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Programme in English
Come and join one of the biggest municipal education centers in Europe. The MVHS welcomes you also in English! We offer a wide variety of courses, seminars and workshops on a multitude of topics – all delivered in the most widely spoken language in the world.
The stone was and still is an essential part of the jewel. In this workshop we will concentrate on a few classical stone setting techniques such as the cabochon setting and prong setting. You will learn these classical techniques to develop and create your own design. We will mainly work with silver and semi-precious stones. Participants who want to work with gold should bring their own materials (including the soldering material). You are welcome to bring with you your own silver and stones; however, it will be possible to buy silver and a variety of semi-precious stones directly in the workshop.
In this workshop we will concentrate on the art of ring making. You will experience and practise the basic and essential techniques of the goldsmith such as sawing, filing and soldering. We will mainly work with silver and semi-precious stones. Participants who want to work with gold should bring their own materials (including the soldering material). You are welcome to bring your own silver; however, it will be possible to buy silver and stones directly in the workshop.
By making a piece of jewellery (a ring, bracelet, pair of earrings or a pendant), beginner goldsmiths will learn the basic goldsmithing techniques such as soldering, filing and sawing. Intermediate goldsmiths will have the opportunity to learn new techniques by designing and creating their own ideas. In this course we will mainly work with silver. You are welcome to bring your own silver and stones, however, it will be possible to buy silver and a variety of semi-precious stones directly in the workshop.
This class will cover a variety of chain links so you can leave with your very own handmade silver bracelet. We will work with round wire to create jump rings, which can be combined and shaped into different kinds of chain. This class will include working with wire, making links, soldering and texturing; silver can be bought directly in the workshop.
Have you ever wanted to get a taste of jewellery making? This workshop will teach you how to make a silver charm of your design. Almost anything can be made from sheet metal into a pendant to wear around your neck, including initials, flowers or animals. Please come with some images to start the creative process! This class will include instruction on sawing, piercing, filing, texturing and soldering; silver and a range of cords can be bought directly in the workshop.
In this course you will become familiar with the traditional Japanese "Bento box". The "Bento" is a dosage form in which various dishes are served in a special box. We will prepare a Dashi broth with various spices, sushi, tempura, miso soup and so on. In addition, you will learn about the cultural background of the well-known Japanese Bentos. You will receive many tips and tricks regarding preparation and how the locals serve their Bento box. At the end of the day everyone will devour their homemade Bento box.
In this workshop, you will work with different forms of wax to create jewellery or small objects. Wax comes in hard blocks, tubes and rods which can be sawn and filed back, but it can also be melted down to create more natural, expressive shapes and textures. This enables you to work technically and very precisely or in a more spontaneous, intuitive manner. Wax can also be combined with other materials for casting for example, natural fibres, plastic and metal. The pieces can then be outsourced for casting in the metal of your choice.