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Frauenau, Germany

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.

Teaching in German and English.
http://www.bild-werk-frauenau.de/en/home/index.php Bookings from January 2015. Accommodation and board in Frauenau is very reasonable and affordable, ranging from free camping (tent provided) and self catering in the communal kitchens to B&B with en suite (£25 - 35 per night) or hotels £35 - 55 per night. Many cafes and restaurants in the village if you don't fancy self catering. Travel to Frauenau is simple, flying to Munich (easyjet or other) and rail to the centre of the village, which is located in the Bavarian Forest North of Munich, Germany.
Tutor: Katharine Coleman MBE.
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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

Website:            http://www.racc.ac.uk


Glass Engraving, Morley College, Central London

Classes Mondays 1.30-4pm.
Morley College, London's leading adult education college for the arts, offers a unique opportunity to learn glass engraving. Tutor is Freddie Quartley. Fully equipped studio with lathes, drills and hand tools. Classes for beginners and experienced alike. Tuition is on a one to one basis and students are encouraged to progress at their own pace. Emphasis on improving drawing and engraving. The course studies various techniques: intaglio, surface, stipple, and acid-etching with paste, using 3-dimensional glass. New and intermediate students work alongside each other, learning from both the tutor and each other. Different topics are introduced each week with a concentration on design elements and an emphasis on lettering. The next term starts on April 11th 2014. Those who are interested will find out more information from:

Address:            Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, London
Tel:                  +44 (0)20 7928 8501 Fax: +44 (0)20 7928 4074

Website:            http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk
How to enrol      by 'phone 020 7450 1889  hours 9.30-5pm Mon-Fri or in person
Cost                  £142,  senior £117, concession £80  



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