Reading, RG1 4HJ
New and returning learners:
Please note that due to special measures we have put in place to make our sites COVID safe, we are asking all learners to enrol with us online. If you are unable to do so we can support you over the phone, simply call 0800 612 6008. Please do not enter our college sites without a prior appointment as we are managing the number of people on site at any time to comply with social distancing measures.
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On this course you will learn the basic skills and techniques necessary to create a piece of jewellery.
The course covers processes such as cutting, texturing, forming, joining and polishing. Inductions will be given on how to use gas torches, electrical machinery including drills and enameling kilns.
More advanced and experienced students will have the opportunity pursue their own work with tutoring and technical feedback from the tutor.
Re-enrol to expand your skills and embark on new projects.
This course will run during term time only.
Extra silver will be available to purchase if you wish.
What I'll learn
The course will enable you to have creative freedom and create something wearable at the same time.
The first two weeks will be an introductory project to learn basic techniques and how to use the tools.
This course is designed for all abilities, from complete beginners to those who have experience making jewellery of some kind. The tutor will work one-to-one as well as in groups to help with designing and learning and perfecting making skills and techniques.
You can progress to other Learning for Leisure courses. These are run by experts in their field, with a passion for the subject and proven industry experience.
How I'll learn
As a beginner, you will learn the skills needed to create your own jewellery using copper or silver. From cutting metal and soldering to enameling and stone setting, you will be able to create items of jewellery with the help of the tutor.
More advanced learners will be able to work on their ideas and will have the opportunity to learn more advanced techniques throughout the course, such as granulation, fusing and reticulation.
Bring an idea (sketches, pictures) of what you would like to make and a sketchbook to take notes and make sketches.
Please bring a notebook and pencil for jotting ring sizes etc.
Please wear flat shoes: no open toes or high heels as this can be a hazard in the workshop.
You may wish to bring an apron/overall although this is not essential.
Tools and equipment are provided. Copper and silver are available to be purchased during the class.
How to Apply
You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:
- Register your contact details online and verify your account
- Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course
Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.
This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.