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Silver Linings - Exhibition

Students studying on the Jewellery Making course at Wolverhampton’s “outstanding” Adult Education Service will showcase their talents in an exhibition beginning shortly.

During the course students learn the skills to produce a number of finished jewellery items using precious and non-precious metals, whilst also developing their design skills.

The exhibition showcases the talents of our jewellery making students, highlights the progression they have made during their time with the Adult Education Service and celebrates their achievements. Hopefully it will also inspire visitors who are thinking about unlocking their artistic ability by joining one of our creative courses.

‘Silver Linings’ opens on Tuesday 8th March 2016, in the Foyer Building, St George’s Parade, until Monday 1th April 2016. The Foyer Building is open from 9.00am - 8.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am - 4.00pm on Fridays.

Classes are available in all levels from beginner to the more advanced. For more information about any of the courses we offer, please use our online course search, call 01902 558180 or email enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk.

Photography by Meliora Nelson


From Student to freelance photographer Wolverhampton Adult Education Service would like to thank professional photographer Meliora Nelson for giving her time to create the images displayed in this exhibition, ‘Silver Linings’. Meliora who is currently taking part in the Jewellery Club Class came to the Service in 2002 and successfully completed the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Art and Design). After completing the level 3 qualification she went on to study a BA (Hons) in Photography and Printmaking at the University of Wolverhampton.

Since graduating from university Meliora has been involved in numerous photography projects, including a breast feeding project at New Cross Hospital Wolverhampton and a photography installation at Russells Hall Hospital Dudley. She has worked on several commissions for private companies and currently works as a freelance photographer, specialising in portraiture, new-born photography and fine art.

Meliora said, “while growing up I’d always had a passion for art. After doing various jobs I decided to take my art more seriously and enrolled on the Level 3 Art & Design course at Wolverhampton Adult Education Service. The course helped me in various ways. It helped with my confidence and helped me focus on which direction I wanted to take my art. The Adult Education Service was the perfect starting point; it gave me the direction I needed to develop my confidence and skills in order to progress.”

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Last modified on Wednesday, 17 February 2016 09:23

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