Aluminium jewellery- earrings & pendants from coloured aluminium

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

This is for anyone interested in making Jewellery no experience needed

Course content

On this course you will learn how to make a unique aluminium jewellery, this may include pendants and earrings. You will learn how to colour and decorate aluminium using different dyes and printing processes, you will also learn how to add texture to metal. After experimenting and making a variety of samples you will choose final designs for your pieces. Finally, you will be taught how to use tools to form your piece of jewellery.

Support and feedback

You will get continual support and feedback from your tutor throughout the course

Additional costs and requirements

You do not need to bring anything with you, but you may wish to bring images to inspire you.

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 2018 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?

No you won’t need to do anything in your own time

About the tutor

Nicky Montagu is an Art, Craft & design tutor for Learn Devon and teaches study skills at Petroc college. She has taught on many different courses in London as an Art & Design Lecturer, including Richmond upon Thames College and London College of Fashion. She graduated from the University of East London with a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art and gained a PGCE teacher training at the University of Greenwich.

She has worked as an Interior Designer on both domestic and commercial projects, and as a freelance lighting designer for Home-deq

Nicky has lived in Devon for the past four years where she has recently set up a printmaking studio. Her current work is about living on the Taw estuary in North Devon and is interested in texture and pattern in the landscape inspired by the ambient light and changing tides and seasons. She is interested in many different areas of art, craft and design including textiles, printing, sewing, manipulating fabrics, pattern and form in ceramics, interior design and printmaking.

Nicky aims to devise courses that are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to learners with more experience and where possible learners are able to continue their work at home with minimum need for specialist materials.

Her teaching is inclusive instructive and is set in an environment that is relaxed and informal where learners can learn and share in a supportive environment.

Nicky is a member of NDA North Devon Arts and has exhibited in their open exhibitions at the Broomhill Hotel also The Burton open exhibition and Westward Ho! open exhibition. In 2015 she took part in NDA Art Trek.

Currently she has work in Jill Rousseau Gallery, 3 Cooper Street, Bideford

Please have a look at her website

Nicky Montagu – Learn Devon tutor

Start date13 May 2019
End date17 June 2019
Start time18:30
End time21:00
Concessions not available