Glass Art

Glass Art is a traditional craft which has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity in recent years, and is both traditional and contemporary at the same time.

This workshop has been designed to teach you the art of crafting glass and how to unlock all the potential glass has to offer.

What will I study?

Learner hours: 15 or 21

This course is intended for both newcomers to kiln-formed glass, as well as those with prior experience, and offers you the opportunity to explore the creative potential of glass as a creative material. You will be shown the processes of creating decorative pieces of glass using kiln-forming techniques, and learn how to make your own glass pieces.

By the end of the course you will have made a range of glassware pieces from decorative wall panels and small pendants, to fruit bowls and coasters. You will have the knowledge of how to make glass pieces of your own if you want to continue exploring this creatively inspiring medium. Once you have acquired the skills it is possible to set up your own glass art facilities at home or in a studio.

The course will cover:

  • The process of fusing glass – texture, pattern & inclusions.
  • Health and safety when working with glass.
  • Use colouring agents such as metal oxides, enamels, powders and frits.
  • Firing procedures and annealing cycles.
  • Casting processes and slumping glass into or over a mould.
  • How to use the sand blaster and other techniques for finishing.
  • Screen printing on glass.

By the end of the course you will have made a range of glass pieces of your own design and will have enough knowledge of how to make glass art pieces independently if you wish to continue beyond the basic techniques.

Where will I study?

Mode of delivery: Face to face

Our address is The School of Creative Arts, College Lane Campus, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB.

For Maps and Directions please visit our helpful  ‘Where to Find Us’  page. Further details are sent by email when you have booked.


Please note that materials are not included within this course.

Once you have booked a course you will be sent a materials list, with instructions about what to bring on your first day. Some materials can be purchased from your tutor during the workshop. Where necessary or relevant, some specialist materials can be also purchased from the tutor.

Key Staff

Course Tutor

Ewa Wawrzyniak

Booking deadlines

Bookings for all Creative Arts Short Courses will be reviewed two weeks before the start date of each course. This will allow the Short Course team to determine whether a course has met the minimum number of students needed for the class to run. If a class has failed to recruit, the class will be re-scheduled and you will be informed. Where relevant you will be offered an alternative class. If the course has met minimum numbers, bookings will stay open to the course start date or until it has met maximum numbers.

We encourage you to book early before the deadline to avoid disappointment.

Bookings for all short courses need to be made online through our online booking system, before a course commences. You cannot enroll or attend a class on the day the course starts, without prior arrangement.


If for any reason you change your mind about joining us after you have accepted the offer, you have a legal right to cancel your contract to study with us within 14 days. This cancellation period therefore ends at the end of 14 days after the day on which you accepted our offer. Find further details of our cancellation terms here.

How to apply?

Start DateEnd DateDayDay and TimeCostLink
16/01/202320/02/2023Monday19.00 - 21.30£200.00Apply online
19/01/202323/02/2023Thursday19.00 - 21.30£200.00Apply online
21/01/202325/02/2023Saturday13.30 - 17.00£275.00Apply online
06/03/202324/04/2023*Monday19.00 - 21.30£200.00Apply online
09/03/202327/04/2023**Thursday19.00 - 21.30£200.00Apply online
11/03/202329/04/2023***Saturday13.30 - 17.00£275.00Apply online

* Excludes 03 and 10 April for Easter
** Excludes 06 and 13 April for Easter
*** Excludes 07 and 14 April for Easter

Contact us

If you wish to discuss this or any other creative art short course please contact the Short Course team on 01707 285327 or complete our short course enquiry form.

Nick Thomas, Short Course Coordinator,
School of Creative Arts