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Jewellery Making

Day of week:
Gravesend Adult Education Centre, Gravesend
Mixed Level
10:30 - 12:30
12 weeks

Learn how to design and make individual, professionally finished jewellery. Beginners will follow suitable projects to cover the basic skills. Group and individual tuition will be given in techniques such as piercing, filing, shaping and forming, soldering, texturing and polishing. Experienced students will follow their own projects in consultation with the tutor.

By the end of this course you should be able to:
Select and use the correct tools and equipment for specific processes.
Use a range of jewellery making skills, e.g. piercing, filing, shaping, forming, soldering and polishing.
Design and make a piece of jewellery, applying the skills you have learnt
Work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines.

There is no homework requirement for this course.

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. 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. 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 bring with me?

It is advisable to wear old clothing or bring an apron or lab coat, long hair must be tied back and open toe shoes must not be worn. Costs vary according to what you are making. Silver for a plain ring would cost approximately £20. Do not buy anything especially for the course before the first session. Please bring along anything you already have that you think would be useful to the first session.

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

Everyone is welcome to attend. It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity. If you need to bring a carer with you, or be accompanied by another person, please ask to speak to the programme manager before you enrol.
For beginners and those with experience.

Getting to your course

Find us

Gravesend Adult Education Centre
Darnley Road
DA11 0RX

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code GRA/121792/M/LC.