'Kiss my glass'. Build a sculpture or lamp using upcycled glass and scrap metal

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Description

Create unique & elegant sculptures combining recycled glass & scrap metal. An intensive two-day scrap metal and recycled glass workshop, suitable for all levels of experience. The day will start with demonstrations (and some theory) on the tools and facilities available. First of all we will look at what is possible and create some loose designs and then we will be jumping straight in to the scrap metal and glass pile and getting our hands dirty. You will learn, mig welding, cutting , grinding, brazing and working with scrap metal and found objects. Glass cutting, drilling grinding, copper foil, stained glass and cold working skills. How to design and plan your project's work flow. Throughout the day participants will be shown all the skills and techniques needed in order to complete their chosen project in the time available. We offer practical, artistic and problem solving advice, if needed. The course is a very hands-on, student-led style of workshop, where everyone will choose their own project, set their own working pace, and go home having made an item of original hand made creative metal and glass craft. There will be a large quantity of interesting pieces of scrap metal: coloured glass, bottles, jars and objects, feel free to bring your own or choose from ours, some are included in the course price. Some extra special pieces may cost a little extra, so do bring cash. There is also a large selection of stained glass scraps to upcycle. We have mood boards to inspire your designs and help with some suggestions for anyone who has a creative block on the day. We can also advise on equipment choices for those who really get the welding and/or glass bug! We often have people return to us having set themselves up with the kit, and want extra tuition to get the results they want. Tools available include: MIG welders Angle Grinders Cut-off Saw Pillar drill Roller Brazing equipment Oxy-propane torch for heat bending and cutting Stained and cold working glass tools and machinery ...and many hand tools! Group sizes are between four and six participants to two teachers. Children aged 10+ years must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Teenagers 16 -18 will need a parent or guardian to sign a disclaimer. Apart from the skills and creativity, we aim for us to all have a really enjoyable day! We hope to hear from you soon.

What's included in the price?

Most materials and consumables included. All tools, equipment and PPE (personal protective equipment) Tea, coffee and biscuits

Duration

2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Limited mobility
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Stag dos
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends
  • Intermediate level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • UK Holiday
  • Parking provided
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Venue

Unit 2, 126 Albert Road, St Phillips, Bristol, Bristol, BS2 0YA