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Fri, 13 Oct


Learning Skills Interchange Centre

Free Fused Glass Course 13/10/23 9:30am-4pm

Join us for free 10 week beginner's fused glass course with free lunch included.

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Free Fused Glass Course 13/10/23 9:30am-4pm
Free Fused Glass Course 13/10/23 9:30am-4pm

Time & Location

13 Oct 2023, 09:30 – 16:00

Learning Skills Interchange Centre , West St, Gateshead NE8 1BH, UK

About the Event

We are delighted to share with you that we have secured funding from Gateshead Council's UKSPF Fund to deliver a free ten-week ceramics course and a free ten-week fused glass course to residents in Gateshead. These courses have been designed to improve core skills, functional skills, reduce economic activity, provide people with the tools needed to enter employment and inspire people to be more confident when entering the job market, and we will use creative practices to achieve this.

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 from glass. During the course you will work in small 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. 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 Gateshead’s beautiful quayside and landmarks, 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. Not only will you develop your creative outputs but you will be able to use the transferrable skills you have gained throughout the course to support you in your journey to becoming employed and starting a new career or continuing on with your learning experience.

Important information –

The fused glass course is a free ten-week course that will take place at The Arts Hub, Learning and Skills Interchange Centre, West Street, Gateshead, NE81BH. The course will start on Friday 13th October from 9:30am-4pm. The course will run for ten consecutive weeks, with sessions taking place on Friday 13th, 20th, 27th October, Friday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th November and Friday 1st, 8th and 15thDecember. We will also provide you with a free lunch during each session.

To qualify you must –

Be aged 16+

Live in Gateshead.

Be economically inactive.

Complete the full ten-week course.


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