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.

Basic Techniques: Course Schedule

Katherine David, administrative assistant
514 281-9922, ext. 201, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Toll-free number: 1 877 281-9922

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Public registration will begin Tuesday, November 21 at 8:30 by phone: 514-281-9922 post 201. 
Leave a message with your name, your phone number and the day and time of the course you are interested in and we’ll call you by calling order to proceed with your registration.

Week days:

  • 60 hours
  • 12 courses lasting 5 hours
  • $ 650 + $ 25 administration fee + material costs


  • 63 hours
  • 9 courses with a duration of 7 hours
  • 680 + $ 25 administration fee + costs of materials

Cost of materials are responsability of each student.


MONDAY 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Petra Luz,
From January 8 to March 26
TUESDAY 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Marie-Ève Martin,
From January 9 to March 27
TUESDAY 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Benjamin Rembeault,
From January 9 to March 27
TUESDAY 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Pierre-Yves Paquette,
From January 9 to March 27
WEDNESDAY 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Matthieu Cheminée,
From January 10 to March 28
WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Christine Dwane,
From January 10 to March 28
WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Monique Giroux,
From January 10 to March 28
THURSDAY 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Matthieu Cheminée,
From January 11 to March 29
THURSDAY 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Pilar Agueci, English class
From January 11 to March 29
FRIDAY 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Benjamin Rembeault,
From January 12 to April 6
FRIDAY 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Christine Dwane, English class
From January 12 to April 6
FRIDAY 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Pierre-Yves Paquette,
From January 12 to April 6
SATURDAY 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Petra Luz and Christine Dwane
From January 27 to March 24
SATURDAY 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mélie Vézina-Méthé,
From January 27 to March 24
SATURDAY 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Benjamin Rembault, English class
From January 27 to March 24
SUNDAY 9:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Petra Luz, English class
From 28 January to 25 March


The ÉJM is closed for theses holidays:
Easter holiday: March 30-31, 1 and 2 April 2018

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