Jewellery Making

Ref: C2419324

Mix abilities.

Course aim

Start with spiral technique, bead mixing, a lot of bead colours and size combinations, wire and tools, beading Jewellery design using samples and ideas. Focus on waving bead jewellery design techniques and crafts.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Express your own ideas as to visual jewellery crafts
  • Using beads, make waving and spiral pattern jewellery
  • Wire twisting, waving techniques using graph paper
  • Apply colour theory with examples of historical beaded jewellery incorporated into your own designs.
  • using pliers to creating wire work ( findings)

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • hand out instructions.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • visiting museum or gallery

What can I do next?

  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

Download full course outline

Jewellery Making Course Outline

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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