SandyMacFarlane_InstructorsPhotoLargeSandy MacFarlane
Jewellery Artist
Website: sandymacfarlane.caPerhaps I felt accustomed to metal working from my early years, watching my uncle in the blacksmith shop on the Manitoulin farm, or my dad, always fixing something in his basement workshop. It seemed a normal activity, and the idea that I could make pretty things too, made it even more interesting.

But it was many years later that I first explored making metal jewellery while living in Europe. I was intrigued by the exceptional designs and quality of European goldsmiths. To me their pieces looked like tiny works of art... and so my fascination began.

I began to explore my interest in making jewellery in more depth. I studied jewellery arts at the Haliburton School of the Arts, completing my certificate in 2005, then started up my home studio.

 

Jewellery II/III Open Studio
With Sandy MacFarlane

Tuesdays 6-9 p.m.

        There will be no class during March Break (March 17)

This class is intended for students that have a good understanding of the basic jewellery skills and wish to expand their skill set, while continuing to work on their own creative projects. You will be able to explore techniques such as roller printing, fold forming, inlay, surface decoration, and will have access to the studio equipment such as torches, rolling mill, flex-shafts, polisher, etc. Instruction/coaching will be provided on an individual basis to address the skills needed to realize students own designs.

See link below for course outline and material list

Jewellery II&III/Open Studio - Sandy MacFarlane

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

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  • Jewellery II/III Open Studio
    January 14, 2020 - March 24, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jewellery  I with Sandy MacFarlane

Wednesday 6-9 p.m.

$65 Starter Kit

        There will be no class during March Break (March 18)

This course offers an opportunity to learn the fundamental skills in jewellery-making using basic tools and materials. You will explore metal working techniques such as piercing, filing, forming, cold connections, soldering, and polishing.

A starter kit of basic tools and samples of base metals must be purchased before the first lesson (first-time students only). The cost of this kit is $65 (including tax, see payment options)

Additional metals will be available for purchase from the instructor, including sterling silver.

See link below for course outline and Kit

Jewellery I/II outline

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Don't have a Paypal Account? You can use your credit card with the PayPal features.

  • Jewellery I Wednesday Evening
    January 15, 2020 - March 25, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Silver Band Rings with Sandy MacFarlane
February 2, 11-4:30
$80, members $72 + Cost of silver (approx. silver cost: $20-45, to be paid to instructor day of workshop)

Tools & supplies provided. The cost of silver is extra (by weight).

Band rings can form the basis of many ring styles or simply worn as is, letting the precious metal speak for itself. In this one-day workshop you will create one or more band rings and explore ways to add interest by carving, shaping or adding details to your rings. Silver will be available at extra cost.

Supplies: Due to the small scale of objects, it is recommended you bring your own visual enhancement aids (e.g. a magnifying glass or visor).

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by, January 30, 2020.

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount cannot be combined with another offer.

Don't have a paypal account? You can use your credit card with the paypal features.

  • February 2, 2020
    11:00 am - 4:30 pm
    - Silver Band Rings with Sandy MacFarlane February 2, 11-4:30 $80, members $72 + Cost of silver (approx. silver cost: $20-45, to be paid to instructor day of workshop)

Jewellery:  Water Casting in Silver with Sandy MacFarlane
February 9; 11-4:30 pm
$80, members $72.00 + $15 material fee plus the cost of silver by weight ( estimated $50) paid to instructor day of workshop.

Make some truly unique pieces by learning the art of water casting!
Water casting is achieved by pouring molten metal into cold water where it immediately solidifies into a random shape.
It can be used to great effect to create otherworldly forms and irregular shapes with interesting textures that are quite unlike the shapes you are likely to create by traditional hand fabrication (from sheet or wire, etc). It is a great way to use your scrap silver and turn it into something beautiful and unique.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by February 5, 2020.

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount cannot be combined with another offer.

Don't have a paypal account? You can use your credit card with the paypal features.

  • February 9, 2020
    11:00 am - 4:30 pm
    - Jewellery:  Water Casting in Silver with Sandy MacFarlane February 9; 11-4:30 pm $80, members $72.00 + $15 material fee plus the cost of silver by weight ( estimated $50) paid to instructor day of workshop.