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Beadcraft: Beginners

Saturday 29 September 2018
10:00 - 12:30
27.5 Hours / 11 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

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

£172.00 Half fee of £90.50 available. Course symbols: CL

Course description

Learn to create your own range of beaded jewellery by learning different techniques using a variety of beading materials from leather cord, wire, chain and more, develop your skills to create several finished pieces using a variety of techniques, beads and materials.

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge necessary.

What you will learn

To understand and use the fundamental tools and materials required when making an item of jewellery. At the end of the each session you will be able to make an item of jewellery (earrings, bracelet or an necklace). Step by step projects suitable for the complete beginner to include a necklace, earrings, bangle and ring. We will work on a variety of projects which encompass a range of different techniques and which will give students the opportunity to develop skills that can be transferred to the full range of Jewellery designing and making. Students are also encouraged to work on their own projects if desired.

How you will learn on this course

Demonstrations will be provided alongside step by step hands-on. Question and answer with group and one-to-one instruction. Samples of work will be on display. You will be shown the various tools required to get you started in making jewellery. Followed by a demonstration you will then be able to have a chance to make an item of jewellery with techniques learnt.

How you will be assessed on this course

1. Be able to identify the tools need to make jewellery. 2. Be able to construct an item of jewellery using the correct tools. 3. Make a selection of jewellery pieces according to skill and ability.

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

No homework is required outside of the lesson, but it is encouraged to practice at home to improve on skills learnt, during class.

What you need for your course

A list of books will be supplied at the first lesson and a list of suppliers.

What you need to bring to the first class

Notepad and pen/pencil, to record technical notes taken in class, an A4 folder to file hand-outs received each. You will be able to borrow a set of pliers, but you will be encouraged to purchase your own for further development. PLEASE NOTE STUDENTS WILL BE CHARGED FOR MATERIALS USED, but will be advised where to obtain materials should they wish to purchase their own. Cost of materials initially is modest (£1.50 - £3 depending on the project).

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 can further your study in this subject by enrolling on the intermediate level of the course. You can further your study in this subject by enrolling on the intermediate level of the course.

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