Course Overview

Course Overview
Learn how to work with glass, designing and making your own creations. Mixed level
The course is for anyone who has an interest in stained glass techniques and/or beginners looking for a new creative hobby that is both rewarding and therapeutic. No previous knowledge and experience needed. Prosp Is This Right For Me
The complete beginner will gain knowledge and practical experience of a range of glass techniques used to design and make 2D stained glass items. During the course you will: Explore the different tooling, materials and techniques used for making stained glass items together with their qualities, Cover health and safety procedures relevant to the craft and techniques, Learn about the use of colour, line and texture to inform the design of stained glass items, Make two 2D stained glass items using leaded came and copper foil. For those with experience will have the choice of constructing any of the samples above and/or using your own time to design and make your own individual stained glass items. You will be encouraged to keep a reflective diary, as a fundamental part of the creative process. Prosp What Will I Learn
The tutor will provide small group demonstrations of the techniques, tooling, materials and equipment used in the design and making of stained glass items such as panels, sun catchers, lamp shades, wall lights, mirrors, terrariums, clocks, boxes etc. The relevant techniques being further developed through practical exercises and the construction of your own individual item(s) where you can work at your level and own pace. Prosp How Will I Learn
You will not gain a formal qualification but you may request a Certificate of Attendance from your tutor, to be given out at the end of the course. Prosp Qualification
Community Learning MK is planning future courses in the design and making of 2D and 3D creative glasswork items. Your tutor will be able to give you specific information about any of these courses. Prosp Next Steps
For the first session it is not necessary for beginners to bring anything. Glass, tools and equipment are provided. However, a fee will be required to cover the costs of making your leaded panel and sun catcher. Please bring £22 to cover this cost which is payable directly to the tutor at the beginning of the first session. Improvers planning to design and make their own individual items will need to plan and purchase your own materials but will have the use of tools and equipment. If you are in possession of safety glasses, you may like to bring these with you. Please note that the solder and came you use contains lead. You may wish to bring cotton gloves to protect your skin when handling it, although vinyl gloves are available at the centre. Prosp Please Bring
08/06/2021 Format
2.00 hours per week
7 weeks