When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Maria Zulueta
  • Course Code K22MCAC04B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

In this exciting creative workshop, you will learn how to work with different types of glass, the methods of how glass transforms via heat when fusing or shaping this material. You will explore methods of applying colour and include other materials like metals into glass. During the course, we will discuss your findings using kiln formed glass methods allowing you to experiment. You will explore how to bring colours, textures and surface effects on glass using glass powders, stringers and confetti. Other surface decorations techniques like painting may be introduced. Your final work can be applied to various shapes in sculptural form as well as making bowls, coasters, or wall pieces. The course is suitable for students of all levels of experience and is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning techniques to decorate glass. For more information about the course contact Maria Zulueta

Learning Outcomes

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

  • You will learn how to cut glass and assemble a piece using fusing and slumping techniques.
  • You will learn how to use different styles of glass using colours, textures and patterns
  • You will research and develop ideas for 2D and 3D projects as this technique. These processes can be combined with glass processes and projects like a mosaic, leading, 2D and 3D copper foiling
  • You will complete a glass piece using slumping forming glass processes
  • More advanced students should be able to pursue personal project work exploring more challenging ideas or techniques such as 3D design construction, and surface decoration

Cost

  • Full fee
    £250
  • Concession fee
    £190
  • Class format and activities

    There will be group discussions as well individual tuition to cater for individual goals.

    Entry requirements

    This course is for beginners, intermediate and advanced students, so returning students are very welcome.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    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. Large projects may need to enrol on more than one term.

    What you need

    Bring ideas or sketches to the first session (not obligatory). Tools and a certain amount of materials are supplied on the course; however, some students may want to bring their own materials to have a wider range of choice. Students will pay for materials.

    What you can do next

    The course links well to other glass courses in stained glass and kiln formed glass. Also, in fine art, sculpture, general art and design.