Crafts in the Valley - Beginners Glass Fusing Workshops in Todmorden, West Yorkshire
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Beginners Fused Glass Workshop in the Creative with Nature studio gallery in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.
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.
This was a very interesting and informative course, i booked this as a surprise for my Wife as she loves fused glass jewellery, but i think i enjoyed the day more than she did!
Melanie is a great teacher, she took the time to make sure everyone understood the steps to move forward, and gave us creative freedom in our pieces.
course pace and structure was excellent, we never felt rushed and each person on the course went through the multiple stages to create our own masterpieces!
as an extra the lunch provided was delicious.
we are already looking forward to booking the next course.
allan thomas - - #17521
I can 100% recommend Melanie's fused glass course held at Creative with Nature in Todmorden. As a novice on the subject, I found her tutoring easy to follow and relaxed.
All materials are provided for the pieces you make and with lunch and refreshments thrown in, this is a very reasonably priced, fun day.
The booking process was straight forward and Melanie is a good communicator throughout.
Please go and do the workshop.. You will LOVE it!
Niki Bodell - - #17186
Fantastic one day course. Achieved more than ever thought possible!
Sarah - - #17026
I love Melanie's courses, she's such a patient teacher and has a great eye for detail, she really brings out the best in her students and I really like how relaxed and taken care of I feel. xx
joe gregory - - #16852
I had a lovely day creating fused glass star, slump dish, coaster and earrings. Cant believe we achieved so much in one day. Lovely people and excellent instruction from Melanie hope to go to the next level workshop. Cant wait to collect my creations. Thank you all for a great day in the workshop. Julie J
Julie Johnson - - #15497
What an absolutely fabulous day. I have never done glass fusing before so was nervous about how I would get on. I needn’t have worried Melanie Louise walked us through each piece. The day was relaxed and fun and we had a lovely lunch. If you are worried about going on your own don’t, I had a wonderful day. To top it off I have some lovely glass. I have already booked my next course.
Christine Heaton - - #15267
My daughter and I had a brilliant time on the glass fusing workshop in May. Melanie taught us lots of new skills at a steady pace which resulted in several completed items at the end of the day. It was so well organised that there was even time for a lovely ,relaxed lunch. Would highly recommend this day . We enjoyed it so much we’re hoping to book on the follow up workshop in Oct!
Janet Terry - - #15221
This was a very enjoyable course, which covered a surprising variety of work through the day. Starting off with practising cutting glass, we made a hanging star after adding the colour. We followed this with a coaster, a slump dish and, for me, cufflinks. We also decorated a small box to put smaller items in, as others had done earrings and necklace. Lots of help was given by Melanie, the tutor, who also treated us to cake and coffee. A lovely meal was had at lunch. So much packed into one day. Looking forward to a follow on course.
JohnM - - #14586
This was an amazing day. I had never done any glass work before and neither had my husband who I badgered into coming with me. We both had a really brilliant day and can't wait to try out more courses. My husband keeps on talking about it and has been converted to crafts! Melanie was really patient and helpful with lots of advice and encouragement throughout the day. On top of this we enjoyed an excellent lunch with wine and cakes & coffee. Truly fantastic value and a course that I wholeheartedly recommend to all.
Hazel Starnes - - #13978
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
Suzanne - - #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.
Imogen Storey - - #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.
Heather Ward - - #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!
Kath Ferguson - - #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.
Alicia Wright - - #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.
Rebekah Fozard - - #12707
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Course Start DatesSunday 20th January 2019
Sunday 3rd February 2019
Sunday 3rd March 2019
Sunday 7th April 2019
Sunday 23rd June 2019
- Accessible by public transport
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Suitable for stag and hen dos
- Teen friendly
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