People who are interested in learning the basic techniques and surface decorations used in the beautiful art of enamelling.
This course is suitable for absolute beginners although anyone with any experience of jewellery and sculpture making can still hugely benefit.
Students will learn a range of enamelling techniques and how to prepare metal for enamelling. Students will learn several different surface texturing techniques such as hammer texture and use of rolling mills.
* Have a good basic knowledge of enamelling processes.
* Be able to use all of the basic enamelling techniques.
* Awareness of health and safety when enamelling,
* Being able to use several surface decoration techniques for jewellery and sculpture
One to one dialogue, group discussion, tutor example, explanation and demonstration. Handouts will also be available, and a small selection of books and magazines.
Continuous evaluation is achieved through one-to-one discussions between the tutor and the student and group discussions.
Practical work produced is evidence of learning.
This will depend on what you are wanting to do. Some materials, tools and equipment will be provided by the college. Additional materials are available to buy in-house and the tutor can advise about purchasing extra materials and equipment externally.
Some students may want to prepare pieces which will be enamelled in class or use other jewellery classes to make items from their enamelled or textured metal.
Keeping notes of techniques and ideas.
Gathering visual research to inspire projects.
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.
Learn a range of techniques and processes for creating enamelled jewellery and other small objects. Students will learn a range of enamelling techniques and how to prepare metal for enamelling. Students will learn several different surface texturing techniques such as hammer texture, use of rolling mills and the use of pendant drill to texture and drill. All levels welcome - suitable for complete beginners.
Create jewellery and small objects using wireworking techniques. Ideal for beginners or those with some jewellery experience wishing to learn a new skill. Come and join us to learn in this supportive and friendly environment. 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-Fri
The 'Silver Jewellery Workshop' provides an opportunity for students to come along to create their own jewellery under the tuition of experienced jeweller Sally Lees. Students will benefit from Sally's extensive knowledge of jewellery making including her skills in jewellery making techniques using aluminium, silver, brass and copper to complete projects and start new ones. Beginners are welcome to come along and projects will be set to start students off on their exciting journey making beautiful jewellery. Students can bring their own silver or use the silver making techniques on copper or brass that is provided. Advanced students can bring their projects from previous classes to complete with close guidance and advice from Sally. If you would like to enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: MWEnquiries@marywardcentre.ac.uk or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon-Fri
Resin jewellery making is a fun and inexpensive way to be creative. You will learn techniques to add colour and mould your resin into unique shapes that can be made up into basic jewellery pieces. If you would like to enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: MWEnquiries@marywardcentre.ac.uk or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon-Fri