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Jewellery Taster Course

Recommended for those wishing to find out more about jewellery making to prepare for a more substantial course later in the year. The two sessions will offer an introduction to basic metal working skills suitable for working with precious metals and enable students to gain confidence in a practical jewellery workshop.

Design and Make a piece of jewellery

In week 1 you will design and make a personalised ring.
In week 2 the project will be to make a pair of earrings.
If you have previous experience, you will work on a personal design.
If you are an ESOL student currently attending an ESOL course at KCC, this course will be FREE for you.

Materials fee £5

20th Century Architecture and Design

Why did Sweden based architect, Ralph Erskine sail an old Thames barge, on a hazardous voyage from London to Stockholm? And why was Tatlin’s Tower, a Soviet constructivist building designed to rival the Eiffel Tower, never built?
If you’re fascinated by these and other questions from the history of 20th century architecture and design, then this course is for you. Learn about the development of architecture and design in Europe, North America and the former Soviet Union. Discover the key architects, designers and movements that emerged, many as a response to the end of world wars, industrialisation and scientific and technological progress. No prior knowledge needed

Make a Personalized Ring as a Christmas Present or Gift. Jewellery course.

Come and make a silver ring with a name or message stamped onto it to give to a friend or family member. Students will learn how to stamp and shape silver; how to cut, solder, size a ring to fit and finish and polish the piece. Enough silver to make one ring is included in the cost of the course.

Beginners welcome.

Jewellery and Silversmithing – Building Skills For The Advanced Jeweller

This course will be offered exclusively to those with considerable previous experience in jewellery making. The programme will be led and taught by the Head of Jewellery with members of the team visiting to deliver specialist skills. The course aims to give the advanced jewellery designer a dynamic and challenging experience which will encourage the development of an individual signature style as well as advancing technical skills at a rapid pace.

Jewellery Workshop

A mixed level course which covers a range of jewellery and silversmithing techniques. This course offers the opportunity to learn metal-working skills for making decorative objects such as jewellery, or functional objects such as spoons or bowls. Non precious metal will be available from the tutor. Students will be expected to purchase their own precious materials.

Beginners Jewellery

Learn metal work techniques in our specialist studio to create your own jewellery design.

Jewellery Evening Workshop

A mixed level course which covers a range of jewellery and silversmithing techniques. This course offers the opportunity to learn metal-working skills for making decorative objects such as jewellery, or functional objects such as spoons or bowls. Non precious metal will be available from the tutor. Students will be expected to purchase their own precious materials.

Higher National Certificate in Interior Architecture

Are you looking for a career in interior design and architecture?  This exciting and challenging one-year programme is offered as a one-day plus one-evening pathway into interior architecture and is equivalent to the first year of a degree course. 

Taught by established practitioners this course will equip students to meet the increasing demand for well-trained designers with strong design flair and sound technical and managerial knowledge.

Our students work with many leading employers and have also progressed onto many of the top design universities in the UK including Glasgow School of Art, University of the Arts London and the University of Westminster.

Students will learn through formal teaching and demonstrations, hands on practical work, lectures, seminars, discussions, group work and visits to galleries and exhibitions in and around London, along with the opportunity to meet practising designers.

The course includes a series of projects designed to develop students’ creativity and build on existing design skills. Design projects are exploratory, experimental and large in scale, where the manipulation of spaces and technology enable the creation of stimulating, innovative and safe environments. At this level, students are expected to work independently on their own projects while being provided with on-going design support through regular tutorials.

On completion, students will be ready for entry-level employment, start-up businesses or the second year of a degree programme.

This is a rare opportunity to gain a genuine understanding of both design and management principles, focusing on their application to a modern business and design orientated environment.

The programme will enable students to:

  • Define, analyse and develop problem-solving techniques
  • Promote visual awareness and 3D thinking
  • Develop an appreciation and understanding of how spaces are inhabited and the effects of form, structure, colour and light
  • Explore the connections between architecture and interior design
  • Work alongside practising designers

Subjects studied include:

  • Developmental drawing
  • The Creative Process
  • Digital applications for design; Photoshop and InDesign
  • Vectorworks & Google SketchUp
  • History and theory of Design
  • Critical profiles of designers and their buildings
  • 3D Materials, technology and processes
  • Design and drawing for construction details
  • Professional skills for industry
  • Materials, finishes and products for design

Requirements:
GCSE English and Maths Grade A-C and an Art & Design Portfolio.

Glass Workshop

Extend your skills or learn to make ‘fused’ and ‘slumped’ kiln formed glass items in the kiln, as well as the traditional techniques of copper foiling and stained glass . All levels welcome.