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Jewellery Making Courses


Have you always admired beautiful jewellery? Do you enjoy sparkling stones and wonderful settings? Let your interest and creativity come alive! Learn the art of jewellery-making.



Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September, January, April Varies N/A Downtown Part-time

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International students must first contact International Education at study@vcc.ca or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.

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If you're ready and know the program you want, register now. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit the Registration Desk at our Downtown campus, 2nd floor, 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver [map & business hours]

Program Description

Program Description


Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

These courses do not have additional admission requirements and are open to individuals who wish to take one or more courses.

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

Fees and Other costs


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Info Sessions





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Program Coordinator: Donna Hawrelko, VCC Gemmology, 604.871.7000, ext. 8694
Program Assistant: Lou Solina, VCC Gemmology, 604.871.7000, ext. 8428

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Program Highlights

Program Highlights

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Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


Currently Scheduled in Continuing Studies Jan-Mar2018 (201891)

(JEWL 1103) Jewellery Techniques 1 0 credits    $533.65



Learn basic techniques in jewellery-making including piercing, filing, soldering, shaping, forming, design layout and application. Create original designs while working at your own jeweller's bench equipped with a torch and flexshaft tool. Additional costs for materials - approximately $50. List of supplies provided at first class. Registration deadline seven days prior to first class. (24 hours).

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10161 DTN Rm. 156
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
17-Jan-2018
to 07-Mar-2018
Groves, Sarah
Waitlist


(JEWL 1117) Stone Setting in Jewellery 0 credits    $536.86



Learn the principles of a variety of stone settings in this intermediate level course. Several setting methods will be covered including bezel setting, basket setting and gypsy setting. You will also learn the requirements for fabrication of  settings for cabochon, faceted and free form stones. Some graver setting will also be covered. Additional supply costs – Approx. $50.00. (24 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10440 DTN Rm. 162
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1000 - 1700
13-Jan-2018
to 03-Feb-2018
Markarian, Jack
Waitlist


(JEWL 1118) Lost Wax Carving and Casting 0 credits    $580.73



This course introduces students to wax carving and the lost wax casting process. Learn to design and make jewellery using this technique. Topics include design, wax carving methods and tools, investing, casting and finishing. Some basic metalsmithing techniques will also be covered. (24 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10164 DTN Rm. 162
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
18-Jan-2018
to 08-Mar-2018
Harrison, Janet
Register


Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Apr-Aug2018 (201892)

(JEWL 1112) Pearl Stringing Techniques 1 0 credits    $141.70



Learn the basic methods of stringing pearls or beads in one fun-filled day. Equipment and stringing materials provided. Bring your own pearls or beads to string, or borrow our pearls for the day. Registration deadline seven days prior to first class. (6 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  20067 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1000 - 1600
07-Apr-2018
Mattinson, John
Register


(JEWL 1132) Make a Ring in a Day 0.0 credits    $363.38



Design and fabricate a sterling silver band ring. Learn basic sawing, soldering, forming, finishing and texturing skills. Students will make their ring out of sterling silver. Students will learn the correct equipment techniques and safety protocols for the construction of metal jewellery. Leave with a finished ring. No previous jewelry making skills are required. Supply kit is included in tuition.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  20080 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1700
12-Jul-2018
TBATo be assigned
Register
  20083 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1700
09-Aug-2018
TBATo be assigned
Register


(JEWL 1133) Make a Copper Bowl in a Day 0.0 credits    $372.22



Learn the small scale metal working techniques needed to a make a 6" diameter copper bowl.  These techniques include sawing, filing, sanding, hammering, sinking and planishing.  Heat patina will be taught in the finishing steps. No previous jewelry making skills are required.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  20081 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1700
14-Jul-2018
TBATo be assigned
Register


Advanced Jewellery Workshop (JEWL 1119)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Create Jewellery Repair Sales (JEWL 1113)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Introduction to Rhino (JEWL 1120)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
Jewellery Portfolio Preparation (JEWL 1129)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Jewellery Repair (JEWL 1116)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Jewellery Techniques 1 (JEWL 1103)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $533.65
Jewellery Techniques 2 (JEWL 1104)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Lost Wax Carving and Casting (JEWL 1118)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $580.73
Make a Copper Bowl in a Day (JEWL 1133)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits $372.22
Make a Ring in a Day (JEWL 1132)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits $363.38
Pearl Stringing Techniques 1 (JEWL 1112)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $141.70
Sketching Basics for Jewellers (JEWL 1125)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Stone Setting in Jewellery (JEWL 1117)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $536.86
Stone Setting in Jewellery 1 - Bezels (JEWL 1134)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
Stone Setting in Jewellery 2 - Pave Setting (JEWL 1135)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
Supervised Jewellery Workshop (JEWL 1131)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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