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This is a course for students of all abilities.
On this course you will explore new design and styles through making jewellery and small objects/sculptures. You will be encouraged to develop a sense for design and style and how to explore new ideas in jewellery making.
On This course you will try to create unconventional exiting pieces of jewellery and 3D objects and experiment with materials.
You will also be looking at all types of contemporary jewellery.
You will learn how to develop your design ideas through a series of exercises with different materials and different approaches to designing.
You also will be encouraged to expand and broaden your responses in Jewellery/3D via direct observation and experimenting with materials.
What you should be able to do by the end of the course
1. make one or more pieces of contemporary jewellery / 3D objects
2. Have the ability to develop ideas and concepts
3. Develop your research skills
4. To have a working knowledge of several materials
5. Have evaluative skills in relation to your own and others' work
The teaching and learning methods we use on the course
One to one dialogue, group discussion, tutor example, explanation and demonstration.
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.
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 materials you will need for the course and estimated cost:
Base metals, a range of materials and tools are provided.
Brass, copper, silver and any other materials you wish to use. You will be given notes of where to buy all these, cost varies on project undertaken.
Students will also need a sketchbook and notebook, basic art equipment.
Specialist materials will have to be provided by the students cost varies on project undertaken.
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: www.learndirect.co.uk tel: 0800 101 901, and from the following websites: www.floodlight.co.uk; www.hotcourses.com; www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk
These courses provide an opportunity to learn different techniques that you will need to create a variety of jewellery items in copper (or silver you can bring along). They are ideal for students who have completed an absolute beginners' course or those with some previous experience of jewellery making. More advanced students who join a course will be able to complete their own projects.
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 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 enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: MWEnquiries@marywardcentre.ac.uk or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon-Fri
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