The Fine Art of Jewelry Making
Learn how the right tools can enhance your technical abilities while discovering freedom and confidence in jewelry design. Martinus’ European-style training offers a foundation of metallurgy knowledge and technique. You will be supported with; theory and visual observation in three-dimensional design. Learn in a well equipped training environment and experience innovative use of studio equipment and hand tools along with tips for body posture and key bench tricks.
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Specialized Training for Practicing Jewelers
1. 14 Hour Weekend Blitz
Individualized, One-on-One training is the starting point and foundation for all our continuing programs. Bring your experience, ideas, projects and questions to an open learning environment. Complete your individual design pieces, understand the details in production work and increase your efficiency for any career setting.
2. Apprentice-Style Training - Short Term
After your orientation to the Studio and Martinus training style in a Weekend Blitz, you are encouraged to plan a customized training program for your goals, educational requirements and special projects. At this level you will acquire technical skills and gain independence in your creative designs or choose to improve your ability to secure employment through essential competencies, knowledge and efficiency. Week-long sessions and multiple weeks are welcome.
3. European Apprenticeship - Long Term
Understand how to achieve quality and sophistication in your work. Studying alongside Martinus you will be directly involved in; design concepts, plans and all aspects of “hands-on” production. Integrate your technical skills and explore your career potential while increasing your exposure to the complex world of fine jewelry design in a working studio environment. Three month minimum commitment. Prerequisite: One Weekend Blitz. (Remuneration for assistance with production, negotiable).
After a successful apprenticeship and a total of eight years rigorous training, the esteemed Handwerkskammer Wiesbaden, Germany (National Craft and Trade Association) granted Martinus a Master Goldsmith and Grand Training Qualification for all levels in 1980. A steady 35 years at the work bench ensures that Martinus has the answers to all your questions.
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Certification for your level and area of study with Martinus is available upon request.
Further questions? Contact Martinus directly 250.538.1730 to discuss your skills and special interests, or