Intro To Metal Jewellery Projects Online

This short jewellery online tester course gives a chance for mixed abilities, to try out a unique project in riveting techniques for rotating flower pendant making.
Starting with creative double layer of copper flowers, then shaping and forming. Also using hammer forging. As well as attachment of rivet techniques, (variety of methods). Then create two leaves with choice of decorating with wire, to develop variegation on the leaves.
Also start to learn about jewellery design and best studio practice through a range of using jewellery tools and ideas.

If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: MWEnquiries@marywardcentre.ac.uk or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon- Thu

Classes will involve some self study and information being sent to you via email.
The course will be run via Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class: You can sign up for free here: https://zoom.us/support/download

Who is this course for

This tester online course is suitable for mixed abilities. Any learners can try and learn particular techniques in riveting flower subject.
Please see below for your full materials list.

What does this course cover

The course will give students an online tester for longer course in metal jewellery, and essential knowledge of metal jewellery making using riveting techniques. Introduce basic silversmithing concepts and a variety of jewellery tools for making at home.
Starting with how to form and shape, using hammer forging techniques, to create a flower with five petals, to attach with riveting. Making texture on the flower and leaves, and decorating with wire variegation.

By the end of the course you should be have completed
- Cutting out and shaping from copper sheets and make five petal set flowers and texture.
- Create riveting techniques to join and complete movement of rotating layer flower
- Shaping and texture on two leaves, attaching shaped wire to create variegation on both leaves.
- Basic easy soldering concept and techniques ( learner choice)
- Create pendant hoop with wire from scratch, and attach to main flower.
Students will learn, and put into practice, health & safety procedures relating to the materials and equipment used at home. New tools, or items of equipment, are introduced during session. Students will also learn how to choose their materials for future projects, selecting appropriate tools, equipment and techniques to execute designs from ideas to completion. Students will be able to describe how different key tools are used, and be able to use these competently.

What will it be like

Through the Zoom session, will cover live tutor demonstrations, using samples, break down stage by stage showing thorough progression and development in individual pupils work.
Continuous evaluation is an integral part of the course. This is achieved through one-to-one discussion during this tester session. Between tutor and student and group discussions, which take place during the online session.
Also after completing the tester session, you can e mail tutor for further advice about riveting project, and continuing the course at Mary Ward Centre.

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions

Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.

How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.

Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

The course will be run on Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:

https://zoom.us/support/download

You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.

You can participate in class sessions through the use of a computer, laptop, tablet or other similar internet enabled device. Please note that if you only have access to a smartphone, you will be able to attend the class sessions and participate in them but you will find it more difficult to benefit from the full range of materials and activities involved in the course if this is your only means of connection.

Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session and that as far as possible that you can keep this space quiet and clear of interruption so that you can concentrate on what is happen-ing in the class.

By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may occasionally be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes but any such recordings will not be made available to anyone outside of the Mary Ward Centre organisation without us asking you again for further permission to do so.

Materials list:
Key basic consumable materials will be supplied and posted to you at home address by the college.
including: Copper sheet approximately 10cmx10cm, 0.6mm thickness
Copper wire 15cm long 0.6mm thickness wire.
If students choose to work in silver instead, you can buy from Cookson Gold ( with student card will get 10% off)
Other materials to prepare:
Cross-peen hammer, ( one side is flat or domed shape and other side is thin and straight shape)
Saw blade number 2, Saw frame.
Easy solder strip and hand torch, borax, small brush. (These four items are not essential)
Any leftover candle or beeswax.
Steel bench block or any hard surface
One half-round fine file (or needle file)
Any jewellery tools you may have would be extremely helpful

What this course could lead to

You can continue to enrol for this metal jewellery course at Mary Ward Centre. See the website for details of this 12 week course.
When you continue to this course, you will learn different projects, techniques and different design methods.
If you prefer to do your own design project of jewellery making during 12 week course, tutor will give advice and guidance regarding various techniques. You will learn four new techniques in each term.
There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre.

Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: www.learndirect.co.uk and from the following websites: www.floodlight.co.uk; www.hotcourses.com; www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk

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Why choose Mary Ward?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’