Join silversmith Sarah Cave in a 6 week jewellery making course at Birnam Arts. Starting with base metal you will learn how to cut, shape, texture and solder the metal and make a rub over setting to hold a stone, before then going on to make a finished silver stone set pendant of your own design.
Join silversmith Sarah Cave in a 6 week jewellery making course at Birnam Arts. Starting with base metal you will learn how to cut, shape, texture and solder the metal and make a rub over setting to hold a stone, before then going on to make a finished silver stone set pendant of your own design. These classes are suitable for beginners or those wanting to improve their jewellery making skills.
The classes will be held on a Tuesday evening at Birnam Arts, in the Visual Arts studio, from 6:30 – 8:30pm (for 6 weeks) starting on the 23rd May, with the last session on 27th June 2023.
Sarah trained at Edinburgh College of Art and worked as a silversmith before setting up her own studio/workshop space in Blairgowrie. Now with over 20 years’ experience Sarah designs and makes a range of "hand raised" silverware and jewellery, as well as teaching the technique of hand raising through her classes.
Here at Birnam Arts we are committed to making the arts as accessible as possible and in line with this we are offering this course on a sliding scale framework of £80 (tier 1) / £120 (tier 2) / £180 (tier 3). Please be honest and pay what you can afford.
Tier 1: I have little disposable income
Tier 2: I have some disposable income
Tier 3: I have a comfortable level of disposable income
Base metals are supplied to get you started. Students will have the opportunity to purchase and work with their own precious materials. You will be advised of any additional materials that you might require, based on how your personal project develops.
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Welcome to Birnam Arts, a boutique multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment venue.
Pop in to the Foyer Cafe for breakfast, grab a delicious coffee with a selection of our homemade baking or enjoy a light lunch whilst browsing on the free WiFi. Wander upstairs to view the latest of our monthly art exhibitions before visiting the world of Beatrix Potter, or the Gift Shop to purchase a special gift for your loved ones or yourself!
We had not planned to present a hybrid festival, however that changed when one of our main authors tested positive for Covid. I greatly appreciated how the team worked with us to pivot and present remotely in part, making full use of your enhanced video conferencing equipment. As a result, we were able to deliver quite complex events with several elements all showing on screen simultaneously. The audio-visual quality was excellent, and our audiences were delighted that these events could still go ahead, in spite of Covid. The author in question was really pleased that he could join us on screen and remarked that he had not been so well supported in this way at any other festival.
Fiona Ritchie | Birnam Book Festival 2022
Located in the heart of Birnam Arts, our café is the meeting place and gathering space for everyone, from local friendly faces to new visitors from far and wide.
Daily | Mon-Tues 11-3 | Wed-Sun 10-4
The food scene in Dunkeld and Birnam is becoming a go-to for food lovers and we're proud to be part of the that story.
Such lovely memories of coming to Birnam as a wee one, visiting the garden and the exhibition then exploring the woods that inspired Beatrix Potter.
Graham Webster | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
BA Shop has a unique selection of gifts sourced both locally and from throughout Scotland. With a range of design, jewellery and craft items there’s a little something for everyone.
Daily | 10:30 - 15:30
We pride ourselves in supporting emerging and established makers alongside contemporary brands such as Harris Tweed, and offer a range of books on Perthshire, as well as V&A Stationery and gifts for the wee ones.
What a warm and lovely welcome for this Yorkshire author. Thank you. Birnam Book Festival, author
Rose George | Birnam Book Festival 2018
Birnam Arts delivers a programme of monthly exhibitions showing work by artists at varying stages of their careers within both solo and group exhibitions.
We continually develop new opportunities to support the practice and development of Scottish based artists, whilst also bringing work that is inspiring, creative and different to the contemporary art scene in rural Perthshire.
Birnam Arts has been host to great memories and moments, from dancing my heart out at weddings to speaking at conferences to enjoying wonderful music ... this place does it all and is an important hub. We look forward to the time we can enjoy BA to its full once again.
Susanna Thomson | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
Located upstairs of the original Victorian part of Birnam Arts, our Visual Arts and Performing Arts studios are where much of the creative magic at Birnam Arts takes place.
Birnam Arts = Community Heart
Simon Yearsley | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
At the heart of Birnam Arts is a highly versatile space, otherwise known as the John Kinnaird Hall, our home for live music, film, theatre, public meetings, conferences and private events.
Spacious Hall, New Tech
Have always enjoyed BA whether for coffee or concerts. I look forward to many more years of enjoyment.
Rebecca Forbes | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
Within this dedicated space celebrating Beatrix Potter, her much loved characters and historical ties to the area, there is something for both kids and adults alike.
Daily | 10:30 - 15:30
I have played at Birnam Arts as part of Blow and Blast for a number of years and never cease to be amazed by how many activities take place there - too valuable to lose!
Kenneth MacKenzie | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020