A ten week course


Ten week course

Gift vouchers available.
Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Wednesdays: 24 April. 01, 08, 15, 22 May. 05, 12, 19, 26 June. 03 July.
End of term showcase:
Saturday 20 July 2019

Course schedule
Download a schedule for all course dates.

Who is this class suitable for? 
This course is suitable for beginners looking to explore the art of silversmithing for the first time.

What will be covered in the class?
This project-based course, with our newest tutor, Beccy Gillatt, will provide students with a comprehensive introduction to silversmithing.

Students will be guided through projects including:
  • Ring making
  • Chain making
  • Resin inlay

The course will encourage students to explore their own creativity and style in a supportive and structured environment.

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, as advised by the tutor. Beccy will provide guidance on trusted suppliers to ensure best quality and value materials are bought. Some materials will be available to purchase from the 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.

Beccy Gillatt is a Buckinghamshire-based silversmith who has been teaching adults for over 15 years. With a MA from the Royal College of Art in goldsmithing, silversmithing, metalwork and jewellery, Beccy has gone on to show her work in galleries and fairs all over the world, including the Goldsmiths fair and Collect. She was also awarded the Goldsmiths Company Future of Design Award for Silversmithing (2001) and Goldsmiths Company Young Designer.

Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Any workshops that you are unable to attend cannot be refunded and cannot be reallocated.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance only will refunds be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications. By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.

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