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I wanted to find out more about colouring aluminium for jewellery making. This course exceeded my hopes. I came away buzzing with ideas and confident enough to add coloured aluminium to my repertoire straight away. The tutor was most supportive to participants at all levels - beginners like me and others who were honing their skills.
If you are unable to visit Assisi, Florence, Pisa and Rome yourself this is not only the next best thing, it is better. You sit in your chair and the tutor shows you the most wonderful slides of all these places in a close-up that you would never be able to attain if you were present, accompanied by the relevant text and an explanatory commentary.. The stories of the New Testament were never so alive.as they are sitting in the classroom at Morley College facing these beautiful murals.
An opportunity to work with and explore types of materials that I have never worked with before .It provided an opportunity to enter my work into a V and A exhibition competition which gave me added confidence .I now feel that there are many materials that I could work with that previously I would not have felt within my capability.A tutor that gives great encouragement and takes a keen interest in all my projects
Julie the teacher was very good and we got through a lot on the course. Reading work out was encouraged and class was supportive and open with feedback. Allow time for homework to make the most of it.
Great if you are a professional tapestry weaver looking for cheap studio space. Not so great if you are a beginner wanting to learn tapestry weaving techniques as you will mostly be ignored.
This course provides not only an opportunity to practice speaking French but also a space in which ideas about French society, culture and politics can be shared with a group of soul-mates whose wisdom and friendship is a on-going source of spiritual and intellectual nourishment. The course is excellently led by Lydia who never fails to provide encouragement and more than sufficient interesting subjects and reading material to challenge and stimulate our mental palettes. It has become an essential part of my (term-time) week. Not to be missed if you can speak passable French.
Even if you know nothing about making silver jewellery at the beginning of this course, you will be making beautiful jewellery by the end of it. I learnt a range of techniques including soldering, piercing, stone setting (bezel and flush), chain making, forming acrylic and making pieces in jeweller's wax for lost wax casting. The tutor demonstrated techniques to the group and was also available for one to one help. I found half a day per week easy to manage. There is some homework to do but it is also very manageable (keeping your technical notebook up to date, looking for inspiration and designing pieces in the final term). I found frequent trips to Hatton Gardens to purchase materials more of a drain on time, but I really enjoyed finding suppliers and understanding the range of services offered there. I highly recommend this course!
State of the art facilities and resources. Brilliant teachers who explain and guide you through their pre-planned projects or support you in your own ideas. They seem to know when to talk and when to leave you alone. You will be helped and motivated; stretched and inspired. Work in a group or on ypur owm. Your work is always ready and fired by the following week. Everyone has lots of good work to take home through the term. Great canteen for coffee breaks and meals , open all day and in the evening.
This class is a great opportunity to overcome performance nerves in front of an empathetic audience and to learn a lot from Una, whose direct but tactful approach means we all get a lot done in a limited time.
This course teaches the ability to sew particular items - collars, sleeves, zips - so that they look professional. Vanda Finney has great communication skills, a good sense of humour and the patience of Job. Part of the learning curve is patience and attention to detail and the course is a must for anyone whose machining skills leave a bit (or a lot) to be desired, as mine did!