Tutor Anna Campbell has recently taught a number of private tuitions for us. She makes the case for choosing a private tuition and gives the case study example of one of our private students
Title: Pieces made during a private tuition (by the tutee and tutor)
At the London Jewellery School we offer over a hundred different courses ranging from one evening to one year. But many people aren’t aware that we also offer private tuition. Our private tuition sessions are typically one day in length (10-5pm), one to one sessions with an expert tutor covering the topic/s of your choice.
But a private tuition is more expensive than a one day class so why choose one?
You get a course tailor made just for you
You can pick and choose projects from our classes that you would like to do. Alternatively, you can ask to cover something that we don’t have a class for and we will endeavour to find a tutor.
You get one to one tuition
Based on what you want to cover, an expert tutor will be chosen to help guide you throughout the day. Your tutor is hand picked by our management team based on the projects you would like to work on.
You get more done
When you are working one to one we find that you can cover more in the time as you have a dedicated expert working just with you at your pace.
Good use of your time, especially if you’re not based in London
We regularly have private tuition students that are not based in the UK. This summer we had a private tuition student who came over from Japan! She did a number of days of private tuition with us and covered beading, silver clay and polymer clay with different tutors.
Even if you are from the UK it can still be more economical in terms of time and money. For example, if you would like to do projects from intermediate and advanced beading you would have to pay for two days of courses and travel to us twice. But you could cover projects from both in one day (note – not all of the projects!)
Dedicated private tuition space
We have a dedicated private tuition space in our new studios in the heart of Hatton Garden which means we now have more availability of dates and times. We are open 7 days a week so can accommodate weekends as well as weekdays.
The dedicated private tuition workshop at the London Jewellery School.
How do I arrange a private tuition?
Contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org with as much detail as you can about what you would like to cover on your private tuition. Do include links to photos of the kinds of things you would like to achieve. This gives the management team the information they need to advise on what can be achieved in a day and to choose the tutor with the skills you would like to learn.
Also, please include a number of potential dates as we need both the room and tutor availability to match up with your availability. Please provide a phone number we can contact you on to help us do this quickly.
What have others covered in private tuitions?
Here are some things that have been covered in previous private tuition sessions. Please note, sometimes more than one day is necessary depending on the complexity of the work and number of projects you would like to make.
Making an engagement ring
Making a special gift e.g. for an anniversary, birthday etc
Jewellery business tailored advice
Support with a commission
Working in gold
Help in developing a collection
Glass and enamel work
Beading and wirework
K has recently taken voluntary redundancy from her work and would like to build up a part time jewellery business. After some discussion with our management team she booked two days of private tuition with me to work on silver clay projects.
K was able to pick and choose exactly what she wanted to learn from 4 different classes at LJS. These were:
We covered topics from beginners metal clay and soldering on metal clay including
Silver clay earrings
A silicone mould and moulded silver charm
A cubic zirconia stone set pendant
Silver clay stud earrings
Silver clay cufflinks
Torch firing silver clay (all pieces were torch fired)
Soldering stud earrings and cufflinks
Private tuition day 2
We covered a mix of metal clay projects including
Pendant with keum boo (gold leaf) and gold paste
How to make a silver clay bail
Silver clay ring with embellishment
(note – to cover all the projects K had to purchase some additional silver clay on day 2). Would you like to know more about planning a private tuition? Give us a call on 0203 176 0546 to discuss what you would like to do.