Absolute Beginners Jewellery Summer School with Jo Pudelko. Level: Beginners
About the course: Our week-long beginners jewellery summer school is a fantastic opportunity to explore what we do here at the School, meet our tutors and enjoy a week of creative inspiration. Held over five consecutive days in our light, spacious studio in Dunblane, this course is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of jewellery making under expert tuition. The Summer School is an ideal introduction for novices but it is also suitable for returning students looking to build upon their existing knowledge in order to create more complex pieces.
Transforming a sheet of silver into a piece of jewellery can be a fulfilling and exciting creative process. This intensive course will introduce you to the traditional techniques and tools used to make jewellery. The aim of this course, using demonstrations and structured guidance from the tutor, is to instil confidence as you learn techniques such as sawing, soldering, annealing, filing, texturing and shaping. You can perfect many of these skills at home so this is the ideal kick-starter week if you want to embark on a longer jewellery journey. It is also ideal if you just want to come along and create for the week.
You’ll start by experimenting with copper before progressing on to silver for final pieces. Over the week you may even be able to create a small collection of jewellery!
Your Tutor: Jo Pudelko is the Lead Tutor at the Central Scotland School of Jewellery and an experienced artist and educator. A polymath of the jewellery world she has taught with Edinburgh College of Art, DJCAD, Leith School of Art and Cromarty Arts Trust to name but a few. She is passionate about sustainable practise and creative learning for all.
What to bring: Only ideas needed! We’ll provide all the things you will need to start making amazing jewellery including tools, copper & a small amount of sheet silver. Extra silver can be purchased at cost price during the course if needed. Good eyesight and hand dexterity is needed for jewellery making. If you have long hair please wear it up. Please bring along glasses if you need them for detailed work and wear appropriate clothing for a studio environment including closed toe shoes.
If you are the type of person who prefers to arm yourself with some knowledge ahead of time then we have prepared a Pinterest page filled information and inspiration just for you!
If, after this course, you get totally hooked on jewellery making we have an extensive toolkit you can purchase. Feel free to bring a notebook and pen/pencil to take notes and start drawing up designs!
Lunch is not provided but you can bring lunch to eat in the studio or we can advise you of nearby places to buy food. Refreshments provided.
**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**
Dates – Monday – Friday
Times – 10 – 4.30 pm