Cancelled: Fundamental Jewellery Skills


Registrations for this workshop are now closed.

Angie Arsenault
Monday to Friday , August 22 – August 26, 2022
10:00am – 4:00pm

This workshop has been cancelled. It is possible to make stunning jewellery creations using just a few basic techniques! In this course you will gain the essential techniques of jewellery making: how to prepare and use a bench pin, sawing, filing, cold connections, chain knitting and weaving, making clasps and jump rings, forming, texturing and polishing metal. Throughout the course, students will be walked through these basic jewellery making skills while applying them to a project they will design and manifest over the duration of the workshop.

All materials, including brass and basic tools, will be provided.

Students should bring: 

  • Pencil/Preferred drawing tools
  • Sketch book or paper
  • OPTIONAL: Any favourite tools or other precious metals you would like to add to your personal tool kit.


This workshop is full.

Angie Arsenault

Angie Arsenault is an artist and researcher currently undertaking a PhD at Concordia University in Montreal based on her fine art practice.

Angie’s practice harnesses acts of deep noticing and a sensual engagement with the natural world and utilizes Ann Laura Stoler’s concept of “imperial debris” as a lens through which to view ruination in the urban and rural built environment.

Raised on the deindustrializing island of Unama’ki (Cape Breton), Angie’s work engages with memory, botanical life, detritus, folk wisdom and storytelling through interventions in the field and installation predominantly. She holds both a BFA (2004) and MFA (2017) from NSCAD University.

Angie is also a trained goldsmith and she received a Jewellery Art and Design Diploma from Vancouver Community College (2009). Angie was the sole proprietor of Angela Grace Jewelry for seven years.

Angie was the Lunenburg School of the Arts’ Fall 2021 Artist-in-Residence.


This workshop is full.