Traditional Goldsmith Skills Courses 9 Week Courses... this is an intensive, really fun and challenging course taught by experienced tutors who work in the goldsmith trade both in Ireland and abroad.
These courses are suited to those who would like to make jewellery as a hobby, to part-time enthusiasts or may be a first step to a full-time career in the Jewellery and Goldsmith industry, Courses are project-led with an emphasis on completing jewellery pieces over the 8 or 10 weeks.
The Traditional Goldsmith Skills course is suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.
1) Studio One: Beginners and Intermediate.
2) Studio Two: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.
As a beginner you will be introduced to and learn extensive use of the piercing saw and will complete a filigree project in the first few classes. In the subsequent classes you will make a ring and a contemporary silver pendant or earring design of your choice - lots of samples to choose from and will learn filing, piercing, polishing, using the pendant drill and polishing motor. You will also learn techniques such as planishing using a ball pein hammer and sandblasting. You will be introduced to soldering skills and will learn how to anneal metal to make it malleable so that it can be formed.
The course fee includes base metal materials. Silver is not included in your course fee and the cost usually amounts to approximately €60 per course (maximum) for a standard silver ring (€15 - €35) and silver pendant / earring design (€25) silver is purchased in class from your tutor in advance of any chosen project.
Classes are 3 hours in duration and numbers are limited to 6 students per class.
Students must be at least 16 years of age in order to enrol in any course at The School of Jewellery Ireland. GIFT VOUCHER
Do you have a workbench at home, even a bench peg clamped to your kitchen table or attached to the window sill?
These online videos will help you to make pieces with our technical help.
Videos made by Deirdre O'Donnell, Jill O'Malley and Paul Coyne.
These concise but comprehensive videos will give you all the steps that you need to make professionally finished and technically correct jewellery in your chosen medium using traditional jewellery skills.
Step by step information and video demonstrations can be purchased online and sent to you by return with your video link.
"We have found that the students of our school, both in Ireland and abroad have found our online courses enormously helpful. As we hoped, we have also helped online students not living in Ireland, to work under our online instruction using our videos. Our goldsmiths are traditionally trained in trade skills so the training is not craft based - the skills demonstrated for you to follow are traditional jewellery and goldsmith skills" Deirdre O'Donnell
If you are interested in this exciting new opportunity to access videos, please take a look at all that is on offer.
Our Saturday courses are very popular and are a great way to explore your creativity in the exciting world of jewellery.
Traditional Jewellery & Goldsmith Skills Summer School
Course Dates Avaialble;
27th - 31st July 2020.
10th - 14th August 2020.
All Levels - €650
Following the Covid 19 Pandemic, we have reduced the Tutor / Student Ratio to 1:6 in our studios.
View our Gallery for the One Week Jewellery and Goldsmith Skills Course HERE.
This Summer Week Course is extremely popular with both beginners, and students with more experience.
The Course, for only 8 students, runs Monday to Friday, 10am - 5.30pm and includes - expert tuition, tools, gemstones and base metal materials.
Silver is available to purchase with your course booking below or throughout the week should you choose to work in Silver for certain projects.
Alternatively students can choose to work in brass, which is included in the course fee.
This course is project led with an emphasis on completing bespoke jewellery pieces throughout the week.
To book a course using a gift voucher, please call us on 01 5611 207 or email Studio@theschoolofjewellery.ie with your voucher number.
Students must be at least 16 years of age in order to enrol in any course at The School of Jewellery Ireland.
Why not book a Corporate Course for your team at work?
Or enjoy a unique Hen Party experience ?
It's Fun, Challenging, Creative and Rewarding - Only €145 per student to include all Precious Silver Materials, Silver Chain, Gift Box and Bag, prosecco and chocolates.
A Minimum of 6 Students are required to book this Course.
Available times are;
- Wednesday, Friday or Saturday afternoons - 2pm - 6pm by arrangement.
- Friday and Saturday mornings - 9.00am - 1pm by arrangement.
- 9.00am or 2pm: Arrive and enrol with our Team.
- 9.05am or 2:05pm: Select your Irish Silver or Gold Jewellery Design from our Sparkling Jewels.
- 9.10am or 2:10pm: Our tutors will show you the steps to familiarise you with the Studio. Then off you go...
- 12.30 or 5:30pm: Enjoy Afternoon Tea of Prosecco, strawberries and scones.