Explore our fantastic range of jewellery courses, from complete beginners right up to advanced and professional level. You can try your hand at jewellery with beads, silver, metal clay, fabric, plastic and more. Courses run in the evenings, during the day and at weekends, so there's plenty to choose from. Jewellery-making is one of London's most popular courses, so please book early to avoid missing out on a space! Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
Want to create stunning beaded jewellery fit for the catwalk? Explore traditional and contemporary beaded jewellery techniques with a practical focus on designing for the fashion industry. Get to grips with important beading tools and skills, and learn about key aspects of designing for the catwalk - looking at current trends, creating mood boards to develop ideas, designing your own collections and creating a striking final piece.
Ever wanted to try making your own jewellery but not sure where to start? Delve into this intricate and rewarding craft with our year-long structured beginner's course. Pick up the basics in everything from research and design to technical skills including soldering, annealing, etching and stone-setting. Develop a diverse portfolio, make beautiful pieces including a stone-set ring and a pendant, and learn to present and discuss your work.
Delve into the world of contemporary jewellery and develop your skills in drawing, design, critical thinking and technical skills. This rigorous, multi-disciplinary year-long course is suitable for intermediate to advanced jewellers who want to build on their current experience - get to grips with a series of short and longer practical projects, learn from expert visiting tutors, explore varied materials and technologies, and hone your research and critical thinking skills, culminating in an end-of-year public exhibition. Term 1: 05/10/17 - 14/12/17 (11 weeks)
Term 2: 18/01/2018 - 22/03/2018 (10 weeks)
Term 3: 19/04/2018 - 28/06/2018 (11 weeks)
Applications for this course will be reviewed on 3rd April 2017 and interviews will take place in May 2017. We will continue to accept applications after this date and will release a second interview date.
Take advantage of a well-equipped jewellery studio to refine your skills through practice; working on your own projects in a creative and supportive workshop environment. Book 4 or 8 days, appropriate to your needs. This is a self-directed study workshop: support and advice is available from the tutor but you will not be taught.
Finesse your jewellery design and making on this year-long evening course. From idea to product, develop your design and technical skills from soldering to settings, discover your design identity, approach professional practice and presentation with the guidance of a series of expert tutors. Term 1: 03/10/17 - 12/12/17 (11 weeks)
Term 2: 16/01/18 - 20/03/18 (10 weeks)
Term 3: 17/04/18 - 26/06/18 (11 weeks)
Applications for this course will be reviewed on 29th June 2017 and interviews will take place on the 18th and 27th of July 2017. We will continue to accept applications after this date and will release a second interview date and will release the details at a later date.
Got some experience in jewellery-making but want to hone your practical skills in design, tools and equipment, and working with metals and other materials? This hands-on workshop runs alongside City Lit 'Beginner's Jewellery' course, allowing you to practise the skills and techniques learnt in that class.
Want to introduce colour and interesting effects to your jewellery designs? Discover simple, effective techniques to bring metal jewellery alive through colour, texture and patterns. Practise dying, printing and using resists on anodised aluminium, with striking results you can replicate at home.
Costume jewellery tends to be viewed as the poor cousin of fine jewellery but the reality is far from that. This is a one day course that looks at the history of costume jewellery from 1600 and how the advances in materials and technology made it so popular. Tutor: Judith Crowe.
Explore the potential of electroforming, the process of turning organic found objects, such as twigs, leaves and seashells, as well as wax pieces and ready-mades, into metal. Create unique jewellery pieces using this innovative process. Tutor: Katrin Spranger.
Enamelling is a technique for adding vibrant colour to your jewellery: this course is an introduction to the tools, techniques and characteristics of enamels. Using traditional techniques and experimental processes, investigate how to apply three types of enamel: dry and wet process, and using resin for cold enamelling. Develop a portfolio of experiments and samples with an introduction to cold-joining processes, illustrating how they can be integrated into your own jewellery designs. Tutor: Silvia Weidenbach.
Are you looking to finesse your existing jewellery making practice, building confidence with precision skills through guided exercises? An intensive jewellery course teaching fine jewellery methodologies including soldering, chains and catches, and finishing and polishing to a professional standard. Taught by Louise Seijen ten Hoorn, Anastasia Young and Rae Duncan. Tutor: Louise Seijen ten Hoorn, Anastasia Young and Rae Duncan.
If you have enjoyed working with alternative jewellery materials such as aluminium, wood, leather textiles and other substances which can not be soldered, this course is your opportunity to experiment with ways of connecting these and to extend your design skills. Discover the word of rivets and cold connections! Tutor: Felcitity Denby.
Ever wanted to craft your own metal jewellery? Or tried it before and would like to hone your skills with a professional tutor? From complete novices to experienced jewellers, develop your skills in crafting metal jewellery to your own designs; whether you're picking up the basics of cutting, forming and texturing, or taking your art to the next level with complex approaches like chain-making.