Fused Glass Icicle Christmas Decorations for Beginners
Half-day or evening workshops with Mike Caddy

"The course and surroundings were very inspiring." - Margaret

Fused Glass Icicles Christmas Decorations - try your hand at making your own glass tree decorations with these half-day classes for beginners.

This workshop introduces you to the fun of simple glass fusing with float glass, resulting in a number of unqiue icicle decorations to enjoy at Christmas - or give as hand-made gifts!
The materials and tools needed to create several glass icicle decorations are provided, with enough time to make at least 4 icicles 15-20cm long.

You'll be using float glass, coloured frit and glass you'll crush with a hammer to make the 'ice' for your icicles.
You'll start by cutting the basic icicle shape out of glass under our expert guidance. If you prefer to work with pre-cut shapes that's fine! You'll then decorate these shapes with chunks of glass to represent ice and coloured glass particles, called frit. The class runs for 2 and a half hours approx.

This class will give you a brief introduction to basic fusing, inlcuding the difference between the types of glass you can fuse with, and some of the essentials of kiln operation.

The class covers all the stages involved in making your decorations from the raw materials and is suitable for all levels, especially beginners.

The course cost of £50 includes:

  • All the float glass, frit and other materials needed to make at least 4 icicles
  • Use of all tools, apron, goggles and other protective gear
  • Refreshments during the class
  • Maximum class size 5 people
  • All your icicles to take home after firing in the kiln (2-3 days)
  • A basic info sheet on simple glass fusing

How to book your place on our candle making class

Icicle Making takes place at Vitreus Art @ Wakefield, 5 miles north of Milton Keynes on these dates; morning sessions 10-30 to 13-00pm; afternoon sessions 2-30pm to 5pm approx; evening sessions 6pm to 8-30pm approx

  • Thursday 14th November Evening session at 6pm - 2 places remaining
  • Friday 6th December - Morning session 10-30 to 13-00 - sorry, fully booked
  • Friday 6th December - Afternoon session 14-30 to 17-00 - sorry, fully booked
  • Contact us to arrange a midweek class for 1-3 participants

If you're ready to book, select the date and morning or afternoon session you prefer and make your booking - debit / credit cards and PayPal accepted . We can also take personal bookings in our studio. Our class bookings terms and conditions are here.

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What attendees have said about our classes:

"It was super duper brilliant ."

"Really want to come back and learn more. "

"Great fun, want to do more, tutors were excellent. "

About Vitreus Art

Vitreus Art is Jenny Timms and Mike Caddy - glass artists, course providers, and proprietors of Vitreus Art @ Wakefield.
Jenny is an accomplished glass artist who loves to share her passion for all glass art forms with students and visitors to the gallery.
Latterly Jenny has added glass applique, glass fusing and candle-making to her range of talents!

Mike has developed a specialism in traditional leaded stained glass and the creation of 3d glass work.Together, the pair pride themselves on their friendly and supportive teaching style and in running inspiring courses for all levels.


Make your own Fused Glass icicles - half-day or evening workshop with Vitreus ArtFused glass icicles make lovely decorations or great gifts!Glass fusing - use frits and glass to make fused iciclesCrushed glass and coloured frit - the ingredients for your icicles! Learn the basics of glass fusing  on this fun CHristmas workshop at Vitreus ArtIcicles ready to go in to the kiln for firing

 

More information

We pride ourselves on creating a fun, stimulating and supportive environment for you to enjoy discovering new skills. Our one day classes are suitable for anyone over 18.
With a maximum of 5 students and two tutors you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class. And remember - everything you make, you take home!

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