Explore our fantastic range of jewellery courses, from complete beginners right up to advanced and professional level. You can try your hand at jewellery with beads, silver, metal clay, fabric, plastic and more. Courses run in the evenings, during the day and at weekends, so there's plenty to choose from. Jewellery-making is one of London's most popular courses, so please book early to avoid missing out on a space! Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
Join this fascinating one-day course for a valuable insight into pearls, their cultivation and trade, and use in jewellery. Learn how to recognise the many types on the market, judge the good from the bad, spot the imitations and buy your pearl jewellery with confidence.
Ever wished you knew more about the jewellery you were buying, or could value the heirlooms in your drawer? Join this fascinating two-day course to learn how to appraise gem-set jewellery and stones. Explore precious metals, hallmarking, common gemstones found in jewellery and how to identify antique pieces, and bring your own jewellery for assessment by the tutor.
Fancy trying your hand at beaded jewellery making? Do you want to create beautiful beaded necklaces, bracelets, earrings and tiaras? Join our introductory course for all levels to discover where to find the best beads, how to knot, manipulate and twist wire, use textile techniques and mixed media, and how to finish your work using clasps.
Learn all the basics of metal jewellery work by making a range of sample pieces in copper and a (cabochon) stone set jewellery piece of your own design. You will be shown how to buy silver so you can take home at least one wearable finished piece.
Those who are new to the subject will learn all the basics of metal jewellery making such as cutting, filing, forming and soldering metal. Those continuing from Beginners 1, will learn new techniques, and improve on their existing skills.
You will be shown how to buy silver and gemstones so that you can take home a wearable piece of jewellery.
Those who are new to the subject will learn all the basics of metal jewellery making such as cutting, filing, forming and soldering metal. Those continuing from Beginners 1 & 2 will learn new techniques and improve on their existing skills, applying them to developing your own jewellery designs..
Ever wanted to try making your own jewellery but not sure where to start? Delve into this intricate and rewarding craft with our year-long structured beginner's course. Pick up the basics in everything from research and design to technical skills including soldering, annealing, etching and stone-setting. Develop a diverse portfolio, make beautiful pieces including a stone-set ring and a pendant, and learn to present and discuss your work.
Delve into the world of contemporary jewellery and develop your skills in drawing, design, critical thinking and technical skills. This rigorous, multi-disciplinary year-long course is suitable for intermediate to advanced jewellers who want to build on their current experience. Get to grips with a series of short and longer practical projects, learn from expert visiting tutors, explore varied materials and technologies, and hone your research and critical thinking skills, culminating in an end-of-year public exhibition. Term 1: 05/10/17 - 14/12/17 (11 weeks)
Term 2: 18/01/2018 - 22/03/2018 (10 weeks)
Term 3: 19/04/2018 - 28/06/2018 (11 weeks)
Applications for this course will be reviewed on the 18th July 2017 and interviews will take place on the 25th July 2017. We will continue to accept applications after this date.
Take advantage of a well-equipped jewellery studio to refine your skills through practice; working on your own projects in a creative and supportive workshop environment. This is a self-directed study workshop: support and advice is available from the tutor but you will not be taught.
Finesse your jewellery design and making on this year-long evening course. From idea to product, develop your design and technical skills from soldering to settings, discover your design identity, and approach professional practice and presentation with the guidance of expert tutors. Term 1: 03/10/17 - 12/12/17 (11 weeks)
Term 2: 16/01/18 - 20/03/18 (10 weeks)
Term 3: 17/04/18 - 26/06/18 (11 weeks)
Applications for this course will be reviewed on 29th June 2017 and interviews will take place on the 18th and 27th of July 2017. We will continue to accept applications after this date and will release a second interview date and will release the details at a later date.
Got some experience in jewellery making? Do you want to hone your practical skills in design, tools and equipment, working with metals and other materials? This hands-on workshop runs alongside 'Build beginners' jewellery', allowing you to practise the skills and techniques learnt in that class.
Discover simple, effective techniques to bring metal jewellery alive through colour, texture and patterns. Practise dying, printing and using resists on anodised aluminium, with striking results you can replicate at home.
Want to introduce more colour and light into your jewellery? Discover the simple but effective tricks of working in coloured resin: whether you're an accomplished jeweller or a complete beginner, join an expert jeweller to learn how to make resin moulds and get to grips with a range of creative techniques in this beautiful medium.
Costume jewellery tends to be viewed as the poor cousin of fine jewellery but the reality is far from that. This is a one day course that looks at the history of costume jewellery from 1600 and how the advances in materials and technology made it so popular. Tutor: Judith Crowe.
Looking for new inspiration for your jewellery design? Ever felt moved by an object in a museum or the story behind it? Join us for an inspiring project working closely with one of London's Museums, explore their collections and useing their objects and stories to inspire your own work.