How we've adapted during COVID times


We've put protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of our students and instructors:
- Classes will be limited to 6 students.
- Frequent hand washing and sanitizing.
- There will be hand sanitizer at entrance.
- Facemasks are optional.
Do not enter if you are sick or have potentially been exposed to Covid-19.
- You're encouraged to bring your own mask, or we have N95 facemasks available .

- Tools will be sterilized before and after use.
- Shared area work stations will be used in coordinated time slots and disinfected between use.
- Markings on floors for proper physical distancing.


Running a business during a pandemic is hard work! With the ever-changing government info, guidelines and restrictions, we are still running our classes at a reduced capacity which allow for a more intimate experience and gives ample space for distancing between students and staff.

Our hours of operations are as follows:

Argentum will be open on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 1:00pm - 5:30pm and Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30am - 4:30pm for order pick-ups, shipping and supply shop sales: Masks required, and please maintain 2 metre distance between other customers and staff. Thanks!


All of our tools, equipment and materials from the supply shop, are available to purchase on our website. Choose either to pick up your order in store or have it shipped right to your door!

We have also made it easy to book your open-bench rentals online or register for your next course with us.

Argentum is a proud member of:

  • SNAG - Society of North American Metalsmiths
  • CCBC, Craft Council of BC
  • Tourism Victoria, Destination Greater Victoria
  • BC Guide to Arts and Culture, Art-BC, Van Dop
  • Space Finder BC