Crafts in the Valley - Beginners Glass Fusing Workshops in Todmorden, West Yorkshire

Duration: One full day.

Price: £70

Run by: Melanie Louise
at Crafts in the Valley


Creative with Nature Studio and Gallery
22 Rochdale Road
West Yorkshire
OL14 7LD

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About the Course

Beginners Fused Glass Workshop in the Creative with Nature studio gallery in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

Workshops start at 10.30 am and finish at 4.30 pm.
This workshop is ideal for those who fancy a relaxing and peaceful day of creativity. It is a brilliant workshop which allows participants to be introduced to the wonderful world of Glass Fusing. The techniques used are easy to pick up and you will create a range of beautiful glass items that can be treasured or given away as special gifts.

During the workshop you will make a set of dichroic glass jewellery combining a pendant with matching earrings or ring. You will hand-decoupage a jewellery box to keep your beautiful sparkly jewels in! On the workshop you will learn how to score and cut glass to make a hanging star and you will also create a coaster and a slump dish! All this in one day with time for a delicious lunch and cheeky glass of wine at a local cafe.
I offer these workshops to individuals and private groups, they are designed for art and craft lovers, beginners or experienced crafters, and for those who simply want to enjoy a creative day out. The workshops have proved popular with mothers and daughters, couples and family and friends who wish to spend some quality time together. Lots of participants come and their own and enjoying meeting friendly, new people. The workshops are run from the light and airy Creative with Nature gallery in Todmorden, the neighboring town to Hebden Bridge in the Calder Valley. The gallery is an exciting and inspiring venue with changing exhibitions and willow weaving work created by local artists and crafts people.

I am currently running full day workshops in Felted Textiles and Beginners Glass Fusing with an option to book private workshops in Experimental Printing and Mosaics. I run one Fused Glass and Felting workshop per month for individuals to book onto, with extra dates available for private group bookings. Workshops have a maximum of eight participants. I am a fully qualified Art and Design teacher who has taught GCSE and A Level Art for the past 15 years. I have been running art and craft workshops for adults for 6 years. My previous craft company was called Crafts Afloat.

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

What's included in the price?

Workshops include morning pastries with cups of tea and fresh coffee. Lunch is served at a local cafe, where you can choose from a delicious selection of soups, salads, bakes and pasta dishes, served with a soft drink or a glass of wine, to help get the creative juices flowing! Tea and coffee are served throughout the day with sweet treats and cake in the afternoon. After a day of Creative Escapism with Crafts in the Valley you will feel relaxed, inspired and a little bit spoilt!

No extra costs during the workshop. Glass items need to be collected once fired. Items can be posted, postage and packaging costs £8.

Want to review this course?

I did this course in January, I had never done any glass craft before. Melanie Louise showed us how to cut the glass and how to use the various techniques to decorate our pieces. There were 9 people on the course so Melanie Louise was able to spend lots of time with each of us helping and advising. We made a coaster, drop bowl, star and jewellery. It was exciting waiting to see what our work would look like after the firing so it was good to see our work on the FB as it came out of the kiln and even more exciting when it arrived at my house in the post. I was very pleased with my pieces. It was a very enjoyable day and the lunch in a local restaurant was really good too

- - #13341

This was a perfect way to spend a Saturday in a really creative space, with a fantastic teacher and a lovely group of people. Lunch was included, we made loads of things, brilliant value, definitely do another course with Melanie.

- - #12856

We had a fabulous day with Melanie. She is a very good tutor and we made lots of items on the day. I made a coaster, a dish, a star, a pendant and earings and decorated a small box.
All the materials were included as were drinks, snacks and lunch.
Melanie managed to get round the group and give loads of help and support.
Treat yourself and get booked on the next course.

- - #12804

Thoroughly enjoyable day. Learnt lots of techniques, great range of materials to experiment with, inspiring tuition. Relaxed, supportive environment and lovely lunch. Recommend it. A great treat for yourself or someone else!

- - #12724

A smashing creative day with excellent tutoring from Melanie, a great number of items made on the day and advice given individually too. I will certainly do another craft course with Melanie.

- - #12719

Lovely day, really informative and well paced. Great attention to detail, fabulous food, and so many different materials to experiment with. To come away with so many finished pieces is great. Excellent value too. Highly recommended.

- - #12707

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 25th March 2018
Sunday 22nd April 2018
Saturday 19th May 2018
Sunday 24th June 2018

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