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Jewellery Making: All Abilities

Tuesday 23 April 2019
10:00 - 12:00
16 Hours / 8 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Fee information. Click here for eligibility details (opens in a new window).

£100.00 Half fee of £51.00 available. Course symbols: CL

Course description

Create your own range of jewellery, learning techniques using copper and brass and develop your skills to create finished pieces in precious metals and using semi precious stones.

Entry requirements

None Required

What you will learn

Beginners will make a sawn pendant, a silver ring, a silver textured pendant, silver bangle a gem set ring, pendant, earrings or cuff-links Continuing students will also extend their skills by producing their own designs and trying more advanced decorative techniques. (Please note these items may be subject to change at the Tutors discretion)

How you will learn on this course

Beginners will be taught in a small group, following a structured course, with demonstrations worksheets and short lectures. Students will make Jewellery using increasing advanced techniques.

How you will be assessed on this course

1. Measure metal for cutting. 2. Cut metal to shape,size using a jewellery saw 3. File to shape,using a metal file. 4. Complete any soldering using a blow torch. 5. Immerse metal in a pickle solution to clean off fire stain caused by heating the metal during soldering. 6. File off any surplus solder. 7. Clean up metal surface with different grades of emery paper to remove any surface imperfections. 8. Polish on buffing wheel or hand buff. 9. Completed Project.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable to this course.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Only if students wish to.

What you need for your course

Note pad, pen. PLEASE NOTE THE STUDENTS WILL BE CHARGED FOR MATERIALS USED, but will be advised where to obtain materials should they wish to purchase their own. Many students may buy a few basic tools of their own. The workshop is well equipped. Cost of materials initially is modest and if learners wish can remain so. THE COST OF SILVER FLUCTUATES.

What you need to bring to the first class

Note book and pen/glasses if you need them. Previous projects to complete or embellish.

What you can do next

Improve your basic learning and skills by doing your own research and by using information acquired from the course ,You could enrol on further courses. Need to up skill in Maths, English and Digital Skills – look at our Level 1/2 Functional Skills, GCSE and Digital Skills course offer. We also offer courses and one to one training on iPads/tablets, iPhones and laptops.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking