Martinus Studio Training FAQs

Weekend Sessions – Class Format
Beginner or all starter levels are designed for two to three students per instructor. The same applies for the professional Weekend Seminars, scheduled 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, if not arranged otherwise. Each day we have 7 intensive hours of training with a 1 hour lunch break. You are welcome to bring your lunch, or dine out. Fees: $390 per person.

Martinus Professional Apprentice Program Short Term – Week Sessions
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 1 hour lunch break, Tuesday to Saturday, if not arranged otherwise.

What Else Should I Bring?
A camera assists your documentation and a sketch or note book. Remember to bring your eye glasses if you need them! You can also bring favorite tools, project ideas, samples, images, and sketches.

What Materials Do I Need?
All the materials that you may need for your projects; silver, gold, gemstones etc. are provided at cost. To help you prepare, please share your design projects and ideas with us in advance to ensure availability of materials.

Recycled jewelry can become part of your designs. Assessment, disassembly, melting and preparation fees will apply: approx. $50 – $70. Existing jewelry must be sent for assessment well in advance of the class. This will help you maximize your training time.

What About Personal Safety?
Safety procedures will be explained and followed for all tools and equipment. The risk of personal injury is minimal.

What If I Have Personal Health Issues?
If you have challenges with your; hands, arms, back or vision, please inform Martinus prior to your session. We will approach your individual situation respectfully and help with realistic plans for a successful class.

Is There Public Transportation?
BC Ferry and BC Transit services are available seven days a week on Salt Spring Island. Please click on our links for up-to-date schedules.
BC Ferries
Bus Service

Is There Accommodation on Salt Spring?
Salt Spring offers a wide variety of B&B’s and hotels from $40/night and up. If you let us know your accommodation needs, we will help you find the right place to stay. Check our links for more information.
Indigo Farm
Salt Spring Inn
Seabreeze Inne
On Duck Creek B&B
Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce
Accommodation Group of Salt Spring Island
Salt Spring Market

Design and Integrity
We expect that students will be honorable and respectful in regard to each others designs.

For further information, feel free to contact Martinus directly: 250.538.1730, or email Martinus

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