Jewellery: design lab

Course Dates: 12/01/22 - 30/03/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Fancy working on your own jewellery projects in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? Join our
jewellery: design lab to develop 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 to your own jewellery designs.
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Full fee £369.00 Senior fee £295.00 Concession £225.00

Course Code: VV863

Available start dates 

Wed, eve, 12 Jan - 30 Mar '22

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course gives you the opportunity to develop your jewellery design practice and learn to
work more independently on your own projects in a safe environment. If you are already fairly experienced in
jewellery-making and are confident piercing, filing, drilling, annealing, soldering, bending and forming metal with
minimal supervision, this class is ideal for you to perfect your ongoing skills, discover different techniques, and
consider new ways of approaching design and making. You'll work independently on your own projects or follow a
series of short, structured projects, all with the guidance of an expert jewellery-maker and the use of a fully equipped
jewellery-crafting studio.

What will we cover?

There are optional set topics or class-wide projects in the Jewellery Design Lab: you should bring to class some ideas of what you would like to make, and with guidance from the tutor you will realise these plans at your own pace, picking up new skills, techniques and approaches along the way.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

-Understand the working properties of metal and other materials.
-Master a range of techniques used in the making of pieces.
-Use a range of hand tools and types of machinery with confidence.
-Design jewellery following your own or a set project brief.
-Recognise and implement good health and safety practice in the workshop.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is not suitable for complete beginners - you need to be confident in basic jewellery-making skills such
as piercing, filing, drilling, annealing, soldering, bending and forming. You should be familiar with properties of
commonly used metals in jewellery and be aware of health and safety best practice in the studio.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations and hand-outs, and health and

safety information. It will be beneficial if you can take part in informal group discussions. You should be happy
using numbers, able to do simple measurements and calculations, and recognise and draw simple geometric
shapes.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations and hand-outs, and health and
safety information. It will be beneficial if you can take part in informal group discussions. You should be happy using
numbers, able to do simple measurements and calculations, and recognise and draw simple geometric shapes.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations and hand-outs, and health and
safety information. It will be beneficial if you can take part in informal group discussions. You should be happy
using numbers, able to do simple measurements and calculations, and recognise and draw simple geometric
shapes.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations and hand-outs, and health and safety information. It will be beneficial if you can take part in informal group discussions. You should be happy using numbers, able to do simple measurements and calculations, and recognise and draw simple geometric shapes.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The class is held in a well-equipped workshop setting, and is taught through demonstrations and photographic
examples, with individual support and advice given to guide and extend your abilities. You have the option of following a set project or work on your own ideas. "

About your tutor:

Louise Seijn ten Hoorn

Completed her undergraduate studies at De Vakschool in the Netherlands and her Masters Degree at The Royal College of Art. She gained great experience working for a variety of jewellery companies as well as an independent designer-maker. Louise makes sculptural jewellery and objects which have been exhibited in galleries and exhibitions across Europe. Specialisms include traditional jewellery-making techniques and design. She has been teaching jewellery-making since 2008. You can see examples of her work at: www.luzzious.com

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Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

City Lit provides most of the tools and equipment you will need for jewellery-making, and basic materials in
reasonable quantities such as base metals, paper, enamel, chemicals, and sundries (etching resist, polishing
compound etc.) However you will need to buy some specific items such as saw blades, precious metals, and
stones. You will also need a sketchbook for your design work and to write notes. As you gain experience you might
want to invest in your own tools.


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.

Browse our current offer online for complementary courses.

Louise Seijen Ten Hoorn Tutor Website

Trained at the Royal College of Art, Dutch born designer Louise Seijen ten Hoorn lives and works in London where she creates one-off pieces, small production ranges and commissions from her studio in Pimlico. Louise works predominantly in metal, as well as materials such as plastic and rubber, to create jewellery, objects and small sculptures. To find out more about Louise’s work visit www.louiseseijentenhoorn.com

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.