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Jewellery Courses

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All our Jewellery and Silver Smithing courses are available for adults aged 19 on 31 August 2019 and over only.

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Daytime & Evening Jewellery and Silver Smithing Courses at WMC-The Camden College

Qualifications

Creative Craft: L1 Jewellery NEW

An exciting opportunity to start or develop, your jewellery practice. This accredited Level 1 course will build your jewellery design, research and making skills whilst developing your study skills to enable you to plan, manage and complete work. The course takes place in a fully equipped Jewellery studio with a specialist tutor. All basic materials and equipment provided. This is highly structured course which requires regular attendance, completion of course work and homework.

Creative Craft: L2 Jewellery NEW

This structured, accredited course provides the skills required to become a practising jeweller. You will learn designing, making and decorating techniques that will enable you to produce your own response to a set brief. The course covers research, development of design ideas through to the production and presentation of final outcomes including portfolio. The course covers aspects of working in the Jewellery sector and will help you identify and work towards your personal and employment goal.

Non-accredited courses

Enamelling

On this course, you will learn a variety of enamelling techniques and be encouraged to experiment and play. You will explore colour, pattern and texture to produce a series of sample pieces to include in a jewellery project; for example, as a pendant, cufflinks or earrings. You will explore surface texture and learn the process of applying and firing liquid and powdered enamels, and different fixing techniques to incorporate your samples into simple jewellery pieces.

Enamelling Taster

On this course, you will learn a variety of enamelling techniques and be encouraged to experiment and play. You will explore colour, pattern and texture to produce a series of sample pieces to include in a jewellery project; for example as a pendant, cufflinks or earrings. You will explore surface texture and learn the process of applying and firing liquid and powdered enamels, and different fixing techniques to incorporate your samples into simple jewellery pieces. All basic materials and equipment provided, including sheet metal.

Jewellery (Studio Practice)

On this Studio course you will be supported and encouraged to explore and develop your own jewellery ideas, designs and practical skills. You can expect to finish at least two pieces of jewellery and you will learn jewellery making techniques such as shaping and doming, surface texturing and decorating, stone setting, and fold forming. All basic materials and equipment provided, including sheet metal.

Jewellery Design and Metalwork (Intermediate/Advanced)

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

Jewellery Making (Beginners/Intermediate)

On this course you will learn a range of jewellery making and surface decoration techniques. These include annealing, bending, piercing, filing, soldering and polishing.
You will learn to use various jewellery making machines and tools such as: the rolling mill, chasing and forging hammers, metal stamps and the torch.
Returning learners are welcome as each term offers a new theme and the opportunity to learn new techniques and improve previously learned skills.

All basic materials and equipment provided, including sheet metal.

Jewellery Making and Stone Setting (Mixed Level)

You will learn to create mounts (settings) for stones and incorporate these into your jewellery designs. Beginner: either ‘bezel setting’ a cabochon stone or setting small faceted stones in a tube or flush into sheet metal (gypsy setting). Advanced: you will develop their metalwork and precision skills through making a round claw, collet or crown settings. Please note that pave and channel setting are not covered. All basic materials and equipment provided, including sheet metal.

Jewellery Metalwork (Mixed Level)

On this course you will learn basic jewellery skills, such as saw piercing, soldering, filing, attaching findings, texturing metal and finishing techniques, enabling you to construct exciting and wearable jewellery. Complete beginners will start by making a pendant followed by a ring. As you progress, projects will become increasingly complex and you will be able to work on your own designs.

Jewellery Specialism: Granulation (with Argentium Silver)

Granulation is a surface decoration technique whereby the surface of jewellery is decorated with granules or dots of metal in a pattern or design. On this course we use Argentium Silver as it fuses very easily and is much easier to granulate than fine silver.

Jewellery Specialism: Silicone Mould Casting

This course is an exciting opportunity to learn to create and use silicone moulds for jewellery making, in order to create and cast a small batch of identical objects as well as original unique pieces. Basic materials provided, but please bring a selection of small jewellery pieces to potentially cast.

Jewellery Techniques and Processes (Mixed Level)

On this course, you will learn a range of jewellery making and surface decoration technique, including annealing, bending, piercing, filing, soldering and polishing. You will learn to use various jewellery making tools such as the rolling mill, chasing and forging hammers, metal stamps and the torch. Returning learners are welcome as each term offers the opportunity to learn new techniques and improve previously learned skills. All basic materials and equipment provided, including sheet metal.

Jewellery: Casting Techniques (Mixed Level)

This course is an exciting opportunity to learn and experiment with different casting techniques used in jewellery making which will enable you to create a small batch of identical objects, as well as unique, one-off pieces. All basic materials and equipment provided, including sheet metal.

Jewellery: Combining Beading and Metalwork (Beginners/Intermediate)

On this course you will design and make pieces of jewellery combining beadwork and traditional jewellery-making techniques such as: soldering; attaching of findings/ beads and polishing items to create unique and wearable pieces of jewellery.
Returning learners are welcome as each term offers a new theme and the opportunity to learn new techniques and improve previously learned skills.

All basic materials and equipment provided, including sheet metal.

Metal Clay Jewellery (Mixed Level)

Metal clay is a wonderfully versatile material and will enable you to make beautiful jewellery, easier and quicker than using traditional silversmithing techniques. Metal clay can be worked like clay. When it is fired the result is of hallmark quality. You will be able to make pendants, earrings, brooches, rings, tie-pins, cuff-links, bracelet charms amongst others. The course fee include £10 worth of copper or bronze clay – you are welcome to bring your own metal clay too, including silver.

Mixed Media and Upcycled Jewellery

Question the idea of ‘value’ in the jewellery field by creating original designs using alternative materials such as discarded and found objects, vintage or broken jewellery pieces and natural objects amongst others. Creativity and inventiveness will be encouraged! Please bring a range of materials you would like to use.

Silversmithing (Mixed Level)

This course is for anyone who would like to make jewellery and small sculptural objects using silver, copper and brass. You will learn a range of techniques including forming metal sheet (anti-clastic raising, fold forming and repousse), fabrication (soldering, riveting and bezel setting with prongs) and forging.
Beginners and Intermediate learners can follow set projects whilst Intermediate and advanced learners will be encouraged to explore their own ideas through self- initiated projects.

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