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.

Mar
4
Sun
Terrarium making Class for Beginners – 4th March 2018 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Mar 4 all-day

A day-course making your own terrarium using traditional copper-foiling techniques at Rainbow Glass Studios.

Cost: £140.00 including materials, up to three small cacti / succulent plants. Plenteous tea, coffee and biscuits is also provided.

Tutor: Eleanor Watson

An exciting new day course, making your own terrarium in which to grow cacti or succulent plants, ideal for anyone with green-fingered aspirations for tiny garden landscapes!

We will learn to cut and copper-foil glass, building this into a 3D shape, soldering it, adding patina and populating it with small cacti or succulent plants.

What will I make by the end of the day?

A hand-built copper foiled terrarium planted up with a choice of small cacti or succulents.

What will I learn?

• To safely / accurately cut sheet glass to a terrarium pattern

• To “copper foil” to the glass you have cut

• To assemble your copper foiled glass into a 3D desktop terrarium

• To safely use a soldering iron to solder the joins

• To apply a patina to your terrarium

• To create a miniature garden, with soil, sand, gravel and plants

• Information on sourcing other terrarium patterns and materials should you wish to continue your new hobby

Lunch: You are welcome to frequent one of the many lovely cafes on Church Street,  or alternatively please bring your own packed lunch.

Who can come to the course? Is any previous experience needed?

This course is for adults over the age of 16 only due to the use of very hot soldering irons in making copper-foiled glass. No previous experience is needed as you will be taught step by step covering each process involved.

How could I progress my skills after this course?

You could try making more complex shaped terrariums, or learn to make fused glass to incorporate into them. Or you could explore making 2D or 3D shapes using traditional copper foiling techniques such as Tiffany style lamps, mirrors, candle holders or terrarium gardens to hang on the wall.

for more course detail : http://rainbowglassstudios.co.uk/terrarium-making-class/



 

Mar
10
Sat
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 10th March 2018 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Mar 10 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 10th March 2018 @ 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 another date anyway in case a space doesn’t come up.

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.

 

Mar
24
Sat
Advanced Fused Glass Jewellery – March 24th & 25th, 2018 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Mar 24 – Mar 25 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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May
12
Sat
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 12th May 2018 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
May 12 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 12th May 2018 @ 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 and book another date incase a place doesn’t become available

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.

 

Jun
9
Sat
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 9th June 2018 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Jun 9 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 9th June 2018 @ 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
7
Sat
Terrarium making Class for Beginners – 7th July 2018 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Jul 7 all-day

A day-course making your own terrarium using traditional copper-foiling techniques at Rainbow Glass Studios.

Cost: £140.00 including materials, up to three small cacti / succulent plants. Plenteous tea, coffee and biscuits is also provided.

Tutor: Eleanor Watson

An exciting new day course, making your own terrarium in which to grow cacti or succulent plants, ideal for anyone with green-fingered aspirations for tiny garden landscapes!

We will learn to cut and copper-foil glass, building this into a 3D shape, soldering it, adding patina and populating it with small cacti or succulent plants.

What will I make by the end of the day?

A hand-built copper foiled terrarium planted up with a choice of small cacti or succulents.

What will I learn?

• To safely / accurately cut sheet glass to a terrarium pattern

• To “copper foil” to the glass you have cut

• To assemble your copper foiled glass into a 3D desktop terrarium

• To safely use a soldering iron to solder the joins

• To apply a patina to your terrarium

• To create a miniature garden, with soil, sand, gravel and plants

• Information on sourcing other terrarium patterns and materials should you wish to continue your new hobby

Lunch: You are welcome to frequent one of the many lovely cafes on Church Street,  or alternatively please bring your own packed lunch.

Who can come to the course? Is any previous experience needed?

This course is for adults over the age of 16 only due to the use of very hot soldering irons in making copper-foiled glass. No previous experience is needed as you will be taught step by step covering each process involved.

How could I progress my skills after this course?

You could try making more complex shaped terrariums, or learn to make fused glass to incorporate into them. Or you could explore making 2D or 3D shapes using traditional copper foiling techniques such as Tiffany style lamps, mirrors, candle holders or terrarium gardens to hang on the wall.

for more course detail : http://rainbowglassstudios.co.uk/terrarium-making-class/