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
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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Apr
21
Sat
Glass Jewellery 21st April 2018 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Apr 21 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
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/



 

Aug
18
Sat
Glass Jewellery 18th August 2018 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Aug 18 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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