Friday, 10 February 2012

Stained Glass Painting Class

Traditional Stained Glass Painting
One-day taster class

In this class you will be introduced to the techniques of painting and firing images onto glass using the traditional paints and materials. You will choose an image and paint the tracing lines and introduce shading and stain to make a permanent glass painting. Originality is not required at this introductory stage; this class is an introduction to the techniques that will enable you to determine if this is a medium for you without a large expenditure of time or money.

Date: Saturday 28 April 2012, 10am to 5pm in a well equipped studio with access to materials and kilns.
Location: Studio 8, 77 Hanson St, Glasgow, G31 2HF
Cost: £100 includes all tools, materials, kiln firings, and instruction.

Tiffany Stained Glass Class

Copper Foil Technique
One-day Taster Class

Become familiar with the Tiffany (copper foil) stained glass techinque. In this one-day taster, you will create a suncatcher from a selection of cartoons. You will choose the glass, cut it, foil it and solder the panel to create a colourful addition for your windows.
Date: Saturday 26th May 2012, 10 am to 5pm in a well-equipped working studio with access to a wide variety of glass and tools.
Location:  Studio 8, 77 Hanson St, Glasgow G31 2HF
Cost: £100 including all tools, materials and instruction.

Glass Fusing Class

Glass Fusing

One-day taster class

In this one-day class you will explore the possibilities of kiln formed glass and be able to determine if this as a medium for you. You will explore the manipulation of glass through cutting, colour combinations, thickness effects, glass arrangement, and inclusions to make four tiles, one platter and one small bowl.
Date and Location: March 24th, 10am to 5pm in a working glass studio with access to a vairiety of tools and kilns.
Cost: £100, includes the use of all tools, the materials used, the kiln firings and the instruction.

Stained Glass Class

Stained Glass Taster
One-day course

In this one day course you will become familiar with the techniques of leaded glass through making a panel of about 10 pieces. You will select from a group of prepared cartoons, select and cut glass, lead the glass, solder and finish the panel with hanging loops.  This will enable you to try out the medium without a big time commitment or cost.
Course details: Saturday 25th February, 10am – 5pm
Location: Studio 8, 77 Hanson St, Glasgow G31 2HF

Course fee: £100 - covers all tools, materials, and instruction.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Glass Beads

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00

6th to 20th  December 2011

Make your own glass beads using glass and heat 

Syllabus for the course

1st week:
Learn operation of the torch and manipulation of glass and mandrels to make basic beads. Make stringers and twisties.
2nd week:
Make round, square and other shaped beads
3rd week:
Casing, decoration and exploration of chosen elements.

Cost: £75.00 includes one-to-one instruction, all tools, torch, gases, glass

Studio 8, WASPS Studios, 77 Hanson Street, Glasgow G31 2HF
Telephone 0141 556 5700

Fused Glass Jewels

Create jewels from glass using fusing and casting methods. You will develop the essentials of cutting, firing, shaping and polishing. You will learn the main means of attaching jewellery findings to the jewels you create.
All this will be done in four easy evening sessions. The course fee includes glass, tools and firings, but not jewellery findings. There is the possibility of continuing with open studio hire to develop work.
Tuesdays, 7 -9 pm
6th to 27th March 2012

Syllabus for the course
1st week
Safety introduction
Introduction to materials – glass and accessories – rod, stringer, frit, dichoric mica, metals
Tools – hand – cutter, breakers, guides, lapping pads - and machines – grinders, flat lap, linisher, tile cutting machine
Fusing principles – heating, annealing, cooling
Firing types – slump ,tack, fire polish, full fuse, casting
Scoring and breaking glass
Fire simple pieces
2nd week
Layers & design elements
Pattern bars
Create channels for hanging
Fire layered pieces using accessories
Use vitreous paints and enamels
Make a short pattern bar
3rd week
Drilling holes
Cold working
Drill holes – dremmel, core drill
Use hand pads, grinder, flat lap, linisher, tile cutter
Cut pattern bar slices and fire
4th week
casting and moulds
making frit
filling and firing casting moulds

Cost: £100 including all glass, accessories, kiln firings, use of machines, but not the jewellery findings.

Fused Glass Evening Classes

Kiln Forming
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm

10 January to 28 February 2012

Develop skills and understanding of heat effects on glass and make some beautiful objects.

The course will develop skills and knowledge about cutting glass; colour combinations; thickness effects; kiln operations and heat control; effects of glass arrangement; inclusions; results at different temperatures.

Eight sessions; £200 includes instruction and all tools, glass, materials and kiln firings. You will have a number of items to take away with you at the end of the course.

Session 1 - Cut glass to patterns using correct pressure and body control, colour combination, principles of firing schedules
Session 2 – exercises relating to effects of thickness – tiles and small squares and rectangles; initial instruction on kiln operations
Session 3 – layering glass, composition and effects of variations
Session 4 - Inclusions – metals – and accessories – frit, confetti, stringers
Session 5 - Tack fusing
Session 6 – Full/flat fusing
Session 7 – Slumping
Session 8 – Kiln carving

You can continue your experience by use of the Open Studio on Tuesdays by appointment. Use of the kilns is subject to availability.

Studio 8, WASPS Studios, 77 Hanson Street, Glasgow G31 2HF
Telephone 0141 556 5700