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Silversmithing and jewellery tools

A Day of Silversmithing

Price:
£70.00
Starts:
23/04/2022
Day of week:
SAT
Ends:
23/04/2022
Location:
Margate Adult Education Centre, Margate
Level:
Mixed Level
Time:
10:00 - 16:00
Duration:
1 week

This Silversmithing course will give you the opportunity to work on individual projects and to learn new skills as well as practice, improve and perfect any existing skills.

By the end of the course you should be able to :..

- shape, solder and polish silver
- shape the silver, solder, planish with a hammer,
- pierce using a small saw and finally polish to mirror finish.

Rings, bangles and other jewellery and silver items can be made. Returning students will be able to complete existing projects.

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.
One to one guidance, group critiques, self-assessment against individualised learning outcomes stated on the ILP.

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?

Your tutor will advise you.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome to join this course, no experience or knowledge of the subject is required.
Beginners and those with some experience welcome.It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.

Getting to your course

Find us

Margate Adult Education Centre
Hawley Square
Margate
Kent
CT9 1PF

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code MAR/107599/K/NC.