These classes are led by a local jeweller who has been teaching her practice across Scotland for 4 years. Alana comes from a background of textiles and ceramics and graduated with first class honors in Jewellery and metal design at Duncan Of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, before setting up her own jewellery and contemporary craft business East Nook Studio, in St Andrews. Creating silver and mixed media jewellery, Alana offers a host of classes to keep your hands busy and your imaginations full!
*the jewellery classes are open to high school children from 12 years, if accompanied by a paying adult.
INTRODUCTION TO JEWELLERY MAKING
This is a class for beginners, to introduce you to the art of making jewellery. We will begin by learning to cut and shape your metal, applying textures with a variety of tools and rolling techniques. We will practice soldering with a small blow torch to bond two pieces of metal together, before looking at the process of ‘cleaning up’ your samples to give them a polished finish and discussing how they could be turned into a finished design.
Throughout the block you will make a finished silver ring, earrings & pendant before going on to create freely, utilising the techniques that you have learned and furthering your skills. You will also create a variety of samples, which you may decide to make into further jewellery creations. Bring a small notebook with you to note down ideas, draw sketches of designs and to jot down handy hints and tips on methods or useful websites. Reference books and a small image library are at hand to skim through for further inspiration.
Students taking repeat classes will be guided through further techniques to develop your skills. All tools and materials including sterling silver are provided. Extra silver can be purchased as you go if you are wanting to make larger pieces.
TUESDAYS I 6.30-8.30pm I 6 WEEK BLOCK I Feb 19, 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 I Adults £165 I Members £149 I Youths 12+ £135 includes materials
MAKE A RING WORKSHOP
In this quick workshop you can make a textured silver ring using simple soldering and hammering techniques, ready to wear that evening! Upgrade to a stacking rings workshop if you would like to make a set of three that evening
FRIDAY 18 JAN I 6.30-8.30pm I Adults £38 I Members £35
STACKING RINGS WORKSHOP
The perfect way to start your weekend! In this workshop you will learn the techniques needed to make your own unique set of sterling silver skinny stacking rings ready to wear home or to wear out!
FRIDAY 18 JAN I 6.30-8.30pm I Adults £48 I Members £45
DESIGN A SILVER PENDANT OR PAIR OF EARRINGS
In this workshop, you will design and create your own simple pendant from a piece of silver, before connecting it to a silver chain, or perhaps you would prefer to make a pair of earrings? Dangly or stud? You will design and create your own simple earrings from a piece of silver, before connecting it to a silver hook or soldering a pin for stud fastenings. Whichever you prefer, you can make it in this workshop.
FRIDAY 15 MAR I 6.30-8.30pm I Adults £48 I Members £45
SILVER BANGLES WORKSHOP
Make a set of 2 textured silver bangles joined with a silver ring.
In this workshop we will saw, file, solder, form and texture the bangles with our tools before polishing these up ready to wear.
SATURDAY 16 MAR I 10AM-2.30PM I ADULTS £90 I MEMBERS £80
All tools and materials including sterling silver are provided.