Glass Fusion - Introduction to Glass Fusion

Course code: QCXR603P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday

8th Oct 2022 - 8th Oct 2022

Cheney School

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

This course is an introduction to the skills and techniques involved in glass fusing and slumping. We will make two items during the day; a bowl/platter and either coasters, a light catcher or a wind chime. You will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of ideas and glass materials.

Project 1: You can create either a small wall hanging, coaster or a wind chime. You will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of glass materials including frits, confetti, glass powders and even melting stringers over a flame.
Project 2: You will learn techniques to design your own sheet of art glass. This will then be used to form a slumped bowl or platter. Suitable moulds will be discussed and prepared for this process as the technique will include two firings

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 for your mosaic
• 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.

Collection of Work:
All projects will be taken away for firing in a kiln and will be returned to the teaching venue for collection.
This course is designed as an introduction to Glass Fusing and Slumping. However, it can be adapted to suit a range of abilities, including beginners and those with previous experience

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2022 prior to starting the course.
All tools, materials and firing costs for this workshop will be supplied and is included in the workshop fee. £45.00pp

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £42.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £45.00

Total Cost: £87.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £25.20
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £45.00

Total Cost: £70.20

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
You will be required to complete a RARPA form which represents Recognising and Recording your Progress and Achievement.
As this is a non-accredited course, informal methods of assessment will be used.