Introduction to Making Jewellery

Ref: C3672951

This is the basic jewellery course for absolute beginners. Most of the class work will be practical. Topics will include the use of tools and material safely, handling different material confidently - such as beads, glue, paper, thread, metal wires and fire line. Learners will make a beaded bracelet, earrings and decorate a jewellery box as well as complete other projects that are complementary. Learners can take home their finished projects.

Course aim

To introduce the basic techniques and the processes of producing jewellery with beads and wire. To build creativity with the use of a range of additional materials including weaving, paper origami, and crochet.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for people with little spoken English

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

  • Use jewellery tools safely.
  • Use different types of materials and fixings confidently.
  • Design a piece of jewellery from scratch.
  • Decorate a jewellery box.
  • Produce an origami photo album.

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
  • The course will be taught through practical tutorials, diagrams and instructions, learners will be encouraged to make notes.

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
  • 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
  • Class environment will be friendly and support will be provided through all the course. The practical work will be assessed in every session and feed back will be provided individually and to the whole class.

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.)
  • If learners want to take home their finished projects a one-off voluntary contribution of £5 will be required (collected on the first session).

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Introduction to Making Jewellery

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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