Jewellery Making & Silversmithing - Weekly Evening & Daytime Courses at Studio Budgie Galore Sheffield
Duration: 8 weeks
at Studio Budgie Galore Jewellery School & Craft Courses Sheffield
Abbeydale Road South
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About the Course
Weekly Classes run term time on a rolling basis in 8 week blocks. We currently have classes on a Monday and Thursday evening and Thursday mornings and aftyernoons in a brand new studio space at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in Sheffield. These classes are a perfect way to begin or continue learning and enjoying making pieces of jewellery. We welcome beginners as well as students with previous experience of jewellery making also.
The rolling 8 week courses allow students to develop their own projects with support and guidance from their tutor. You will be introduced to the workshop, all the tools and equipment and health and safety. You will learn how to texture, heat, hammer, stamp, saw pierce, solder, anneal, form and polish metal. New techniques are demonstrated in these sessions, with the opportunity to focus on a particular technique such as stone setting, wirework and forming in more detail alongside developing greater skill and confidence in soldering, polishing and finishing techniques. Students attending the weekly classes will be of mixed ability, working on a range of individual projects; this is a great way to share ideas with each other in the class. Other areas that are discussed in the weekly classes include making your own findings and how to finish off your pieces of work, jewellery designing to create your own collections and pricing your work for selling.
Students work on a range of projects and make individual pieces of work including, earrings, rings, cufflinks, bangles and pendants. Some students also make their own pieces of work for special occasions including wedding jewellery and hair accessories. You will take home a number of pieces of jewellery over the 8 weeks.
Jules is a fully qualified teacher and designer with more than 16 years teaching experience.
8 week evening and daytime classes run termly in September, January and April..
Monday evenings 6.30 - 8.30 pm £120
Thursday mornings 10am - 12 midday £120
Thursday afternoons 12.30 - 3 pm £150
Thursday evenings 6-30 - 9 pm £150
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.
What's included in the price?
The cost of the workshop is £120/£150 per person which covers some basic materials. Silver can be purchased in addition if you would like to work in silver but this is not essential - typically a silver ring costs around £2-£3.
I have been going to Julie Ann's course for over a year now. The workshop in the Industrial Hamlet is well equipped and Julie Ann is very welcoming.
She supports everyone in the class whether you are a complete beginner or want to try new techniques. It has given me a lovely new hobby and I'm learning every week!
Alison Edwardson - - #6302
If (when)you book a course here you will get a very well equipped, well set out and organised environment to work in and a friendly and creative teacher. It can be daunting going to a course or workshop, especially if you've never done anything like it before! But Julie Ann is well able to work with people with different levels of confidence and experience and offer encouragement and of course expertise. There is also a good selection of books to help with ideas, interesting displays and objects to look at and be inspired by....oh and tea and coffee !
Rachel Hardy - - #6301
Julie Ann is a fantastic teacher. I have been going to the studio since it started nearly 16 months ago. I'm not a creative person or even very arty but Julie Ann brings out the best in all her students. She is very patient and treats everyone as an individual and always makes time for each one of her pupils. The studio itself is extremely well equipped and in lovely surroundings at The Hamlet. I will be continuing with Julie Anns Jewellery course indefinitely. Thanks Julia Ann for my wonderful new hobby
Jacqui - - #6300
Jules is a great teacher managing each student as an individual and encouraging their own creativity. An excellent course .
Katherine - - #4233
Fantastic course and fantastic teacher!
Will be booking another course.
Jo & Alison - - #4202
Julie Ann is a friendly and supportive teacher who is able to manage her time effectively across a class of different capabilities. Class members learn a new technique each week and are advised on how best to use her tools and get the desired outcome. Julie Ann encourages the class to be creative and openly celebrates each class members jewellery pieces; creating a warm and welcoming environment for all that take part.
Rachel Savill - - #4197
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