Jewellery making: for all
Who is this course for?
This course is for beginners and more experienced learners who may wish to learn a new skill or build on their previous experience of jewellery making. The group will have an informal and friendly feel where your own ideas and tastes will always be considered. All levels of ability will be welcome and there is room for wheelchair access.
On this course we will explore traditional jewellery making skills to create beautiful designs to your own specification. We will explore techniques of metal cutting, shaping and forming and joining using soldering and linking. There will be plenty of demonstrations and hands on development of ideas. There will be guidance in terms of what you make but there will be opportunity to express your own ideas and interests, You will be amazed at how you will finish the course with a high quality pieces of jewellery to wear and show off!
Support and feedback
There will be plenty of one to one support throughout the course, as well as demontrations. I will give you continuous verbal and written feedback on your progress.
Additional costs and requirements
All materials and tools will be provided for you. However if you want to use silver instead of non-precious metal you can bring money to purchase on the day. Between £4 – £8 is a guide depending on quanitity. You may like to bring a pencil and sketchbook to the sessions.
You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged over 19 on 31st August 2017 and your household income below £15,276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
You may like to think about some ideas before the course in the way of sketches or photos. And there is always extra polishing you can do at home!
About the tutor
Naomi Davies-Tonkin (BA Hons.) is a practicing designer and maker of jewellery in precious and non-precious metals, as well as combining other materials and media. She is trained to degree level in Three-dimensional design, specialising in Jewellery and is also a qualified teacher (PGCE) at secondary level in Design and Technology. She has taught in various schools and colleges in Devon and currently makes, sells and takes commissions as well as running workshops for Learn Devon and privately.