Private classes

From: $400.00

This is a One-on-one class. Please click on the date you would like to attend – Available dates are highlighted on the calendar.

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This is suitable for all people wanting to explore further their creative skills. Suitable for Ages 15+

If you have a valid gift voucher and wish to use it to book you will need to book via email at hello@appleye.com.au

Available Dates- At this stage these only run on some Tuesdays in 4 hour time lots. These a perfect for shift workers or weekend working people needing a creative outlet. Please contact us to get you booked in.

DURATION: 10:30-2:30 with a half hour lunch break at 12noon.

INCLUSIONS:  A small pack of findings and practice metals are included in the cost. Additional materials can be purchased on the day. If you wish to make with gold this is recommended after a few lessons or after attending our metalsmith group workshops. Gold can be supplied, but will need to be ordered in advance.

VENUE: Workshops are held in our air conditioned/heated home studio in Worrigee (Nowra). The address will be sent to you via email once you make your booking. We have coffee, tea and cool water during the workshop available. You are our guests.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: A private one-on-one class with undivided attention and assistance from our professional expert, in the comfort of our air-conditioned/heated studio.  You can learn traditional Silver smith techniques including soldering, sawing, forming, hand texturing/stamping, electro-etching, mill rolling, setting and finishing all in a relaxed, encouraging work at your own pace environment.You may wish to hone certain skills and focus on a particular area of metal smithing. You can make many different designs including rings, bangles, set stones in rings, pendants and earrings. How much you complete will depend on the size you wish to make, and the difficulty of the piece, as well as the time frame permitted. For more difficult pieces like setting you may wish to book several private classes, so you can first build your skill set. This can be discussed based on your needs at your first lesson, or feel free to email us with any questions. As will all craft it takes time to master the practice of each individual craft, please don’t expect to be an expert after just one lesson. The first lesson is to familiarize yourself with the tools. It is recommended that you book more than one private class to cultivate your skill level over time. If you prefer you can always book our group Metal smith workshops, if you just want to have a go first and see if you like it.

You will have access to our extensive tool sets and safety equipment are included. You will have the full attention of our professional expert to help you harness your skills.  This class will also suit people who wish to rekindle previously learnt skills again.

We provide coffee, tea & water. We have a microwave for heating food. You may need to bring your food for the day as there are no cafes, but there is a supermarket and bakery just down the road.

COST: is $400 per person including a small parcel of findings and practice metals. The use of our tools and equipment. One-on-one professional expert assistance every step of the way.

BOOK NOW: online by selecting the date you would like to attend on the calendar. We will send you confirmation of your booking via email as well as all the workshop information.

GROUP: bookings for private workshops for hens parties or birthdays and work functions are available upon request, Max number of 3 people. Please contact us hello@appleye.com.au to inquire about your booking or phone 0412 718 171. We love special occasions and love celebrating with you!

If you have any inquiries please email hello@appleye.com.au or phone us.

Bookings are final and no refunds will be given if you are unable to attend the class. You may be able to postpone your booking at the discretion of the Appleye team.

What our students had to say…

“I had the pleasure of attending one of Naomi’s workshops today and had the time of my life! Not only was it so informative, it was fascinating to truly understand what amount of work goes into making jewellery. I meet and made friends with those that attended and for myself fully intend to do other workshops when presented. I made 4 rings from the silver given which is amazing. So much fun and laughter along the way. I’d highly recommend attending and if you have a group of friends even better. You won’t regret it. Keep up the great work Naomi and look forward to the next one.” – Mags B

“I had the best time learning the traditional methods of jewellery making and laughing a lot while doing so. I never knew is was such a process to making rings, but totally worth it and I highly recommend the class.” – Jonina M

“Had a amazing day out. The reason for me doing the course was because I am new to the area and wanted to do something different and meet new people. I did that and so much more. This workshop is fun, informative and such a great laugh in a relaxed environment and at the end you come away with something you created that looks beautiful. Very self satisfying. Thank you I recommend every one do it” – Kelly D

“I attended a ring making workshop today as a gift from some beautiful friends. Had a wonderful time, with lots of laughs and amazing handmade jewellery which I love. Naomi will help your vision come to life and is a great teacher. Absolutely loved it and highly recommend” – Mel

I went to one of the jewellery work shops on the weekend and had a really lovely time. The class was small, completely hands on and I ended up with 2 pendants and 3 pairs of earrings. A lovely way to spend the day, I really recommend the experience.- Dani



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