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 some real pearls of wisdom? Join this fascinating one-day course for a valuable insight into pearls, their cultivation and trade, and use in jewellery. Learn how to recognise the many types on the market, judge the good from the bad, spot the imitations and buy your pearl jewellery with confidence.
Ever wished you knew more about the jewellery you were buying, or could value the heirlooms in your drawer? Join this fascinating two-day course to learn how to appraise gem-set jewellery and stones. Explore precious metals, hallmarking, common gemstones found in jewellery and how to identify antique pieces, and bring your own jewellery for assessment by the tutor. Tutor: Judith Crowe.
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.
Do you dream of turning your jewellery creations into a coherent collection to exhibit and market? If you're an experienced jewellery-maker, don't miss this incredible professional skills development opportunity: a year-long top-level course training with expert jewellery-makers to design, develop and produce your own unique body of work and make a name for yourself in the jewellery world.
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.
Are you an accomplished jeweller but want to finesse your skills in fine jewellery-making? Join this in-depth year-long course to really up your game in designing and making; focusing on accuracy, quality and refinement. Develop your technical skills from soldering to settings, work on your research and design approach, explore form, surface texture, measurement, scale and proportion, and get valuable insight into presentation, pricing and exhibiting.
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.
Want to introduce more colour and light into your jewellery? Discover the simple but effective tricks of working in coloured resin: whether you're an accomplished jeweller or a complete beginner, join an expert jeweller to learn how to make resin moulds and get to grips with a range of creative techniques in this beautiful medium.
Fancy honing your jewellery-making skills in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? If you're an intermediate to advanced jewellery-maker and would like to improve your designs and push your technical skills to a higher standard, this hands-on, expert-led course is for you. Perfect your skills, try different techniques, and discover new design approaches, stepping outside your comfort zone to produce top-quality pieces.
Discover the intricacies of the traditional jewellers' craft of enamel or cloisonné technique. Learn to bring glass and metal together into an enhancing union and use copper lines to define spaces of colour, creating beautiful and professional-looking jewellery pieces.
Want to make your jewellery that little bit more eye-catching? Come and pick up some skills in using resin - specifically the techniques of using pigments, materials and embedded objects in resin to create interesting effects. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced jeweller, this short course is a fascinating insight into an effective skill in jewellery crafting.
A complete novice to jewellery making but fancy giving it a go? Come and join this short starter course introducing you to basic jewellery techniques and skills to enable you to make a wrap-around silver ring.
Got a penchant for pendants? Ever wanted to fashion your own necklaces, earrings, or bracelets? Discover the fascinating art of jewellery-making, getting to grips with the basic processes and techniques for crafting metal into simple yet beautiful earrings, pendants and bracelets to your own designs.