Glass Fusion - Christmas Wreath and Festive Decorations

Course code: QCXR603P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday

4th Dec 2021 - 21st Nov 2021

Oxford Adult Learning Cowley

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

Enjoy creating your own unique Table Centre Piece or Christmas Wreath in Glass as well as some exciting tree decorations during this seasonal workshop.
Make this Christmas special with a sparkle of glass.

This is an opportunity to further experiment with glass fusing techniques. There are many possibilities and whether you are new to glass or have experience of fusing there will be lots to inspire you and ideas to share, with beautiful results.
For the wreath we will plan and cut our glass according to our design and assemble it in a circular form ready for firing in a Glass Kiln.
Once fired it will be returned to for collection. At home you can then use your glass piece and further decorate it as you wish, using ribbons, foliage or fairy lights. Add a candle to your centre piece or a bow to hang your Wreath in the window or on the door to make Christmas special.
Colourful hanging ornaments, Christmas scene coasters and T-light holders can also be made.

All Projects will be taken away for firing in a kiln and will be returned for you to collect after the course.

Skills/Techniques Covered
• glass cutting techniques
• fusing and techniques
• flame melting stringers
• Presentation ideas
• Pattern design and symmetry

This course is designed for a range of abilities, including beginners.

Please bring with you:
• a sketchbook/notebook and pen
• a dust mask
• an apron
• wear closed-toe shoes
• images, designs or old Christmas cards for ideas


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.

You may like to develop your new skills on an 11-week evening stained glass mixed ability courses to try your hand at glass fusing and/or a 2-day copper foil and lead making workshop to try more intricate copper foil work. Ask your Tutor for more course details or visit our website.
All levels of ability and experience welcome.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021 prior to starting the course.

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 2021 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.
As this course is not accredited, informal methods of assessment will be used including:
• keeping portfolios
• Q&A
• 1 to 1 Discussion
• peer assessment