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Fine Metal

Fine Metal describes the design and making of small-scale artefacts using the unique visual and physical properties of a range of metals such as copper, pewter, steel and silver; the fineness is in the scale of working and the precise nature of skills applied. Ideas can include the development of sculptural works or more practical applications such as cutlery and containers. Many of the materials, techniques and approaches are also relevant and transferable to a jewellery context. Other complementary materials may also be considered such as woods, stones and resins.

Time 18:15 - 20:45
Days Running Tuesday
Duration 10 weeks
Location City Centre Campus
Price £199
Spaces 10
Course Code L93FNM1-BEL1C1920

What topics are covered?

The course is a structured, project based programme, which is repeated each term. Projects are designed to introduce processes that can be adapted to suit individual interests in 3D design-craft or jewellery outcomes.

Who is the course aimed at?

Suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners

How will I learn?

Teaching is predominantly one to one with practical help and guidance throughout. As a group the students benefit from seeing how ideas are developed in a range of different styles and approaches.

Are there any additional costs?

Students should budget for the purchase of metals and other materials which may vary (£5.00 – £50.00) according to individual needs.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

All materials are supplied. A sketchbook and additional materials are useful but not essential.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

12 reviews for Fine Metal

  1. beth_chubb@hotmail.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    All equipment has now been fixed which means I’ve been able to make larger itmes. A good term learning new silversmihting skills. Sophie was great as usual!

  2. dickchew@me.com

    (verified owner)

    4 out of 5

    Friendly, helpful and thoroughly enjoyable.

  3. donjarrett1945@gmail.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Good facilities, excellent teaching. I’ll be back next term.

  4. janettemassey@aol.com

    4 out of 5

    Tutor was very knowledgeable and helpful and gave me a lot of confidence for using my new found skill set. Personally would love to see some starter courses focussing on a particular area – claw setting, polishing etc.

  5. dickchew@me.com

    (verified owner)

    4 out of 5

    The course is fun & rewarding with good support and encouragement from the instructor. Some of the equipment is becoming a bit long i the tooth and let us down this term, but efforts were made to overcome this.

  6. donjarrett1945@gmail.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    I’ve been coming to these sessions for quite a number of years. The facilities are very good.

    The tuition/guidance is excellent and the general atmosphere is convivial.

  7. mark_barnes@hotmail.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Fabulous to have access to tools and tuition in a place where beautiful things are being made.

  8. dnjarrett1@tesco.net

    5 out of 5

    I have attended these sessions for several years and have received gratefully the advice and guidance of the tutor, Melanie Sproat. I will, I hope, continue to have enjoyable Tuesday evenings for many years to come.

  9. violet.sage@btinternet.com

    5 out of 5

    very good tutor
    good course content

  10. beth_chubb@hotmail.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Another very good term on the Fine Metal course with Melanie – great resource, good tutor and good company!

  11. alison.lapes@lapes.com

    5 out of 5

    This is an interesting class which offers the chance to learn about a great variety of metalworking techniques. Melanie is a very patient and encouraging teacher, happy to support the students in whatever project they choose to undertake. She has an amazing understanding of the materials in use and is able to salvage even the most wayward of creations!

  12. dickchew@me.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    The support and encouragement given by Mrs Sproat is first class and the range of different techniques available is wide enough to allow free range to the imagination. Excellent instruction. I’ll be back.

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