Frequently asked questions
Q: What will I be doing in a class in your studio?
A: Students begin with sheet silver and saw to their design shape, then hammer, texture, roll, shape and file creating
pendants, rings and bangles from sterling silver in an introductory course. We use traditional jewellers' tools and sit in fully adjustable chairs at workbenches designed for jewellery making, (no uncomfortable stools).
Q: How much do courses cost?
A: 4 classes of 3 hours each is $400.00 or $150.00 per Saturday class and you pay for metals and gemstones as you collect
Q:Why are these classes the best?
A: For beginners, who need assistance immediately, there is little waiting time as our classes have the smallest numbers of students. We attract new students who have waited too long in other schools, and we have a high return rate or regular students, some continuing for 15 years
Q: Do I need to book?
A: Yes, all classes must be booked and paid for prior to commencement. Payment by instalment will attract a premium.
Q: Do you cater to visitors from abroad or regional areas?
A: Yes, we have had students from Scotland, Sweden, New Zealand, Luxembourg and USA. Students also visit from regional areas, and we bundle their classes into a weekly intensive.
What is the cancellation policy?
The cost of one class will be retained by Academy for late cancellation. 24 hours notice is minimum cancellation. A makeup class can be arranged, subject to availability, and must be utilised within 6 weeks of missed class.