Summer School 2

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Summer School 2



Vanilla Ink are inviting people to take part in our one week intensive courses to learn the basics of jewellery-making.

We now offer three separate Summer Schools, aimed at students, hobbyists, or makers at the start of their jewellery journey.

Welcome to Vanilla Ink’s Summer School 2. This week we invite students who have already started their journey into jewellery-making to revise their practice and skill in the second of our Summer School courses.  The week is based on our Intermediate 1 course, except condensed into five days.

Situated at the fully-equipped Vanilla Ink Jewellery School, the course will be a week-long intensive look at processes, techniques and skills designed to increase your ability and confidence before heading back to college, uni or your own bench. It is an intense course designed to revitalise and rejuvenate the memory, while brushing up on skills and preparing for your next round of learning.

Full tuition will be given as well as all tools and materials during tutorials. On Wednesday you will be given the opportunity to order your own materials from a bullion supplier. You will be shown exactly how to do this so no catastrophic errors occur! Each student will have their own bench, kitted out with the pliers, files etc that a jeweller would need. Larger and more expensive shared equipment is dotted around the workshop.

By attending this full week, you will enhance your knowledge of jewellery manufacture that encourage you to learn more. The class is limited to eight students per class to ensure key concepts are covered and to give maximum personal tuition. You will be shown all the necessary methods to harness the techniques, however, please be aware that a certain amount of continual repetition will be required post-class to finely hone your skills. Practice makes perfect! We can give you advice on the tools needs to continue your learning.

All tools, equipment and base metal materials are included in the class. The workshop will be closed for lunch between 1pm - 2pm. 

Course Content

In this week we will look at creating and bezel setting stones, scoring & folding, press forming, an introduction to enamelling, water casting, plus much more! You will also be encouraged to take inspiration from local surroundings, then design, prototype and manufacture your own pieces, as well as becoming familiar with ordering materials.

This course is for those that have experience in making either at Vanilla Ink or through another learning provider. All tools and base metals are provided within the course. Remember to bring a sketchbook! Feel free to bring your own silver and your own tools if you prefer. You will be guided through ordering your own materials ahead of your own creation days.

One Week intensive course
Monday - Friday
10am - 5pm
05.08.19 - 09.08.19
Tutor: Kate Pickering

Vanilla Ink Jewellery School
Mercat House
19 Argyle Court
The Hidden Lane
1103 Argyle Street
G3 8ND

All prices are inclusive of VAT
Students must be 16 years+
Good eyesight and hand dexterity is a must.
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