February 23rd Demo & Taster Day
Join us for Taster sessions in fused glass and Lino Cut Printing plus art demos all day and other activities elsewhere at Wakefield Courtyard.

There will be art demos all day by superb local painter Lou Thomas, demos and arty chat with artist and teacher Clare Tebboth, amazing wire sculpture work and demos by wire weaving expert Linda Johns and demos in the late afternoon with glass artist Jenny Timms.

Or if you're feeling crafty you can sign up for one of three different craft taster sessions.
As places on the craft taster sessions are strictly limited bookings are being taken in advance but everyone is welcome to join for the art demos!

In attendance:

  • ·         Mike Caddy & Jenny Timms of Vitreus Art
  • ·         Clare Tebboth – Art tutor at Vitreus Art and award-winning painter
  • ·         Louise Thomas – Painter, exhibits and demos at Vitreus Art
  • ·         Linda Johns – Wire Sculptor, exhibits and demos at Vitreus Art

What’s happening?

10 am to 11am – Try your hand at ‘Lino Printing’, cut a simple design into a piece of lino under the professional guidance of artist and tutor Clare Tebboth.  Clare will then show you how to transfer this image from the lino to your card. This taster session will give a feel of what it takes to make a linoprint master piece! You will take home two cards that you can keep or give as gifts.

1pm to 2pm – A quick blast into the world of kiln carving with our very own glass artist Jenny Timms.  Jenny will show you how to transfer a simple image onto a special fibrous material, giving relief to your glass, add a little coloured frit and then create two coaster sized pieces of glass art.  These will be collected a few days later, once they have been fired in the kiln.

4pm to 5pm – Mike Caddy of Vitreus Art will take you into the world of fusing with crushed glass!
You will get to create a simple piece of glass art to hang in a window, using crushed glass and frit to create your image, and giving lots of lovely texture to your piece once fired in the kiln.

As places are strictly limited – booking is essential; and at just £20 per session what’s not to like?

The Taster Session workshop cost of £20 includes:

  • Fusible clear glass and all other glass materials required (fusing tasters)
  • Printing materials and use of lino cut tools (printing taster)
  • Use of all tools and apron
  • Refreshments during the class
  • Maximum class size 6 people
  • Your work to take home after kiln firing or printing and drying
  • Sessions run at our Northants studio

Please Note: Although we provide aprons we ask you to wear old or scruffy clothes as glass and printing work can get messy! Please also bring fully-enclosed shoes.


How to book your place - Fused Glass or Lino Cut Printing Taster sessions £20

If you're ready to book, choose the session you prefer and use the PayPal buttons to make your booking. You can pay by card or PayPal. We can also take bookings in the studio.
Our class bookings terms and conditions are here.

  • Sunday 23rd February 10-11am Lino Cut Printing Taster Session - sorry, fully booked
  • Sunday 23rd February 1pm-2pm Glass Fusing Kin Carving Taster Session - sorry, fully booked
  • Sunday 23rd February 4pm-5pm Glass Fusing Crushed Glass Taster Session - sorry, fully booked


More information

We do advise that anyone with a medical condition that limits their hand strength or control to contact us before booking to discuss. With small classes and two tutors you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class, and a fun experience you'll remember for a long time.

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What attendees have said about our classes:

"Well run and very easy to understand instructions for the novice."

"A great course, really enjoyed it and inspired to try at home."

"...plenty of hands-on tempered with approriate tuition. Achieved results I would never have expected."

Taster Session - lino cut printing at Vitreus Art Discover the joy of lino cut printing.... Kin Carving fused glass taster session at Vitreus Art...or sample one of our popular glass fusing techniques...
glass frits and more - decorate your fuswd lass hangingsto make them unique!
Decorate your fused window hanging with frits & crushed glass
Clare Tebboth - artist and teacher at Vitreus Art
Clare Tebboth will be demonstrating as well as teaching the Lino Cut Session during the Demo Taster Day
Painter Lou Thomas demonstrating at Vitreus Art
Lou Thomas will be painting and demonstrating on Feb 23rd
Linda Johns demonstrating her wire sculpture at Vitreus Art
Come and see Linda Johns scul
pting with wire on Feb 23rd!