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. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, 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. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople
What do I need to bring with me?
It is advisable to wear old clothing or bring an apron or lab coat, long hair must be tied back and open toe shoes must not be worn. Costs vary according to what you are making. Silver for a plain ring would cost approximately £20 and the tutor will encourage you to buy the equipment and metal you need with their support. Do not buy anything especially for the course before the first session. Please bring along anything you already have that you think would be useful to the first session.
What can I do next?
Further Jewellery courses or specific project classes such as 'Make a Ring'.
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome to attend from beginners and those with experience.
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 before you enrol.