Developed for beginners, the Silversmithing Jewellery course from Arts University Bournemouth will enable you to design and create your own pieces of jewellery in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. You will be guided through the basic principles of jewellery making and introduced to the tools you will be using such as the piercing saw, hammers, pliers and blowtorch for silver soldering.
You will start with copper for practice before moving on to working with silver. Your first silver piece of jewellery will be a ring sized to fit you. After the introduction to these skills, the second half of the course provides the time to work on your own collection of jewellery, under the guidance of tutor, Lesley H Phillips or Yvette Cannon, and accompanying technician, Imogen Hughes.
Through an informative induction, you will also be provided with all the relevant health and safety information needed regarding good workshop practice.
One of the great advantages of working in silver is that it is relatively easy to continue working at home after the class without a big investment, as you can use a small selection of tools to start with. Each session will cover a specific area, with examples, and will be followed by a practical mini brief to enhance your design and practical skills.
- To provide you with a fundamental practical understanding of the essential techniques to continue your jewellery making at home
- Encourage and develop your creative potential and confidence
- Widen your understanding and appreciation in the art of jewellery making
- Provide and discuss aspects such as photographing your jewellery pieces and costing your work for sale
- Texturing, granulation
- Riveting, combining metals
- Sanding, polishing and burnishing
- 1 months
Start dates & application deadlines
Places on our Short Courses are limited so we advise that you enrol as soon as possible to secure a place.
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- This introductory course assumes students possess no previous knowledge and is suitable for beginners, or those with some previous experience who wish to improve their skills.
You should bring:
- Note book and pen/pencil to jot down ideas or information given.
- You should wear old clothes or an apron and flat, closed toe shoes.
- Your glasses if need for close work and a hairband if you have long hair!
International319 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 319 GBP for the full programme during 1 months.
National319 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 319 GBP for the full programme during 1 months.
Living costs for Bournemouth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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