joining will be demonstrated. You will learn the basic skills needed to create your own carved wax ring. You may find that there is time to create your own simple design using your new skills. Everyone should complete at least one piece of jewellery.
Parking Info

Entrance to Joynton Avenue Creative Centre is via Hansard Street. If you are driving, there is plenty of parking located on and around Portman Street and Hansard Street.
Please note that there is NO PARKING on Joynton Avenue.
The Bench at JACC is close to train and bus. The closest train station is Green Square, and is only a 10 minute walk. There are buses travelling to and from the Eastern Suburbs, the Inner West and Sydney CBD. Please use Tripview or Google Maps to find your best route.
Alternatively contact The Bench for assistance.


What to bring

  • A materials pack is supplied for your project. A selection of materials will be available to buy from your tutor at cost price. All materials, resource notes, enough silver for a ring, and one casting fee are included in the cost of the workshop. Additional pieces will incur a fee. Casting costs are priced as follows: + cost of model + cast fees + GST Your tutor will assist you in your costing calculations. (Non tarnish silver is currently $2.10 per gram - June 2021)

What to wear

For health and safety reasons, please bring along with you the following Hair tie: If you have long hair, please bring along something to tie it back with. Closed in shoes: We will be working with hot, sharp and heavy tools, so please wear shoes, which will protect your feet. Avoid wearing loose flowing garments. Remember: If you use glasses for reading and /or close up work please remember to bring them along.

Appropriate for

14 and older - Suitable for the absolute beginner or intermediate jeweller who hasn’t ventured into wax work.


The Bench

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The Bench is a modern, industry standard workshop focusing on education and training for the industry and community. Director and principle tutor Erin Keys established The Bench because she wanted a place for a community to grow together and share their knowledge and experience. With little start up money and no regular funding, we raised funds to build a relaxed and friendly place to learn traditional and contemporary jewellery techniques, a space to develop ideas and projects such as ring making, silver jewellery and stone setting gems. We provide concept based jewellery classes to the absolute beginner, the aspiring maker and to the professional jeweller.

The Bench offers the community the following:
Jewellery Classes, jewellery specializations, professional jewellery development, private jewellery lessons, corporate team building and jewellery related activities.

Why learn to make jewellery at The Bench?
When you become a student at The Bench you are contributing to the viability and sustainability of our workshop, including the general maintenance. By learning to make jewellery at The Bench, you are supporting the establishment of a creative community, and are helping The Bench to evolve & experiment with new programs.

The Bench Jewellery School and Workshop is dedicated to building an unparalleled jewellery centre that delivers quality programs for the betterment of the community and the jewellery industry. The Bench is an open window to learn, design and share by creating experiences and fostering the next generation of makers. It is a place to learn, work, and discuss ideas and share knowledge, a laboratory for the creation of jewellery.

The Bench is a safe working and learning environment, complete with a wide inventory of tools and equipment. The Bench cultivates inclusive, creative and accessible spaces for everyone to have the opportunity to feel safe and welcomed. Our programs and activities offer opportunities for artists and audiences with disability to engage and participate.

Established in 2020, The Bench is located at the exquisite historic site, Joynton Avenue Creative Centre in Green Square. The former South Sydney Hospital comprised a group of brick buildings dating from 1911. Within the precinct, the Joynton Avenue Creative Centre occupies the Esme Cahill building, which was the nurses’ accommodation block, opened in 1938. The Joynton Avenue Creative Precinct by Peter Stutchbury Architecture (PSA), in association with Design 5 – Architects as heritage consultant, completed for the City of Sydney. Easily accessed by Bus, Train, Ride, Walk and with Wheelchair accessibility.









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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A transfer can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at The Bench or organised by The Bench must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

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 The Bench. We take your health and safety seriously. The following are general guidelines when you participate in a class.
Always follow the instructions of the teacher at all times. Do not touch or operate any equipment you have not been shows how to operate. If you use glasses for reading and /or close up work please remember to bring them along. If you have long hair, please bring along something to tie it back with.
We will be working with hot, sharp and heavy tools, so please wear shoes, which will protect your feet. Avoid wearing loose flowing garments. Eye/ ear and face masks that are required for a class will be provided and you must wear them at all times if instructed to do so. Please advise if you are pregnant prior to a class.

2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give The Bench unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at The Bench classes and events or on The Bench premises. (For use of The Bench marketing materials).

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