Jewellery: wax carving workshop
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: VV873
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
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What is the course about?
Learn about the basics of wax carving for jewellery making and create your own design in wax. You will be introduced to different types of wax and their applications and learn to use a variety of wax carving tools. Learn about the casting process and where to outsource this service.
What will we cover?
- different types of waxes and their application
- wax carving for jewellery and suitable designs
- wax carving tools
- the lost wax casting process
- where to outsource casting (the casting itself will not be done on this course, but should you wish to do so, your tutor will advise where this can be outsourced).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Identify different types of waxes and their properties
- Name and use a range of wax carving tools
- Apply your own design in wax
- Name at least 3 casting services for outsourcing.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for beginners.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This course will be taught in a fully equipped jewellery workshop. You will be taught by a series of demonstrations and presentations, followed by individual practice and 1-to-1 tutoring for individual advice.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
City Lit provides most of the tools and equipment you will need, including a range of wax carving tools and a selection of different waxes for you to choose from. You can bring along a design you would like to apply in wax.
You are advised that sensible footwear must be worn in the studio. For health and safety reasons no sandals, open shoes or small pumps can be worn, even in hot weather.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
City Lit offer a wide range of short and year-long courses in Jewellery design and making, from beginners to advanced, and for professional development.
Suitable follow-on courses may include:
VV915 Jewellery: wax carving workshop
VV833 Jewellery making: all levels
VV495 Introduction to etching for jewellers
Your tutor will be able to advise you on your course.
Mona is a jewellery designer and maker who trained at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts in the Netherlands before moving to London. After graduating with a Master’s degree in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery from the Royal College of Art in London, she set up her independent jewellery brand in 2015. She has since created numerous fine jewellery collections, as well as bespoke commissions for private clients. Mona teaches a range of jewellery and language courses at City Lit.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.