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Precious Metal Clay Workshop

ILA accredited Precious Metal Clay workshops for 6 weeks on a Tuesday 9:30 – 11:30 am at Tillydrone Youth Project

Precious Metal Clay
You will learn about the silversmith Renee Vincent and the techniques and concepts she employs in her own work. Learn of the artist’s career path and will be signposted to suitable progression routes. Learn about the qualities of the precious metal clay and how to handle it and sculpt the material. Learn good health and safety practice, through the use of relevant safety equipment, suitable materials, tools and practical demonstrations. Learn how to create designs suitable for the material and focus on the function of the end piece. You will learn how to fire the precious metal clay. Learn how to finish off your piece; this will include sanding, polishing the precious metal. You will learn through demonstrations both beading and wire techniques which you will use to further develop your jewellery piece and design into a functional item, this will require you to research jewellery design and collect other inspirational material that will inform your design. Participants will be advised on how to cost out their items for sale and will explore how to present, package and publicise their products. Equipment will be provided and set up to enable participants to document their final jewellery piece for inclusion in their artists’ portfolio/website.

further info/link to ILA web site:

Tillydrone Youth Project
Formantine Road
AB24 2TL
Phone: 01224 495588
email: kamcdonald@aberdeencity.gov.uk
Disabled access: No

Attendance: Short Full Time
Attendance details:
Tuesdays: 25 January to 1 March 2011; 9.30am-11.30am
Start Date: 25 Jan 2011
End Date: 1 Mar 2011

Cost: £90.00
Cost (inc VAT): £90.00

to book please contact: Karen McDonald
Contact Details: kamcdonald@aberdeencity.gov.uk Tel. 01224 523640

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