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Beginners fused glass - one day workshop - a great introduction to the Art of Glass - Bognor Regis

Introduction to Fusing Coursework - Stunning Butterfly

Duration: 1 day 10am to 4pm

Price: £130

Contact: Jan Simpson at Koru Arts

Orchard Way
Bognor Regis
West Sussex

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Friday 17th April 2020
Monday 18th May 2020

About the Course

With only three students to a class and plenty of time for one on one tuition, join me to learn how to work with frit, stringers and cut glass to create your own work of art.

You will learn how to handle and cut glass safely and to understand how the process of fusing works. You will then have a fun afternoon making one or more pieces to your own design under my comprehensive guidance and supervision. You will have the freedom to make a small piece in a style and shape of your choice. You can select from a range of circular bowls, window hangings, window curves and other shapes to create something truly unique and of your own making. I can then fuse and slump your piece in the kiln ready for you to collect or to be posted out to you after the course.

Following completion of my introductory course, you will then be invited to join me for follow on specialist days in my studio working on different independent or group projects.

This is a great course with a very experienced tutor. Jan, has worked in Contemporary fused glass for more then 15 years and has been working with traditional stained glass for 25 years. She has mentored and taught a number of new artists their skills over the last 10 years and has recently completed working on a series of ecclesiastical commissions including a large single fused and hand painted panel created for the Holy Cross Hospital in Haslemere, Surrey. She has been teaching Fused glass for over 15 years to Adult Students in both Sussex and Hampshire, and will offer additional private tuition days and more advanced one on one courses by arrangement.

The studio is located on the West Sussex Coast, in South Bersted, near Bognor Regis, and only 7 minutes from the main Chichester Bypass. I am easily accessible by car and public transport. The studio is situated in a beautiful garden setting behind my home

Full payment for courses is due on booking. Fees are non refundable within 30 days of your booking unless the class can be filled. You can also transfer your booking onto a friend, should for any reason, you be unable to attend.

If you book as a group of three I can offer you a 10% discount. I will set group bookings on dates to suit you whenever possible. Please contact me to organise your booking.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

I supply all tools, materials, and safety equipment required although you are welcome to bring your own if you have them. A steady stream of tea, coffee, cake and fruit is on hand throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch. Fridge storage and a microwave can be provided. In the summer months, lunch can be eaten in the garden and during the winter, I have a dining area inside for you to use.

Please wear comfortable clothing with layers and flat, covered, sturdy shoes. We have adjustable chairs available in the studio but you will likely be spending quite a bit of time on your feet.

Please bring a sketchbook with you.

Want to review this course?

An absolutely fantastic course, Jan and Alison are both welcoming and very knowledgeable on the subject, making for an informative and enjoyable day.

Plenty of theory, advice on tools and techniques, and enough time to get very 'hands on' with as much or little support as you need (as an absolute beginner I needed plenty!)

The course is suitable for all abilities, from complete novice to those with more experience in working with glass. I would definitely recommend it.

- - #7214

A fantastic day, love all things glass, thought I would try to make something and hopefully learn a new skill in the process.
The day is not disappoint, 3 of us on the course, all made to feel very welcome - chocolate cake as well!
As described on the website, morning spent learning the 'technical bits & how to use the various tools safely', afternoon, the fun bit making our chosen piece.
Will be going again! Looking forward to seeing the finished product once it comes out the kiln.

- - #5839

A fantastic day , Jan explains everything really well and then helps you create something that you feel really proud of. A nice homemade lunch and opportunities to chat with the other participants .

- - #1579

I completed this course earlier in the week. Fantastic!

Tuition is clear and easy to follow, and Jan is on hand to guide you through any techniques you may find tricky and offer alternatives where appropriate.

Can't wait to see the result. As a practicing fine artist, I enjoyed stretching my repertoire and discovering a new area of work to consider.

I would recommend this course for any stage in the artistic journey, from beginner to pro.

- - #1433

A great day learning the basics of glass fusion including some good theory of tools materials and techniques and interspersed with lots of practical work, developing techniques and the designing and making a large piece of my own, with good support from Jan. A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing day, totally absorbed in creative glass work. The lunch was great too.

- - #877

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