Engaging young people: A Sense of Jewellery
Samantha Salmons, resident designer-maker at the Goldsmiths‘ Centre preparing the workshop before over 50 pupils arrive
Argyle Primary School has a vibrant Art and Design department. They believe that art education provides opportunities for children to be imaginative, creative and inventive. It engages children and enables them to explore and express feelings in ways that are unique and particular to artistic activity.
Pupils were shown how to use hammers and punches to emboss their discs with patterns understanding the basis of silversmithing
During this facilitated workshop, the pupils had the opportunity to learn more about jewellery making and the industry creating their own bespoke designs. They were given a disc of metal on which they could draw patterns using a pencil, apply sticker gem stones, use stencils to rub a pattern as well as hammers and punches to emboss their design. At an additional making table, they also were shown how to create their own pendants, wrapping wire around to create a colourful spiral.
The teachers and pupils enjoyed their day and were able to take some great jewellery designs home with them to show their parents
This event was organised as part of our latest exhibition A Sense of Jewellery