This course will give you the techniques to design and make your own jewellery. Our course is designed for those who are interesed in jewellery making, but are not experienced jewellery makers.
Our Wax Carving - Designing Jewellery from Soft Material short course is suitable for beginner and intermediate jewellers who want to add a new element of 3D making to their work. The course will show you different techniques using various waxes, which is a soft material that can be used at home and doesn't necessarily need special facilities or workshops for creation. The course will develop your understanding of three-dimensional vision, skills in soft and hard wax carving and how to transform wax into metal.
This course is aimed at anyone who is keen to make jewellery in an easy way and no previous jewellery making experience is required. The course will improve your understanding of three-dimensional vision through drawing skills and exposure to new material techniques. The course welcomes different levels of ability, catering to both beginners and those more experienced.
Upon completion of the course you'll learn how to go about having your pieces cast in metal from your wax carvings.
The course starts with the first steps – using a block of wax and carving it to a high standard in a short time. You'll learn the whole process of designing jewellery, including all the details you need in order to build your confidence to start making jewellery directly after the end of the course.
During the course, you'll be introduced to:
During each session you'll learn a new technique using a different type of wax. The session will start with instruction including examples and inspirations. The remaining time will be allocated to practice, in order to support your skills and improve technique.
By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
The course will also introduce you to the next steps of jewellery making upon completion of this course – you'll learn where to go and how to go about having your pieces cast in metal from your wax carvings.
|Course dates||Autumn dates will be confirmed in August|
|Length||One?day a week for?five sessions|
|Day and time||
Monday, 10.30am to 5.30pm
|Maximum class size||8|
A 20% discount is available for:
If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.
Materials are included in the course fees. The cost of casting your piece upon completion of the course is not included in the fees and will be payable by you.?
Booking for this course isn't open at this time as the dates of the next intake are not yet confirmed. Please get in touch for further information or register your interest to receive notification as soon as booking opens.
Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Please select when you would like to start: