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.

Jul
22
Sat
Introduction to Cloisonné Enamel- 22nd July 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Jul 22 all-day

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

This exciting day course explores the skills and techniques of kiln enamelling as an introduction to cloisonné on copper and silver.

For those who love colour, glass and light, this is a lovely way to explore all three! We will experiment with a range of simple decorative enamel techniques involving copper and silver wire to give you an introduction to cloisonné to create your very own one-of-a-kind unique jewellery.

We will first be fusing finely powdered enamel onto the surface of copper and later in the day we will progress to working on silver. These beautiful techniques were used by the ancient Chinese, Greeks, Celts and Egyptians to decorate metal and add colour to metal jewellery.

On this day course you will learn to:

  • Prepare copper and silver for enamelling
  • Make sample cloisonné pieces working with opaque and transparent enamels
  • Learn how to grind, wash and prepare transparent enamels for wet laying techniques
  • Use decorative inclusions (e.g. frit, glass threads, copper or silver cloisonné wire, millefiori or silver leaf)
  • Cover health and safety and the kiln firing process
  • Explore colour and surface design with cloisonné in mind
  • Learn how to sift and wet lay enamels
  • Design and create a final piece (in copper or on a simple fine silver pendant) to 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 6 people per workshop enabling faster learning.

Please note: The course takes place in a working glass studio and not a classroom setting, so participants need to be able to stand to prepare enamelled pieces, and to work standing at benches. (Stools are available in between times).

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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Sep
15
Fri
Stained Glass Class for Beginners – 16th September 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Sep 15 all-day
Stained Glass Class for Beginners - 16th September 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

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/

Sep
22
Fri
Glass Jewellery 23rd September 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Sep 22 – Sep 23 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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Oct
6
Fri
Stained Glass Class for Beginners – 7th October 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Oct 6 all-day
Stained Glass Class for Beginners - 7th October 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios | England | United Kingdom

Sorry, 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/

Oct
14
Sat
Enamelling on Copper Jewellery Class – 14th October 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Oct 14 all-day

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

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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Oct
20
Fri
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 21st October 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 21st October 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 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.

 

Nov
4
Sat
Stained Glass Class for Beginners – 4th November 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Nov 4 all-day
Stained Glass Class for Beginners - 4th November 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 in case a space doesn’t come up.

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/

Nov
5
Sun
Fused Glass Christmas Decorations – 5th November 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Nov 5 all-day

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.

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
18
Sat
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 18th November 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Nov 18 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 18th November 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 then please get in touch.

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.

 

Dec
9
Sat
Painting on Glass – 9th & 10th December 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Dec 9 – Dec 10 all-day
Painting on Glass - 9th & 10th December 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, otherwise book on the next available date. 

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