Fused Glass Gifts | Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Fused Glass Gifts at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Fused Glass Gifts at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Price: £45.00 Starts: 02/12/2017 Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Tutor: Cathy Barcham Ends: 02/12/2017 Location: Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: SAT Duration: 1 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22 to put your name on a waiting list and register your interest. We will then contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

About this course

There is little more satisfying than producing beautiful gifts for yourself, your friends and your family.Here is a chance to produce some decorative pieces for yourself or as small Christmas gifts while learning or refining a craft skill. On this one-day course you will learn to enjoy creating small fused glass items such as coasters and pendants. These will be kiln fired and ready for collection 10 days later.

How will I be taught?

The course provides an environment in which the student can gain knowledge and skills in basic techniques of fusing. The tutor will use a variety of teaching methods, including one to one tutorials, group discussions, critiques and tutor guided workshop practise. By the end of the day you will have produced a variety of small decorative fused glass items. Your tutor will discuss your progress with you on an individual basis.

What do I need to bring with me?

Students should bring their own paper and pencils.
The materials requirements of each student and the amount and type of glass differs widely so you will be asked by the tutor to pay for any materials you use on an individual basis which will amount to about £10 payable on the day.
There will be an hour for lunch.
Health and Safety:
You must wear closed toe shoes
All masks, gloves and ear defenders will be supplied if necessary
No drinks are allowed in the studio because of the possible risks of contamination.

What can I do next?

Courses are designed to progress students to higher levels of the craft and also to support application to Access to Art and Degree Foundation courses or relevant Craft, Art and Design Degree courses.

What do I need to join the course

All are welcome although please note that a degree of manual dexterity is required.The course is suitable for all students, both novices and those who have some stained glass experience. Students will be instructed in the basic principles of glass fusing and produce finished small fused gifts.

About the Tutor: Cathy Barcham

Cathy Barcham is an artist with many years’ experience in stained glass and design; many of her qualifications were obtained while studying glass here at Tonbridge Adult education centre. She has completed a postgraduate in glass and design at St Martins in London. She has been teaching in adult education for several years.
‘I first trained in fine art, and for the past years I have been experimenting and exploring the medium of glass as an additional means of expression. I have exploited the medium of glass to translate ideas, layering colours and the dynamics of the figure into sculptural forms and creating narrative panels, combining fused glass with metals, stains and oxides.’

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Getting there

Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Avebury Avenue
Tonbridge And Malling

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code TON/53443/F/LC.
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