Continuing Education

Program objectives

The program consists of seven course levels. Through a series of projects,
students acquire and master the various techniques in constructing a piece of jewellery.
All projects meet specific course objectives.

Level 1
The level I projects serve as an introduction to the two main fabrication techniques: construction directly in metal and lost wax casting. Students will learn the fundamental jewellery-making techniques: tracing, sawing, filing, soldering and polishing. Projects: Sheet metal band, wax pendant, chain with round and oval rings, wax ring, frame pendant with plate featuring cut-outs.

Level 2
In level II, students are encouraged to broaden their skills by applying them to more delicate projects. The basic concepts of doming and incorporation of pearls are covered. Techniques of creating settings and incorporating of closed settings also form part of this course level. Projects: Band with separated loops, dome earrings with pearls, jewellery item with cabochon stone, ring with faceted oval stone.

Level 3
This level introduces the concepts of reproduction and mould-making through the design and creation of a six-piece bracelet from a model sculpted in wax. In addition to having students create and incorporate articulations and a clasp, this project will enable them to review a number of previously acquired techniques. Projects: Articulated bracelet with clasp

Level 4
The fourth level covers the creation of increasingly complex jewellery through the use of brooch findings and an introduction to decorative riveting techniques. The creation and use of complex and/or machined settings as well as an introduction to forging also make up part of this level. Projects: Brooch with riveted component, wire ring with stone in prong setting, square setting, introduction to forging (open project)

Level 5
The aim of this level is to gain new technical skills in adjustment and precision soldering. Projects: Rigid, hinged bracelet with built-in clasp, string necklace with box clasp.

Level 6
The project carried out in level VI is intended to integrate the skills acquired during the previous 5 levels. Completion of the project entails meeting new technical challenges. It is also intended as a unique creation that will help the students to identify their technical skills through the design of the piece. Projects: Articulated necklace.

Level 7
The level VII project will be created in gold. This optional project was added following the first six levels of basic techniques. The students registered in level VII are those who have opted to refine their skills and to attain a higher level of knowledge by creating and constructing an item of gold jewellery. Projects: Open project, a jewellery piece in gold.

Costs related to the purchase of materials are to be anticipated in each semester. Please note: One semester does not necessarily mean one level. Depending on the student’s ability, the time spent in free studio time or the difficulties related to each project, some students take longer or shorter then one semester to complete a level.In every group, students from different levels are mixted together.

Pre-registration period: From Monday, February 25 to Sunday, March 10

*Group changes will be processed on Monday, March 11

General registration will open on Tuesday, March 12

For Spring 2019 semester registration, contact

Carole Dussault, administrative assistant
514 281-9922, ext. 201, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Toll-free number: 1 877 281-9922
ejm-info@bellnet.ca

If you leave a voicemail message, please mention your name, your phone number and the course you are interested in, and we will get back to you following the call order.

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SPRING SEMESTER PRICES*

Week days:

  • 50 hours
  • 10 courses, 5 hours each week
  • $ 550 + $ 25 (administration fee) + material costs

Weekends:

  • 63 hours
  • 9 courses, 7 hours each week
  • $ 680 + $ 25 (administration fee) + material costs

The cost of materials is covered by students.

Each course gives you access to the studio outside of class time.
* prices are subject to change without notice

SPRING 2019 SCHEDULE

MONDAY 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Antonio Serafino
April 1st to June 17th
TUESDAY 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Marie-Eve Martin
April 9th to June 11th
TUESDAY 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Petra Luz
April 9th to June 11th
TUESDAY 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Pierre-Yves Paquette
April 9th to June 11th
WEDNESDAY 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Matthieu Cheminée
April 10th to June 19th
WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Christine Dwane
April 10th to June 19th
WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Monique Giroux
April 10th to June 19th
THURSDAY 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Marie-Eve Martin
April 11th to June 13th
THURSDAY 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Christine Dwane (English class)
April 11th to June 13th
FRIDAY 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Benjamin Rembeault
April 5th to June 14th
FRIDAY 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Christine Dwane (English class)
April 5th to June 14th
FRIDAY 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Pierre-Yves Paquette
April 5th to June 14th
SATURDAY 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Petra Luz
March 23rd to June 1st
SATURDAY 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mélie Vézina-Méthé
March 23rd to June 1st
SATURDAY 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Benjamin Rembeault (English class)
March 23rd to June 1st
SUNDAY 9:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Petra Luz (English class)
March 24th to June 2nd

The ÉJM is closed for :
Easter weekend: April 19-22, 2019
National Patriots’ Day: May 20th, 2019

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