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Jewellery and Silversmithing – Building Skills -Jeweller workshop

Suitable for makers who wish to build on their existing skills, learn new and inspiring techniques in the company of other creatives in the field. Students are encouraged to work on their own projects or those set by the tutor enabling each individual the freedom to extend skills of their own choice. A broad range of techniques will be taught in our well- equipped studio guided by our experienced tutor. This course is ideal simply for fun and self- development, for amateur jewellery designers and anyone aiming to set up a small business in related trades such as gemmology or jewellery retail.

Glass Workshop

This is an inspiring and motivating workshop, that will introduce a range of basic design skills and techniques to create kiln formed glass. The aims of the workshop is to encourage and support you to develop your own unique voice in creating your work. You will be taught techniques such as fusing, sandblasting, imprinting, fusing with inclusions, painting and more.

During the workshop you will be required to develop and produce a piece of desired glass work. After February you will produce a piece of desired glass and jewellery work.

This will be discussed in the lesson.

This workshop is an ideal for a beginner or anyone wanting to refresh their skills and learn more about glass art. Students will be supported to develop their skills and progress onto an advance glass workshop or course

BTEC Higher National Certificate in 3D Design Level 4 – Interior Architecture

This Higher Education course is designed to expand students’ creative, analytical and technical skills and to prepare them for employment or self-employment in the profession of Interior Design. The course equips students to meet the increasing demand for well trained designers with strong design flair and sound technical and managerial knowledge. Design projects are exploratory, experimental and large in scale and students are expected to work independently on own projects while being provided with on going design support through regular tutorials. There is the opportunity for students to gain a genuine understanding of both design and management principles. A group exhibition will take place during the summer term. At interview students will need to show a strong portfolio of work in their specialist area. This course is equivalent to a first year BA course and leads to a BTEC Higher National Certificate qualification.

Introduction to Illustrator – Taster Course

In this tester course you will learn how to:
This course provides a thorough introduction to Adobe’s Illustrator, which is the industry-preferred graphics software that lets you create logos, icons, drawings, typography, and complex illustrations for print or online.
In this introductory course you will learn how to:

• Learn how to create professional designs and illustrations in Illustrator
• Master the Pen tool
• Create and edit shapes
Throughout the course, the emphasis is on practical, hands-on learning including a series of exercises designed to consolidate new skills and build confidence.

Pottery and Ceramics Workshop

Whether you are a beginner or have some previous experience, you will develop and learn new skills, from sculptural techniques to throwing on the wheel, making moulds and trying different glazing techniques. Students pay for clay used and a studio fee.

Throwing and Handbuilding Pottery Workshop

Whether you are a beginner or have some previous experience, you will develop and learn new skills, from sculptural techniques to throwing on the wheel, making moulds and trying different glazing techniques. Students pay for clay used and a studio fee.

Ceramic Workshop

The ceramics workshop sets out to teach a variety of new skills that cover; hand building, throwing on the wheel, glazing and surface decoration.
The session also aims to enable more experienced makers to extend techniques and develop personal work and visual identity through individual guidance and support.

A studio fee of £5.00 is charged to pay for studio materials, tools, aprons and utensils used. All work is weighed and paid for separately, which covers the cost of the clay, glaze and two firings.

Raku & Sawdust Firing: Summer School

Our 2 day Raku and Sawdust-firing course offers a unique opportunity to make, decorative and fire ceramic work using this ancient Japanese technique. The course is suitable for any level of learner. There will be a small fee for some of the materials you use.

UAL Diploma in Art and Design – Interior Design & Architecture – Level 2

This course runs over 2 days per week – Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 to 4:00 (3 days for students who are under 19)

This course in interior design and architecture gives you the opportunity to explore the vast subject of Interior Design and Architecture.
Based in our specialist design studios you will work on projects that mirror those in industry, taught by experienced interior designers and architects. The course also includes visits to museums, comprehensive careers advice and for Under-19s teaching in English, maths and ICT.
You will explore through a series of exciting and challenging projects how to work to a brief, survey and plan small to medium-scale residential and retail spaces. You will experience the process of creativity through testing ideas, architectural model making, freehand and orthographic drawing, styling with colour and materials, photography and computer-aided design drawing. Discovering what other designers are doing now and in the past will underpin each project.
On completing the course you can choose to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma, present your completed portfolio for university, or apply for one of the many jobs in the design industry.
Adults will be required to attend for 2 days a week and Under-19s for three days per week.

Vectorworks for Interior Design- 2D Basic Drawing Skills

This course will introduce you to the best practices and approaches to working in Vectorworks. Each 2.5 hour session will cover the following:
– Conduct a survey of a given space and draw a floor plan from your survey using 2D drawing skills.
– Use the following editing tools – cut, copy, paste, duplicate array, mirror, rotate, move and send to draw more efficiently.
– Create more complex objects using Add, Clip and Combine surfaces tool and the graphic attributes tool.
– Add text and dimensions to drawings.