Who is the course for?
This course is ideal for those wishing to learn the basics of jewellery making and will provide a firm foundation of knowledge and skills to allow individuals to continue to explore this exciting area of creativity for themselves.
What does the course involve?
This course has been designed to teach a series of specialist jewellery making skills and techniques including finishing. The final two weeks of the course will include making loops and ear hooks to complete pieces of jewellery from the components made in previous weeks.
What makes this course special?
The course will explore jewellery design by experimenting with a range of different materials. Learners will be taught how to make jewellery elements using fabric and paper, French Knitting, different types of thread, making beads using found objects, fimo, air dry clay and adding embelishments using paint or nail varnish, . The aim of the course is to explore a variety of materials and produce components that can then be assembled in the later stages of the course.
This course will suit an array of levels as the materials we will be using allow for a range of potential outcomes. This course is also great for meeting like-minded individuals who want to explore the potential of jewellery making in a supportive and creative atmosphere. It will give individuals the confidence to create unique pieces of jewellery and encourage them to explore the possibilities for producing their own individual designs.
There are no entry requirements for this course, an interest in making jewellery and some creativity are all that is required.
What are the assessment methods?
There are no formal assessments, clear instructions, demonstrations and materials will be provided to explore fully each jewellery making technique with lots of feedback to help you perfect each technique and develop it using ideas and interests of your own.
Are there any additional costs for the course?
The course costs include most of the materials you will need to complete five weeks of a jewellery making course. You are encouraged to bring in objects (fabrics, buttons, beads, jewellery elements) to supplement the materials offered on the course.
What are the progression options?
There are plans for additional courses building on the jewellery making skills learnt on this course and progressing to incorporating metallic elements with using a range of small hand tools.