A great opportunity for those who have an existing knowledge of jewellery making to work independently or refine their skills with assistance from the Artist Tutor.
What will you learn on this course?
This is an opportunity for experienced jewellery makers to develop their own designs and make them in our fully equipped studio with the support and guidance of an 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 blowtorch, enameling kiln, etching solutions, polishing motor and various hand tools. You should have previous experience of working with traditional jewellery making tools.
You will be expected to work independently but with the knowledge that the tutor is on hand to support you in realising your designs. This may include encouraging you to try different processes, such as granulation or casting techniques using wax, and guiding you through the specific techniques required.
Improvers can expect moderate support from the tutor and guided demonstrations of specific processes. Advanced students generally seek advice on a particular aspect of their design, require a refresher on a particular process or simply want to create work in a shared studio space.
On completing the course you will have produced completed pieces of jewellery to your own design and further developed your skills and confidence in jewellery making.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ and is open to improvers and advanced students who have jewellery making experience. Improvers may have previously attended a course at mac or elsewhere and should be confident in a range of basic techniques such as soldering, filing and cutting. Advanced students will have a good working knowledge of jewellery construction and be confident working independently. All students should come with their own design ideas
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?
All tools and equipment is provided. However you will need to purchase materials for the jewellery you wish to make as below.
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?