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Silversmithing and jewellery tools

A Day of Silversmithing

Day of week:
Margate Adult Education Centre, Margate
Mixed Level
10:00 - 16:00
1 week

If you have ever been curious whether Silversmithing is for you, then this day provides a fabulous opportunity to find out first hand.
This workshop will cover the essentials of jewellery-making in metal through demonstrations and your individual project.
Beginners will learn basic jewellery making skills - piercing, filing, drilling, polishing, annealing and soldering.

By the end of the course you will have used the above techniques and made a simple silver bangle.
• Cut and form sheet metal and wire
• Anneal, texture and solder metal
• Experiment with materials and finishes
• Design and make a piece of work using skills you have learnt
• Be aware of and work to the health and safety guidelines

To find out more about our silversmithing and jewellery courses, watch this short video:

How will I be taught?

Craft courses provide an opportunity for students to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a chosen craft to a higher level. Students will also be expected to research and respond to the design aspects of craft. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques.

Students will be encouraged to look at the work of other craftspeople and artists, both contemporary and historical and keep a sketchbook/ notebook to record goals/ ideas, processes and progress. It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Students will need to participate fully to get the most out of the course.

Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.
Tutor discussion of outcomes.

What do I need to bring with me?

If you have any Silversmithing tools please bring them along. You will also need to purchase silver from the tutor on the day. You will also need to bring packed lunch. Students should try to wear dark clothing or an apron as the polishing can get clothing dirty. Long hair should be tied back when soldering or polishing. No open toe shoes.

What can I do next?

Courses are designed to progress students to higher levels of the craft and also to support application to Access to Art and Degree Foundation courses or relevant Craft, Art and Design Degree courses.

What do I need to join the course

No previous experience necessary.
For those wanting an introduction to the art of silversmithing. There is no previous experience or knowledge of this subject required and all are welcome.

Getting to your course

Find us

Margate Adult Education Centre
Hawley Square

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code MAR/107573/M/LC.