Teaching takes place in practical workshops with both group demonstrations and discussions and support. All students negotiate personal learning goals and projects with your tutor. You will be working on from the design stage, the cutting and adhering of materials, to the final cementing or joining work via heat. You will be exploring materials, colours, textures, patterns, surface quality and different styles. 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.
The course is suitable for beginners and for more advanced students.
Students will be expected to follow physical distancing guidance. There is a reduced course maximum of students in the studio which has been adapted to facilitate a Covid safe learning environment. A small personal hand towel is also required. Before and after using any shared equipment, students will be asked to wash their hands. We advise that you also bring and wear a face protector.
Bring ideas or sketches to the first session (not obligatory). We have basic tools in the workshop that has been adapted to facilitate a safe learning environment. We have glass and other materials that can be sold in the studio; however, some students may want to bring their materials to have a wider range of choices. Students will pay a basic studio fee.
This course is for beginners, intermediate and advanced students, so returning students are very welcome. There is a lot of individual tuition to cater for individual goals. The course links well to the next stage evening workshop: Explore Kiln formed glass techniques and other glass courses in stained glass and kiln formed glass.