Weekly Silversmithing Classes: How it Works

Class Times:

Tuesdays 9am – 12pm, facilitated by Erin       |   Thursdays (TBC) 9am – 12pm, facilitated by Erin

Semester Dates:

First Semester 2020: 4 February – 26 May    |    Second Semester 2020: 4 August – 24 November

Bookings may be done via email (erin@erinfrancescreative.com) and your payment in full reserves your place. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

Any class(es) may be cancelled & fees refunded if there are less than three students registered for the month.

The workshop can accommodate up to seven students per class, providing a cosy and intimate learning environment.

2020 Fees:

Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced per month (4 classes): R 1 300

Drop in class (intermediate/advanced only): R 360

Full semester (4 months, 10% discount): R 4 970

There will be no classes on public holidays. Fees for months with five weeks will be calculated pro-rata. All fees exclude materials.

Full monthly fees are payable in advance and no refunds will be given for missed classes. Make-up classes are not guaranteed but there is the opportunity to swap classes with other students via the Whatsapp group. For those attending on a month-to-month basis, invoices will be emailed to you in advance on the 25th of each month and are payable on presentation. Intermediate/advanced students wanting to drop-in are required to book and pay for their spot in advance. Any bookings cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will unfortunately not be refunded.


All classes take place in our fully equipped jeweller’s workshop, with everything you need for basic metal work. You are welcome to purchase your own tools as you go along to use in class or at home. Metals (silver, brass, copper), consumables and a small range of findings are available for sale in the studio.

Please note that this studio is not licensed to work with gold or platinum. We will gladly put you in touch with gemstone suppliers and other suppliers to the industry as and when you need them.