Short Course Programs
GENERAL INFORMATION AND BOOKING TERMS + CONDITIONS
All short course participants and tutors must be fully vaccinated in order to attend class, unless a medical exemption applies. A covid-19 vaccination certificate or proof of medical exemption from SA Health must be supplied upon enrolment or your order will be cancelled and refunded.
In line with current South Australian Government regulations, face masks are not mandatory for the duration of class. We ask that participants sanitise their hands on entry and physically distance where possible. Please note that the usual refund policy applies if a participant is unable to attend class as a result of being in quarantine. In the event that classes are disrupted, participants will be offered a partial refund or postponement of class dates depending on the level of disruption.
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.
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 16 and over, 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. 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. Free parking and wheelchair access to the facility are available. 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 session, refunds or exchanges for store credit are not available on any short course purchases once payment has been made. We are unable to offer catch-up classes, transfers or partial refunds if a participant is unable to attend the full term. Bookings are non-refundable and apply only to the dates booked.
Gift vouchers for short courses can be purchased online here and are redeemable within three years on any class in our Furniture, Ceramics 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.
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