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Glass Fusion - Workshop - Mosaic Glass Fusing

Course code: QSAV610P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

09:30 - 13:30

Days of week:

Saturday

Course date:

22nd Mar 2025 - 22nd Mar 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

Phone:

01235 555 585

During this workshop, you will design a picture by inlaying small pieces of glass and then grouting it with glass powders to create an intricate and colourful glass ‘painting’. Your glass mosaic will be fused together in a glass kiln. You can either create a small wall hanging or a shallow slumped platter which will involve a second firing. Your piece will be fired off-site and returned to the venue for collection.
You will learn how to cut glass using a strip cutter as well as cutting freehand.

You will familiarise yourself with the different glass materials we will be using in this project.

The correct use of hand tools and equipment will be explained and demonstrated.

You will also learn how to use a glass grinder.

Health and Safety will be covered.

The difference between full fuse and a slump fuse will be explained and you will have the choice of having your piece fired twice to slump into a platter if you wish.

All materials, tools and equipment will be supplied by the tutor.

A firing service and suitable moulds for slumping will be made available by the tutor.

Learners can bring resources and images for ideas.

To avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2 ½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information 2 weeks prior to the start date.

Facilities at Abingdon campus:

Vending machines and Costa coffee shop

Watercoolers available, making it easy to refill your water bottle.

Free parking.

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.

What next?
Learners might wish to sign up for further glass fusing workshops offered by Abingdon and Witney College at different venues, e.g. Cheney School in Oxford.
Entry criteria
This course is designed for a range of abilities, including beginners.

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 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
A materials fee of £35 applies.

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.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £38.40

Exam Fee: £0.00

Materials: £35.00

Total Cost: £73.40

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £19.20

Exam Fee: £0.00

Materials: £35.00

Total Cost: £54.20

Qualifications received
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.
Learning & method assessment
This course is a practical and hands-on course.

Learning methods will include demonstration and application.

One to one support and guidance will be given where needed.

Visual resources will be available to explain the outcome and to develop ideas.

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.