Have you ever wanted to learn how to design and create your own jewellery? If so, this beginners course will provide an excellent introduction to the creative world of jewellery making techniques.
Delivered over three blocks of 10 weeks, you can study a range of techniques and gain an understanding of how to produce beautiful, professional looking jewellery.
The aim of the course is to enable you to develop your skills and experience working with various materials, tools and equipment to create finished pieces of jewellery.
On completion, you should be able to:
The following topics will be covered during the course:
Produce samples demonstrating the following techniques:-
Roll Printing - producing images on metal
Oxidising and Patination - the use of chemicals to colour metal
Tutor workshop demonstrations are given on a regular basis throughout the course.
Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor. There are no final qualifications associated with this course.
Students are advised to wear old clothing and appropriate protective footwear in the workshop, and will also be required to provide their own notepad and pen, A4 size folder, pencil case containing permanent black fine-nib pen, 30cm/12" ruler, drawing compass, collection of hard and soft grade (H & B) pencils and rubber eraser.
The tutor will advise you where to buy specialist materials, such as precious metal, stones or wires, however these can be purchased through the tutor at a separate charge on a cost basis if you would prefer, subject to availability.
You may wish to enrol on the next 10 week block(s) of this course to further develop your skills and experience. You could then also progress onto our Creative Jewellery Workshop - Advanced course to work on your own broad range of jewellery projects.
You could also progress onto another of our creative courses, which include drawing and painting, sewing and dressmaking, upholstery, photography, printmaking, creative writing, interior design and much more!