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Abbeymount Techbase,

Edinburgh

EH7 5AN

Tel: 07837 852430

E-mail: contact@silverhubstudios.com

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EVENING CLASSES

COMMENCING: 20 April 2020

COURSE DAYS:  Monday 6pm - 9pm

                        Tuesday 6pm - 9pm

                        Wednesday 6pm - 9pm

                        Thursday 6pm - 9pm

LOCATION:  SilverHub Jewellery School, 

                  Abbeymount Techbase,                                    Edinburgh 

TUTORS:  Lisa Arnott BAHons, MFA (distinction)

              Jess Howarth BAHons, MEd (distinction)

              Carolyn Kinnaird BAHons

 "SILVERHUB HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN SPADES FROM TOOLS AND TUTORS TO ENTHUSIASM AND IDEAS. I HADN'T DONE ANY OF THIS BEFORE AND CAME AWAY WITH A PAIR OF EARRINGS AND A BRACELET AFTER JUST 10 WEEKS."

Our evening classes take place over an 8 to 10 week block and are open to all levels of experience. We believe that running mixed ability classes helps to promote sharing and a sense of community within the school. 

BEGINNERS

If you are a beginner, we will introduce you to the skills used in jewellery making. Over the course of each block, we will teach you new skills and enable you to make your own piece of jewellery with confidence.

Teaching will involve practical demonstrations and one-to-one guidance which will enable each student to develop their own projects and create their own unique piece of jewellery.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN 

Students will have the opportunity to learn:

  • annealing and pickling

  • soldering

  • sawing and filing

  • roll printing

  • piercing

  • patination

  • twisting wire

  • creating textures on sheet metal

  • making your own findings

  • making a chain

  • cold connections (riveting)

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT 

Students will learn to use specialist equipment including​:

 

  • forming tools such as mandrels, doming blocks and disc cutters

  • jewellers saw

  • pliers

  • pendant drills

  • hammers

  • hand files

  • rolling mill

  • soldering equipment and torches

INTERMIDATE

Once you have completed our Beginners Course, you can move on to discover more techniques. The Intermediate  Course will enable students to explore the design process further.

 

During each block, we will continue to teach new skills which will involve practical demonstrations and one-to-one guidance from the tutor. 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN 

Students will have the opportunity to learn:

• enamelling using vitreous enamel - including sgraffito, stencilling, plique a jour and basse taille
• enamelling using liquid enamel
• keum boo
• granulation
• stone setting (bezel, tube and flush)
• making a ring
• photo etching
• etching using various stop-out materials
• patination
• creating catches and lockets

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT 

Students will learn to use specialist equipment including​:

 

• enamelling kilns
• etching baths
• ring seizers and mandrels
• forming tools including mandrels, doming blocks and disc cutters
• jewellers saw
• pendant drills
• hammers and files
• rolling mill
• soldering equipment.

WANT TO BOOK?

To book your place, please complete our online booking form.  We are happy to answer any questions you may have through email at contact@silverhubstudios.com or our contact us page.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

For more information on our cancellation policy, please see our terms and conditions.

OTHER COURSES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Open to all levels, our day time classes take place over a nine-week block.

 

We will teach you a range of jewellery making skills and provide you with one-to-one support from qualified tutors and contemporary designers.

 

SilverHub Jewellery School and Studios offer specialist short courses during the summer to give you the opportunity to experiment and develop jewellery making skills in the field.

Starting in August 2020, our One Year course will provide you with the skills to form a completed portfolio of design work. This course is ideal for those looking to apply for Higher Education or work independently as a designer.