A great opportunity for those who have an existing knowledge of jewellery making to work independently and refine their skills with support from the Artist Tutor.
What will you learn on this course?
Rather than a taught course this is an opportunity for jewellery makers to develop their own designs and make them in our fully equipped studio with the support of an experienced artist tutor. However, technical demonstrations are available upon direct request to the Artist Tutor.
You will work on individual projects at your own pace with access to a range of professional equipment including work benches, a soldering hearth and torch, enamelling kiln, polishing motor and various hand tools.
Work produced by jewellery makers on MAC courses has previously been exhibited in the made at MAC gallery exhibition and selected for sale at the MAC craft market.
Who is this course for?
This is an advanced level activity that is suitable for adults aged 18+. You must have some previous jewellery making experience and be confident in soldering, saw piercing and finishing. This is not a course but an opportunity to work independently but with help from the tutor as needed.
The course is accessible for adults of all abilities but requires a high level of manual dexterity and tool handling. A support worker or carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The studio is wheelchair accessible. Please enquire to discuss your specific needs.
Do you need to bring anything?
Students are required to wear flat closed-toe shoes, preferably trainers or boots, as this is a workshop environment with heavy tools, soldering equipment and a kiln. Unsuitable footwear may result in the student not being able to take part in the session. Long hair must be tied back. The use of protective equipment will be provided with the guidance of the Artist Tutor.
You will need to purchase materials for the jewellery you wish to make as below.
MAC can provide basic equipment to participants attending this course if needed, although attendees are encouraged to bring their own where possible to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Are there any additional costs?
There are additional costs for materials such as base metals, sterling silver, solder, saw blades and findings. These can be purchased from MAC individually or in packs e.g.
Jewellery Starter Pack - £8.50 (2x copper sheets, 2x brass sheets, 2x wet & dry paper, 2M copper wire, 12x saw blades)
Silver - £1.30 per gram
0.9mm Copper Sheet 6”x3” - £2.10
Saw blades (x12) - £2.60
Wet & Dry Paper - £1.10 per sheet
Who teaches this course?