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.
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/
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.
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.
- 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!
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)
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