Jewellery at City Lit offers a diverse range of courses with high quality teaching delivered by specialist tutors in dedicated, well-equipped studios.
• Have you considered taking your jewellery making and design to the next level with one of our year-long courses: Beginners' Jewellery Contemporary Jewellery Fine Jewellery
• Technical skills, traditional metalwork, experimental materials and techniques for the complete beginner, intermediate and professional jeweller.
• Self-directed study workshops, design development and realisation, professional practice.
• Supportive, challenging and creative teaching environment to exchange ideas, experiences and knowledge between experts and peers. Tutors offer group and 1:1 teaching.
• Courses throughout the year; day, evening and weekend, including year-long taught programmes, 12 week workshops, and short intensives.
View highlights from the Jewellery end-of-year exhibition, showcasing work from students on the part-time year-long programmes:
Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetEver wanted to make your own jewellery? Try out jewellery-making, getting to grips with the basic processes and
techniques for using metal to create simple yet beautiful earrings, rings, pendants and bracelets to your own designs.Full fee: £209.00Senior fee: £209.00Concession: £127.00
Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetMake a pendant and silver ring in a weekend. During this action packed course, you will gain the fundamental skills needed to make simple jewellery in metal.Full fee: £149.00Senior fee: £149.00Concession: £149.00
Course Date: Mon 24 Sep 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetFed up with your jewellery making tools getting lost or damaged? Want to know how to sharpen them, and keep them in tip top condition? This short workshop will introduce you to proper care of your equipment, and where to source new additions.Full fee: £39.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £39.00
Course Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetFinesse 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, and approach professional practice and presentation with the guidance of expert tutors. Applications for this course will be reviewed in the first week of July and September and interviews will take place on Tuesday 17th July, and Tuesday September 11th 2018.Full fee: £999.00Senior fee: £999.00Concession: £609.00
Course Date: Sat 29 Sep 2018 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetEver wanted to turn your hand to making your own jewellery? If you have done it before, would like to hone your skills with a professional tutor? Whatever your level, come and practise making jewellery to your own designs, whether you are picking up the basics of cutting, forming and texturing, or taking your designs to the next level with more complex approaches like chain making.Full fee: £339.00Senior fee: £271.00Concession: £207.00
Course Date: Sun 30 Sep 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn all the basics of metal jewellery work by making a range of sample pieces in copper and a finished jewellery piece of your own design. You will be shown how to buy silver so you can take home at least one wearable piece.Full fee: £249.00Senior fee: £249.00Concession: £152.00
Course Date: Thu 11 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetEnjoy making your own jewellery, but want to develop your mount-making and stone-setting techniques? Discover essential techniques in setting a gem stone, including round bezel and tube settings, with the guidance of an expert tutor.Full fee: £309.00Senior fee: £309.00Concession: £188.00
Course Date: Thu 11 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDelve 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. Get to grips with a series of practical projects which will culminate in an end of year public exhibition. Applications for this course will be take place in September 2018.Full fee: £1,209.00Senior fee: £967.00Concession: £737.00
Course Date: Fri 12 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetHave you taken a beginners’ course and are looking to progress your jewellery making? Develop and refine your design and making skills through guided projects applying a range of precision skills to create metal jewellery.
Intermediate Jewellery I focuses on surface, hollow forms and mechanisms. You will be encouraged to experiment with scale, with an emphasis on volumetric form.Full fee: £469.00Senior fee: £375.00Concession: £286.00
Course Date: Thu 18 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWant to replicate your jewellery designs as multiple pieces? Discover simple techniques for making a master and silicone moulds that can easily be used at home to create numerous copies of your original pieces or found objects - as well as picking up extra resin jewellery making tips on mixing resin, adding colour and embedding.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £199.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Sat 27 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetJoin this fascinating one day course for a valuable insight into the diamond trade, different types of diamonds on the market, and how to assess them. Learn about how the beautiful stones are mined, cut, graded and priced, as well as exploring common simulants. No previous experience necessary.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £59.00Concession: £59.00
Course Date: Tue 30 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDoes your soldering let your jewellery work down? If you would like to practise without worrying about the outcome, get expert help and improve your understanding and technique, then come and join this practical course. Soon you will be soldering with confidence.Full fee: £209.00Senior fee: £167.00Concession: £127.00
Course Date: Tue 30 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDiscover the potential of electroforming, the process of transforming models from carved wax, Polymorph and organic found objects,such as twigs, leaves and seashells, into metal. Learn how to prepare objects, handle the electroforming tank and chemicals, and integrate attachments, to create professional-looking lightweight and hollow pieces.Full fee: £209.00Senior fee: £167.00Concession: £127.00
Course Date: Fri 2 Nov 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetA practical jewellery course focusing on designing and making men’s jewellery, using casting and etching to produce organic textures on rings, cuffs and cufflinks. Design and make leather and braided cord cuffs with specialist knots and rivets.Full fee: £149.00Senior fee: £149.00Concession: £91.00
Course Date: Sun 4 Nov 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWant to experience working with one of the most versatile and effective materials in jewellery making? Come and get to grips with precious metal clay, which handles like clay but turns into pure silver when fired.Full fee: £69.00Senior fee: £69.00Concession: £69.00