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Design and Make Jewellery with Metalwork - Wednesday Morning Mixed Level

Course Description

This flexible course is structured to address practical and creative needs of individuals who would like to learn to improve and enhance jewellery-making techniques, whilst developing design ideas and explore how jewellery relates to the body. You will practice a range of practical making techniques and you will be encouraged to develop your creativity and your own distinctive design style. All basic materials and equipment provided, including sheet metal.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

All levels welcome. If you are interested in a specialist technique not listed or described in the course description, please contact the Curriculum Manager before enrolling to find out if it is possible for us to accommodate this.

Course Content

All learners will refine and consolidate their skills in jewellery making and design, to help them to establish their own style. You will be encouraged to experiment and develop your curiosity to produce a wide range of prototypes. You will also be encouraged to develop your skills further in research, planning, and observation, as well as make more technically challenging items. You will: use improved jewellery-making skills e.g. piercing, filing, drilling, polishing, annealing and soldering; use a new skill e.g. etching, lost wax casting; translate ideas and intuitions through design researches and experimentation of varied techniques and materials to create prototype; extend knowledge of finishing skills such as patina and oxidation; make a piece of jewellery to your own design work using skills and researches you have developed; produce a range of test pieces and developments; attain an awareness about the history of art/jewellery makers; understand and observe correct studio practice/Health and Safety rules.

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will be shown demonstrations of various techniques with verbal and written instruction. There will be practical activities, group discussions, individual tuition and recommendations for books, websites and current exhibitions, which you can visit in your own time. All resources used within each lesson are available electronically. There is no formal homework, however, your tutor may discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects and research. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions and websites for you to visit to enrich your study.

Independent Learning

There is no formal homework, however, your tutor may discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects and research. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions and websites for you to visit to enrich your study.

Assessment

There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will work with your tutor to identify your aims at the beginning of the session and will receive one to one feedback throughout as well as sharing outcomes at the end of the course. There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.

Qualification you will achieve

There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.

Next Steps and Progression

Once you have completed the course, you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject in the Creative Arts department. For Art and Design courses, once you have developed a portfolio of work you could consider applying to the Foundation Diploma in Art and design as a pathway into higher education. Studio courses are for those learners with some subject knowledge or who have been studying the same subject at the college for 3 full years. Advice and Guidance for all further study is available from the Curriculum Manager by request.

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or on: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet learners’ needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an interview with the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers and employability advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support with course fees and you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or on benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, go to the Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
CAMDEN
44 Crowndale Road
NW1 1TR
Tel: 020 7255 4700
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk
KENTISH TOWN
7 Leighton Place
NW5 2QL
Tel: 020 7241 8572
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk