Wed, 15 Mar|
Free Beginners Fused Glass Course 15/03/23 9:30am-4pm
Join us for a free beginners fused glass course at The Venue in Stanley, County Durham.
Time & Location
15 Mar, 09:30 – 16:00
The Venue, Community Centre, Wear Rd, Stanley DH9 6AH, UK
About the Event
We are delighted to announce that we have secured funding from DurhamLearn and the Education and Skills Funding Agency to offer a limited number of our incredibly popular free Beginner’s Glass courses. This hands-on, practical course will take you through some of the key skills and processes involved in the art of creating beautiful pieces of work and sculpture from glass. During the course you will work in small socially distanced groups alongside one of our specialist glass tutors. You will get the opportunity to experiment with using frits, tacks, stringers, mica powder, bullseye glass and tekta glass plus much more to create bespoke and unique pieces of artwork to take away with you. You will learn the skills involved in cutting glass, as well as discovering how glass fusing works, and there is lots of scope for you to personalise the work you create to make it really special to you.
The course will be delivered over four days from 9:30am – 4pm, one day per week for four weeks. This is a four-week course and not drop-in sessions, so you must be able to attend the full course in order to take part. The course is completely free, and we will even provide your lunch! We will cater to dietary requirements.
During the course you will create a fused glass coaster, fused glass decorations, and a fused glass landscape incorporating a range of textures and inclusions. You will also get the chance to try your hand at glass painting, creating a beautiful tea light holder or painted glass goblet. You can choose your own inspiration, whether you focus on Durham’s beautiful skyline and landmarks, or a favourite pet, or the rich colours of the seasons. We will work with you to help you create your own inspired works each week.
The course will run on Wednesday 15th March, 22nd March, 29th March and 12th April. There will be no session on Wednesday 5th April.
To qualify you must -
You must live in County Durham.
You must be aged 19+.
You can be unemployed, working or retired to take part in our courses.
You must have the right to reside in the UK.
Free Beginners Glass Course