This course is suitable for all levels. It will cover the basic skills of jewellery making through demonstration, handouts and individual practice. If you have previous experience you will be able to develop and extend your knowledge and skills
As a beginner, you will learn the basic skills of jewellery making including piercing, filing, drilling, texturing, annealing, forming, soldering and polishing.
Intermediate and advanced learners will have the opportunity to work on individual projects, develop existing skills and learn new techniques.
Your tutor will work with you as a group and as individuals to support and guide you through your learning
We will supply all the tools and equipment needed for jewellery making.
All materials for the first session will be provided, after that you will need to supply your own metal and sundries such as saw blades. During the first session your tutor will advise what you will need and where to get it.
We encourage you to bring a sketchbook to keep notes, handouts, images and designs.
Please wear closed shoes to all sessions for Health & Safety reasons
Nina is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced tutor, not stuck rigidly within the norm, but willing to allow students to experiment with projects that are outside the usual ring, bangle, brooch and chain mode.
She advises, motivates and is quite willing to brainstorm an idea for whatever project you choose to embark on and will sometimes do the research for you if you are having trouble.
Her classes are calm, absorbing and fun and you will find yourself totally involved in your project with a very competent tutor that certainly knows her stuff.