Design and Make Jewellery from a Home Studio Blended Short Course
Jewellery design intersects the worlds of fashion and sculpture, allowing the personal expression of both the designer and the wearer as a means of adornment and communication. In this course you will learn strategies to help you generate original jewellery designs and realise one piece as a physical object, ready to put into production. The course focuses on techniques which can be completed from home.
Two interactive online workshops will guide you through the design process - you will watch demonstrations, discuss ideas with fellow students and present your work to the group, as well as receive tailored assignments as homework each week. You will be given personal feedback on your work and will be expected to work for several hours independently each week using a combination of drawing, photography, collage and modelmaking.
The final session is a two-day studio-based jewellery making workshop in which you will complete a basic wax carving exercise, before making the piece of your own design (in wax). You will also learn how to access casting services, practice finishing metal castings (with demonstration pieces) and how to safely set up your studio workspace at home, and so this course is ideal for anyone exploring setting up a home jewellery business.
- Visual Research, Inspiration and Concepts
- Drawing to explore 3D form
- Model making as a design refinement tool
- Translating 2D designs into 3D objects
- Techniques for carving jewellers’ wax
- Refining carved waxes for use as master patterns
- Finishing techniques for cast metal jewellery
- Overview of jewellery production services
By the end of the course you will have;
- Sourced and conducted visual research
- Used a range of drawing, collage or digital techniques to visualise jewellery designs
- Explored the use of model making as part of the design development process
- Understood how to develop a jewellery design from an initial idea through to a finished concept
- Developed confidence in wax carving techniques in order to create 3D objects
- Understood the inherent benefits and limitations of wax carving as a production method for jewellery designs
Who is the Design and Make Jewellery from a Home Studio for?
This course is perfect for jewellers who would like to understand the design process in greater detail, designers wishing to explore the production of small scale objects, or anyone who wants to learn the skills with which to realise design objectives in 3D.
Level: All levels welcome
Schedule for 2019/2020
Online Sessions Thursdays 07/05/2020 17:00 – 04/06/2020 18:30
CSM Face-to-face Sessions 06/06/2020 10:00 – 07/06/2020 16:00
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Anastasia Young is a practising jewellery designer and artist, and author of 'The Jewellery Materials Sourcebook' (A & C Black) and 'The Workbench Guide to Jewellery Techniques' (Thames & Hudson). She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins, where she lectures on the BA Jewellery course. You can find out more about Anastasia by visiting her website.
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