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.
What do I need to bring with me?
You will need to bring a set of three jewellery pliers: round nosed, flat and cutter and a bead mat (something that stops the beads rolling away from your work area). These can be purchased from the tutor (about £11) at the first session. The tutor will also have beads and findings available to purchase at a small cost. Please do not buy any resources for this course until you have checked viability.
What can I do next?
Courses are designed to progress students to higher levels of the craft and also to support application to Access to Art and Degree Foundation courses or relevant Craft, Art and Design Degree courses.
What do I need to join the course
No previous experience necessary.
Students of all abilities are welcome. Students will need to: Understand the potential benefit from the programme of study. Read and interpret tasks. Communicate responses that are clear, logical and understandable. Manage their own time. Undertake critical reflection and evaluation. Be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance / develop personal skills.