Who is this course for?
For beginners and those wishing to learn more about glass painting. Age 18 and over.
What does the course cover?
Choosing from one of the pre fired line glass templates, you will be taught how to mix and prepare pigments and paint your piece under the direction and supervision of your tutor Philip Crook.
Please note - LOCATION - this class is not held at the Glasshouse. The class is held in Ulgham nr Morpeth.
The class starts at 10am to 5pm and includes a light lunch - please notify us if you have any dietary requirements or allergies within 7 days of the class date.
Please note your glass piece requires firing and therefore will be available for collection from the following day. Arrangements may be made to post your piece to you at additional cost.
Full itinerary below.
What is included in the fee?
All tuition and materials required to create a painted design that you will be able to take home after it has been fired. A light lunch.
What do I need to bring?
Ulgham Hall, Ulgham, Nr Morpeth. NE61 3AW
Directions - Enter Ulgham on the B1337 and pass several bungalows on both sides of
the road until you see a closed down pub on the right ( The Forge ).
Slow down at the pub as Ulgham Hall forecourt entrance is on the next
right hand bend, directly opposite a chevron warning sign on a low
stone wall. If the forecourt is full ( we can usually take four small
cars ) there is a cul de sac immediately opposite. If anybody gets
lost we are midway between the wooden WI hut and the Forge pub on the
same side of the B1337.
All our classes are for age 18 and over, unless otherwise specified.
10.00– 10.20 Health & Safety .
Glass handling. Toxicity of pigments. Masks available.
10.20 - 10.45 Explain outline of course, materials to be used, and describe finished product. Talk about the versatility of the medium. Show photo of students work & Harry Clarke’s Eve of St Agnes photos.
10.45 – 11.15 Students mix pigment with gum.. Show brush loading and strokes. Demonstrate correcting lines and reduction of density. Keep an eye on brush and palette evaporation. Students experiment and work on brush control by tracing from an image .
11.15 – 12.00 Paint small sample piece with line work. .
12.00 – 12.30. Explain matting. Stipple or flat. DEMONSTRATE.
Explain use of badger brush and stippler brushes. DEMONSTRATE and let students experiment.
12.30- 1.00 Show how silver stain works. Students mix their own stain and set aside.
LUNCH 1.00 – 1.45
1. 45 - 2.15 Choose pre painted line image. Mask off for stain on reverse . Explain parallax effect. Cut around mask for areas to be silver stained.
2.15 – 2.30 Mix pigment for matting and apply to pre painted line image. Let pigment dry.
2.30 – 4.30 Work on removing dried pigment with scrubs and needles
4.30 – 5.00 Apply silver stain to reverse of glass.
Fire all glass after the end of the class .
Each student will have completed a small piece of traced line work and a main piece
( 18 x 13 cm approx.) in line, shade, and silver stain.
Students will be able to collect their pieces any time from the following day.
Due to limitations of time and the single firing it will not be possible to include the use of enamels.
Course terms and conditions:
Cancellation and Attendance Policy;
** Covid – It remains our policy to continue with facemasks where the tutor requests and also the aforementioned attendance policy. We are a small business that works with self employed tutors who are dependant on their work as their only source of income, therefore we have implemented this policy to provide the safest working environment for our tutors and staff. These policies will remain in place until further notice despite any changes to legal requirements. Your compliance is gratefully received.