Valentino Jewellery Studio and Goldsmith Academy offers a series of training modules that are designed to provide a trainee with the necessary skills needed to manufacture any required Jewellery piece from any design that they might be presented with.
The complete course consists of a series of modules over a period of two years that provide mainly hands-on practical training on all the skills that are needed in the manufacturing of fine Jewellery. Prospective students may commence at any time with courses. Each module concludes with a practical and or written examination separating one module from the other. A certificate will be issued after successful completion of each module.
Projects that are mastered during the training, in increasing complexity, are the techniques used to manufacture hairpins, bangles, bracelets, broaches, earrings and many types of rings among others. Metal investment casting as well as the setting of stones are also included.
Jewellery design plays an important part in the development of a complete goldsmith. Our lecturer is extremely dedicated to obtaining and maintaining the highest possible standard with developing each student’s Jewellery design portfolio and manufactured projects. Weekly drawing and design classes will go hand in hand with practical manufacturing.
The course duration is two years each divided into four terms ending with an examination project and a recess coinciding with the normal school year. Part time courses are also provided twice weekly as per arrangement.
Saturday classes from 8:00 to 14:00.
Full time and part time courses consist of:
* Beginners 101. * Advanced 101 to 104. * Basic casting and wax carving. * Setting Please click link below for pictures of the projects that students have manufactured. **PROJECT PHOTO'S** Click Click link below for photo's of the students. **STUDENTS**
Course prices: Full time R1800-00 p/m Part time / Saturday R900-00 p/m
Deposit of 50% of first month studies with enrolment. Hand tools in toolbox: ± R3 500-00 once off fee. Saturday students can rent equipment at R200 per month.