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Mixed Media jewellery - Morley College - 3 days on campus

Mixed Media jewellery - Morley College - 3 days on campus

Duration: 3 days

Price: £155

Run by: Morley College London

020 7450 1889

61 Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth
London
Greater London
SE1 7HT

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About the Course

Explore a contemporary approach to your jewellery by combining textiles and mixed media alongside more traditional metal jewellery techniques. Focus on developing your designs and personal ways of making. Suitable for intermediate & advanced jewellery students with good soldering skills.

By the end of the course you will be able to
Produce a range of mixed media samples combining a number of materials
Learn about contemporary mixed media jewellery
Build confidence in your design skills and developing your own personal ways of working
Create a final piece or developed samples of mixed media jewellery utilising the techniques and design skills you have learnt.
Class format and activities
This is a structured practical class where you will learn new techniques and design skills to help you develop your personal language in mixed media making. Explore a range of media to create a series of samples and prototypes which can be developed further into jewellery objects.
The emphasis over the three weeks is to explore methods of combining materials as well as thinking more deeply about the design cycle in relation to mixed media works. Students are welcome to use the course to develop samples and tests, or work towards making a final piece of mixed media jewellery.
The group will work through a series of practical design and making exercises to help develop new ways of combining materials. Demonstrations and 1:1 tutorials are offered and will be tailored towards the individual group and their previous learning. Advanced students will be encouraged to develop their use of the design cycle to produce more personal works, whilst incorporating new techniques or refining processes.
Some basic materials will be provided but you may wish to source and purchase your own material for more personal projects. As mixed media jewellery can include virtually any material, it is expected you will need to source some yourself. You will be guided by your tutor on where to purchase your materials. Tools and equipment are included in the course fee.
Demonstrations will be given both to the group and to individuals as appropriate. Group discussions form an important component of the course. You will have the opportunity to see a lecture on mixed media jewellery to put the course into context. Learners are encouraged to experiment with the processes in between sessions and to keep a technical notebook.
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.

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.

Entry requirements
The course is suitable for intermediate or advanced students with experience of metalwork and jewellery making who are keen to develop their personal ways of working. You do not need any previous textile experience but students are expected to have basic metal work skills such as soldering, annealing, saw piercing and forming. The focus will be on combining media and pushing design skills, there will not be time to learn beginners basic metal jewellery making.

What you need to know before you enrol
Some of the work involves working with fine detail. Please bring glasses if you usually wear them for detailed work.

What you will need for your class
All tools needed to take part in the course are available in the workshop. We also provide base metals in small quantities. You will need to purchase your own silver, gold, stones, saw blades and drill bits etc. to complete your projects. Depending on the direction you choose to take, you may need to buy additional materials. As there is a week in between sessions it gives you a chance to buy materials and your tutor will advise you on the best stockists.
Please bring the following essential items:
*Five images to use as a starting point – these can be photographs, your own drawings or found images in magazines etc. You can bring these as loose images or more advanced students may wish to produce a mood board in advance of the session. Please make sure you find the images interesting as your work will be based on it!
*A note book and pen/pencil.
*A camera if you have one for recording samples and progress.
*An apron or clothes suitable for a metals and textiles workshop, covered footwear, hair bands for long hair.
If you have any of the following please bring them:
*Wood, metals, plastics, natural objects or found objects you would like to explore combining.
*Yarns you wish to use in your jewellery, which could be wool, embroidery silks, tapestry yarns or unusual yarns.
*Fabrics you wish to use.

NB - You may not use all the materials you bring with you, but it’s a good idea to have them as you don’t always know where your experiments will lead you.

What you can do next
There are a variety of courses in Jewellery making at Morley College, catering for all levels of experience from complete beginner to advanced. Experience gained on this course will be of value in subsequent courses, adding to your repertoire of skills and techniques at the jewellery bench. You may want to try some of our other weekend courses Coppersmithing-VJE057A, Casting and Colouring Resin Jewellery with Kathie Murphy- VJE103A

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.



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Course Start Dates

Tuesday 28th May 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups