Discover how to design jewellery with food
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VO919
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
Explore jewellery making in an experimental way, using food as your main material. Experiment with different to develop further sketches and 3D models to create variations and final jewellery designs of your own style. During the 2 sessions you will follow a range of fun experimental design exercises using food, to create drawing and model making that will lead you to develop your individual style and trends. You will translate those ideas into jewellery designs through sketches and model making and will document those researches through pictures and sketches.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- Sketching and modelling
- Experimental making using food stuffs
- Designing and problem solving
- Key design principles of colour, texture, shape and pattern.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Create a range of sketches using experimental drawing techniques
- Develop a range of samples using food and mixed media material focusing of shape, pattern, textures, colours
- Document your research in the way that suit you
- Create variations of designs and solutions from an initial idea
- Analyse and reflect about your research in order to refine them in final jewellery pieces.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
All levels welcome. This course will offer you the opportunity to learn fun design exercises that are accessible to any level of your practice.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
All along the sessions we will collectively reflect through group and peer discussion to analyse the outcome you have produced in order to find ways to adapt those experiment into jewellery design. The class uses Zoom for group discussions and you will be able to view demonstrations of techniques and materials. You will receive intructive and supportive feedback from your tutor to help you succeed during the class.
You will need a computer or laptop with a fully updated google chrome browser works best for live sessions or you can use a tablet or phone for zoom sessions but your device will need a microphone and a camera. Using headphones with microphones are advisable as these block out all room noise in live online sessions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
- A4 Paper, this can be printer paper (optional: sketchbook, graph paper, tracing)
- Carboard, this can be from recycled packaging e.g. cereal, chocolate, egg, amazon boxes, toilet roll tube.
- Scissors and a scalpel with a cutting mat
- Glue such as pritt stick, pva or super glue and/or tape such as sellotape, masking tape, parcel tape or double sided tape
- Pencil and sharpener
- Coloured pencil or pens
- Paint such as watercolour or acrylic paint will be useful. (Fun alternative: homemade paint with spices e.g. curry, or ketchup, mustard, coffee)
- FOOD: Vegetables, such as pepper, potato, leek, carrot, cauliflower. Fresh fruit such as apple, banana, grapes or dried fruits
- Dried food such as pasta with different shapes, rice, lentils, beans, nuts, semolina, seeds, e.g.pumpkin seeds, corn
- 2 or 3 different plates/dishes to mix paint
- Protective paper for your working area
- Kitchen knife and cutting board
- Sponge/ kitchen paper to clean the mess
- Square or rectangular mirror, about A5-A4 is ideal
- Note book or sketch book
- Modelling material; ideally Plasticine, Super Sculpey, Milliput, Polymorph if not Blue Tac.
- Aluminium foil, this can be food wrapping or from food takeaway packaging, which is thicker and easier to shape
- Camera to take pictures.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Our Discovery series event runs through April. For further details and the full schedule of talks and workshops please visit www.citylit.ac.uk.
Aurelie is a visual artist and jewellery designer who graduated from the Royal College of Art of London in the Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery department. For over 10 years, she has worked as an independent designer, and has created numerous jewellery collections highly recognized by well known galleries (Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, Tactile, Geneva), museums (MAD of New York, Bellevue Arts Museum of Washington, MUDAC of Lausanne) and fashion websites (Boticca, Lyst). She has received awards including The Catlin Prize 2012 and the Theo Fennell Prize 2011.
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.