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Jewellery Making For All

These courses provide an opportunity to learn different techniques that you will need to create a variety of jewellery items in copper (provided), or with recycled jewellery and found objects (you can bring along). They are ideal for students of all levels - more advanced students who join a course will be able to complete their own projects.
  • Who is it for?

    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.

  • What does it cover?

    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

  • 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.

    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 else do I need to buy or do?

    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.

  • What could it 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: 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

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Jewellery Making For All

These courses provide an opportunity to learn different techniques that you will need to create a variety of jewellery items in copper (provided), or with recycled jewellery and found objects (you can bring along). They are ideal for students of all levels - more advanced students who join a course will be able to complete their own projects.

26 April 2024 – 12 July 2024
Friday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1716
£281 / £98
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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23 February 2024 – 22 March 2024
Friday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1715
£133 / £47
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Wirework Jewellery for Beginners and Improvers

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.

23 April 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1719
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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24 April 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1713
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2023 – 12 December 2023
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1717
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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27 September 2023 – 13 December 2023
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1711
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 January 2024 – 26 March 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1718
£291 / £102
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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10 January 2024 – 28 February 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1712
£291 / £102
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Silver Jewellery Workshop

The 'Silver Jewellery Workshop' provides an opportunity for students of all levels 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. 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.

26 April 2024 – 12 July 2024
Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1704
£284 / £99
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Silver Clay Jewellery

Explore a range of techniques working with silver clay, and learn how to shape, refine and complete your own unique silver jewellery pieces. Ideal for beginners and those with some jewellery experience wishing to learn a new skill.

06 June 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1710
£144 / £50
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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09 November 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1708
£144 / £50
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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22 February 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1709
£144 / £50
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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