Jewellery Making | Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Jewellery Making at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Jewellery Making at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Price: £160.00 Starts: 28/09/2019 Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Tutor: Robert Birch Ends: 23/11/2019 Location: Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Level: Level 1 Day of Week: SAT Duration: 10 weeks

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.

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.

About the Tutor: Robert Birch

Robert Birch is a silversmith who served a craft apprenticeship and studied design at The Royal College of Art in London. He established his workshop in Edenbridge Kent in 1977 and has maintained his craft practice throughout a career teaching Silversmithing and Jewellery working in various University Departments as well as many Adult Education Centres.

His courses offer traditional and contemporary techniques of Silversmithing and Jewellery and can accommodate both beginners and those with previous experience.

You can see some of his creations on

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Getting there

Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Avebury Avenue
Tonbridge And Malling

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code TON/75547/H/LC.
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