Fused Glass for Beginners
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About the Course
Koru Arts courses are run in a beautiful light setting. This working glass studio is situated in a converted farm building on the outskirts of Medstead, Hampshire. If you cannot manage the published dates please do enquire as we can add additional dates throughout the year subject to studio schedules.
Spend the day having fun learning how to make your own fused glass. With no more than 4 to a class we can ensure you will get all the help and attention you need from our Glass tutors, Jan Simpson and Alison Smith. A good technical overview of glass fusing is given
Learn how to how to handle and cut glass safely and understand the processes we use. See us demonstrate how to use different grades of glass, including Frits, Sheet Glass, Rods, Stringers.
Spend the afternoon using what you have learnt to make one or more pieces of your choice and design under our expert guidance and supervision.
We will fuse and shape your pieces in the kiln and can then post them to you or arrange for you to collect them within two weeks of your course.
Full payment for courses is due on booking. Fees are non refundable within 30 days of your course unless we can fill your place. Please note that we can accept payment online by debit or credit card, by bank transfer or in person.
If you book as a group of three or more people you will receive a 10% discount and you may book on a day to suit you - subject to availability. Please contact us to discuss your date requirements and make your booking.
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?
No previous experience of glass fusing is required and all materials and tools are supplied. Lunch is not included, however we have a fridge and microwave facilities for those wishing to use them. Please bring a sketchbook, pencils and a packed lunch with you. Drinks, Cakes and Biscuits will be supplied throughout the day. Clothes should be loose, layered and comfortable. Please ensure your legs and feet are covered and wear plenty of layers as the temperature can vary in the studio.
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.
Jules Hayward - - #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.
Sue Watson - - #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 .
Liz Cooper - - #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.
Chris Ivory - - #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.
D wilkinson - - #877
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Course Start DatesMonday 9th April 2018
Tuesday 15th May 2018
Saturday 1st September 2018
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