The last beginners course for 2017 will run for 8 consecutive weeks, however students may choose to sign up for a 4 weeks at a time costing $200. New students start by making a copper band to familiarise yourself with the tools and learn how to saw, file, shape, solder and polish/texture metal. This is followed by constructing a customised silver band, then your choice of a wax carving project to be cast in metal or a simple stone setting for a ring/brooch/pendant project. The 8 week block allows time to also make a bezel set piece of jewellery. This is a simple rub-over style stone setting that may be used in a ring/brooch/pendant/earrings.
We’ve designed a variety of fun and rewarding classes for everyone. So whether you’re looking for a quick introduction to jewellery making, or you’re an experienced jeweller looking to upskill, you’ll find something you’ll enjoy. Plus, we’re always happy to work with you to create unique and memorable group experiences.
This is an evening class for our lovely returning students. Once you have completed at least 2 eight week blocks of the introduction classes or have had sufficient experience elsewhere, you can join us for diverse making and a friendly supportive environment. The students are producing exciting and varied work at an advanced level. You are free to pursue self directed projects with technical support and assistance with design and concept development. Term 4 will be for 8 consecutive week blocks, students may choose to sign up for one or both, $200/$400.
This class is open to all levels of jewellery makers. The beginners will make simple ring bands to start and then move onto making a simple bezel stone setting in a ring or pendant or earrings. It’s up to you! If you have made some jewellery before you can come along to learn new techniques or make your own designs guided by our experienced tutors. The class is open to those who would like to pay as they go at $60 per class, or come for four weeks at $200 total or 8 weeks $400. Get in touch with us to find out more details.
During this one day class you will learn to make two simple ring bands. In the morning we start with copper getting familiar with the jewellery bench, tools and some basic techniques. By the afternoon you will be producing your sterling silver band. This class is open to all levels, students with some experience will be supported through your own self directed project. Cost includes up to 10 grams stg silver per student.
Why not do something different for your next work do, friend’s get-together, milestone celebration or other event? Get in touch and we can work with you to create a unique experience you and your friends will remember for years to come. Examples could include a behind-the-scenes tour of Auckland’s top contemporary jewellery galleries, followed by learning how to make your own unique jewel at Workshop6. A locally catered lunch/refreshments can also be provided in our sunny and spacious studio.
We offer specialized classes including full weekend workshops for secondary school students, please contact us to discuss your needs.
The studio space is available to hire by negotiation.
This class is an introduction to the complex and beautiful techniques of Cloisonné and Champlevé enamel.
With its origins in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, the ancient craft process of fusing glass to metal is said to have travelled from Southeast Europe to China via the Silk Road, and eventually to Japan.
Using transparent Japanese enamels, students will learn metal preparation of copper and silver, and wire application on a flat and a 3-dimensional surface. They will be shown enamel preparation, wet laying, kiln firing, and a variety of finishing techniques and finding options.
The cost includes all materials except silver, which can be purchased, as you require.
The class is now full, but please email us to register your interest if you would like notification of later dates at email@example.com
Term One: 14 February – 6 April
Term Two: 2 May – 22 June
Term Three: 25 July – 17 August, 5 September – 28 September
Term Four: 17 October – 7 December