Jewellery Courses in London

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:
CityLit Jewellery Exhibition - Summer 2017

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  1. Introduction to jewellery making

    Introduction to jewellery making

    Course Date: Fri 15 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Introduction to metal jewellery-making techniques such as forging, texturing and soldering, cutting out shapes in sheet metal and twisting wire. We will explore how to create a ring to the correct finger size and how to add decoration like a stone or a kinetic element. You will create at least one wearable piece of jewellery on this course.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  2. Introduction to stone setting: raised grain setting

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Grain setting, sometimes referred to as bead setting, is a technique where small faceted stones are held in place by small prongs called beads. These are raised from the metal in the band using an engraving tool. This specialist technique builds on the basic stone setting methods, introducing the use of a new set of tools and skills and is perfect for those wishing to take their stone-setting to a higher level.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Adobe Illustrator for jewellery: design and make

    Course Date: Mon 4 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is designed to introduce Adobe Illustrator as a tool for jewellery design and making, taking you through the basic tools, and how they can be used to develop your designs and produce accurate universal drawings for presentation and manufacture.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Introduction to enamelling

    Introduction to enamelling

    Course Date: Sun 10 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the intricacies of the traditional jewellers' craft of enamel or cloisonne technique. Learn to bring glass and metal together into to create striking effects with vibrant colour and use copper lines to define spaces of colour, creating beautiful and professional looking jewellery pieces.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  5. Coloured resin jewellery: a masterclass with Kathie Murphy

    Coloured resin jewellery: a masterclass with Kathie Murphy

    Course Date: Thu 14 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to introduce more colour and light into your jewellery? Discover the simple but effective tricks of working in coloured resin. Whether you are an accomplished jeweller or a complete beginner, join an expert to learn how to make resin moulds and get to grips with a range of creative techniques in this beautiful medium.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  6. Sculptural jewellery

    Sculptural jewellery

    Course Date: Sat 23 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to bring a contemporary three dimensional look to your jewellery? Discover the sculptural approach to metal jewellery making, including prototyping and modelling with paper, wire and clay, before realising your 3D designs using wax carving, wire work or sheet metalwork.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Precious metal clay: setting stones

    Precious metal clay: setting stones

    Course Date: Thu 4 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever fancied experimenting with metal clay and exploring how to set stones in your jewellery? Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced jeweller, this fascinating course will guide you through setting stones using handmade settings. You will develop your own ideas and designs, and practise a range of techniques to create your own striking metal clay work.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  8. Introduction to engraving

    Introduction to engraving

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  9. Make a leather bracelet

    Course Date: Sat 13 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get to grips with leather work: learn how to join and decorate leather, creating your own simple bracelet or cuff. Whether you are 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 beautifully pliant material.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  10. City Lit fine jewellery workshop

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work independently on your own jewellery projects in our well-equipped jewellery workshop .This is an opportunity for self-directed and untutored bench-time, sharing the studio with the year long fine jewellery course.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Jewellery: stone setting III

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Already explored some of the skills of mount-making and stone-setting but want to take your expertise to another level? Experience the more complicated techniques of mounting a variety of stone shapes, as well as practising your grasp of claw and collet settings. Integrate new stone-setting techniques with your existing knowledge to give the ultimate professional finish to your jewellery.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £188.00

  12. Contemporary jewellery III

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Delve into the world of contemporary jewellery and develop your skills in jewellery making. Using independent research you will be supported to devise a personal project brief to work towards. You will practice your existing making skills in the workshop and be challenged to continually evaluate your making.
    Full fee: £389.00
    Senior fee: £311.00
    Concession: £237.00

  13. City Lit contemporary jewellery workshop

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work independently on your own jewellery projects in our well-equipped jewellery workshop .This is an opportunity for self-directed and untutored bench-time, sharing the studio with the year-long Contemporary jewellery course.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  14. Jewellery club

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you would like the space and time to work independently on personal projects, or practice techniques learnt in class, then Jewellery club is for you! All sessions are tutor supported and can be booked individually or in blocks as required. Ideal for students with experience in jewellery making. The workshop is bookable as a whole or as individual sessions to cater to your needs. You can sign up to do all 12 sessions at a reduced rate or if you would prefer to drop in when you can, you can book for individual sessions at £30.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  15. Repair your jewellery

    Course Date: Sat 4 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Got a favourite necklace that needs repairing, or a precious ring with loose stones? Why not learn to repair them yourself rather than handing them over to someone else? Pick up some of the skills needed for jewellery repair and maintenance on this popular course, mending damaged items and learning how to best clean and store jewellery to extend the life of your favourite pieces.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

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