This course has concessions available

Jewellery Making: Absolute Beginners

A jewellery taster class which gives you a chance to try new ideas before you specialise. Learn the basics in Silversmithing, Wirework, Silver Clay, Beading, design process and best studio practice.

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Who is this course for

This course is part of our suite of Absolute Beginners classes (also Drawing, Painting and Sculpture), designed to bring inexperienced and unconfident students up to speed in a selection of our arts and crafts provision.

What does this course cover

The course will give students a basic knowledge in the areas of Silversmithing, Wirework, Silver Clay, Beading, Design Process, Health and Safety/Studio Practice. Enough for students to feel like they're not starting from scratch when they want to specialise in any area.

What will it be like

The teaching and learning methods we use on the course
One to one dialogue, group discussion, tutor example, explanation and demonstration as well as group exercises.

How we assess your progress on the course
Continuous evaluation is an integral part of the course. This is achieved through one-to-one discussion between tutor and student and group discussions, which take place during the term.

What extra study/practice we expect you to do outside the class
Continually looking at all kinds of jewellery, art and design objects as well as drawing their ideas i.e. keeping a sketchbook or scrapbook

What else do you need to buy or do

Brass and copper and basic consumables will be supplied by the college. Silver and maybe other materials need to be supplied by the students. You will be given notes of where to buy all these, cost varies on project undertaken.
Closed shoes need to be worn at all times when participating in a jewellery class.

What this course could lead to

Continue to make more of your own jewellery. Join the other jewellery classes or other art and craft courses at the Mary Ward centre and elsewhere. Progress to an accredited course e.g. the Mary Ward Centre Pre-foundation or Foundation in Art and design courses, or similar at another college. Those with high level skills in jewellery and who are seeking to set up as a practicing professional may wish to progress to the Mary Ward Centre Professional Development for Artists course.
Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: tel: 0800 101 901, and from the following websites:;;;;

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

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 or weekend to suit your timetable.

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.’