This course is a great Introduction to Jewellery and also for anyone who has prior knowledge of Jewellery.
Jewellery is at the forefront of the art and craft, this course is no exception. Though the course is project-based, the projects themselves are open to interpretation, so the work students produce could be functional, sculptural, decorative or site-specific - anything in fact that can be made in metal and with processes delivered.
Anyone can enrol; the course is open to people with previous experience and qualifications in other art and media areas.
Sept start: 17/9/19 - 27/11/19 18:00-20:30
Jan Start: 21/01/20 - 31/03/20 18:00-20:30
The course will cater for all abilities and will mainly specialise in basic jewellery techniques, saw piercing, annealing, texturing, forming and oxidising metals, soldering, filling, finishing, sandblasting and polishing to start and then could develop into more technical processes such as enameling, casting, rolling, stone setting (if time allows) to produce sophisticated final pieces or just experimental outcomes.
Students will learn in a friendly and professional environment with all appropriate health and safety provision. You will need to wear leather shoes. Your tutor will guide you through the processes and techniques and be on hand at all times to answer questions and help you through the technical and aesthetic aspects of working with a range of metals. Students will be given inductions into the basic techniques, while more advanced techniques will be offered to those who already have these skills.
Students will be encouraged to experiment with techniques and processes and to become familiar with the work of both ancient and contemporary makers. Help with expanding your creativity, developing design, and professional advice is also available if required
Tuition will be given in specialist workshops.
There will be no test/examination associated with this course.
There is no formal qualification and students will be able to work at their own pace. The course provides space, equipment and directed.
To other Art School courses; or to further education and higher education courses in Art, Design and Craft.
The course will cost £275.
Enrol to this relatively new course (part of the York College Art School suite of courses on offer) that delivers both expert tuition and the creative spark to ignite the imagination. Prices have not increased for the 3rd year in a row.