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.

May
23
Sat
Polymer Clay Jewellery – 20th June 2015 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

sorry, this date has been cancelled

Come and explore the delights of working with polymer clay with Eleanor Watson.

This much under-rated but hugely versatile material lends itself to a wide range of patterned and textured effects to make your own unique jewellery. No previous experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and a love of exploring colour and pattern. This class is also open to accompanied children from the age of 12.

Perhaps you have a favourite colour scheme or an outfit for which you would like to design coordinating jewellery? This introductory day course will show you where to begin, the simple tools you need and how to create stunning and wearable jewellery from your own decorated beads. (There are a maximum of 7 places on this course).

You will make and complete at least one piece of jewellery, perhaps a bracelet or necklace or earrings, possibly more if you have the time. This is an addictive, creative and affordable hobby; you will be amazed at what you can create in a short space of time.

During the course of the day you will learn:

  • The different types of polymer clay and where to obtain it
  • How to condition and colour blend your clay before use
  • How to make several shapes of beads
  • To identify and make your own useful tools to make personalized marks in clay
  • To make simple and complex canes (a “cane” is like a stick of seaside rock that has words running through it – you will make patterns to run through yours)
  • To make decorated beads and jewellery and how to “cure” them for wear
  • To assemble your beads into finished jewellery
  • Where to source findings – as we are sure you will want to do more!

The total cost for the day including clay, jewellery findings and materials, tea and coffee and biscuits is £120. The course runs from 10:00 – 4:30pm with a break for your lunch.

We look forward to you joining us for the day.

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Nov
9
Sat
Fused Glass Christmas Decorations – 9th November 2019 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Nov 9 all-day

sorry this class is now full

Fused Glass Christmas Decorations

Come along and make your own fused glass Christmas Decorations!  A seasonal fusing day course where you will learn to safely cut and shape glass and combine it into a range of festive shapes for full fusing or tack fusing, ready to hang on your tree or in your windows!

Working with fused glass is an adventure in colour, no previous experience is needed, just a willingness to play! In this exciting day course we will develop our skills in fused glass exploring decorative techniques to make decorations for your tree or perhaps candle holders.

We’ll use inclusions in the glass including copper, mica, bubbles, dichroic glass (the jewel-like glass with reflective and refractive qualities). We’ll provide information on where to buy supplies of tools and glass for the future. There is a limit of 6 people per workshop for faster learning and 1:1 attention.

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

The decorations your make will be fused overnight and you can either collect them from the studio by mutual arrangement (or we can post them out to you after the course if you prefer).

A great day out making gifts and beautiful festive decorations for your home! Happy Christmas!

There is a limit of 6 people per workshop enabling faster learning.  N.B. For insurance reasons, persons under 16 yrs should be accompanied by fee paying adult.

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 THING YOU CAN EXPECT TO MAKE

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Nov
16
Sat
Fused Glass Christmas Decorations – 16th November 2019 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Nov 16 all-day

Sorry, this class is now full.  We have posted a new date for this class on 9th November

Fused Glass Christmas Decorations

Come along and make your own fused glass Christmas Decorations!  A seasonal fusing day course where you will learn to safely cut and shape glass and combine it into a range of festive shapes for full fusing or tack fusing, ready to hang on your tree or in your windows!

Working with fused glass is an adventure in colour, no previous experience is needed, just a willingness to play! In this exciting day course we will develop our skills in fused glass exploring decorative techniques to make decorations for your tree or perhaps candle holders.

We’ll use inclusions in the glass including copper, mica, bubbles, dichroic glass (the jewel-like glass with reflective and refractive qualities). We’ll provide information on where to buy supplies of tools and glass for the future. There is a limit of 7 people per workshop for faster learning and 1:1 attention.

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

The decorations your make will be fused overnight and you can either collect them from the studio by mutual arrangement (or we can post them out to you after the course if you prefer).

A great day out making gifts and beautiful festive decorations for your home! Happy Christmas!

There is a limit of 6 people per workshop enabling faster learning.  N.B. For insurance reasons, persons under 16 yrs should be accompanied by fee paying adult.

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 THING YOU CAN EXPECT TO MAKE

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