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Course code: QCXT603P
Subject area: Art & Design
Study level: Part Time
Course level: U
10:00am - 4:00pm
4th Mar 2023 - 4th Mar 2023
01235 555 585
During this workshop you will be able to extend your skills and techniques involved in Glass Fusing and Slumping. We will make two items during the days. This course is project based and the aim is to learn different fusing techniques. It will give you the opportunity to experiment with a variety of fusing ideas and glass materials.
Project 1: Op Art. Inspired by the art style of the 1960s you will learn how to create optical illusions in your glass. We will create an illusion of movement like swelling or warping within the glass. Different colour combinations and patterns can be considered to create a very unique glass platter.
Project 2: Glass Fused Mosaic. Design a picture by inlaying small pieces of glass and then grouting it with glass powders to create an intricate and colourful glass ‘painting’. Your glass mosaic will be fused together. You can either create a small wall hanging or a shallow slumped platter which will involve a second firing.
Skills/Techniques Covered• Design techniques and special effects• Fusing processes• Glass Cutting Techniques• Melting glass stringers over a flame.• Preparation of moulds for slumping• Health and Safety when working with glass materials
Please bring with you:• a sketchbook/notebook and pen • photos, patterns and pictures to use as inspiration • a dust mask • an apron• an old but clean dishcloth is useful• wear closed-toe shoes
Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.
You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.
16 - 18 Fee
Tuition Fee: £42.00Exam Fee: £0.00Materials: £45.00
Total Cost: £87.00
19+ Reduced Fee
Tuition Fee: £25.20Exam Fee: £0.00Materials: £45.00
Total Cost: £70.20