Mini Academic – 6 Weeks Technical Program

MINI ACADEMIC

A 6 weeks evening program designed in a way that enables curious students who have limited time to be able to study the fundamentals of jewelry making and design in an intensive program with a convenient schedule. The goal is to provide basic and advanced training and technical skills required to design and make jewelry pieces.

We offer 4 different levels depending on the ability, interests and previous experiences of the applicant, each level includes a set of different techniques that keeps advancing until you reach level 4 enabling you to apply the foundational skills you learn through a project

Who is it for?

Beginner and/or advanced students and any designer interested to either specialize in jewelry making or integrate metal pieces in their designs (fashion, shoe & bag making, home accessories…etc)

Benefits: 

After completing the 4 levels of our mini academic program, students are eligible to go through an evaluation by our faculty and are given the opportunity to join our full time academic program – beginner plus level, provided that they present the necessary level of skills

Students will be able to exhibit their work with the full time academic students at our end of year exhibition

Mini Academic Level 1
The main techniques covered in this level include:

Sawing

Filling

Texturing

Simple soldering and jump rings for connection purposes.

Polishing

 Expected outcome: a minimum of 3 pieces

This level is aimed for beginner students and designers, no prerequisites required for registration

Mini Academic Level 2
The main techniques covered in this level include:

Jump rings

Earnings

Band ring

Bezel setting 

Expected outcome:  a minimum of 5 pieces

1 jump ring necklace or bracelet

2 band rings

Earrings

Bezel

This level is aimed for advanced students and designers and a basic jewelry making background is required (please refer to the main techniques covered in mini academic level 1)

Mini Academic Level 3
The main techniques covered in this level include:

Spheres

Scoring

Basic Box ring

Expected outcome: a minimum of 5 pieces and/or mini Parure

This level is aimed for advanced students and designers and a basic jewelry making background is required (please refer to the main techniques covered in mini academic level 2)

Mini Academic Level 4
The main techniques covered in this level include:

Riveting

Project

Design and composition lectures 

Expected outcome: a minimum of 5 pieces and Bench Book

This level is aimed for advanced students and designers, and a basic jewelry making background is required (please refer to the main techniques covered in mini academic level 3)

Interested ?