Monday, 16 May 2011

Discount for I&L Futures members

Post Dawn Meaden-Johnson

Birmingham School of Jewellery is offering registered members of Interiors & Lifestyle Futures a 10% discount on its short courses this summer . Just click here to view all the courses in the programme.

To book please contact me, Dawn Meaden-Johnson, on 0121 248 4584 (Monday to Thursday 9am to 2.30pm). Remember to quote PWBCU10 and confirm you are a registered member of Interiors & Lifestyle Futures for your discount.

Here are some examples with descriptions, full fees and dates.

Tuesday 5 July Fee £175
3D SCANNING: FROM OBJECT TO COMPUTER TO MODEL: an ideal opportunity for hands-on experience of exciting new 3D technology. Gain practical knowledge about Roland LPX600 and Cimcore Infinite Arm scanning systems. 3D Scanning is not an entirely suitable for reproducing a complete item of jewellery but is an extremely useful tool for replicating a variety of single component items across various creative or manufacturing industries. No previous knowledge of CAD is required.

1-3 August Fee £345
CAD RHINO: AN INTRODUCTION: a reasonably priced Computer Aided Design (CAD) software package suitable for jewellers and other creative industries. Covers the creation of 2D lines and curves to produce 3D surfaces and solid models for client presentation, digital model making and/or manufacture. Generate a true 3D representation of your design and build your skills using step-by-step practical tutorials and tutor guidance. This course also covers Flamingo Rendering and Tech Gems. No previous CAD experience is necessary.


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28-30 June Fee £375
POLISHING FOR JEWELLERS & SILVERSMITHS MASTERCLASS: Precision metal polishing is one of the skills that can make or break in minutes a piece that has taken hours to make. Learn some of the tips and techniques of the trade that give a more professional finish to your work. Cover traditional methods, machinery techniques. Antique restoration techniques and the care of polished silver are also included. No sample jewellery items will be available for you to practise on, it is essential you bring your own. Suitable for students with jewellery and silversmithing skills, or those wishing to extend their knowledge from other disciplines such as design and sculpture.

Venue: Birmingham City University School of Jewellery or Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre, Vittoria Street, Birmingham B1 3PA