Fused Glass for Beginners

Ref: C3672863

Learners will be able to make decorative items in glass like coasters, wall hangings and bowls. Glass is cut and decorated with coloured powders and fused in the kiln. Work is then placed in a mould and heated to produced curved forms like bowls.

Course aim

A basic introduction to fused glass skills and knowledge and raising awareness of designing and developing ideas for making work.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Cut and shape glass
  • Apply coloured Frits to glass
  • Prepare and use moulds for slumping glass
  • Design and develop ideas to improve work
  • Adhere to health and safety practice.

How will I be taught?

  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Please bring eye protection, a cloth to clean glass, PVA glue, Sharpie or permanent marker, pen and pencil for designing work.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

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Fused Glass for Beginners

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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