Jewellery Making

Ref: C3840776

This course will introduce students to resin and re-visit polymer clay techniques which will cover moulding, making moulds and baking polymer clay. Students will learn how to plan and create their own personal designs also develop technical skills of using tools and incorporate existing skills to complete a variety of jewellery designs.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to the core principles of a variety of methods and mixed media and for planning and making jewellery items linking different methods of application.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Plan and record the details for a personal project.
  • Mix resin to a specific recipe and use it to create a jewellery item.
  • Use polymer clay in different proportions to create a variety of colours and record evidence.
  • Use a variety of mixed media to create a jewellery item and give an account of materials and methods used.
  • Use a variety of tools to create jewellery items.

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

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
  • 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?

  • Some tools and materials will be provided by the tutor for initial tasks but students will have to supply their own for future or personal use. Tools are on loan for course sessions only.

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

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

Download full course outline

Jewellery Making Course Outline


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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