Ten week course
No booking at this time
In response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, bookings for our Spring term of classes are temporarily closed. We are currently working with tutors to reschedule courses and will provide updates on revised dates at the earliest opportunity.
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Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this class suitable for?
Experienced silversmith learners who wish to develop their skills. If you are an intermediate jeweller who wants to challenge themselves this course is suitable for you and will support your development as well as pushing your skills.
What will be covered in the class?
Refine your silversmithing skills with expert tuition and advanced techniques. This course is project based, you will design, practice and create your work as well as taking part in group critiques to develop your design and practical skills with feedback from your fellow learners. Classes will be designed around requests for specific demonstrations and techniques as well as allowing learners to shape their own timetable.
The art studio is situated at the top of a flight of stairs. Tools are all light and accessible. Work benches are not currently height adjustable.
What to bring?
Students will need to purchase some of their own materials. This will cost on average £80 per term depending on size and metals. All materials available to buy from tutor. Tools provided. It is advised that each student brings with them on their first lesson a sketchbook and pencil and long with an old apron to protect clothing. Also it is advisory for all students with long hair to tie it up for every lesson and to wear old appropriate clothing and cover shoes (no leggings, Shorts, Skirts, Dresses, flip flops, open toed shoes, high heels or dolly shoes) this is for health and safety reasons as we will be working with hot materials and open flames.
Clare Layton has been working with Milton Keynes Arts Centre for a number of years to deliver her hugely popular and sell-out silversmith workshops. Clare has extensive experience in silversmith techniques and creative tutoring.