Mosaic Using Glass

Ref: C2339720

This is an exciting opportunity to really explore all aspects of glass within your own mosaic design. This includes stained glass, mirror, glass tiles, tempered glass and more! You will be shown how to cut larger glass shapes and well as the traditional mosaic glass tesserae. These can be applied to either wooden bases or to clear glass to be hung at a window. There is also the possibility of a group visit to a stained glass studio, TBC.

Course aim

An introduction to using all types of glass in mosaic. You will be encouraged to design your own mosaic and use the variety of glass materials on offer.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is in a first floor room in a building with no lift.

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

  • Understand which tools to use to cut and shape the different types of glass.
  • Use a variety of glass in my own mosaic design.
  • Be familiar with the work of contemporary mosaic or stained glass artists.
  • Use good health and safety practice when working with glass.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in 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

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

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Mosaic Using Glass


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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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