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Enamelling: SL

Thursday 13 September 2018
13:00 - 15:00
58 Hours / 29 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

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£228.00 Course symbols: CL - No Half Fee Available I

Course description

You will learn basic enamelling skills and techniques, including fusing coloured glass onto metal to make stunning colourful jewellery, keyrings, fridge magnets, small pictures, badges and personalised cards. CL

Entry requirements

A) Guidance needed: Contact Supported Learning Curriculum Manager/Curriculum Support. B) Entry requirements: This course is for students with learning disabilities. Learners and carers should ensure that the Learner Support and Health Declaration form is completed and returned before the start of their class. This should include specific details in the section: Please explain to us how we can support you? This will help the tutor to understand, plan for and meet each learner’s individual needs.

What you will learn

Students follow a structured course covering the basic enamelling skills, using a selection of different enamelling techniques. Students will choose from a variety of pre-cut copper shapes and colourful enamel powders. The course will cover the basic skills of enamelling and a variety of different enamelling methods through set projects e.g. making cards, badges, pendants, fridge magnets and key rings. Students will mostly work on their individual projects but will also take part in one group project, an enamelled picture. The course also provides other activities, including English and maths games.

How you will learn on this course

The class will be taught as a group, initially by tutor demonstration. Students will then follow a pictorial project sheet. Individual assistance will then be given on a 1 to 1 basis as required. All firing at this level will be by the tutor or selected helpers. Students will participate in an end of project critique and will photograph their work. Some students will be able to work on two pieces of enamelled work at the same time.

How you will be assessed on this course

Preparation work: 1. Identify specialised enamelling equipment. 2. Prepare and clean a pre-cut copper piece ready to enamel. 3. Sift a single opaque colour of enamel powder. 4. Clean fire scale from the back of a fired piece and counter-enamel. 5. Identify stilt marks and remove with a carborundum stone. Apply different techniques: 1. Draw or write on enamel with a graphite pencil. 2. Add decorative media to an enamelled piece. 3. Use the sgraffito method. 4. Use the stencilling method. 5. Use gold lustre on enamel. 6. Use the Riso screen method. ITskills: 1. Use the class digital camera to take a picture of your work. 2. Use the class mini printer to print photos of own work. Literacy and numeracy skills: 1. Write and draw a simple design on a project sheet. 2. Complete a project worksheet. 3. Participate in the literacy and numeracy specialised laminated games. Group Project 1. Use a voting system to choose and agree enamel colours to create the group picture. 2. Discuss and agree a design and enamel techniques to use to create an enamelled picture. 3. Work individually on your piece of enamel work using the group picture design. 4.Some students will be able to work on two pieces of enamelled work at the same time.

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

Not applicable

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time


What you need for your course

The tutor will provide all essential materials you need for your course. You will pay an amount towards the total cost of the materials you use on your course. This amount has been included in your total course fee.

What you need to bring to the first class


What you can do next

Other tailor-made courses for people with a learning disability can be found in the College brochure and in the Supported Learning section of the College website.

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