Introduction to Making Jewellery

Ref: C3674575

This is a basic jewellery course for absolute beginners. Most of the class work will be practical. Topics will include the safe use of tools and material, 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 wires and thread. To build creativity with the use of a range of additional materials including paint,boxes, beads, wires, paper, clay and jewellery findings.

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 and other materials safely.
  • Apply creative ideas in practical work.
  • Design some samples.
  • Describe fixing techniques and processes in producing jewellery samples.
  • Complete some jewellery pieces to a professional standard.

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
  • 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 http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course information sheet

Introduction to Making Jewellery

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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