When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Anna Chrysopoulo
  • Course Code K22MCAI02D
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course is open to all levels; our expert tutor will guide you through fuse-to-cast glass forming techniques: learn how to create glass forms by stacking and fusing multiple layers of sheet glass or frit to create three-dimensional designs. You will be introduced and have the opportunity to explore varying glass types, alongside kiln-forming processes necessary for the handling and cutting of glass, together with specific construction processes, alongside the use of prefabricated moulds for fuse-to-cast glass making. Glass pieces made using this method have the potential for a rich depth of imagery and colour, and can be as complex or simple as desired.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply creative technical skills to produce a wide range of fused-to-cast glass pieces.
  • Be able to produce glass pieces using varying glass types to produce colour, texture and form.
  • Understand and evaluate the suitability of selected materials within the glassmaking process.
  • Work independently, safely and confidently within a glass studio environment.

Cost

  • Full fee
    £200
  • Concession fee
    £200
  • Class format and activities

    You will be working on set tasks and processes guided by your expert glass tutor, Anna Chrysopoulo. Teaching takes place in a practical workshop setting, including both demonstration and discussion. To ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

    Entry requirements

    The course is suitable for students of all levels of experience and is perfect for anyone interested in learning, or further exploring techniques within fusing and slumping creating glass forms. For more information about the course contact the glass lecturer: Anna.Chrysopoulo@morleycollege.ac.uk

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The fee includes tuition, specialist materials, alongside use of specialist equipment, including glass kiln firings. However, Learners will be expected to purchase some of their own Kiln-formed glass materials such as alternative glass types (guidance will be given by the tutor on the first session). You may need to purchase your own small tools, and possibly some additional materials as advised by your tutor.

    What you need

    It would be helpful to bring a sketchbook/notebook, pencils/pen/marker pen etc. You will need to wear sturdy shoes, boots or trainers (no open sandals); an apron. We have basic tools in the workshop which have been adapted to facilitate a safe learning environment. Glass and other materials are available for sale to students, however, Learners may want to buy or bring in their own resources to have a wider variety in choice of materials.

    What you can do next

    With these transferable skills you will have the opportunity to further develop your creative potential and expand your learning within 3D studies: we encourage progression onto intermediate and advanced courses, (dependant on ability), within our glass provision at Morley, such as the UAL Level 2 in Glass for example, as well as other courses in Art & Design the college provides. Please speak with your tutor for further advice or information.