COURSES - Summer school
The aim of our summer school is to demonstrate through fun and informative experience how to develop a piece or a collection of jewellery from the initial inspiration stage to the final polish!
We will cover drawing and sketching from life and found objects, the translation of these sketches into design ideas, rendering your final design in either two or three dimensions and then creating the piece or pieces in silver, copper or gold.
You will end your week with a series of preparatory drawings and / or maquette's and the finished piece of jewellery as well as, hopefully, a large smile!
This course is open to all levels of experience from complete beginners to the more advanced we will also give guidance on working to commission and setting up in business for those who wish to take their skills further.
As with all our courses there are only eight spaces available and with two of us teaching we can give everyone the maximum attention.
MONDAY - We will go out into the Dorset countryside ( location TBC ) with a picnic (weather permitting !) where you can sketch the beautiful scenery or flora, collect textures and interesting objects. - YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE ABLE TO DRAW ...HONESTLY!! - but you do need sensible shoes!
TUESDAY - We will gather our exciting sketches and objects together and begin to translate them into jewellery ideas. Producing rough sketches and scribbles which we can then translate into a final drawing or three dimensional model.
- In the morning, beginners will make a simple ring in order to familiarise themselves with the basic jewellery making techniques. After this we will commence work on the actual piece. More advanced students can work on their pieces straight away unless a refresher is preferred!
WEDNESDAY - Continuation with the design and making process.
THURSDAY - A well earned rest day!
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY - Continuation and finishing the piece or pieces and a review of everyone's fabulous achievements!!