6 week Jewellery Design & Drawing Evening Class
Fashion and Design
This class runs from 6.30pm-9pm once a week from the start date for six consecutive weeks. Please note: we don't close for bank holidays.
This class is designed for people with some jewellery making experience. A familiarity with basic pliers and use of findings is essential. If you do not have experience in this, we recommend taking our Introduction to Jewellery Making or Design a Fashion Necklace classes first.
This 6 week evening course will give you the tools and techniques to turn your ideas into skilled and professional looking jewellery designs.
Design is one of the most important aspects of making jewellery, yet it is often overlooked or just assumed that it is something you can simply come up with. Nearly all of our classes are technique based and very intensive, so there is often not much time to really focus on design. This evening class was designed to do exactly that.
Over the six weeks of this evening class you will learn how to create mood boards and use them to influence your designs, sketch jewellery pieces more confidently, turn ideas into workable ideas, decide on materials and to create accurate technical drawings of your designs.
You will also learn about collecting inspiration and you'll be encouraged to start your own design scrapbook at home to kick-start your new collection.
Week 1 – Fashion Jewellery. Creating a mood board to encourage you to focus on design, colours and style and help you visualise who might wear your jewellery.
Week 2 – Fashion Jewellery. Use a range of beads, buttons, ribbons, fabric, chain, etc to create a piece of fashion jewellery inspired by the mood board you created in week 1.
Weeks 3 & 4 – Jewellery Design. Over 2 classes you will learn how to make basic design sketches and various methods of using inspiration from photographs, magazines and the world around you to create jewellery designs. The classes will also look at the key elements of a design and choosing the right materials for your idea.
Weeks 5 & 6 – Technical Drawing. Learning the basic techniques of mapping out and creating high quality black and white outline drawings from different angles to provide either to your customers, jewellers for manufacturing or as part of your own design portfolio.
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you don't need to bring anything but yourself as everything is provided.
As with all of our classes, all materials are included in the cost of the class (except casting costs for this class) as well as plenty of tea, coffee and luxury biscuits! The classes are all run by expert tutors with years of professional experience who are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. The size of the classes is kept small to allow plenty of one-on-one attention and the maximum number of students for this class is 6.
If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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Please Note: Our classes are suitable for those aged 16 and over & for health and safety reasons, all students need to wear closed toe shoes when coming to the workshop. If you have any access requirements, please contact us before booking a course. And due to our small class sizes we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on our courses once booked. Please make sure you can make the date before booking. Thanks LJS x