A SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMME OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JEWELLERY DESIGN & MANUFACTURE AT THE FACULTY OF ART, DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE (FADA)
Artisinal weaving techniques are common to cultures around the world. In Africa, weaving plays an important role in the production of objects for everyday use, as well as being used to convey important cultural information. In this course, the French bobbin-lace technique is used as a basis to inspire a range of contemporary African jewellery, produced to accompany a couture collection by a leading South African fashion designer. Artisinal weaving techniques are common to cultures around the world. In Africa, weaving plays an important role in the production of objects for everyday use, as well as being used to convey important cultural information. In this course, the French bobbin-lace technique is used as a basis to inspire a range of contemporary African jewellery, produced to accompany a couture collection by a leading South African fashion designer.
In 2017, the course will be run in collaboration with internationally renowned South African designer, David Tlale (www.davidtlale.com)
WEEK ONE: DESIGN BRIEF AND BASIC TECHNIQUES
Week one will focus on the tools and methods required to produce a woven jewellery piece. In this week, you will be briefed on the design concept, and will focus on:
• An introduction to basic jewellery design principles;
• An introduction to weaving and joining techniques for the making of metal lace. Participants will work with pre-fabricated wire, so no prior knowledge of metalsmithing is required;
• Compiling a visual journal that will guide your design journey.
WEEK TWO: DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE
In the second week of the programme, you will apply the basic skills taught in the first week in making your jewellery piece(s).
In this week, you will focus on:
• Interpreting the brief and generating a concept;
• Applying the weaving techniques you have been taught in manufacturing your design.
WEEK THREE: RESOLVING & EXHIBITING
In the third and final week of the programme, you will complete the execution of your design, and apply finishing techniques. The week will conclude with a public exhibition of the work produced by the group.
OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
At the end of this module you should be able to:
- Generate and develop jewellery design concepts pertinent to a specified brief through the application of specific jewellery design principles.
- Understand the technical processes and related theory of weaving, joining and finishing in jewellery making.
- Apply the aforementioned techniques in order to produce a conceptualized jewellery piece.
- Identify, demonstrate and understand the function and safety rules of relevant Jewellery manufacturing tools and equipment.
- Understand and administer gas safety methodologies.
You will be assessed as competent if you can:
- Visually and verbally articulate design ideas and processes that demonstrate an understanding of a specified brief.
- Describe a range of weaving, joining and finishing methodologies applied to jewellery making, and the chemical and physical changes that occur.
- Implement weaving, joining and finishing techniques to a high standard in accordance to a predetermined design.
- Discuss the functions, handling and processes of relevant tools and equipment specific to jewellery manufacture.
- Identify and assess risk situation and apply or demonstrate gas safety measures.
CULTURAL TOURS & SITE VISITS
During the course of the three weeks, tours and excursions will be arranged for you. In addition to visiting sites of cultural and historical significance in and around the dynamic city of Johannesburg, you will also be introduced to the city’s vibrant art and design, including studio visits to prominent artists and/or designers.
Although no prior experience in jewellery design or manufacture is required to enter this programme, to be considered for enrolment applicants must have a prior qualification in art, architecture or design equivalent to South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 5. All tools and materials required for the programme will be supplied by the Department of Jewellery Design & Manufacture at FADA.
Head of Department: Department of
Jewellery Design and Manufacture
Tel: +27 11 559 1130/25
Mrs. Lisle du Plessis
Manager Study Abroad
Division for Internationalisation
University of Johannesburg
Tel: +27 11 559 2528
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