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Introduction to Fused Glass: Queen's Jubilee Glass Bunting

20th May 2022 to 22nd May 2022 Ocean Studios Workshop Art Culture
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Introduction to fused glass: Queen’s Jubilee glass bunting

This year, our Queen Elizabeth II has become the first British monarch ever to achieve a Platinum Jubilee.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we are running some extra-special Queen’s Jubilee themed workshops. In this 3 hour course you will make some special fused glass bunting to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Your bunting could be royal or British-themed or more personal or abstract but whichever style you choose, it will look beautiful hanging in a sunny window during the Jubilee week (or during any other celebration!).

In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn and practise skills such as how to cut glass and will be introduced to some of the techniques and effects of fusing glass.

You will also learn how to choose the best type of glass or accessory for different effects. You will have time to draw and plan your piece which will be a set of 6 flags which will be strung on a piece of bunting when fired.

Using quality coloured Bullseye sheet glass as well as accessory glass such as ground glass (frit), stringer, and some pre-fired accents and letters, you will make a stunning, unique string of glass bunting.

Your bunting will look beautiful hung in a sunny or well-lit spot and could also make a wonderful present for someone special.

Annette Daly, a professional glass maker and tutor will be on hand to give you demonstrations, advice and guidance to help bring your ideas to life in glass.

This course is suitable for both beginners and those with some previous experience of glass. This course is suitable for adults and children aged 12+, however younger children who have previously done a glass taster course (either with Annette or elsewhere) will be considered. Please contact Annette to discuss before booking children younger than 12 years on this course.

Don’t worry if you are not particularly arty, fused glass is a very forgiving medium and even people who don’t consider themselves ‘arty’ can get fantastic results on this introductory course. There will also be examples and ideas to give you inspiration.

Refreshments (tea, coffee and cake) are provided on this course to help keep your creative juices flowing.

Your glass bunting flags will be kiln-fired after the course and will be available to collect from Ocean Studios about a week later or they can be posted to you (postage costs are not included in the course fee but are charged at cost).

The course will be run in a small group of no more than 6 people to ensure lots of individual attention. The course will run subject to a minimum of 3 people attending. If less than 3 people sign up to this workshop, you will be offered the chance to transfer to another session or will be offered a full refund of the course fee.

Venue: Photography studio.

Enter through the Ocean Studios café and sign in with one of the hosts at the café counter there. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the workshop is due to start.

Booking is essential.

If you have an Annette Daly Glass voucher that you would like to redeem against this course, please contact Annette to reserve your space.

Please contact Annette if you have any questions about this workshop – [email protected]

Cost – £50 per person

Dates:

Friday 20th May 10am – 1pm

Sunday 22nd May 10am – 1pm

Event Dates

Date Time Venue Info
Fri 20th May 10:00am Photography Studio (Meeting Room) Available
Sun 22nd May 10:00am Photography Studio (Meeting Room) Available

Travel Information

Ocean Studios, The Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth PL1 3RP.

We are an environmentally conscious organisation and encourage our visitors to prioritise green travel. Please consider getting the bus, cycling or walking to visit us. There are plenty of space for bikes within Royal William Yard to and lots of options to utilise public transport. More information on bus routes and car parks nearby can be found here –
https://realideas.org/our-spaces/ocean-studios/

If you do need to drive to attend your event then there are lots of pay and display spaces available.

When arriving at Royal William Yard you’ll need to look out for signage to Factory Cooperage, Ocean Studios can be found just a few meters away from the red telephone box situated opposite the Club House. Please enter the building via the courtyard space and through the glass doors.

When leaving the building at night please be respectful and consider residents living nearby.

Accessibility

Ocean Studios has an accessible entrance however some areas are uneven due to heritage restrictions. We have worked hard to create an accessible building, Ocean Studios has accessible toilet facilities and lift access to upper floors. Blue badge parking is available throughout the Royal William Yard – please advise us of any additional needs so we can make your visit enjoyable and comfortable.

Heritage Restrictions
Whilst we work to ensure the building is fully accessible to all, we are limited by the heritage building and land in which we work. The listed building and historic location have certain constraints which unfortunately we cannot avoid or adapt.

Where possible we have improved accessibility however please be aware that areas of Royal William Yard and our buildings has uneven ground and narrow steps with may limit access to wheelchairs and prams. For further information please contact us or whilst visiting Ocean Studios please speak to a member of staff.

Additional Information

Arrival and admission
Please make sure you have your ticket to hand ready for check-in. We cannot guarantee entry into the event for late arrivals.

This ticket gives you entry to the experience named on your ticket.

COVID-19
We are asking everyone to wear masks whilst in our spaces, including during dome shows, and to take lateral flow tests ahead of their visit. Please do not visit our spaces if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have a positive lateral flow or PCR test. Should you need to change or amend your tickets to a Real Ideas event due to contracting COVID or needing to self-isolate please email [email protected] where one of our team will be able to assist you. For more information please read our COVID-19 guidance.

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