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Wed, 21 Dec


MBC Arts Wellbeing

Free Fused Glass Course 21/12/22 9:30am-4pm

Join us for a fantastic fused glass course, here at MBC Arts Wellbeing.

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Free Fused Glass Course 21/12/22 9:30am-4pm
Free Fused Glass Course 21/12/22 9:30am-4pm

Time & Location

21 Dec 2022, 09:30 – 16:00

MBC Arts Wellbeing, 31 Norfolk St, Sunniside, Sunderland SR1 1EE, UK

About the Event

We are delighted to announce that we have secured funding to offer a limited number of spaces to our incredibly popular free 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 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.

The course will be delivered over eight days from 10am – 4.30pm, one day per week for eight weeks, with an additional day for enrolments to take place. This is a nine-week course and not drop-in sessions, so you must be able to attend the full course in order to take part.

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 Sunderland’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.


This is a truly unique and bespoke course, which is very cost intensive, therefore we are looking for people who are completely committed to taking part and fulfilling all of the course requirements. You will need to attend the course each week and must be prepared to complete all aspects of the course. The knowledge and experiences created on this course, really do speak for themselves and we are keen to recruit the right learners, who will have the opportunity to engage in learning something new and become inspired by their new passion. We are unable to accept you onto the course if you are in employment or in education. Employability skills will also be embedded throughout the course.

We have two enrolment days, the first is Wednesday 21st December 2022, 9:30am-4pm and the second is Thursday 22nd December 2022, 9:30am-4pm. If you select to enrol on Wednesday’s session, your course will resume on Wednesday 4th January 2023 for eight weeks. If you choose to enrol on Thursday’s session, your course will resume on Thursday 5thJanuary 2023.

· To take part you must live in Gateshead, Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside or Sunderland.

· You must be aged between 19-65 years old.

· You must not currently be in employment or education to take part.

· If you have taken part in a European Social Fund project within the last five years, you will not qualify for this course. This includes our home fragrances courses in Sunderland and our ceramics courses in Gateshead and Northumberland.


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