classes calendar

Here you will find a number of different glass courses in the classes calendar.  The most popular courses are the Stained Glass and Fused Glass Making but there is also Jewellery Making and Glass Painting Classes as well as the Summer Course which covers a number of techniques rarely taught anywhere in Britain. The easiest way to view the classes is in the classes and workshop availability page or set this page to “Agenda” and then filter the classes by using “Categories” and “Tags”.  The number of spaces are always kept up to date and if you enroll onto a class you will then be directed via the secure Paypal system.

Apr
29
Sat
Painting on Glass – 29th & 30th April 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day
Painting on Glass - 29th & 30th April 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios | England | United Kingdom

sorry, this class is now full. If you want to be on the waiting list please get in touch.  I recommend you book onto the next course in December and if a place comes up you can do it early if your available.

This 2 day weekend course is designed for those wanting to learn traditional painting on glass techniques and also be introduced to modern glass paints which give an enhanced colour pallet. The range of colours available to the modern glass artist would have been the envy of glass painters for the last 1000 years who were limited by the glass itself to provide the colour to a window.

• Areas covered : glass cutting, mixing paints & silver stain, traditional painting technique and kiln firing. We will also cover using different mediums such as vinegar, oils and gum arabic and dispensing them using spray gun, calligraphy pen and brushes.

There is a limit of seven people per glass painting workshop enabling individual tuition, please note that we will only run this class once a year.

Price for the weekend includes materials.

See what previous students have produced : http://rainbowglassstudios.co.uk/painting-on-glass-beginners-class/nggallery/page/1

May
6
Sat
Stained Glass Class for Beginners – 6th May 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
May 6 all-day
Stained Glass Class for Beginners - 6th May 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios | England | United Kingdom

Sorry, this class is now full. please get in touch if you want to be on the waiting list for this date.

On this Stained Glass Class for Beginners each student will leave the day having made a stained glass panel to their own design to be hung in a window at home. After the course you will be able to set up at home and practice your new hobby. A few students have even started their own businesses as a result of doing this course!

Areas covered: design, glass cutting, leading, soldering

for more course detail : http://rainbowglassstudios.co.uk/stained-glass-beginners-class/

May
13
Sat
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 13th May 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
May 13 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 13th May 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios | England | United Kingdom

Sorry, this class is now full.  If you would like to be on the waiting list for this date please get in touch.  I recommend you book another date anyway.

One Day Introductory Fusing Glass Class for beginners is usually held on a Saturday once a month. In this class you can produce a number of objects such as bowls of various shapes, coasters, wall hangings, jewellery – almost anything within the area of kiln space provided. We are generous with the materials we allow you to use in comparison with other classes. This is also the only day course in London if not the whole country to get through the same amount and often more than others manage in an entire weekend or over a series of evening classes.

Areas covered: design, glass cutting, glass compatibility, firing cycles, many decorative techniques.

 

May
20
Sat
Enamel Jewellery Class – 20th May 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
May 20 all-day

This exciting day course explores the skills and techniques of kiln enameling led by Eleanor Watson. We will be exploring the exciting process of fusing finely powdered glass onto the surface of copper. These beautiful techniques were used by the ancient Chinese, Greeks, Celts and Egyptians to decorate metal and add colour to metal jewellery.

If you love working with colour you will enjoy this enameling workshop; the combinations are limitless and the results swift and exciting to see as they emerge from the kiln. We will experiment with a range of simple decorative techniques to create your very own one-off pieces to make into unique jewellery.

On this day course you will learn to:

  • Prepare copper for enameling
  • Make several sample pieces using a range of techniques
  • Explore the use of opaque and transparent enamels
  • Use decorative inclusions (e.g. frit, glass threads, millefiore and silver leaf)
  • Cover health and safety and the kiln firing process
  • Explore colour, and surface designs with stencils, printing and drawing
  • Design a final piece to finish and mount on jewellery findings by the end of the day

A supply of silver-plated jewellery findings will be available on which to mount your sample pieces and information will be provided on suppliers of enameling equipment and jewellery findings should you decide you want to do more!

Plenty of tea and coffee and biscuits will also be provided, enameling is thirsty work!

There is a limit of 7 people per workshop enabling faster learning.

Price = £130 for the day, materials included (10:00am – 4:30pm)

CLICK ON IMAGE TO GET A CLOSER LOOK AT THE KIND OF JEWELLERY YOU CAN EXPECT TO MAKE

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Jun
3
Sat
Stained Glass Class for Beginners – 3rd June 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Jun 3 all-day
Stained Glass Class for Beginners - 3rd June 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios | England | United Kingdom

Sorry, this class is now full.  Please get in touch if you want to be on the waiting list for this date.  We recommend you book another date in any case.

On this Stained Glass Class for Beginners each student will leave the day having made a stained glass panel to their own design to be hung in a window at home. After the course you will be able to set up at home and practice your new hobby. A few students have even started their own businesses as a result of doing this course!

Areas covered: design, glass cutting, leading, soldering

for more course detail : http://rainbowglassstudios.co.uk/stained-glass-beginners-class/

Jun
10
Sat
Advanced Fused Glass Jewellery – June 10th & 11th, 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Jun 10 – Jun 11 all-day

The advanced two-day weekend course provides an excellent opportunity to further explore fused glass jewellery with a focus on achieving a personal style and a professional finish.

We will concentrate on designing and creating our own individual sheets of glass using transparent, opaque, dichroic and reactive combinations of glass with access to a wide variety of inclusions, frit, stringers, and other decorative media. We will work in Bullseye or Spectrum glass ranges.
You will learn:
  • To explore and combine appropriate combinations of glass (by COE)
  • To work with reactive glass combinations for new and interesting decorative effects
  • To understand kiln firing schedules for the techniques for full fuse, tack fusing and fire polishing as well as decals and glass paints
  • To make your own personally designed sheets of glass on day 1 with which we will shape and create individual pieces of jewellery on day 2
  • To work with decals, fibre-board, glass media and silver foil and other inclusions
  • To make our own glass rods and use jewellery moulds
  • To use other studio equipment for fine cutting, drilling, sand blasting or etching to produce finished glass pieces for jewellery
  • To plan and present your designs to include the necessary findings to ensure your jewellery is wearable to a professional finish
  • We will problem solve and work individually and as a peer group to learn from each others experience and creativity
  • Design and make a final piece by the end of day 2, using techniques we have covered
  • Admire each others work and be inspired by our creativity!

Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits accompany our courses along with a friendly and inspiring studio atmosphere in which to learn new skills. We look forward to you joining us!

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Jun
24
Sat
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 24th June 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Jun 24 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 24th June 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios | England | United Kingdom

One Day Introductory Fusing Glass Class for beginners is usually held on a Saturday once a month. In this class you can produce a number of objects such as bowls of various shapes, coasters, wall hangings, jewellery – almost anything within the area of kiln space provided. We are generous with the materials we allow you to use in comparison with other classes. This is also the only day course in London if not the whole country to get through the same amount and often more than others manage in an entire weekend or over a series of evening classes.

Areas covered: design, glass cutting, glass compatibility, firing cycles, many decorative techniques.

 

Jul
1
Sat
Glass Jewellery 1st July 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Jul 1 all-day

In this exciting Glass Jewellery Class we will develop skills in fused glass by exploring a variety of decorative techniques to make our own totally individual pieces ready to be made into jewellery.

We will use a selection of inclusions in the glass including silver foil, copper, mica, bubbles, dichoic glass (the beautiful jewel-like glass with reflective and refractive qualities) and experiment with reactive glass combinations to achieve special effects.  We will explore the use of decals on the surface of the glass and fusing at a variety of temperatures, including tack fusing.

If you love working with colour you will enjoy making and designing your own pieces, it isn’t difficult and the combinations are limitless. Come and surprise yourself at your own creativity!

Towards the end of the day, we will plan and design jewellery findings on which to mount your pieces when fired. Jewellery findings will be provided. We look forward to your company!

There is a limit of 6 people per workshop enabling faster learning.

all glass, materials and jewellery findings included (10:00am – 4:30pm) and plenty of cups of tea or coffee too.

CLICK ON IMAGE TO GET A CLOSER LOOK AT THE KIND OF JEWELLERY YOU CAN EXPECT TO MAKE

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Jul
8
Sat
Stained Glass Class for Beginners – 8th July 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Jul 8 all-day
Stained Glass Class for Beginners - 8th July 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios | England | United Kingdom

I’m afraid this class is now full. If you want to be on the waiting list for this date please get in touch.

On this Stained Glass Class for Beginners each student will leave the day having made a stained glass panel to their own design to be hung in a window at home. After the course you will be able to set up at home and practice your new hobby. A few students have even started their own businesses as a result of doing this course!

Areas covered: design, glass cutting, leading, soldering

for more course detail : http://rainbowglassstudios.co.uk/stained-glass-beginners-class/

Jul
15
Sat
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 15th July 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Jul 15 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 15th July 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios | England | United Kingdom

One Day Introductory Fusing Glass Class for beginners is usually held on a Saturday once a month. In this class you can produce a number of objects such as bowls of various shapes, coasters, wall hangings, jewellery – almost anything within the area of kiln space provided. We are generous with the materials we allow you to use in comparison with other classes. This is also the only day course in London if not the whole country to get through the same amount and often more than others manage in an entire weekend or over a series of evening classes.

Areas covered: design, glass cutting, glass compatibility, firing cycles, many decorative techniques.