Where to learn it - Adult education courses
12-28 August 2015 "Glass Engraving - New Insights, Old Techniques" A chance to learn wheel engraving on glass. We shall explore the many possibilities of engraving and small scale carving on clear and colour overlaid glass, using copper, diamond and stone wheels, also drill and sandblast techniques. All work at their own pace with the tutor's assistance on a one-to-one basis. Talks and notes are provided during the course, which will end with a final review of work achieved. All levels welcome.
There will be some course projects plus time for you to produce some finished work of your own. By the end of the course, beginners should have sufficient understanding to continue working on their own studio and an appreciation of the wide range of historic and contemporary glass engraving. All levels of ability and experience are most welcome. We shall be using many types of glass, hollow and solid, clear and coloured glass objects, also flat glass - and if you blow or make your own kiln formed glass, you are particularly welcome to bring this, provided it is well annealed. Please do not bring heat resistant or strengthened glass as this is unsuitable for engraving. Come with an open mind and your drawing books.
Richmond Adult Community College, Richmond-Upon-Thames offer various part-time glass courses at their centre in Clifden Road, Twickenham.
Tel: +44 (0)20 8843 7921
Classes Mondays 1.30-4pm.
Address: Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, London