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 sucess 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?
You will need to purchase materials, fittings and findings, stones etc, which can be supplied in class or bought online with support from the tutor. You may also like to purchase some hand tools to enable you to work at home (optional). A catalogue will be available. Please bring a pen and notepad to the first session, old clothes and/or apron. Please do not buy any other books or equipment before the start of the course.
What can I do next?
Other specific Jewellery courses or another Craft course.
What do I need to join the course
All students are welcome on this course as no experience of the subject is needed.
This course is for the beginners to the craft so you can all learn the same skills at the same time and support each other.
It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.