Fused Glass Flowers for Beginners half-day workshop

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Description

Fused Glass Flowers - Glass Fusing Workshop for Beginners Make two Fused Glass Flowers & Learn simple fused glass techniques in this half-day mini workshop. "A really well planned and researched class, a great learning experience!" - Cate Our half-day or 2-session evening course is a great introduction to simple glass fusing techniques, with time to make two funky fused glass flowers. The course will give you an appreciation of some of the key materials used in fusing, plus an insight in to kiln operation and firing schedules. In advance of Armistice day in November, we run a special Poppy Workshop, which includes a donation of £10 to the Royal British Legion on your behalf. With a maximum of 6 students you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class. You'll learn how to cut glass shapes under our expert guidance, and then cut the petal shapes for your two flowers from clear glass from a choice of patterns designed to fuse together well. We'll introduce you to the key tools and techniques needed to successfully cut your glass shapes and prepare them ready for the next session a week later.... You'll then decorate your petal shapes using coloured glass frits and powders and crushed clear glass to your own colour and design themes. We'll also share with you the basics of Coefficient of Expansion and Compatibility of glass, the use of moulds and the firing schedules to be used for fusing your flowers - essential knowledge if you'd like to do more fusing in the future. Once your petal shapes are decorated you'll lay them out ready to be fired. Your pieces will be fired flat and then fired again in a mould to give the curved flower shape. After firing your flowers will be ready for you to mount on the metal stems we provide. Your finished flowers can be 'planted' indoors or outside in your garden!

What's included in the price?

The course cost per person includes: - All glass materials for the flowers including clear glass, frits and powders - Two steel, powder-coated metal stems to mount your flowers on - approx 30cm tall - Full tuition throughout - Use of tools and protective gear - Refreshments during the workshop - 1 tutor, maximum class size 6 people - All your flowers to take home after firing - Eligibility for our Project Day Programme with preferential prices for project firings - Afternoon class runs from 1-30pm to 5-30pm (approx) at our Northants studio - Special Poppy class runs in late October, with your poppies fired and ready in advance of Armistice Day

Duration

½ days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts

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Vitreus Art

with Craft Courses since 2012

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Limited mobility
  • Father's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Mother's Day
  • Public transport
  • Parking provided
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Corporate days out & team building
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FAQs

Sadly not - due to the nature of the materials our classes are for adults only.

Yes.
With all one-day and longer stained glass classes we include an info pack with details of the tools you've used and suppliers plus reminders of techniques used. This isn't included in half-day classes.
We'll be delighted to help you decided what's needed.

For fusing classes we're happy to advise on tools, materials and kilns on request.

Materials are included in all beginners classes - fusing and stained glass.
Please bring reading glasses if you use them, and sturdy fully enclosed shoes (no sandals).
Aprons, googles and gloves are provided where needed.

Because you will be using lead and solder containing lead on stained glass classes.
Lead is known to pose a higher risk to babies than to adults.

We welcome participating friends or partners.
Sadly there isn't room at most classes for non-participating friends or partners.

Of course!
Fused glass will need to be collected after firing - we will contact you when ready.

This depends on which class you're planning to book.
For stained glass classes - it will be difficult to complete the class if you have severe arthritis or similar.

For fused glass classes - we suggest you choose a class which doesn't involve glass cutting - feel free to contact us to discuss.

If the class you're planning to book is described as 'for beginners' then yes!
Some of our classes are for improvers - these are described as such in the listing.

We have GF and Vegan biscuits in stock normally.
We will bring in non-dairy milk if advised in advance.

Lunches, where included, are provided by the Bell Cafe nearby which caters for intolerances, vegetarians and vegans.

Yes - plenty!

Yes, with level access via a ramp and accessible toilet.

Venue

Vitreus Art at Bell Plantation, Watling Street, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6GX

Booking options

Flowers PM
10:30 - 13:30
£99.00 See dates
New format PM
14:30 - 17:30
£99.00 See dates