Public Jewelry Classes

Public Classes

Throughout the year, I teach at various venues around Vancouver Island. 

During  July,  I teach at the Summer Art Series, Red Deer College, AB  and at

MISSA in Metchosin, BC.

Please see below for details of upcoming classes and how to register.  

Campbell River - North Island College

Silver Bracelet With Riveted Pearl
GENI-1250-CRS1CRApr 4$149.00


In a dynamic one-day course students will make a sterling silver, interlocking bracelet with a riveted pearl or stone as the clasp. This bracelet design locks into itself, allowing the wearer to take it on and off safely. All materials are included in the course fee. See the supply list online for some basic items that you may need to bring from home, such as a mask, apron and safety glasses.


To find more classes with me and to register for NIC programs:

Head to and search by course code (GENI) 

Courtenay Recreation Centre


#5415    Saturday April 25
#5129    Saturday June 6

9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Lewis Tsolum Building


Learn how to size and create a unique spinner ring of your own design. Students will saw, texture and decorate the ring blank. It will be soldered shut and then embellished with copper or brass spinners, polished and a patina applied, if so desired. If time allows a 2nd spinner ring can be made in copper. 

$50 dollar material fee required from each student at class.


#5127    Saturday May 16

9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Lewis Tsolum Building


Folding the metal, annealing and then unfolding creates distinct patterns in the metal, no two bracelets will be alike. When the metal is unfolded there are areas created
that can then be textured by hand and given a patina to change the colour. A truly interesting technique to learn.

$50 dollar material fee required from each student at class.

To register for Courtenay Recreation programs:

Starting March 2, 2020 you can  register for classes online at

or phone: 250-338-5371 or 250-338-1000.

MISSA 2020 - Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts

The Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts has been providing high calibre specialized workshops for artists, teachers and serious adult students since 1984. MISSA has a reputation for hosting  local, national and international  instructors who engage with students in an intense multi-disciplinary environment. MISSA welcomes students from around the world to participate in an artistic immersion for two weeks every summer.

Artists from near and far have come together each summer to the Pearson College campus to share in spirited creative exchange. The school is positioned on the sheltered shores of Pedder Bay and looks out to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains beyond. The campus setting provides a stimulating natural environment for artistic development and exploration. It’s easy to understand why so many return year after year to be part of the ‘MISSA Magic’!

Two Day Foldformed Jewelry

June 27 & 28, 2020

To find out more about this program, visit: 

MISSA Workshop

Nanaimo Recreation Centre



#35564    Saturday, April 18

930 am – 430 pm

Oliver Woods Community Centre




Each student will saw out a beautiful silver shape that will
support a myriad of hanging crystals, pearls and semi-precious stones. These earrings will be a one-of-a kind design.

A $50 material fee is required on the day of the class payable to the instructor.



#135565    Sat, May 9

9:30 am-4:30 pm 

Oliver Woods Community Centre



The ancient art of tube riveting will be the focal point of this class while working with silver and other metals. You will use the rivets as a decorative element that holds the metal together. This technique is very unique and easy to learn. 

A $50 material fee is required on the day of the class payable to the instructor.

To register for Nanaimo Recreation programs:

Phone: 250-756-5200 or online at

MacMillan Arts Centre - Parksville



Sunday, April 12, 2020   

9:30 am to 4:00 pm 



No experience necessary, all materials provided.


Learn the art of foldforming with metal. Think of origami in metal and that is exactly what this class is all about.

Each student will make a bracelet and or earrings out of copper, patina texture and folding and unfolding the metal will create unique works of art. Heat patina will also be applied and students will walk away with something truly wonderful.



Sunday, June 14, 2020   

9:30 am to 4:00 pm 



Suitable for beginners and advanced alike.

No experience necessary, all materials provided.

Make a sterling silver band ring, with a bezelled beachstone.

Students will learn how to size and create a ring, how to bezel a stone, how to set a stone, how to polish and patina the finished ring.

Each ring will be unique and textured differently and many stone options will be available.

To register for this MacMillan Art Centre program, visit:!event-list

Red Deer College, AB

Immerse yourself in your art and meet others that love it as much as you do. Series Summer Arts School will fulfill all of your art needs!

We offer five-day workshops on Monday to Friday for adults of all skill levels, from professional artists to those looking for personal growth. Included in your course fees are instructor presentations by professional artists, open studios in the evenings, open model sessions and a variety of social activities planned to enhance your experience at Series. Get the most out of your experience by staying right on RDC’s beautiful campus.

Beachstones and Silver

5 Day Workshop, July 20 – 24th, 2020

To find out more about this program, visit: 

Red Deer College Summer Series