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.
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.
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.
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.
Ever wanted to turn your hand to crafting beautiful hand-made jewellery? Or done it before and would like to hone your skills with a professional tutor? From complete novices to experienced jewellers, come and develop your skills in crafting 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 such as chain-making.
Already explored some of the intricate skills of mount-making and stone-setting but want to take your expertise to an advanced level? Master the more complicated techniques of mounting square stones and tension settings, as well as practising your grasp of claw and collet settings, to give the ultimate professional finish to your jewellery.
Fancy working on your own jewellery projects in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? Join our interactive Jewellery Design Lab to perfect your skills, try different techniques, and discover new design approaches. Develop your own projects with expert guidance, and step outside your comfort zone to produce top-quality pieces.
Looking for new inspiration for your jewellery design? Ever felt moved by an object in a museum or the story behind it? Design, develop and realise jewellery inspired by the exciting opportunity to explore first-hand the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Gilbert Collection and its prestigious selection of highly decorated gold and silverware on this course taught by their newest artist in residence, Silvia Weidenbach.
Get to grips with luxury leather work: learn how to join and decorate leather, creating your own simple cuff or bracelet. Whether you're a complete jewellery novice, or wanting to experiment with a new material, this fascinating one-day course is the ideal introduction to working with this beautiful pliant material.