Design is one of the most important aspects of making jewellery yet it is often over looked 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 class was designed to do exactly that!
Our excellent tutors will guide you through the design process and where to start.
Topics and areas usually covered in this class include:
- Basic sketching for designs
- Finding inspiration (we have lots of magazines, books, samples and weird and wonderful things to get you going)
- The key elements of design
- And throughout the day we will get you started on making your very own design scrap book to kick-start your new collection
- What materials to use for what designs
- How to make your design ideas a reality
This course is focused on design and so is not essentially a practical jewellery making class, however some practical experimentation may included depending on the class progression.
Don't forget design as it is such an important consideration for any jeweller and a little design consideration can really create amazing results!
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you don't need to bring anything but yourself as everything is provided. However, if you have any ideas, sketches, pieces of jewellery you have made or inspirational items please do bring them with you.
Included in the cost of the course is a design scrap books 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 8.
We take an hour break for lunch and there are plenty of local shops to get food from, or you can always bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio. If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
What some of our students have said about this class
'Thoroughly motivating and inspiring!' Menna Lloyd
'Excellent! Good practical experience backed up with industry experience. I learnt loads and i would recommend it to anyone who wants to start designing' - Maria Vanat
'Zoe really helped me to look at ideas and designs differently, and helped me understand how to develop an idea further' Chantal Travers
'This is a class that everyone can benefit from, I feel like I now have so many ideas and can't wait to get in the workshop and start making them!' Tammy Smitham
'A great class and excellent tutor, thank you for a great day' Jamie Davidson
'A fantastic group environment which supports and enables your own design. Great tutor, very encouraging' Ronell De Klerk
'A very engaging and challenging class which has switched on all my design and creativity buttons!' Rebecca Weddell
'This class unleashes your creativity' A. Liapi
'Great enthusiastic tutor. Enjoyable day' Shirly Agulland
'Knowledgable and proficient tutor who gave friendly and professional advice for your designs' Amanda Saunders
'I enjoyed the whole experience, the lecturer, the students, everything!' Deborah Glasgow
'Developed my design skills in a short amount of time. Plus it was fun!' Sam Pelina
'Great starting point if somebody wants to start designing. Quite inspirational.' Swati Madahar
'Jewellery is for men as well, and what better way to learn but from industry experts' Calluti Watt
'I'm going to approach my jewellery design in a whole new way thanks to what I learned today'. Very enjoyable.' Jennifer Smith
'The class was well structured and allowed us all to develop from complete beginners to jewellery designers! We all had a great sense of achievement at the end!' Claire Talba
'Don't worry if you have not thought about designing before, you will look at things differently after the course' Erica Fitcher
'Anyone can actually make jewellery, the school has succeeded in creating new ideas and opportunities for me' Olabiyi Olajumoke
'Well worth doing if you can't draw or design' Wendy Norgate
'Fantastic introduction to thinking about how to design jewellery' C Shasha
'This is a great class' Nayomie Prasad
'Extremely helpful techniques for identifying, developing and evolving your ideas' Claire O'Neil
'Excellent tutor, great industry knowledge' Ella
'A great class for anyone interested in developing their designing skills' Louise Hall
Please Note: for health and safety reasons, all students need to wear closed toe shoes when coming to one of our classes.