Valerie Evans

Craft Classes teacher

Based in
Borough of Brighton and Hove, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Also teaches in At Home in Hove

Make an enquiry Phone: 01273 724949

I have a love teaching and of all things creative and natural including making natural beauty products, mineral cosmetic make up and jewellery construction and design be it with beads, silver, copper or metal clays.

Combining teaching and creativity is the pathway that I wish to follow. Having a degree in Education, plus a teaching certificate, qualifications in my fields of expertise and many years of teaching both in the creative and academic fields I put education first, I believe clients should have time to explore experiment and discover whilst learning and that it is an enjoyable and positive experience. As well as providing classes that allow for skills and knowledge to build up.

I have been fortunate to have had some lovely students within the walls of my classrooms who have left feeling empowered and confident in their abilities.

Group Classes

Taster Classes

These very affordable small grouped taster classes are a lovely introduction to a class that interests you without having to pay for a whole day or weekend intensive course. Taster classes are offered to allow you to build upon your knowledge and skills in all the main subjects offered.

These classes make a lovely gift for a friend or as an affordable class that can be shared. Also if you buy in blocks of 5 classes you receive 10% discount- making then even more reasonable

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
My Home
Location: 
Hove , Sussex , United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Monday and Friday
Rates: 
vary so please contact me for details

Experience

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay

A one day workshop teaching students the in's and out's of working with silver metal clay taking them through the process of rolling, texturing, shaping. These skills are used to design and create pendants, charms and earrings. Students learn how to prepare their projects to ensure that they have a professional finish once the item has been torched fired and how to polish the finished item. Students also learn how to attach sterling handmade findings

Dates: 
Feb 2012

Finger Print and Fine Silver Keepsake charms

This is a 2 day workshop that I deliver to those who are interested in their own Keepsake Fine Silver Clay business. Students have been complete novices working with silver clay and left feeling sufficiently confident to begin work straight away.

Students learn different techniques to take impressions and re produce children's art work. They learn soldering skills and generally how to design and create their products professionally including offering the option of hallmarking.

Day 1 includes taking finger print impressions in a selection of different methods and producing completed projects with and with wording.

Day 2 includes re creating children's art work and completing more projects. Discussions on packaging and promoting service and costing both time and materials

I have had some very positive feedback from students who have attended these workshop

Dates: 
Nov 2011 - Nov 2012

Make Bespoke Jewellery

A 10 week two hour course teaching how to design, cost and construction bespoke jewellery. The course is suitable for beginners and is designed for skills to build up weekly taking students from beginners to intermediate level. Students learn how to make earrings, rings, necklaces, findings and using fine silver metal clay earrings or pendants. This course gives students the skills to design and create jewellery for either pleasure or profit. Delivered Through City College Brighton and Hove and privately.

Dates: 
Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

Educational history

Making Mineral Make Up

Dates: 
January, 2012 - April, 2012
Institution: 
Plush Folly
Accredited certificate in how to make cosmetic mineral make using natural ingredients, mica's and pigments. Mineral Make is very wearable and flattering. Knowing how to make mineral make up means that you can create a cosmetic make up range that is designed to suit. An excellent choice for special occasions make up.

Jewellery making in metal work

Dates: 
September, 2010 - March, 2011
Institution: 
City College Brighton and Hove
An intensive part course learning how to shape, form texture and solder silver and copper to create bangles, cuffs, earrings, stone pendants, rings and chains

BA Hons Professional Education

Dates: 
October, 2005 - July, 2007
Institution: 
Brighton University
Endorsing my love of teaching Adults whether studying for pleasure or for academic purpose and career development. My original career being in children's care, development and Learning my professional enquiry focused on Practitioners understanding children's pre literacy skills and recognising literacy readiness

Certificate in Education

Dates: 
September, 2003 - July, 2004
Institution: 
Brighton University
Preparing and delivering classes and course for adults studying both accredited and non accredited qualifications. Subjects delivered in craft work, Early Childhood Studies and both personal and professional development. My students have been very diverse some being dyslexic and many having English as a second language and as such working with many different cultures

Services

Aimed at: Beginner and Intermediate.

THE SMALL PRINT

Please wear flat enclosed shoes to classes and be willing to tie long hair back. All classes and work shops have to be paid for in advance. Please check my web site for full details of terms and conditions

Make an enquiry Phone: 01273 724949

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