In this course you will learn the technique of mosaicing with stained glass on thick acrylic to produce a beautiful little bird stake for your garden. The piece you produce will be robust and frost proof. Initially you will learn simple glass cutting techniques, as well as how to use a glass grinder. You will be taught how to glue your glass on to the acrylic to avoid grout bleed, and will be taught how to grout your final piece. You will be provided with a pre-cut and drilled acrylic base as well as a metal stake. You will be able to choose the shape of your bird from two possible shapes provided. There will be design templates provided, but you are welcome to bring your own ideas or we can work on one together on the day. Bird books are available. Initially everyone will be taught about how cut glass and how to approach the project. Each process will be clearly demonstrated. After that you can work at your own speed. We will be aiming to grout in the late afternoon, but if you would prefer to work on the glass cutting and gluing elements all day, you will be sent home with grout and detailed instructions on how to do it at home. Small groups will enable one to one help to be available all day. The studio is well ventilated, and has a HEPA filter. Please bring an apron and a packed lunch (you will not be able to purchase one close by).
What's included in the price?
All materials and tools will be provided. Refreshments will also be provided. Please bring an apron and a packed lunch (there is nowhere to buy one close by).
6½ hours (10:00am to 4:30pm)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
Yvette Green is a stained glass mosaic artist based in Gloucestershire. Originally from South Africa, Yvette trained in Botany and Education before working in mosaics for the last 13 years. Yvette mosaicked one of the large hares for the Cirencester March Hare Festival, 2014 and also for the Cotswold Hare Trail in 2017. She is a member of the Cotswold Craftsmen and the British Association of Modern Mosaics. She is excited about teaching her techniques and spreading some mosaic love.
- Parking provided
- Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
- Hen dos
- Suitable for beginners
- Intermediate level