Try it out: jewellery making weekend
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: VV363
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Duration: 2 sessions
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What is the course about?
We will cover the basics of jewellery making over one intensive weekend. It is a good way of finding out if jewellery
making is for you before embarking on longer or more advanced courses. There will be set projects as well as a
chance to stamp your own creativity on each piece. You will come away with two finished pieces of jewellery.
What will we cover?
- Cutting metal
- Texturing metal
- Annealing and soldering
- Make a pendant & silver ring
- Health and Safety considerations with a jewellery workshop.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Use a jeweller’s piercing saw to cut metal shapes
- File, sand & polish metal
- Create textures using hammers, punches & a rolling mill
- Make a pierced pendant & a silver ring band
- Work safely in a jewellery workshop.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for beginners or those who would like to refresh the basics of jewellery metal work. You should be
able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, handouts and for health and safety
information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to
do simple measurements and calculations. Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you
may benefit from support in your English and Maths skills to help you to take part fully in this class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Teaching will be in a group with demonstrations from the tutor. There will also be plenty of 1:1 assistance and
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Equipment and materials, including base metals and silver for the ring are supplied.
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 online offer for complimentary courses.
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.