This course has concessions available

Glass Art Techniques

Learn and develop the techniques needed to realise your own glass art and glass jewellery projects.

If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon- Thu

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Who is this course for

This course is suitable for students wanting to learn about glass fusing. It is suitable for beginners and those with some experience who want to develop their own projects.

What does this course cover

The course will teach glass slumping and fusing techniques, how to safely cut glass and some basic design techniques. There are optional taught projects for the first part of the term and students can then develop their own projects for the second part of the course. We sometimes go on a class trip to a Gallery, and look at other makers work to see our work in a broader context.

By the end of the course you should be able to:
Create a fused glass project in response to the exercises in the first part of the course or inspired by your own research with tutor support.

What will it be like

The projects usually run for one or two weeks and aim to introduce students to basic glass fusing skills and how to begin designing for glass. Techniques are demonstrated and I also show lots of images to help generate ideas. I then see each student for a one to one chat to check that they are happy and clear about what they are doing.

At the beginning of the course we look at the course learning objectives and have an opportunity to assess where we are in relation to these, and identify any personal aims and objectives. Progress is monitored through tutorial support and self assessment.

What else do you need to buy or do

All materials for the first half of the term are provided, materials for personal projects should then be purchased by students from glass suppliers . We do also provide some frits for general use. It is helpful to have a sketchbook /notebook and to collect images for inspiration and visual reference.

What this course could lead to

Students can develop their skills further by progressing on to other Mary Ward Centre courses in Glass Painting; Stained Glass or Mosaic Art.

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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