Drawing in glass

Come and explore drawing with wire and place it onto your own glass design before it goes into our brand new glass kiln for fuse firing. Your designs could be festive, decorative or make a lovely present and will be ready for collection the following week.

What we'll cover

You’ll get the chance to take inspiration from a range of samples in our Ceramic and Glass Workshop to design and develop your own ideas through drawing. With help from the tutor, you will learn how to use wire to draw, cut glass safely and confidently, experiment with colour and pattern by adding a range of coloured glass to complete your design. These will then go into the glass kiln for firing ready for collection after a few days.

What you’ll do
• We will start off looking at a range of glass samples in the studio and discuss our ideas as well as taking inspiration from contemporary glass artists.
• We’ll have a quick drawing session to get our ideas down on paper, because we think drawing is vital to most art & design disciplines.
• You’ll be taught by one of our enthusiastic tutors, who will help you to explore your creativity using our materials & equipment.
• You will be shown how to use wire to draw following your design
• Using all the correct safety equipment you will be taught how to cut glass safely and confidently.
• Working with transparent and coloured glass you will get chance to explore colour and how light can affect it.
• You will then place your wire on the glass before covering it with a transparent layer of glass using a dab of glue to keep it all in place
• Your finished design will then be placed on the kiln shelf for fuse firing.

Besides the techniques and equipment we’ve mentioned, you’ll broaden your understanding of what it means to be a professional artist or designer. You’ll also learn quite a lot about yourself (like what you’re especially good at, and what inspires you), and you’ll certainly gain loads of confidence.

Please note that the firing process takes a few days so your decorations will be ready for collection the following week.

What facilities will you use?

You'll work in our fantastic and well equipped facilities at the Blenheim Walk building. Click here for a virtual tour of our University

Who will your tutor be?

Sally Storr is a practising freelance artist with a BA Hons in Fine Art exhibiting her work in galleries locally and nationally including the Mall Galleries, London. She has a vast experience in designing and leading multi-disciplinary visual art workshops to schools and community groups and is Artist/Educator at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Sally teaches ceramics on Short Courses at Leeds City College, hosts masterclasses in Raku firing at her studio as well as teaching the Young Creatives at Leeds Arts University. 

What do you need to bring?

We'll provide all the materials you'll need, though you may wish to bring a snack and drink for the break. 


For further information, or to be added to our mailing list to receive details of future courses, please email youngcreatives@leeds-art.ac.uk

Booking will close Friday 8th December 2017



  • 9th December 2017 - 9th December 2017

    Saturday 10:00am-3:30pm

    1 day


  • Blenheim Walk, Leeds Arts University, LS2 9AQ (Get Directions)
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