Short Course Programs
GENERAL INFORMATION AND BOOKING TERMS + CONDITIONS
Requirements and Materials
All required tools and materials (and safety equipment, if required) are provided for most courses; in some cases, for more ambitious projects or outsourced costs, students may be required to purchase additional materials. All attendees MUST wear fully enclosed shoes whilst in the teaching studios. Long hair must be tied back and loose jewellery such as long necklaces or scarves removed for wheel-throwing, wood-working and jewellery workshops. Please note that you may be using materials that can stain clothes, particularly in ceramics workshops and jewellery courses involving wax or resin; please wear suitable clothing and/or an apron.
No prior experience is required for our ‘Introduction’ level courses. Intermediate and Advanced classes will require recent completion of the corresponding Introductory course at JamFactory or equivalent; please refer to the short course descriptions on our website for requirements specific to your course.
Our Classes: Adelaide
All tutors are practicing designer-makers and practitioners in their respective fields. Students can take advantage of the unique knowledge and expertise of their tutor while working in a professional studio in a relaxed and creative atmosphere.
Workshops are suitable for participants aged 18 and over (unless otherwise specified) with small class sizes to ensure you will receive personal attention and tuition to develop your skills. JamFactory endeavours to provide an inclusive and accessible learning environment for all students; if you have any special requirements please get in touch before booking so we can accommodate you as best we can.
Our full-term short courses generally run for 7-8 weeks, with four terms or rounds of courses per year: term 1 from February to April, term 2 May to July, term 3 August to October, and term 4 from October to December. Please note that specific term dates are subject to change year-to-year, and some shorter courses, single-day workshops and intensives may fall outside of the term dates. To stay up-to-date with new courses as they become available, please sign up to our workshop mailing list via our website
Studio & Facilities: Adelaide
All ceramics and jewellery courses are held on level 2, and all furniture courses on level 1 at JamFactory, 19 Morphett Street Adelaide. The closest off-street parking is available at Wilson’s carpark, 189-207 Hindley Street (entry off Clarendon Street). Our building is wheelchair accessible, however if you do require wheelchair access please contact us ahead of time so we can confirm there is suitable access to your particular workshop area and required equipment.
Workshops at Seppeltsfield
JamFactory's Barossa workshops are held at our site at Seppeltsfield Estate, 730 Seppeltsfield Rd, Seppeltsfield, located about one hour's drive from Adelaide's CBD. Our Seppelstfield workshop studio is a large and airy space, designed to host larger class sizes of up to 24 participants. Free parking and wheelchair access to the facility are available; enter via the main driveway to 'Seppeltsfield Estate' and look for the 'JamFactory Workshop Studio' A-frame signage outside the green barn door. Further information about JamFactory in the Barossa and things to do at Seppeltsfield Estate can be found here.
Please note that due to the fixed overhead costs and limited class numbers available for each class, all workshop and short course bookings are non-refundable and apply only to the dates booked. We are unable to offer refunds, exchanges or transfers into future terms, or provide catch-up classes, transfers into other class times or partial refunds if a participant is unable to attend the full term.
You are welcome to transfer your booking to another participant if desired (simply inform us prior to the first class, or have them provide the original name on the booking upon attendance of the first session). Please note that for courses involving multiple sessions, we can only accommodate one participant per booking and any transfers must be made in full for the complete term.
Gift vouchers for short courses can be purchased online here and are redeemable within three years on any class in our Furniture, Ceramics, Glass or Metal/Jewellery studios. Vouchers are issued digitally and can be used when making a short course booking online or over-the-phone.
Please note that if minimum numbers are not reached, courses may be cancelled. In the event of a cancellation, participants will be notified two weeks prior to the start date and receive a full refund.