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.

Nov
23
Sat
Painting on Glass – 23rd & 24th November 2019 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Nov 23 – Nov 24 all-day
Painting on Glass - 23rd & 24th November 2019 @ Rainbow Glass Studios | England | United Kingdom

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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

Jan
11
Sat
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 11th January 2020 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Jan 11 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 11th January 2020 @ 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 cover such a wide range of techniques 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.

Feb
8
Sat
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 8th February 2020 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Feb 8 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 8th February 2020 @ 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 such a wide range of techniques 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.

Mar
7
Sat
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 7th March 2020 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Mar 7 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 7th March 2020 @ 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 cover such a wide range of techniques 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.

Here are some examples of pieces made by our students:

Mar
21
Sat
Advanced Fused Glass Jewellery – March 21st & 22nd 2020 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Mar 21 – Mar 22 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 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 mainly in the Spectrum COE 96 (Oceanside) glass range.
 
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 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 use cold working 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 together and work individually learning from each other’s experience and creativity
  • We’ll design and make a final piece by the end of day 2 using techniques we have covered
  • We’ll admire each others work and be encouraged and 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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Apr
18
Sat
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 18th April 2020 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Apr 18 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 18th April 2020 @ 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 cover such a wide range of techniques 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
23
Sat
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 23rd May 2020 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
May 23 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 23rd May 2020 @ 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 cover such a wide range of techniques 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.

Jun
27
Sat
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 27th June 2020 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Jun 27 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 27th June 2020 @ 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 cover such a wide range of techniques 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.