CAMPASPE Shire Council has secured an educational jewellery school to operate from a council-owned building in the Echuca port precinct from tomorrow.
Mayor Adrian Weston said the school would run a variety of jewellery workshops as well as having an aluminium etching station.
‘‘It will showcase traditional silversmithing techniques as well as modern concepts and materials, educating participants in the art of jewellery making,’’ Cr Weston said.
‘‘The etchings will be available each day to allow the customer to walk in, design their item, have it etched and walk out with a finished product.’’
The workshops are available for people aged 15 and over, with the etchings suitable for any age group.
The three-hour evening workshops are available to a limited number of participants each Thursday night. The workshops start from Thursday, 12 April and can be booked online at dapjewelleryschool.com.au including:
■Bangle taster workshop – create a bangle in sterling silver
■Stack ring taster workshop – create a sterling silver stack ring
■Earring 3 hour taster workshop – create sterling silver earrings
“We are pleased to attract a different business to the port precinct which will add to the visitor experience,” Cr Weston said.
“And having a new activity in place for the coming school holidays is even better.”
The pop-up school will operate from the former Port Shop in Murray Esplanade and will operate through to Sunday, May 6.