Jewellery: day

City Lit
In London

£311
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Typology Course
Start London
Duration 11 Weeks
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  • London
  • Duration:
    11 Weeks
Description

If you have never made jewellery before, welcome to an exciting field where you can express your creativity in many ways. If you come with some experience, delve even deeper into this inexhaustible treasure box by learning new skills and by being exposed to diverse ways of thinking.

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Starts Location
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London
Keeley Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 4BA, London, England
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Location
London
Keeley Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 4BA, London, England
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· Requirements

The course is for mixed ability: from the people new to this field to people with experience. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations. Please look at...

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Course programme

Jewellery: day
Key course information
Day(s) Tue
Duration 11 weeks
Time 10:30 - 16:30
Fees
Full fee: £311
Senior fee: £199
Concession: £150
Venue Keeley Street
Course code VV820

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Course outline

What is the course about?
If you have never made jewellery before, welcome to an exciting field where you can express your creativity in many ways.
If you come with some experience, delve even deeper into this inexhaustible treasure box by learning new skills and by being exposed to diverse ways of thinking.

What topics will we cover?
Beginners: Basic jewellery making skills such as piercing, filing, drilling, polishing, riveting, annealing, soldering, etching, embossing, and wirework.
Advanced: The aim is to build upon the collection of skills you already have, so this will vary from person to person. Part of the first day of the course will be dedicated to individual discussions to find out what your background in jewellery is so that we can work out a plan of learning to suit you. In addition there will be a structured introduction to 1 or 2 themes per term, which will broaden your range of techniques and ideas.

By the end of this course you should be able to:
- Cut and form sheet metal and wire
- Anneal, texture and solder metal
- Experiment with finishes
- Design and make a personal piece of work using skills you have learnt
- Be aware of and work to the health and safety guidelines
As an advanced student, by the end of the course you should be able to:
- Realise your designs by making use of the more challenging techniques (the technique introduced vary from term to term. E.g. wax carving, enamelling, and chain making.)
- Realise a wider range of hand tools and equipment with confidence.
- Use a sketchbook to record ideas and for design development.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is for mixed ability: from the people new to this field to people with experience.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support in your English and Maths skills to help you to take part fully in this class.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Through demonstrations, handouts, practical activities, group discussions and individual tuition. There will be recommendations for books and information on current exhibitions which you can visit in your own time.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
City Lit provides almost all the basic tools and equipment you will need for jewellery making.
City Lit will also provide basic materials in reasonable quantities, such as base metals (copper, gilding metal, etc.) and other materials (paper, enamel, etc.,) chemicals (pickle, borax, etc.,) and sundries (etching resist, polishing compound, etc.) However, all precious metals (silver, gold, etc.), stones, and other materials you need for your specific projects must be provided by you.
There will be some items you need to buy on your own, such as sketchbooks and saw blades. There will be a handout detailing the list of items and where to buy them. The cost is about £10.
As you gain experience you might want to invest in your own tools.

Do I need to have an interview before I can enrol? No.

What feedback will I get?
You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. At the end of the course you and your tutor are asked to assess the progress you have made.

How will I be able to give my views on the course?
Please complete the evaluation form at the end of your course. These are monitored and help us to continually improve our courses.

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?
You may be interested in: education and careers advice; financial and childcare support; disability support; support for Deaf and hearing-impaired students; dyslexia support; study support; counselling, and library services (supported learning centre).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?
If you are to stay on the Jewellery Day courses, the more advanced students will be encouraged to challenge more adventurous projects. There are other daytime, evening, Saturday, as well as specialist Sunday courses on offer from City Lit. Advice on other courses at City Lit is available by phoning Visual Arts on 020 7492 2700, as well as from the tutor.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Information and Advice Shop, open Monday to Friday 12:00 - 19:00 during term time, and Monday to Friday 12:00 - 17:00 out of term time. See the course guide for term dates and further details.

Drop-in advice
Term-time: please call for advice
Non-term time:
Tue 17:30 - 18:30 & Wed 12:30 - 13:30

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Dates : Day(s) : Time : Duration : Fees : Snr : Conc : Code : Availability
05/01/10 to 16/03/10 Tue 10:30 - 16:30 11 weeks £311 £199 £150 VV821 Started
20/04/10 to 22/06/10 Tue 10:30 - 16:30 10 weeks £283 £180 £136 VV822 Full
15/09/09 to 24/11/09 Tue 10:30 - 16:30 11 weeks £311 £199 £150 VV820 Finished

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