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Silversmithing and jewellery tools


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Margate Adult Education Centre, Margate
Mixed Level
09:30 - 12:00
5 weeks

This beginners 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.

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

What do I need to bring with me?

A small box to keep work in and a cloth for drying work. It is recommended that new students do not purchase any equipment until advised by the tutor. Charges will be made for silver (depending on what you make -), solder, piercing saw blades and face masks. All items can be purchased from the tutor at the start of the course. 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

You will need to have completed a beginners course, this is for students with experience. 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

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code MAR/119013/M/LC.