Fused Glass for Beginners

Ref: C3676452

This course is currently full.
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Students will be able to produce decorative items like wall hangings, coasters and bowls using glass. Glass is cut and decorated with bright coloured powders before being placed in the kiln for fusing. The work can then be placed in a mould and heated again to bend into forms like bowls or curved sculpture. The workshop will take place at the Art House located at the city centre, where a variety of art courses are delivered.

Course aim

A introduction to fused or kiln formed glass techniques and knowledge with a view to making decorative items in glass

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 grind glass
  • Apply Frits to colour glass
  • Use moulds to slump glass
  • Adhere to health and safety standards to the glass studio

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
  • Students expected to bring safety glasses, a sharpie pen, notebook/sketch book, tea towel or cloth to wipe glass and a small bottle of PVA to glue glass. A small voluntary contribution to Glass materials will be appreciated.

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

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This course is currently full.
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Waiting List 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 2019
  • 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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