In-person course
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Turning Up the Heat - 2-day Glass Fusing Course for Intermediates with Vitreus Art

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Description

Glass Fusing Weekend Course - Turning Up The Heat Learn a variety of fused glass techniques in 2 days - suitable for those who've done some fusing before. Our 'Turning Up the Heat' course is a great way to develop your fusing skills with time to make several projects within a structure created for anyone who's done some basic fusing already. This course runs over two consecutive weekend days - the date advertised here is the first of two. The course runs on the Saturday and Sunday of the same weekend. The course will boost your essential technical skills and expand your understanding of the materials used in fusing. You'll also learn about kiln operation and firing schedules. With a maximum of 4 students, you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class. "Very well thought out and very Covid friendly!" - Carol The course structure is divided into several sessions, each covering key techniques. Session 1 - Learn how to cut glass accurately, including cutting opaque fusible glass - a valuable skill for fusers advancing beyond using just frits and powders Session 2 - Looking at the design of fusing projects, covering which materials can be used where in a design, and how the placement of your fusible materials affects the end result. Session 3 - Create three projects: Create a piece to be slumped using the tack fusing technique Create a piece to be draped using the tack fusing technique Create a piece using solid sections of glass, sitting next to each other Day Two: Session 4 - Overview of Kilns, moulds, and how to prepare each Session 5 - Creating card stencils for a screen-printed fused project and then making your screen-printed design using fusible glass powders Session 6 - Create a kiln-carved piece using stencils and fibre paper Session 7 - Discuss firing schedules, key elements of kiln programming and the importance of correct annealing Our aim is for you to enjoy the course, learn much more about making fused glass art than our 1-day classes can cover and, after firing, take home a number of pieces of fused glass of your own design! The course cost of £285 per person includes: All materials required; Full tuition throughout; Use of tools and protective gear; Lunch and Refreshments during the course; Maximum class size 4 people; Info pack to keep with information on glass and tools used, kiln schedules used, plus reminders on techniques - emailed as PDF All your work to take home after firing; Eligibility for our Project Day Programme with preferential prices for project firings; Class runs from 10.30 am on day one to 5 pm on day two with breaks for lunch at our Northants studio. Please note - the date specified is the first of two days; the course cost includes both days and it is necessary to be able to attend both days on the dates specified.

What's included in the price?

All materials and kiln firings Use of pro tools and protective gear Refreshments and lunch on both days Course notes

Duration

2 days (10:30am to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

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

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Vitreus Art

with Craft Courses since 2012

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Venue

Vitreus Art at Bell Plantation, Watling Street, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6GX

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Intermediate level
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