Get creative in a true jewellery workshop environment
Next courses begin:-
One Day Stone Setting Workshop £60
Date to be arranged
6 week Introduction to Jewellery Making £90
Starting Monday 24 June 10am - 12.30pm OR 6pm - 8.30pm
6 week Intermediate Jewellery Making £90
Starting Thursday 20 June 1.30pm-4pm
One day Jewellery Making Taster £60
Saturday 6 July 10.30am-4.30pm
Saturday 3 August 10.30am-4.30pm
*Discounts available for groups or members*
Sandy, Introduction to Jewellery Making, Spring 2013: This class is an excellent environment for learning, the class sizes are small & you get a huge amount of one-to-one tutoring with Bernard.
Amy, Introduction to Jewellery Making, Spring 2013: Very interesting & I learned a lot. I really enjoyed it. Very happy with my final piece.
Gareth, Introduction to Jewellery Making, Spring 2013: Great course for 'hands on' people. Everything you need to know, taught & explained in the order you need.
Claire, Intro to Jewellery Making, Spring 2013: In depth explanations at an easy to understand level & pace.
Kay, Intro to Jewellery Making, Spring 2013: I feel I have been really lucky to have been to this workshop. Bernard has been helpful and encouraging. Its easy to feel lost in a bigger group when everyone else seems to know what they're doing. I have benefited so much from a couple of weeks with an expert in this field. I would say if you are thinking about this course don't hesitate. You won't regret it.
Lindsey, Day Taster 2 Feb 2013: "Been on many courses but this was by far the most informative and rewarding experience, and actually making some items to take away, a real bonus. Cannot recommend this 'taster' too highly and makes me eager to continue on to the 6 week course"
Lizzie, Day Taster 28 July 2012: "Learnt more in a day at JWL than in a term of evening classes elsewhere"
We offer a range of courses for beginners and more experienced jewellers.
How will I be taught?
Largely through examples of work, demonstration, hand-outs & hands on practice in a friendly group environment. You can expect to be taught in a group of up to eight, with individual tuition where necessary. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions with lots of support available due to the excellent tutor:student ratio.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
JWL Workshop provides all the basic tools and equipment you will need for jewellery making. We also provide base materials, such as copper and brass, saw blades and solder. Other materials, such as old jewellery and found items may be brought to the lesson. In past lessons students have brought small personal mementoes, with a view to including them in their work.
There are no precious metals or stones stored at the workshop, however silver can be ordered in advance if required.
What feedback will I get?
You will receive ongoing feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. With plenty of advice and assistance as your work progresses and discussions relating to the progress you have made.
ONE DAY TASTER COURSE / SPECIAL EVENTS DAY
10:30am - 4:30pm / £60 non-members / £45 members
You will get a chance to have a go at jewellery making, learning some basic techniques. No previous experience needed.
There will be a simple technique-based project that will allow you to safely explore the main work areas and create an item such as a pendant to wear or give away as a special gift.
6 WEEK COURSES
Level 1: Introduction to Design & Jewellery Making / £90
A foundation course in jewellery, giving you a thorough grounding in many processes used in the production of jewellery and the opportunity to develop personal skills in the use of hand tools. This short course will give you the confidence to develop your own ideas and continue to level two.
You will learn:
• Health and safety in the workshop
• Decorate metal surfaces with texture and pattern
• Annealing and pickling
• Sawing and piercing
• Silver soldering
• Finishing and polishing
Level 2: Jewellery Design, Techniques & Tools / £90
This course will enable you to consolidate, develop & expand your skills and competence levels. We will enable you to take the basics of jewellery construction and use them to make more complex pieces of jewellery along the way. You will be able to work your designs in base metals & silver.
You will learn:
• Silver soldering using more advanced joining methods & multiple solder joints
• Make wirework, links, chains & findings
• Move metal - fold forming & anti-clastic forming
• Combine the techniques in a meaningful way to devise your own personal jewellery designs
Having decided what you want to make, draw it well enough to communicate your idea to others and analyse how it might be made. You will confidently use a range of tools and personal skills to bring your design to fruition.
Level 3: Master Classes in Advanced Techniques / £90 (6 wks) or £60 (day)
Mixed level class and is suitable for members who have completed courses at levels one and two, or who have had experience in jewellery making techniques.
These advanced sessions will give you the opportunity to build upon your previous experience, helping you to develop your independence and confidence in the use of more complex skills. You will receive guidance on how to develop your own designs and try more advanced techniques.
Master classes include stone setting, simple casting, soldering and further silversmithing techniques. You will be encouraged to make jewellery that is personal to you, thus developing your design skills.
Get creative in a supportive environment with other jewellers. A maximum of eight people allows us to cater to individual needs and increases learning potential.
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