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Jewellery Workshop - an Introduction

  • Ages: 10-12
  • Term: Spring
  • Length: 8 weeks


This hands-on course has been specially designed for budding makers aged 10-12 to turn their ideas into stunning pieces of jewellery.

To book your young artist’s place today, simply click the 'Book Now' button to be taken to AUB's secure online store, where you can complete your booking. You can also sign up to our newsletter for Saturday Art School updates.

What you need to know

When does it run?

Spring term 2025

Saturday 1 February – 22 March 2025

How long is the course?

8 Saturdays

What time are the classes?


Who's this course for?

This course has been developed for aspiring jewellery makers aged 10-12.

Does my young artist need any qualifications or experience?

No. This is an introductory course, so your young artist doesn't need any previous experience, just buckets of enthusiasm!

I’m not sure if this is suitable for my young artist. Can I speak to someone?

Yes of course! If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for your young artist, get in touch with us: email or call +44 (0) 1202 363222.

How much does this course cost?


What's included in this price?

  • All course materials and resources
  • Everything your young artist will need to take part in the course will be provided by us – no hidden costs!

  • Classes are practical, so wear clothes that you don't mind your young artists getting messy
  • Drinks and snacks for break time and duration of class; please ensure snacks don't contain nuts
  • It's strongly advised phones, tablets and other valuables aren't brought to class. Any personal possessions are the responsibility of your young artist and AUB won't be liable for any loss or damage

About this course

On this course your young makers will be expertly led to turn their ideas into designs and their designs into stunning pieces of jewellery. They’ll learn the fundamental skills needed to produce a variety of pieces of jewellery, including necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, as well as take part in group discussions to share their ideas and evolve their concepts.

As the course progresses, your young makers will develop their skills and learn a range of different techniques to make their pieces stand out. Plus, they’ll be shown how to use a range of different jewellery making tools effectively and safely.

Each week your young creators will undertake a different project and a different type of jewellery. They’ll be encouraged to develop their own style and allow their creative voice to influence their ideas and designs.

The course will culminate with a final project that encompasses all the techniques learned throughout the course, allowing your young artists to consolidate their skills. At every opportunity they’ll be given support and advice to enable them to push their creative boundaries and free their imagination.

  • How to use a wide range of jewellery making tools safely and effectively
  • Design sketching and developing
  • Exploration of different crafting materials
  • Open, closing, and creating jump rings
  • Making links
  • Beaded chain link jewellery: earrings, pendants, bracelets
  • Wire manipulation to create unique jewellery
  • Polymer clay charms
  • Beaded wire wrapped rings and bangles
  • Crafting using non-conventional or recycled materials
  • Tactile chain tassel pendants and layered necklaces

At the end of the course your young artist will:

  • Possess improved artistic and design skills
  • Be able to use a range of jewellery making equipment and tools safely and effectively
  • Have a fundamental understanding of the skills and techniques required to make a range of different jewellery items
  • Possess the ability to take an idea from concept, to design, to finished piece with confidence
  • Be the proud owner of a collection of wearable jewellery pieces that they’ve completed throughout the course and showcases the development of their skills
  • Have increased confidence in their own skills
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Feel inspired by the new skills they've learnt and from sharing ideas with new friends
  • Have the foundations to continue creating beyond this course
  • You can request a certificate to confirm your young artist's achievements, providing they have 100% attendance record. To request a certificate please get in touch with us at and confirm name of your young artist and the title of course they've completed

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Meet your young artist’s tutor

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Samantha O'Brien

Samantha O'Brien is a very passionate and vastly experienced silversmith jeweller with a love for designing and creating unique pieces.

Beyond the course

This could just be the start of your young artist's creative journey! After this course, your young artist could continue to harness their creativity and explore alternative Saturday Art School subjects, look forward to the future and the next step(s) in their creative journey by exploring AUB's Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media.

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Why choose Saturday Art School for your young artist?

At Saturday Art School we encourage your young artists to be themselves; there's no right or wrong way to be creative.

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