How we've adapted during COVID times


Have you travelled off or up island in the past 2 WEEKS? We are restricting registration to students within the Greater Victoria area for the time being. The Provincial Health Officer has asked that people remain in their own region of BC. This is our attempt to implement her request.

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 mandatory.
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've reduced our class schedule and hours of operations to accommodate the changing needs of our staff and ourselves during this time.

Argentum will be open on Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:30 - 5:30 for order pick-ups, shipping and supply shop sales: two customers/groups at a time please! Masks required, and please maintain 2 metre distance between other customers and staff. Thanks!


We're in the process of developing a stronger online presence in the form of web tutorials, and live-steam classes where you can participate from the comfort of your own studio!
All of our tools, equipment and materials from the supply shop, are still available to purchase on our website, but we've been streamlining our ordering and pick-up process to make it easier for everyone!

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