Steampunk Accessories - Jewellery and body adornments

Ref: C3672669

This is a one day course in which you will be able to experiment with materials and designs to create a wearable item inspired by 'Steampunk'. There will be a range of samples, materials and source imagery to inspire your making on the day, most of which will be hand sewing or glueing to create elaborate and detailed necklaces, bangles, head-dress or brooch. Expert guidance will be on hand to ensure that all complete at least one item on the day. All materials are supplied but those attending are welcome to bring items and research for inspiration.

Course aim

To provide a brief introduction to the world of Steampunk wearables, through research and practical making

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Recognise the main themes of Steampunk - Victorian Imagery, Gothic influences, Industrial motifs
  • Understand how to layer fabrics and motifs to create a rich and detailed surface
  • Create a 3D wearable item that is recognisably inspired by the Steampunk ethos

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?

  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

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
  • Research prior to the day course would be helpful as 'Steampunk' can be interpreted in many different ways and it would be helpful if each learner found something to inspire them.

What can I do next?

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Steampunk Accessories - Jewellery and body adornments Course Outline

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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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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