Project Based Silver and Copper Jewellery Making

Ref: C3528027

Students will have the opportunity to build upon their existing jewellery making skills. They will be introduced to additional, more advanced techniques, tools and processes for forming, texturing, connecting and finishing to enable more complex or refined pieces to be created.

Additional information about this course

No session on 1.6.17. Students will be invited to contribute to the cost of materials on a voluntary basis.

Course aim

To extend the skills and competence of students with previous experience of making copper and silver jewellery, enabling increasingly refined and/or complex pieces to be created.

Who is the course for?

Previous silver & copper jewellery making experience required.

What topics will this course cover

A selection of techniques will be taught to improve soldering, forming, combining materials, texturing and finishing. Students will be encouraged to initiate independent projects with tutor guidance.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1. Select, name and use a broader range of equipment correctly and safely. 2. Complete a self initiated jewellery project at an appropriate and achievable level of challenge. 3. Identify the processes and order of processes required to complete an original piece of jewellery.

How will I know I'm making progress?

The tutor will provide feedback and guidance.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Please wear shoes that fully cover your feet. It would be useful to bring along a sketchbook, notebook and an apron. If you need to wear glasses, including reading glasses, please bring them along with you. Students will be invited to contribute on a voluntary basis towards the cost of materials.

Reading and information sources

You may find it helpful to reflect on the skills and competence you have acquired so far and your areas of interest.

What could the course lead to?

On completion, students can continue with a further term or two of this course to further broaden and develop their skills. Depending upon skill level, students may also pursue higher level or technique specific courses.

Download full course outline

Project Based Silver and Copper Jewellery Making Course Outline


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