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Jewellery / Metals (Summer School)

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Course code


Subject Area

Art and design


Oxford City Centre,
Oxpens Rd,
Oxford, OX1 1SA

Start date





26 Jul 2021
5 days
10:00-16:00 & 10:00-16:00 & 10:00-16:00 & 10:00-16:00 & 10:00-16:00

- Fees subject to change
- For international fees, discounts and payment options go to Fees Information section

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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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This one-week course will encourage you to design and make jewellery in silver or base metals using traditional techniques.

The course is for beginners and experienced students.

You can choose to make any type of metal jewellery you wish, such as rings, earrings, bracelets or necklaces. You will work at your own pace with individual guidance from the tutor in a well-equipped open workshop.

Please note: This course does not run during the half term/end of term breaks.

What I'll learn

You learn the basic skills to make jewellery and gradually build up your practical knowledge and confidence through workshop practice.

As a beginner, you learn basic techniques during a set ring-making project. This is followed by further development of skills appropriate to your own designs.

As a more advanced student, you develop your own ideas with design and technical guidance from the tutor.

Subjects covered include:

  • design
  • cutting and sawing
  • annealling
  • soldering
  • texturing
  • plannishing
  • doming
  • chain work
  • polishing and finishing

You will receive individual feedback and discussion about your work during each session.


How I'll learn

You work on your own designs at a pace appropriate to your skill level and experience with individual tutor guidance. There will be no more than 10 other students in your class.

This is a practical workshop-based course with group and individual demonstrations of a variety of techniques.


Entry Requirements

No qualifications required. Just plenty of enthusiasm!


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.