Silversmithing Improvers Course
From: £220.00 (per person)
The Improvers course is an eight week programme designed to follow on from the Beginners Course to enhance and further your skills and techniques.
This is run on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm-9pm, or Thursday Mornings from 10am-12.30pm. Starting on April 19th, or April 21st 2022 and ending on June 14th or June 16th 2022, depending on which course suits your availability (Term time only).
Please read the full Terms of Booking, and particularly the REFUNDS policy within those terms BEFORE making your booking.
The Improvers course builds on the skills learnt in the Beginners course, and is learner led. You can choose from an array of projects, each graded according to the level of difficulty to continue building your skillset week on week. You may complete 4 projects or more during the eight week course and this is led by each individual student with tuition provided to guide and support your expanded growth as a maker/ designer.
Topics covered include; making bezel settings, setting cabochon stones in a rub over setting, riveting, making a variety of rings and measuring accurately, different types of soldering techniques, making chain, forging, doming and swaging, design skills as well as polishing and finishing.
A list of essential tools is also provided if you wish to set up your own workbench at home and a list of trusted suppliers for all your jewellery making needs. After completing the Improvers course, you can can continue to learn on the next course as you challenge yourself in choosing more difficult projects, using the workshop tools and equipment and the support and guidance of your tutor.
All tools, consumables (solder, saw blades, emery paper, polish etc), materials, tuition and refreshments included. Silver, precious metals and gemstones are NOT included in the cost of the course and must be purchased by yourself.
We also have the “BENCHspace Collective” where we get together to sell our jewellery at pop-up events and artists/ craft markets, this is a supportive way to start selling and promoting your work.
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