Novice and Trade – All Short Courses

Special course with Jacques Fabian allows you to dedicate your attention to a specific skill

The specialized courses such as Repousse and Chasing all you to dedicate your focus on a particular skill. The specialized courses are delivered from Jacques Fabian’s private STUDIO41 in Strathalbyn, South Australia.

Traditional Repousse and Chasing – Trade and Novice

The Term Chasing is derived from the noun “chase” which refers to a grove, furrow, channel or indentation. Chasing is used to define a three-dimensional shape in relief usually in sheet metal. The techniques of Repousse’ and chasing use the malleability of metal to form shape by degree.

Repousse’ and Chasing is one of the oldest crafts known to mankind.

The art of pushing, shaping and moving the metal takes control and self-discipline.

This course will teach you the science behind precious metals and how and why they move so fluidly when caressed with a finesse hand.

Highly popular, this course fills quick and there are only limited positions.

**Some precious metals extra if requested by student. Materials invoiced on Sunday.

  • Cost of Course is $2,500.00  includes the tool levy and workshop materials (kit)
  • Three day course
  • Class times are 9.30am – 4pm
  • Basic Kitchen facilities available as well.
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Making Mounts and Settings – Trade

Before you can truly set a gemstone with confidence you must first understand how the setting is made. It is simply essential to produce quality items you must understanding its construction.

To produce the correct support for a gemstone the Manufacture of the Mount Must be precise and relevant to that gemstone.

This whole course is dedicated to educating you in the skills and processed of how to make the various mounts and settings that hold gemstones.

This course is fundamental and paramount if you would like to set your own Gemstones.

**Please note this is not the Setting course

Special course with Jacques Fabian allows you to dedicate your attention to a specific skill
Special course with Jacques Fabian allows you to dedicate your attention to a specific skill
  • Cost of Course is $2,500.00  includes the tool levy and workshop materials (kit)
  • Three day course
  • Class times are 9.30am – 4pm
  • Basic Kitchen facilities available as well.
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Ring Making – Shanks! -Trade or Novice

It’s all about the Ring!

Learn about Undercarriages and what they do through to Shank variations such as:

  •  Tension
  • Forged
  • Upswept

We cover some specialized finishes such as Gilt and Textures. So many outcomes the list is endless with what you will do with the skills obtained from this course.

Jacques Fabian delivers specific skills and techniques required to make multiple ring shanks ready for your mounts
Jacques Fabian delivers specific skills and techniques required to make multiple ring shanks ready for your mounts
  • Cost of Course is $1,500.00  includes the tool levy and workshop materials (kit)
  • Two day course
  • Class times are 9.30am – 4pm
  • Basic Kitchen facilities available as well.
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Setting – Trade or Novice

Now that you know how Mounts are made, you can consolidate the skills and processes that go into the Gemstone setting procedure.

You will learn:

  •  Cutting Bearings and Seating a Gemstone properly
  • Bezel Settings
  • Claw Settings (Various)
  • Pressure Setting
  • Bead and Grain Setting
  • Share Claw Setting
After the Making Mounts and Settings course you will then be able to apply this Setting course to your skill list.
After the Making Mounts and Settings course you will then be able to apply this Setting course to your skill list.
  • Cost of Course is $2,500.00  includes the tool levy and workshop materials (kit)
  • Three day course
  • Class times are 9.30am – 4pm
  • Basic Kitchen facilities available as well.
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Traditional Silversmithing and Object making

Master Silver and Goldsmith Jacques Fabian holding a queache
Master Craftsman Jacques Fabian will share skills and knowledge practically

Creating Heirlooms of the future. This Short course will enable you to develop your skills in the art of moving metal in the direction you want it to go. All the constructions of Hollow ware (Bowls) and Flat ware (Cutlery) are created by Sinking, Raising and Forging.

These projects can be personalized as Bequest Treasures for family members or stunning conversation items for your dinner parties. This course will open a whole new world to the individual who can continue onto the Advanced Silversmithing and Object Making Freelance course set to run in 2017.

  • Cost of Course is $2,500.00  includes the tool levy and workshop materials (kit)
  • Three day course
  • Class times are 9.30am – 4pm
  • Basic Kitchen facilities available as well.
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Traditional Gemstone Threading

Heidi delivers outstanding insight into threading, this often overlooked skill.
Heidi delivers outstanding insight into threading, this often overlooked skill.

Traditional Skills are hard to come by these days. Threading of Gemstones is no different. While YouTube has a million and one ways to do it, Traditional skills will allow you to stand out in the crowd.

Learn the little things to look out for, what makes great knots and how to use your finding to their best potential.

Combine this course with our “Gemstone identification course “ This will give you maximum benefit to produce work from your own studio.

  • Cost of Course is $250.00 includes the tool levy and workshop materials (kit)
  • One day course
  • Class times are 9.30am – 4pm
  • Basic Kitchen facilities available as well.
  • Fully Equipped Workshop
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Youth Courses

Introduction to Jewellery – For Young People

contact: Heidi admin@ajmd.biz
These classes are designed for young people. Threading, Wire work. Make Jewellery that is fun to wear and inspiring to make.

School Holiday Activities:

  • Cost of Course is $150.00  includes the tool levy and workshop materials
  • One day course
  • 1 Day program 10.00am to 3pm (Junior Classes)
  • 1 Day program 9.30am to 4pm (Senior Classes)
  • Basic Kitchen facilities available as well. (BYO Lunch)

Junior Classes:

We will be conducting Youth Jewellery making classes during the School holidays.
 Fridays, Saturday’s and Monday’s
(Mum’s, Dad’s, Nanni’s, Poppy’s and Friends welcome).

Senior Classes:

Senior Classes are for High school students with a focus on design, technique and Fabrication.
Working in the Fully Equipped Studio 41. This workshop is commercial workshop which will provide those of you who would like to see what the Trade is all about.
Fridays, Saturday’s and Monday’s every school holiday including Christmas holidays
Materials supplied, Please bring your own lunch. $150.00
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