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
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
11
Sat
Advanced Fused Glass Jewellery – November 11th & 12th, 2017 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Nov 11 – Nov 12 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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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

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

Jan
20
Sat
Introduction to Cloisonné Enamel- 20th & 21st January 2018 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Jan 20 – Jan 21 all-day

A new and exciting weekend course exploring the beautiful technique of cloisonné and enamel on copper and silver.

Together we’ll learn the basic skills required, working on copper with opaque and transparent enamels. On day two we’ll progress to making your own simple design on a fine silver pendant with transparent enamels. This course will add a new decorative technique to your enameling bow!

As we explore more advanced enameling skills we will also learn how to use pliers to shape cloisonné wires, as well as covering wet-laying techniques.

Please note, some previous experience of kiln enameling is essential, so if you haven’t done any before, please book onto the “Enameling on copper for beginners” course first, and then you can progress to this one.

On this weekend course, you will learn to:

Prepare copper and silver prior to enameling
Make test pieces using opaque and transparent enamels with cloisonné wires, silver foils and other media
Cover health and safety and the kiln firing process
Develop simple designs for cloisonné and understand the principles of this technique
Learn to manipulate wire to form copper / silver cloisonné’s
Explore the use of transparent enamels and how to grind, wash and prepare them ready for use
Make a finished small enameled plaque to hang on the wall (to your own design) using cloisonné techniques and opaque enamels by the end of the first day
Design a simple small fine silver pendant with cloisonné wires by the end of the second day.
Receive peer and tutor feedback on your creativity!
A supply of silver-plated jewellery findings will be available on which to mount your sample pieces.

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 = £240 for the weekend, 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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Feb
3
Sat
Stained Glass Class for Beginners – 3rd February 2018 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Feb 3 all-day
Stained Glass Class for Beginners - 3rd February 2018 @ Rainbow Glass Studios | England | United Kingdom

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/

Feb
10
Sat
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners – 10th February 2018 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Feb 10 all-day
Fusing Glass Class for Beginners - 10th February 2018 @ 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 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.

 

Feb
17
Sat
Glass Jewellery 17th February 2018 @ Rainbow Glass Studios
Feb 17 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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