Time: Wednesday Evening 7-9 pm
Dates: 8th January – 12th February 2020
Length: 2 hours each week, each term runs for 6 weeks
Tutor: Kirsten Hendrich
Unit F9 The Mayford Centre,
What does the term time course involve?
Each term allows students the opportunity to design and create their own designs. Your tutor will discuss your aims and goals for the term, whether that’s really getting to grips with a certain skill, or it is to finish a specific project.
Throughout your time with us your tutor and peers will help you develop the skills and knowledge required to bring your designs to life.
Each student will be working on their own projects, however during our terms throughout the year we run a wide range of demonstrations and introduce new skills, do re-caps of demonstrations, keep you up to date with industry news, show you designer inspiration, and help you learn methods to process new ideas and gain an understanding of design processes behind jewellery making.
You may wish to stay with us for one term to simply to complete a project, or you may wish to stay for many terms to come to continually pick up new skills and tips and build upon your jewellery making skill set.
Existing students will know the process of being enrolled at Workshop 925. You can continue working on existing projects using materials already purchased or begin a brand-new project. If there is something specific you have in mind or wish to learn this term, as always, speak with your tutor, we are here to help you develop further so can work in specific demonstrations and can assist you with any questions you have about ordering new materials.
Generally, the first session for each term is the opportunity for the tutor to settle each student in and get to grips with what each student is aiming to complete or learn this term.
Any new starters will be given a tour of the workshop and be introduced to some basic techniques to help you feel at home in the workshop. Your tutor will also discuss your ideas for the term and help you with ordering your materials for your project.
This class is suitable for those with any level of experience. Some students on our termly courses, have been with us for many years, others are beginners. We run a very welcoming and supportive environment, so whatever level your skills are at, you will always feel encouraged and supported by all to develop your ability further.
We have 8 jeweller’s wooden workbenches and a small craft table which can seat 4 within the workshop. Our term time classes run with 5 students, with an occasional additional student who may join to make up a missed session.
What is included?
– All tools and consumables are supplied
– Light refreshments are provided
The cost of this course does not include materials.
What to bring:
For safety reasons, during each class, you are required to wear appropriate footwear, we request that no open toed shoes are worn within Workshop 925. Long hair should also be tied back when working with the equipment. You may also wish to bring a notebook. We have handouts for many demonstrations, but there are always many tips and tricks given verbally by the tutor, which some might like to keep note of.
We will provide light refreshments. We have a fridge, microwave and kettle in the workshop.