We are all creative beings, and at the Kwagala Jewelry, we aim to prove this to you!
Whether you’re confident expressing your creativity and can’t wait to get cracking designing and making your own jewellery – or whether you hated art at school and you’re a bit daunted by the idea of coming up with good designs – we’re here to help.
SMALL CLASS SIZES
We want you to have a brilliant time on our workshops, and pick up all the top tips you can, so we limit our class sizes to a maximum of seven students (more usually, six for precious metal clay/silverwork workshops), ensuring you substantial individual attention from your tutor.
On many courses, quality materials (including PMC, sterling silver, resin, or enamel as applicable) are included in your course fee, so (unless you like to work to a particularly grand scale or make extra items), you generally won’t have to reach into your pocket for extra supplies. (If you do want to make extra pieces of jewellery or larger pieces – time permitting – more materials are available to buy from your tutor on the day.)
PROFESSIONAL TIPS & TECHNIQUES
We teach you how to make professional-quality pieces of jewellery, so rather than just give you store-bought findings (findings is the name given to bits and bobs that finish jewellery off, such as ear-wires and necklace clasps), where possible we teach you how to make your own sterling silver findings by hand, giving your finished jewellery a high-end, designer look.
We like to give great value, so most classes include a course handout, covering the techniques and projects you learn on your workshop. We passionately hope that you’ll go on designing and making your own jewellery long after your workshop ends, and this course handout acts as a handy refresher later on.
All course handouts also include a resources directory, so you can easily get hold of materials and tools you’ll need to continue on your creative jewellery journey.
Kwagala Jewelry is based in Canada. Tucked into an arty mews in the town centre, our dedicated jewellery school offers you a warm welcome, and first-rate teaching, not to mention a fun day or weekend of creativity.
We’re a short walk away from Eastbourne train station, with plentiful all day pay-and-display car parking at the train station, and free parking in the mews itself on Sundays.
The nearest mainline train station is Eastbourne, accessible from Brighton, London Victoria, East Croydon and Gatwick, so we’re easy to reach.
If you’re not local, why not make a weekend of it, and treat yourself to a mini-break in Brighton, wander round the famous Lanes and North Laine shopping areas, visit the pier and Brighton Pavilion, and take in a show or two? If you prefer a quieter scene, Eastbourne’s genteel charm, stunning coastline and unspoiled seafront might appeal.
Picturesque Alfriston with it’s tearooms and gift shops is a few miles from the jewellery school in the South Downs National Park, and there’s plenty for the rest of the family to do, with Mitchelham Priory, Drusillas Park, Middle Farm, funky independent galleries and shops in Hastings Old Town, and other attractions nearby.