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About the Course
This is a short introductory course for those who want to learn more about fused glass - melting glass together in a kiln.
Who is this course for
This course is aimed at beginners. No prior knowledge of Glass or Art and Design is needed. This is a short introductory course for those who want to learn more about fused glass - melting glass together in a kiln. You will learn to cut glass and the basic principles of glass fusing.
What does this course cover
The course will introduce students to basic fusing techniques within glass. You will learn to cut straight lines and curves and make a coaster and a pendant and one other small project. We will look at lots of samples and materials and briefly go through firing schedules
What you should be able to do by the end of the course:
1. Have a basic understanding of fusing techniques.
2. Demonstrate how to safely cut glass.
3. Have completed making a coaster and a pendant.
What will it be like
The teaching and learning methods we use on the course:
The techniques are taught by demonstrations and slides/images. I also have lots of samples to illustrate different processes and handouts.
How we assess your progress on the course:
We'll have an informal chat about the work produced on day one, and go through any questions that may arise.
The maximum size that you can work to is 20cm x 20cm or what will fit on a round kiln shelf. If you want to work on a larger scale the tutor will advise in class - it is possible to hire kiln space at Lead and Light.
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What's included in the price?
All materials for the course are provided.
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