Fused Glass for Beginners

Ref: C3675275

Students will be able to produce decorative items like wall hangings, coasters and bowls. Glass is cut and decorated with coloured powders before being placed in the kiln for firing. The fused work can be placed in moulds and be heated again to shaped into forms like bowls and curved sculpture. The workshop take place in the Art House located near the city centre, where a variety of art course are delivered.

Course aim

Introduction basic fused glass/ kiln formed glass skills and knowledge. Introduction to designing and translating designs into work.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Cut and shape glass
  • Apply colour using Frits and confetti
  • Use and prepare moulds for slumping and draping
  • Adhere to health and safety practice

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
  • 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
  • Learners are expected to bring safety glasses, a tea towel to clean glass, a sharpie or permanent marker to draw on glass and a sketchbook or notebook for taking notes and designing work. A small change for glass and materials is expected.

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
  • A small selection of books are provided on the course.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • 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/

Download full course information sheet

Fused Glass for Beginners

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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