Jewellery and Silversmithing | Tunbridge Wells Adult Education

Jewellery and Silversmithing at Tunbridge Wells Adult Education

Jewellery and Silversmithing at Tunbridge Wells Adult Education

Price: £155.00 Starts: 25/04/2019 Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Tutor: Susan Martin-Shipp Ends: 04/07/2019 Location: Tunbridge Wells Adult Education
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: THU Duration: 10 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22 to put your name on a waiting list and register your interest. We will then contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

About this course

This Jewellery course will teach you to work with various metals including silver, copper and brass. Project sheets will be given to inspire your designing to help you create unique “one off” items of jewellery. Practical demonstrations and handouts will be given for every new technical process you will learn. Each project sheet given will cover new technical processes and many different visual inspirations will be given i.e. artists, nature, architecture and different cultures.
Initially techniques covered will be; silver soldering, forming, sawing, emerying/filing, texturing and polishing.
Additional technical processes that maybe taught, i.e. metal clay, riveting, casting, granulation, reticulation, stone setting, fold forming, oxidisation and enamelling.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Use the technique of soldering to manipulate silver or metal
Implement design in your work through specific project sheets
Set stones in order of ease; bezel settings, tube settings and finally claw settings.
Carve wax and learn every aspect of the Lost Wax process.
and be aware of and work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines

How will I be taught?

Our craft courses provide an opportunity for you to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for this craft. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including: demonstration, instruction, one-to-one tutorial guidance, and group discussions and critiques. You 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.
Your tutor will give you feedback during each class during one to one tuition or through group critiques. You will also be given the opportunity to tell your tutor what you want to achieve in the class and you can measure your success in your Individual Learning Plan, ILP.
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 a notebook and pen and apron to the first session who will advise of what you will need during the course. Silver and metals can be provided at the centre that you can buy.

What can I do next?

Further Jewellery or Silversmithing course with KAE.

What do I need to join the course

All students are welcome on this course so turn up with an enquiring mind and a willingness to be creative.
This course is for anyone interested in the Craft of Silversmithing whether you are a beginner or experienced in using metal as all levels of experience are welcome.
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 Curriculum Leader in your local centre.

About the Tutor: Susan Martin-Shipp

Sue Martin-Shipp has a BA(Hons) degree in silversmithing, goldsmithing, jewellery design and construction. She has been teaching adults to design and create personal items of jewellery since 2005 and is also a practising jeweller with a small business designing and making jewellery to sell at craft fairs. She likes students to be self expressive, using various sources of visual inspiration including nature, mechanical objects, artists, fashion etc to design and create contemporary and unique items of jewellery.

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Getting there

Tunbridge Wells Adult Education
Monson Road
Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 1LS


If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code TWL/64113/G/LC.
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