Fused Glass Art for Beginners – Spring Flowers in Decorative Glass

£135.00

Learn to create your own beautiful glass art decorations, inspired by the flowers of Spring, all under the guidance of fused glass expert Jazz.

£135.00 Location : West Sussex

Learn to create your own beautiful glass art decorations, inspired by the flowers of Spring, all under the guidance of fused glass expert Jazz.

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  • In-Person Course
  • March 06, 2024 - March 06, 2024
  • 1 day

Join glass artist, Jazz Dixon, for a craft class with a difference and learn to create your own beautiful glass flowers and a freestanding piece inspired by the colours of Spring. Please note that the 3D flowers are suitable for indoor or outdoor display. Plan for the Day: You will be welcomed with refreshments before Jazz gives a short introduction to glass fusing and the wide range of techniques used. Having talked you through the projects for the day, and having drawn inspiration from the Pitfield Barn flower fields, you will have time to think about your own creative ideas, before selecting colours for your own flowers from a wide range of options. Jazz will then introduce you to glass cutting, and with expert guidance, you will cut and shape your glass to create the petals for your flowers.

Following a break for a delicious Pitfield Barn lunch, you will construct your flower designs, with the opportunity to use accessory glass to add details to your creations. Once your 2 pieces are complete, you will have the opportunity to use the off cuts of glass to create smaller flowers, either to wear as a brooch or mounted on a piece of clear glass to create a glass hanger.

At the end of the day, Jazz will take your creations away for firing and your finished pieces will be posted to you within about 3 weeks of the course day, ready for display. Your 3D flowers will be suitable for indoor or outdoor display, and Jazz will mount each of them on a stem before posting them to you.

Tutor: Jazz graduated as a BA Hons Designer Maker from the University of Brighton, specialising in glass. For many years she taught design and crafts to children, and now she teaches glass techniques to adults. She has a reputation for patience and intimate knowledge of glass as material and a variety of techniques for crafting it. Subjects Covered: An explanation of the art of fusing glass Understanding how to choose glass to create beautiful glass decorations Practice with 2 different decorative techniques to create 2 or 3 separate pieces to take home An exploration of different ideas & inspiration to spark your own imagination By the end of the day, you will have: Enjoyed the beautiful surroundings of the flower garden in Spring Understood the basic theory of glass fusing and used 2 different techniques to create your pieces Had a go at glass cutting Designed and completed ready for firing: 1 glass panel, which will be framed or freestanding 1 double or 2 single 3d glass flowers with wire stems Who is the course for? No experience necessary. The day involves basic glass-cutting, which Jazz will show you and help you with. The Group: Jazz teaches in small, informal groups with a maximum number of 9 places. The day is very hands-on, practical and relaxed. The Venue: Pitfield Barn Cut Flower Farm is a British cut flower farm, nestling in the Sussex countryside, close to the picturesque village of Hurstpierpoint. Tickets: Early Bird Ticket £125 first three tickets sold Standard Ticket £135 Course Date & Time: Wednesday 6th March 2024 10.00am – 3.30pm

What's included in the price

All equipment required for the day and use of a craft apron. 2 or 3 decorative pieces to take home. A tasty Pitfield Barn lunch and refreshments throughout the day. A tour of the cut-flower fields, with the proprietor Emma Martin. Postage costs for your finished fired creations to be sent to you at home.

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