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.

Oct
19
Sat
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 19th October 2019 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Oct 19 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 19th October 2019 @ Rainbow Glass Studios | England | United Kingdom

Sorry, this class is now full

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 cover such a wide range of techniques 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
9
Sat
Fused Glass Christmas Decorations – 9th November 2019 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Nov 9 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.  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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Jan
11
Sat
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 11th January 2020 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Jan 11 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 11th January 2020 @ 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 cover such a wide range of techniques 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.

Feb
8
Sat
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 8th February 2020 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Feb 8 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 8th February 2020 @ 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 such a wide range of techniques 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
7
Sat
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 7th March 2020 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Mar 7 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 7th March 2020 @ 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 cover such a wide range of techniques 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.

Here are some examples of pieces made by our students:

Mar
21
Sat
Advanced Fused Glass Jewellery – March 21st & 22nd 2020 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Mar 21 – Mar 22 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 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 mainly in the Spectrum COE 96 (Oceanside) glass range.
 
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 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 use cold working 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 together and work individually learning from each other’s experience and creativity
  • We’ll design and make a final piece by the end of day 2 using techniques we have covered
  • We’ll admire each others work and be encouraged and 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
18
Sat
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 18th April 2020 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Apr 18 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 18th April 2020 @ 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 cover such a wide range of techniques 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.