- Start Date
3/6 Oct - 21/24 Nov 2018
9/12 Jan - 28 Feb/1 Mar 2019
- Course Length
40 hours (16 weeks)
7:00pm - 9:30pm OR
1:30pm - 4:00pm
- Mode of Attendance
- Academic School
- Gray's School of Art
Jewellery: Option 1 Chainmaking, Soldering and Pattern Transfer (Foundation)
Working exclusively in metal, this course will introduce students to basic workshop practice and the use of traditional jewellery tools and equipment.
Students will be able to familiarise themselves with metalwork techniques using methods such as pattern transfer, piercing, drilling, texturing and forming, soldering, etching and basic chain making.
2. What you will study
Students will be able to familiarise themselves with the versatility of the metals copper and aluminium. Students will learn and practice essential jewellery skills in the following:
- Piercing and filing
- Sawing, drilling, folding and polishing
- Annealing and Soldering
- Doming and forming
- Texturing metal: hammering and roll printing
- Acid etching
- Pattern Transfer
- Jewellery findings
Students will be encouraged to develop their design understanding through personalised projects, exploring the potential of test pieces towards the production of elementary small scale pieces.
Students are encouraged to keep a visual diary, which reflects their personal practice, individual interests and the work of other designers. This becomes a personal journal of their development during the course. The student will be introduced to the design process through integrated design drawing, class talks, individual/group discussion and studio-based practice.
3. Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Foundation Jewellery provides an excellent starting point for beginners.
All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course.
4. How to apply
Course fee: £305
Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.
All students should be aware that when registering as a student at RGU they are accepting a contract of enrolment. (In order to attend short courses all students must register and accept RGU's conditions).
Please inform Gray’s School of Art if you are withdrawing your course. Any student absent for more than 4 weeks consecutively will be contacted by the school. Should no explanation of absence be given, RGU will withdraw you from the course.
A refund is only applicable where there has been at least 4 weeks illness and a medical certificate to support it.
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5. Additional Information
A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course.
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