Silver and Copper Jewellery Making for Beginners

Ref: C3528956

Learn how to make your own silver and copper jewellery from metal sheet and wire using traditional jewellery making skills, including piercing out, shaping, texturing, soldering and finishing.

Additional information about this course

No class on 15/2/18 Students will be asked to contribute £10 towards the cost of materials.

Course aim

Learn how to make silver and copper jewellery from sheet and wire using traditional jewellery making techniques.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Cut, file, texture with hammers and solder wire and sheet metal
  • Name, select and use a range of appropriate tools and equipment correctly
  • Demonstrate the techniques and processes I've been taught
  • Complete two original jewellery pieces of my own design
  • (For Returners) improve and extend my piercing, soldering, shaping and texturing skills

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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • 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

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
  • Note/sketchbook would be useful. For safety, please wear footwear that fully covers feet & tie long hair back. £10 materials fee for consumables & replacement/maintaining tools. Students will buy their own silver – guidance is given.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

Silver and Copper Jewellery Making for Beginners Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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