Holts AcademyLocated in the heart of Hatton Garden, the award winning Holts Academy delivers a wide range of training and courses to beginners as well as intermediate and established jewellers who wish to cultivate their skill set. This not-for-profit organisation uses expert tutors to deliver its courses which take place at their well equipped London workshops.

A couple of sought after Holts courses which start in March and April this year are presently taking bookings and have been tailored for people who have a basic knowledge and want to expand without committing to long term tuition.

Gemstone Studies for Intermediates offers the chance to learn about the main gemstone varieties and gem colours used in jewellery from Graham Tom, a diamond expert of some 25 years. You will be able to train your eye to recognise a variety of unique characteristics in all gemstones and gain tips to help you distinguish synthetics, simulants and treatments. The topics covered on this course include an in-depth study of the mining, structure, practical characteristics and optical properties of gemstones. This course is available from 18 Apr 2015 to 19 Apr 2015 click here for further details >>>>>

Enamelling for Intermediates is suitable for anyone who has some experience of working in enamel and would like to take their work to the next level. Learners should have had some experience in basic enamelling techniques such as Dry Sifting and Wet packing or have completed the Beginners Enamelling Short course. Led by award winning designer Regina Aradesian, you will be creating samples on copper and silver to learn and practice more complicated enamelling techniques including Champleve and Cloisonne enamelling. You will have a beautiful enamelled silver piece by the end of this course. This course will then lead you onto the advanced Enamelling course which covers plique-a-jour enamelling techniques. This course is available from 7 Mar 2015 to 8 Mar 2015 click here for further details >>>>>

Another Holts course due to commence in the near future is Level 3 Jewellery Manufacture and Design, a technical skills course which is seen as preparation for working in the professional jewellery trade – either for a company or for yourself. The course offers the high level craft skills, knowledge, design and rendering skills needed to design and make professional quality pieces. This course will also help you understand more about the business of jewellery, including costings, sourcing materials, production planning and preparation, sales and marketing. This course is available from 2 Mar 2015 to 8 Dec 2015 for two full days each week - click here for further details of the 14 specialised modules of the course >>>>>

These courses are eligible for a 15% discount to GoJD Gold Members; please call Holts on 0207 405 0197 to use this discount when booking.

http://www.holtsacademy.com/

44 Hockley Street

Hockley

Birmingham

B18 6BH

Tel: +44 (0)121 507 0994

Company number 07258309

ICO Registration No: ZA460029