About the Course
Have you mastered basic jewellery making skills? Can you pierce, file, drill, anneal, solder, bend and form metal with minimal supervision? Follow a project brief, Improve your designs and push your technical skills to a high standard. Intermediate level.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Follow a design project and develop your ideas into a piece of jewellery
Develop personal work with guidance from your tutor
Research and use new techniques based on the terms technical theme
Develop good benchbook use for recording designs, samples, techniques and your progress on the course,
Identify tools for the development of your work and gain competence in using them.
Class format and activities
This is a practical class and you will be learning to make pieces of jewellery building on your existing skills. You will learn to work confidently with metals and other materials. You will be set a design project to encourage research and develop original jewellery designs. You will also be encouraged to develop personal work with technical and design advice from the tutor. Each term you will learn a series of techniques that feed into the terms design project. You will learn through group demonstrations, peer group discussions and with individual help and guidance from your tutor. You will be encouraged to use a bench book to record your designs and development. You will be asked to complete a learning statement to assess your progress.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
This is an Intermediate level jewellery class. It is recommended that you should have attended at least two terms of beginners jewellery and feel confident to start working independently on your own designs with advice and guidance from the tutor.
What you need to know before you enrol
The jewellery studio is on the 3rd floor of the main building, there is lift access. You need a moderate level of fitness and arm strength for some jewellery techniques. Some chemicals used may be harmful in pregnancy. Please let the tutor know if you are pregnant and they will advise you as to necessary precautions
What you will need for your class
All tools needed to take part in the course are available in the workshop. We also provide basic materials in reasonable quantities, such as base metals, paper, acrylics, enamel etc. There are some items you will need to purchase yourself such as precious metals (silver and gold), stones, saw blades and specific sized drill bits. Your tutor will help you assess your material requirements for each project and provide a list of suppliers. It would also be helpful to bring: an A5 sketchbook to record your progress and design ideas and a pencil/ pen for taking notes. An apron and hair band to tie back long hair. Please wear sensible footwear- no open toed sandals!
What you can do next
Why not try one of our open ended intermediate jewellery courses where different techniques are covered each term. The tutor will be able to help you develop your style and jewellery making skills on any of these Intermediate level jewellery courses:
VJE028A- Intermediate Jewellery- Wednesday afternoon
VJE031A- Contemporary Jewellery- Wednesday Evening
VJE010A- Intermediate Jewellery- Friday afternoon
Do you want to consider jewellery as a career option? Why not apply for the Jewellery Certificate Level 2- VJE070A.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.