Summer School - Introduction


Summer School - Introduction


1 Week intensive course
10am - 5pm daily
Tutor: Head Goldsmith, Scott McIntyre

As the new semester approaches, Vanilla Ink invites jewellers who are seeking to get a head start within their education to join us in our brand new Summer School courses.

Situated at the fully-equipped Vanilla Ink Jewellery School and Studios, each course will be a week-long intensive look at methods, techniques and skills designed to increase your ability and confidence.

The Summer School will consist of two separate weeks. This is INTRODUCTION.

Week One will cater for the absolute novice, completely new to the jewellery world and ready to embark on their emphatic career! Within this class you will learn about the tools required for manufacturing, as well as being shown how to use them in a proper and safe manner. You’ll be briefed on the techniques that are needed to get you through your first year and leave with a better knowledge and a higher level of confidence that will allow you to flourish in your first year.

Course Content

  • Accustom yourself to the jeweller’s bench and the vast array of tools required in the trade.
  • Learn how to sit properly at the bench to reduce future damage to your body and be shown how to address the benchpeg accurately.
  • Observe basic handling of tools, learning how to use them as you go along.
  • Be taught the ethos of the craft - a tradition steeped in history has many tales to tell.
  • Put learned techniques into practice, equipping you with the elementary skills needed to start your journey.
  • Become more confident about what lies ahead and vanquish any nerves about beginning a course.

By attending this full week, you will come away with a good knowledge of jewellery manufacture that will give you a head start in your jewellery education. The class is limited to 8 students per class to ensure key concepts are covered and to give maximum one-to-one tuition. You will be shown all the necessary methods to harness the techniques, however please be aware that a certain amount of continual repetition will be required post class to hone the skills. Practice makes perfect!

Vanilla Ink Studios promotes and supports the jewellery sector in Scotland, with the core aim to educate, inspire and empower the industry.

**please note classes may be cancelled due to lack of attendees. In the unlikely event, you will be fully refunded and notified the day before the class is scheduled. If you can not attend the class but someone you know can take your place then please let us know ahead of the class, we can only refund the class if there is at least 3 days notice**

Vanilla Ink Jewellery School
Mercat House
19 Argyle Court
The Hidden Lane
1103 Argyle Street
G3 8ND

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