This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 40 25* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running
Please note: due to the current Covid 19 health emergency, this course will be delivered by online/real time methods.
The tutor will aim to use a variety of methods including email, social media private groups (e.g. facebook, whatsapp, etc.), assignment setting and personal critique/assessment feedback. There may also be recorded and live video contact where appropriate and possible. You will be contacted and receive instructions once you have enrolled on the course.
This course is suitable for those who wish to create original handmade jewellery using a variety of techniques and materials. Beginners and those with some experience are welcome. New students will be introduced to the craft of handmade jewellery making using a variety of mixed media techniques and materials. Materials may include glass beads, wire, plastic, polymer clay and various metals and foils. This course uses hand tools and basic forming techniques and does not include soldering. The tutor will demonstrate basic techniques related to the materials, as appropriate, e.g. wire manipulation to create simple shapes, polymer clay techniques. Returning students will develop their skills and learn further techniques.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Debbie France
Debbie France teaches creative jewellery, precious metal clay and fused glass courses. She loves to help students to create their own pieces that they will enjoy wearing and using.
How will I be taught?
Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will be encouraged to look at the work of other craftspeople and artists, both contemporary and historical. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring on the day: a sketchbook and pencil. Do not buy anything especially for the course before the first session as all materials are provided for the initial session. However, please bring along anything you already have that you think would be useful. For example, you can bring your own hand tools and materials such as jewellery wire and beads if desired. The tutor can advise on which tools and further materials would be beneficial and where to buy them locally and online. Additional costs, i.e. PMC, silver wire will depend on your chosen project: precious metal clay costs from £16.25. If you have any beads you may like to bring them to class and use them in your completed piece. Cubic zirconias can be purchased from the tutor to add to the clay before firing.
What can I do next?
Mixed level jewellery courses.
What do I need to join the course
This course is suitable for those who wish to create original handmade jewellery using a variety of techniques and materials. Everyone is welcome to join this course. No prior knowledge or experience is required although it would be beneficial. It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring 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.
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 SIT/94749/H/LC.