This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.
On this jewellery and silversmithing design course you will learn how to interpret a tutor set design project, gather research and explore and develop your ideas through a variety of medium. You will be shown technical drawing techniques, working with modelling clay, using paper, card and wire to make models and how best to present your designs. We will also explore the design processes of contemporary jewellers and silversmiths and the resulting work created.
The brief will be open to your own individual interpretation, the aim being that you will have a collection of designs ready for construction, that could be made in any material of your choosing.
You will be encouraged to discuss your ideas with the group and contribute to constructive feedback on both your own work and that of other’s in the group.
By the end of the course you should be able to:
• Explain and interpret a design brief
• Design jewellery or silversmithing using a variety of medium
• Demonstrate a design process that expresses your interpretation of the brief
• Show a range of designs either through drawings, models or both
How will I be taught?
This course will be delivered online. Students will join the class from home and be able to exchange and in interact with other learners as they would in the classroom (speaking, listening, writing in the chat box). This measure is dictated by circumstances.
Craft courses provide an opportunity for students to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a chosen craft. 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. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.
At the start of the course you will work with your tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set out what you want to achieve by the end of the course. You will both monitor and assess your progress throughout the course to ensure your learning needs are being met. There are no formal exams or tests to complete on this course.
What do I need to have with me?
For the first class you will need a notebook, sketchbook or paper that can be made into a sketchbook or kept in a portfolio, drawing materials, including pencils, ruler, rubber, pair of compasses. We will also be exploring designing with watercolour paints, pens, photography,
modelling clay, wire and card.
There is no homework requirement for this course although working on your project in between classes will help with your progression in this subject.
What can I do next?
Further Jewellery courses or specific project classes such as 'Make a Ring'.
What do I need to join the course
This course is not suitable for beginners as you will need experience of basic jewellery making techniques. Students who have attended courses before are welcome.
You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
Joining your course
Real time Online
Instructions will be sent to you by your tutor
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code GRA/89755/J/NC.