Enamelling Summer School- Beginners


Thurs 11th - Sat 13th July

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1st Installment: £162.50 (non-refundable)


Enamelling Summer School

Level: Beginners 
* please read notes at foot of page for important information regarding food and drinks in studio

Join award winning Enamel artist Elizabeth Jane Campbell for a special extended Enamel Summer School that covers everything from the basics of prepping your metal to more intermediate decorative techniques. This comprehensive class is a great starting point for beginners looking to introduce colour, pattern and texture to their jewellery.

Over the course of three days you will learn an extensive range of beginner decorative techniques such as sifting, Sgraffito, stencilling, stamping and graphite. Practical demonstrations will be spread throughout the course, giving you plenty of time to practise, experiment and develop your work in enamel.

You will create a set of samples using the different techniques you have learned and Elizabeth will also demonstrate techniques for applying findings to your finished enamel pieces to transform them into a collection of colourful jewellery.

Your Tutor: Graduating in 2013 from Edinburgh College of Art, tutor Elizabeth Jane Campbell is an award-winning enamel jeweller based in Edinburgh.

Day 1: The Basics – Elizabeth will introduce basic enamelling techniques through live demonstrations and presentations of a rich variety of samples. Students will get a feel for the studio and begin their own experimentation.

Day 2:  Techniques & Design  – Approach to design will be taught through live demonstrations & group discussions. Students will advance their experimentation by introducing more intermediate techniques.

Day 3: Consolidate & Create –  Students will have the chance to create a small collection of finished pieces using the techniques that they have learned with Elizabeth and of course, she will be on hand to offer advice and expertise. A variety of findings will be demonstrated so that students can complete their pieces professionally.

What to bring:

  • We’ll provide all the things you will need for the Enamelling Summer School including tools, copper blanks and silver findings. However, if you want to make a particularly large piece or additional pieces, extra copper and silver can be purchased directly from the school at cost price.
  • Please bring along glasses if you need them
  • Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a studio environment including closed-toe shoes. Why not treat yourself to a CSSJ branded apron to make you feel right at home?
  • If you have long hair please wear it up
  • Students will not be permitted to eat lunch in the studio due to health and safety issues relating to enamel powders. This means you will need to arrange to eat lunch at a cafe/ outdoors/ in your car etc.
  • If you are the type of person who prefers to arm yourself with some knowledge ahead of time then we have prepared a Pinterest board filled with enamel information and inspiration just for you!

Course Info:

Thurs 11th, Fri 12th & Sat 13th July 2024

Thursday & Friday 10.30am – 4.30pm with lunch breaks.

Saturday 10.30am – 4pm with lunch break

Central Scotland School of Jewellery, Craft Central, High Street, Dunblane

**Please note: classes may be cancelled due to events outside of our control or lack of attendees. If this occurs you will be notified before the class is due to commence and offered a choice between a replacement class or a full refund of your fees**


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