January / February Level Two Jewellery Six Week Course - Tuesday Evenings
This six week, Tuesday evening, course will build and enhance your jewellery skills and give you the space, time and confidence to work on your own designs. This term the focus of our level two course is 3D forms.
Our level two course leads on from our Level One and Continuous Provision courses. All our level two courses broaden your skills and knowledge and allow you the opportunity to put them into practice in your own designs. Level two consists of focused tuition and demonstrations with time to put those new techniques into practice combined with supported making time where you are free to continue working on those focus skills and methods or to explore other areas.
The focus of our level two course changes each time it runs, allowing you to learn and utilise a broader range of skills and technqiues and gain a deeper uinderstanding and mastery of those skills.
The January / February level two course will have a focus on 3D forms. You'll learn how to change the malleability of the metal to allow you to stretch and form the metal using doming and swage blocks, stakes and mandrels and free form shapes using sand bags. You'll explore constructing hollow 3D forms such as beads, hollow rings and pendants.
Date: Tuesdays. 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th January, 6th February
Time: 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Venue: Nottingham Jewellery School, 28 Block D, Hartley Business Centre, Ellesmere Crescent, Nottingham, NG5 1DG
Tutor: Alys Power
Max class size: 10
Who is this class suitable for?
Intermediate to advanced level makers. You must have completed our level one course or equivalent to take this course. If you aren't sure if you are ready for this course please get in touch for advice. You need to be familiar with using a jewellers saw, basic hand tools and soldering equipment.
What will I make?
The course focuses on teaching you skills and techniques which you can apply to you own projects and designs. What you make is up to you. You'll experiment with making different sculptural and three dimensional forms during parts during the taught portion of the course. You'll have the time and space to then apply these techniques to your own designs as the course progresses. Most students make a selection of earring, chains, necklaces or brooches.
What will I learn?
You will learn preparing the metal, stretching and shaping using stakes and doming blocks as well as sand bags and press forming, anticlastic forming, constructing and soldering 3D forms, making beads and hollow forms.
What is included?
All tools and equipment are provided. Please provide your own silver or purchase it at the class.
Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
The class requires a minimum of five participants to run. If the class doesn't run you will receive a full refund.
If you cancel your booking one month or more before the class begins you will receive a 50% refund. No refunds are available once the course has begun.
All tools are provided along with a selection of base metals and findings. If you want to work in silver or gold this can be available to purchase at the class or shopping advice can be offered. If you have specific requirements or interests let me know so they can be accommodated.