What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
All abilities are welcome. Course cost includes enough silver for the initial project. Silver for subsequent projects is bought at an extra cost. The price will depend on the amount used.
There are further dates throughout the year - please contact us for information or visit the website again from September 2019.
You will cover:
- Introduction to various tools and chemicals to be used including safety instructions
- Planning pieces of work and what materials to use
- Looking at designs and ordering materials
- Look at individuals' work
- Demonstrations of various projects as and when required by students
The format is flexible and may vary.
Week 1 - Introductions/Register Introduction to the various tools/chemicals to be used including safety instructions; Ask generally if anyone has any previous experience in making sterling silver jewellery; The aims and objectives of the course will be stated on the individual student project form; You will decide what item you would like to make first and discuss what materials may be required with the tutor.
Week 2 - Tutor to hand out materials to students and help them to start their projects through demonstration and discussion; Demonstration and handout on how to make a basic silver ring.
Week 3 - You work on your projects with guidance from the tutor. Suggestions and demonstration of ways students might personalise a basic ring by texturing/embellishment.
Weeks 4 - 9 - You will continue to work on your projects with guidance from the tutor.
Week 10 - You will finish your projects. Opportunity to see other students finished projects.