Secondary Education

Creative Workshops for Secondary Students

Our secondary school workshops take inspiration from our exhibitions programme which showcases artwork exploring concept and technique by leading International artists working in glass.

We use the artwork as a starting point for all our creative workshops to devise glass making activities that can be used to add additional skills and experiences to school project work.

The content of our workshops contribute to different levels of Arts Award. We can work with teaching staff to develop a workshop theme and support students in achieving their Arts Award qualifications.

Glass Cutting and Fusing – full day workshop

Cost: £15 per pupil / Year 7+ / workshop capacity: 15 students / Curriculum links: Art & Design, Design & technology and Science

 

Explore ideas and techniques

Use glass cutters and cutting oil, PPE, sheet glass, glas grains and kilns

Learn about glass techniques and  designing a finished piece

Make a fused glass panel inspired by our exhibitions or your current school project

Learn
– The process of designing a glass panel
– How to cut and fuse glass
– How kilns operate
– How hot glass is shaped into objects
– How to adapt ideas to different media
– About our contemporary exhibitions

Get inspired by
– Contemporary exhibitions
– Hot glass demonstrations
– Learning new techniques

Use
– Paper, pencils, rulers, glass cutters, set squares, PPE, sheet glass, glass grains

Cost: £15 per pupil / Year 7+ / workshop capacity: 15 students

Screen Printing – full day workshop

Cost: £15 per pupil / Year 7+ / workshop capacity: 15 students / Curriculum links: Art & Design, Design & Technology and Science

This workshop is also available as a complete Explore Arts Award.

Develop design skills and transform drawings on paper into a glass screen print in our studio

Use UV exposure unit, glass enamels, silk screens, glass, printing tools

Learn about screen printing on glass

Make a multi-layered fused glass screen print

Learn
– How to expose onto and print with a silk screen
– How to design multi-coloured prints
– Drawing from imagination
– Separating imagery into colours
– How to create opaque drawings
– How to fuse layers of glass
– How hot glass is shaped into objects

Get inspired by
– Contemporary exhibitions
– Learning new techniques
– Hot glass demonstrations

Use
– UV exposure unit, glass enamels, silk screens, glass, printing tools

Cost: £15 per pupil / Year 7+ / workshop capacity: 15 students