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Description

Have you ever considered getting a small group of family or friends together to spend the day being creative, learning new skills and making memories to cherish. You don’t need to have any prior experience of using glass! It’s such an amazing medium with which to work and you will be surprised at the many ways you can create objects and jewellery with the selection of sheet & accessory glass.
You will be supported, encouraged & inspired throughout the day and will make an average of 4 pieces. Items which can be made are coasters, candle holders, sun catchers, jewellery, greeting cards, seasonal decorations, soap or trinket dishes etc. These will be fired after the workshop and Helen will add any finishing touches ( eg ribbons, jewellery attachments etc) and will deliver the finished items back to the venue after approximately 7-10 days ( or post for a cost of £3.50 to cover packaging and postage)

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Helen will drive to you ( & return to deliver the finished items) will provide all materials & equipment needed for the workshop and with over 22 years teaching experience you are sure to receive the patient guidance you need to realise your own creative potential.

Maker

Helen Cooper at Butterfly Effect Studio

Venue

Butterfly Effect Art & Craft Studio
Shipston on Stour
Stratford-Upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV36 5DL

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Father's Day
  • Hearing impaired
  • Mother's Day
  • Pet lovers
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Spooky
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Wheelchair users

Duration

5 hours (flexible times to suit)

Gold Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.

Reviews

In-person course
Pamela - - #35854

It was the first time I have ever tried fused glass. I was very nervous when I went into the class but Helen immediately put me at my ease and clearly explained the process. Helen had brought items to show the finished products and encouraged us to experiment with all the lovely coloured glass she had brought along. She was available at each stage and gave me confidence. It was a lovely workshop - only 8 of us so individual attention. The pieces we had created were taken off by Helen for firing and were delivered a few days later - wonderful! So exciting to see the pieces. I will definitely be booking on another course!!!

In-person course
Kathy - - #35799

Just enjoyed another fabulous fused glass workshop with Helen.
Really pleased with the pieces. Helen is so encouraging and helpful during the session. The extensive materials supplied during the workshop means a vast choice of colours of all shapes and sizes. The finished items are returned quickly and beautifully presented. I look forward to another session in 2022

In-person course
Jane - - #35746

Helen is a fantastic teacher giving you as much help as you need to make fabulous pieces of glass art. It was like Christmas Day when my work returned from being fired. Even the packaging was first-rate.
I will definitely be doing another course!

In-person course
Kate - - #35522

Thoroughly enjoyable morning making pendants and a candle holder. Helen was calm, cheerful and explained clearly. Had a lovely time choosing the coloured glass and nuggets - like being in a sweetie shop!

In-person course
Sue Lambert - - #35444

What a brilliant workshop! I developed a brand new skill under the expert - and kind - guidance of Helen and was just delighted with the outcome. Would recommend without hesitation. Thanks Helen, you're a star.

Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:

Hi Sue, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of the fused glass workshop, what a lovely review! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed it and was very impressed with your creations too. I’ll keep you posted about my future dates and it would be great to see you further develop your skills.

In-person course
Angela Powell - - #35112

What a fabulous way to switch off for a few hours! I did the 3hr course and was amazed at how much we were all able to make! Especially as we enjoyed a lovely lunch at Oscos within that time. Helen made glass fusing so accessible to all and her enthusiasm was infectious. Once our creative juices kicked in, there was no stopping us! I was over the moon with the results of my pendant necklace, coaster and soap dish. I'd love to do a full day's course to truly immerse myself.

Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:

Hi Angela, thanks for taking the time to leave a review, I do appreciate it. I’m delighted that you enjoyed the workshop, it was a lively group that day, plenty of fun and giggles but lots of creativity too. Your pieces were really fabulous, great colour palette. And I agree, OSCO’s is a great venue too. I look forward to seeing you at one of my full day workshops in the future.

In-person course
Pamela Collins - - #35106

I went to one of Helen's 5-hour workshops and I'm so glad I did. I am a complete novice, but we were provided with a great array of materials and all the tools we needed to complete several items. Helen's a great teacher; helpful and encouraging. After quite a brief introduction on the main things to remember, we were off. We created what we wanted, to our own design, but she knew just when to step in with invaluable guidance.

If you're thinking of doing one of Helen's workshops - go for it. Not only will you have an enjoyable afternoon, you'll have a lovely sense of achievement when you see your finished items.

Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:

Hello Pamela, this was so thoughtful of you to submit the review, I do appreciate it. I was pleased you enjoyed the day and what beautiful pieces you created, especially the tea light holders, I remember these were going to be gifts and I’m sure the recipients were delighted. It would be great to see you again at one of the workshops, I’ll keep you posted of any new dates.

In-person course
Claire P - - #35080

I attended one of Helen's fused glass workshops at the Butterfly Effect Studio with two family members and a friend. It was a brilliant experience which we thoroughly enjoyed and we left very proud of all the things we had made. We were a mixed group of absolute novice to more experienced crafters, all new to fused glass. Helen's kind, supportive and effective tuition enabled all of us to achieve some impressive fused glass makes. She creates a very relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere as she shares her talent with you. I thoroughly recommend this and trying any of her courses.

Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:

Hi Claire, thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to submit this review. I’m thrilled you all enjoyed the workshop as a brief introduction to fused glass. Each one of you created something amazing and I enjoyed your enthusiasm and company. I hope to see you at future workshops and perhaps we can encourage David to have another go at joining us in our creative adventures!

In-person course
Jackie A - - #35067

I have done a couple of fused glass courses with Helen, and have really enjoyed them. Helen is a fantastic teacher; she is patient and encouraging, and full of knowledge about the subject. Her calm and supportive manner instantly puts the students at ease, and she is always on hand with ideas and constructive comments, if needed. Helen goes above and beyond to make sure that all students have something to take away that they can be proud of. She provides all the materials needed, as well as plenty of refreshments for hungry and thirsty crafters!
I would not hesitate to recommend one of Helen's courses to anyone wishing to try their hand at crafting.

Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:

Hi Jackie, that’s so kind of you to write your review, I really do appreciate it. It’s always great having your company, you are keen to learn new methods of working with a range of materials/techniques and I’m sure the recipients of your fused glass gifts were thrilled.
Now all we need to do is sort out your felted nativity tableau, hopefully in time for this Christmas, no pressure!

In-person course
Joan Mealing - - #35026

Really enjoyed the glass class, good value. Helen was good at assisting with ideas - would love to do another class.

Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:

Good morning Joan, thank you for taking the time to submit your review. I’m delighted you enjoyed the workshop and really impressed with the pieces you made. It was a lovely group on that particular day and as well as beautiful glass creations I gather friendships were made too. I hope to see you at future workshops so that you can further develop your skills.

In-person course
Kathryn Filsell - - #35024

My self and 3 others attended one of Helens fused glass courses of which all of us enjoyed the experience, the day spent with Helen was enlightening, creative, friendly and calm. I can highly recommend her course.

Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:

Hi Kathryn, thanks for taking the time to submit this review, I appreciate it. It was lovely meeting you and I was impressed with your fabulous tea light , it had a tranquil seaside feel. It would be great to see you at another workshop once birthdays, holidays etc are finished.

In-person course
Josie Carn - - #35006

I booking a glass fusion workshop ,which was sorted through great communication.
What a delight to meet you Helen. Instructions were given with enthusiasm and encouragement. Your teaching skills were second to non. We couldn't wait to get started. Throughout the workshop you Recognised very quickly when individual help was needed and therefore the results of our items were fabulous. Even the not so arty of us. Your enthusiasm was infectious. Myself and my friend were hooked. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day. So much so ,we are all so looking forward to our next workshop with you! Totally recommend you to everyone.
Thank you so much. 👏🏻😊

Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:

Hi Josie, I’m touched by your kind review, thank you so much for taking the time. It was so lovely to meet you and your friends in such a beautiful setting and I enjoyed how positively you all responded to the demonstrations/ advice. Each one of you had your own style, this was very satisfying for me to see and I was so pleased ( but not surprised) that you were all thrilled with your creations they were stunning! Thank you for getting your group together and I hope to see you at future workshops.

In-person course
Sue M - - #34992

I attended one of Helen’s 2 hour fused glass workshops and it was fabulous. She is a wonderful tutor who clearly knows how to bring out the artistic talent in everyone. Drawing on her expertise, Helen provided a rich assortment of materials for us to explore and use. The result was an array of items reflecting the individuals who crafted them and each one was simply beautiful - a lastingly memory of a joyous experience. With lots of tips and advice and clearly a passion for sharing her skills, Helen’s encouragement and enthusiasm for the medium shines through - I am now totally hooked! Thank you Helen :)

Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:

Hi Sue, that’s a really thoughtful review, thanks for taking the time to submit it. It was so lovely to meet you at the village hall and I’m delighted you enjoyed it. It sounds like you’ll be taking your explorations into fused glass further so please just shout if I can help with anything. I think you’ve got ‘the glass bug!’, I did warn you, it’s addictive! Hope to see you at another workshop once things settle down with your busy schedule.

In-person course
Kirstian - - #34986

Really enjoyed this day long glass fusing class. I left with a wide range of items made and ready to be fired. I had tried fusing in the past but was able to try new techniques and really loved the laid back atmosphere. My friend attended and we had a great catch up whilst being creative and enjoying tea and lovely cake!

Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:

Hi Kirstian, thank you for taking the time to submit this review and I’m delighted you both enjoyed it. I hope your family are also enjoying using their beautiful handmade dishes, they were beautifully unique. I agree, the homemade cake was delicious (but sadly not homemade by me!) but glad you enjoyed that too, just a little something to keep creativity flowing!

In-person course
Amanda Edkins - - #34933

My daughter and I went to one of Helens fused glass courses, we had never done this before, we thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon! I would definitely recommend trying any of Helens work shops, as you will learn a lot and bring home a beautiful creations, we both made earrings a necklace and even had time to make a sun catcher.
Helen is very encouraging and good at explaining different techniques, she has a very warm personality which puts everyone at ease. Helen is a great teacher!

Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:

Hi Amanda, that was so kind of you to put such a positive review of the workshop. I’m thrilled you and Annie enjoyed it, you were both so enthusiastic & both selected beautiful colour palettes with which to work ( I’ve included a photo on the listing) and Annie really captured the texture of feathers on her sun catcher. I hope to see you both again soon.

In-person course
Clare Ashby - - #34918

I was a bit nervous as I went alone to the class and I hadn’t tried this craft before but I needed have been worried. Helen Cooper is a wonderful teacher, she was welcoming, friendly, encouraging and informative. I felt at ease and she made me feel as if I could trust my own instincts when I was creating my pieces of work.
I had a lovely time and was thrilled with my finished pieces.
The class was great value for money and everything was provided.
I would thoroughly recommend this craft course and any being taught by Helen.

Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:

Morning Clare, I was touched by your review and really appreciate you taking the time to submit it. I could see that you enjoy being creative as you responded so positively & enthusiastically to everything demonstrated/suggested. The pieces you designed were really fabulous, you selected such uplifting colours & worked so conscientiously. Great spending time with you and I’m delighted you enjoyed the workshop.

In-person course
Karen - - #34917

Took my mum for her birthday, we had the most fabulous day. Made lots of pieces under Helens tutoring. She was patient and kind and we were delighted with our creations. She had even decorated the table for my mum - so thoughtful!

I am not at all artistic but love to have a go - i am proudly displaying my coasters! I’d recommend this course to anyone it was great fun and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Don’t hesitate book now!

Response from Butterfly Effect Studio:

Hi Karen, I really appreciate you taking time to write a review , such kind words too!
I’m delighted you both enjoyed the day- a lovely way to celebrate your mum’s birthday. I know you repeated a few times that you’re not at all artistic but you used colours and shapes very intuitively and the pieces you created were beautiful so I think you are!
It was great spending time with you both and I hope you enjoy your next ‘creative adventure’ in October.

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