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This 1 day per week course offers beginners and intermediate students an opportunity to learn afresh or brush up on the basics of metal jewellery-making techniques. Ideal for those who want to get started with precious metal jewellery as a hobby, or for designers who want to develop their jewellery skills further to extend their creative skillset in a new area. For those in jewellery retail, this course offers useful insight into the practical manufacture of jewellery items. The course will introduce you to soldering and construction skills for producing pieces such as decorative rings, bangles, earrings and pendants. Non-precious metals such as copper or brass sheet will be available to purchase in the workshop. Silver must be purchased independently by the student and tutors will be happy to give advice on buying materials for individual projects. By the end of the course, you will have a good understanding of basic processes for jewellery making and you will produce your own finished piece of jewellery.
Tutor demonstration and explanation. Students practice skill sin the specialist jewellery studio. Annotations made by students to support practical tasks. Basic sketches made by students to express own ideas
No previous experience is required
Pre-course activities may include thinking of jewellery designs
A pencil and notepad are useful
A range of jewellery courses are offered at Morley college including certificate and accredited programs. This course can help progression to higher level of study in jewellery or broaden learning in related art and design disciplines.