Glass Christmas Decorations

COURSE OUTLINE:

Using the techniques of both stained and fused glass, and a range of colourful and textured glass, produce some original Christmas decorations for your home or to give as gifts. Templates will be provided, or create your own ideas  

The course will include short demonstrations to the group by the tutor when required, with the majority of the course taking the form of practical progress on your own personal project, and individual guidance from the tutor when required

 

COURSE PROGRAMME:

Session 1:  Looking at examples of and discussing the principle of fused glass; learning how to cut and shape glass; creating pieces using templates provided or own designs

 

Session 2: Loading fused glass onto kiln shelves; demonstration of traditional copper foiling technique

 

Session 3: Creating pieces using copper foiling technique; soldering and finishing copper foiled pieces

 

 

MATERIALS PROVIDED: coloured and textured glass, and all other materials and equipment required for both glass fusing and traditional copperfoiling; templates of design ideas

 

EXTRA MATERIALS REQUIRED AND APPROXIMATE COST: None

 

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES: Please wear closed-in shoes, no sandals