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Childrens Metalsmithing /Silver smithing FUTURES PROGRAM

Childrens Metalsmithing /Silver smithing FUTURES PROGRAM

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4 WEEK metalsmith and silver smith PROGRAM- choose all workshops as a bundle or purchase the the individual workshop you would like to participate in

Workshops run for 4 hours  each & will  focus on a different skill / technique and project for each workshop

MONTH 1- WED 28TH AUG- Introduction to metal smithing with the use of sawing using Aluminium, brass and copper fabrics- Make 1-2 pieces - choose your own designs from key rings, earrings, badges, necklace, design your own.

MONTH 2- MONDAY 23RD SEPT- Metal smithing with basic soldering skills -Choose from a pair of earrings/ a necklace, making the design from scratch, advancing on skills to  using the solder flame and silversmith techniques, learning about the process and equipment as you go.

MONTH 3- WEDNESDAY 30TH OCTRing Design using metal smithing recycled fabrics such as copper, aluminium and brass- focus lesson on stretching, pattern making, sanding and polishing metal techniques- Make 2-3 rings by the end of the class * please note there is an additional $50 for adults creating in this workshop 

MONTH 4- WEDNESDAY 20TH NOV- Ring design using pure silver- using learned techniques prior lesson to advance on to solder, pattern , design and create your stunning  sterling silver rings - 3 RINGS using sterling silver rings brass copper 

  • please note there is an additional $50 for adults creating  
  • exrta $20 for extra silver rings 

 Children’s Intro to Metal Smithing/ silversmithing  is an Open Making Workshop for children to learn this incredible skill to open up a world of possibility for future career options or simply have a bit of fun learning a new skill. Parents are most welcome to join in themselves with a paying ticket or stay to help their children free of charge- UNDER 10'S will need a parent to stay unless already approved prior - if unsure please contact us here 


Under the guide of  professional Silversmith Jemica Ostrofski, learn how to design and fabricate texture, create, jewellery using recycled metals and pure silver.

The basic- more advanced metal smithing / silver smith techniques of mark making , solder and many other skills will be explored using various
hammers, letter stamps, flame torch, number stamps and other silversmithing tools.
The workshops will run for 4 hours each  and students can make 2-3 pieces. Depending on the type of jewellery chosen, they have the option of making a necklace, earrings, key ring, adjustable ring, and lot more.The option to purchase additional metals  or kits is also available

 WHAT YOU’LL GET

• Sheets necessary for the class  of recycled Aluminium, brass, copper or sterling silver
• Findings to turn your  creations into jewellery / wearable art
• Use of an Apron during the workshop

Fully guided and instruction from a professional

Gift box to store your creations to take home
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR

• All necessary tools and materials will be provided on the day
• Enclosed shoes
• No loose items of clothing (as they may get caught in equipment)
• Hair tied back
CONDITIONS
This workshop is designed for children aged 8 years to 17 years, children under 10 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult

 unless prior arrangement has been made with studio host at groundedvillagestuido@gmail.com

There is a minimum  of 6 and maximum or 12  participants for this workshop to go ahead- if the workshop does not go ahead you will be refunded or a rescedule may be offered.

This is part of our GROUNDED VILLAGE FUTURES PROGRAM 

A wonderful eye opening experience for children to explore a worlds of creative futures and what a career in metal smithing/ silversmithing may look like. 

We will offer a NEW and exciting future program once the metal smithing has taken place- we endeavour to show kids/ adults alike the wonderful opportunities that exist in this wonderful skill.

There will be tea/ coffee/ water/ juice and refreshments on offer, you are most welcome to bring your own lunch or order from the cafe upstairs for delivery to the studio.

 


 

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