Glass – Surface Decoration
Learn a range of techniques to manipulate and decorate the surface of glass. These will include acid pastes, sandblasting and engraving.
Who is this course for
The course is suitable for students of all levels of experience and is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning techniques to decorate glass.
What does this course cover
This class aims to introduce a variety of decorative surface techniques for glass, including sandblasting, acid paste, tack fusing, glass decals and working with enamels.
We will be working with both float and fusing glass, please note that if work is to be fired there will be a maximum size of 20cms x 20cms to ensure that we can fit all of the work in the kiln.
What will it be like
A different technique will be introduced every two weeks so that students have time in the first session to test and make samples, and then a further session to develop their ideas further, and apply the process to their own area of interest. There will be also be time in the last sessions to design a personal project, focusing on the techniques that you have enjoyed.
The surface effects can be applied to stained glass or used to decorate fused glass objects and jewellery.
What else do you need to buy or do
Basic materials are provided - extras can be bought in class (optional only).
What this course could lead to
Students can continue on similar courses and attempt more ambitious designs and techniques. There are some further and higher education colleges that offer general glass making courses. Students can set up a self employed business or work in an established studio or go into restoration or undertake repair work.
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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria
Got a Question about this Course?
Contact The Departmental Administrator.
Why come to Mary Ward Centre?
Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.
Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’