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What opportunities will this course give me?

Learning a new skill is both stimulating and rife with social opportunities; our Glass Engraving course is a brilliant way to tick both these boxes.

You'll explore and develop the intricate art of engraving glass, as well as the rich history and legacy of the craft. Our learners leave the programme confident and excited to produce their own unique pieces of work, both for pleasure and presentation.

On completion of the course, you'll have the opportunity to join the Guild of Glass Engravers and connect with talented and like minded people, plus be invited to take part in Guild events.

What will I be learning?

Beginners will be introduced first to hand engraving, and a little later to the basics of drill engraving. Learners will then, with guidance, be able to select a specialism. More experienced engravers will receive help in specialist areas.

Learners will be taught to use a variety of diamonds, stones and polishers. They will receive help and guidance with the particular challenges of designing for glass, and will be encouraged to tackle a wide variety of subjects.

Learners will be able to produce a basic piece of hand engraving in stipple and/or line. They will also be able to produce a basic piece of drill work.

A College Certificate will be awarded on request.

Why is this course for me?

Glass engraving is a fascinating and continuously growing medium. The potential for design is enormous, with endless effects to be made through simple mark making and various methods.

You'll be part of a friendly group, matched up with learners who have attended our programme for over 25 years, as well as those who have only just approached the craft.

It's the perfect combination of studying and socialising; we pride ourselves on hosting a fun, engaging environment.

How will my learning be enhanced?

Knowledge and skills can be enhanced through recommendations of off site trips from the tutor and other experienced learners.

All learners will also be supported in their entry and progression through the Guild should they be interested. This gives you the opportunity to take part in National Exhibitions; there really are no similar courses like this outside of London.

Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?

Classes take place in a modern venue with natural light (crucial for engraving!) and industry standard tools.

You'll be provided with the initial equipment needed to kick-start your hobby before being guided on the best items to expand on your abilities.

The programme tutor boasts over 30 years of teaching for Eastleigh College; she is also President of the Guild and has been Fellow of the Guild for three decades. You'll be learning from the best of the best, both deepening your understanding of the craft and providing you with sound advice and industry knowledge.

What do I need to sign up?

There are no formal requirements are necessary for this course; all classes are suitable for mixed abilities as there is plenty of individual tuition and practical demonstrations.

Is there anything else I need to know?

The course is held on the following dates:-

21 September, 5 October, 19 October, 9 November, 23 November

11 January, 25 January, 8 February, 1 March, 15 March

26 April, 7 June

Learners will be responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course and will need to supply their own glass. In the first instance basic tools are provided. Once a learner decides to continue with engraving they will need to buy a basic tool kit.

Please bring a notebook, piece of black fabric or card and a jam jar or piece of window glass.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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11/1/2022 - Apply Now


Chandlers Ford Methodist Church

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11:20 – 15:20





24+: £180.00

26/4/2022 - Apply Now


Chandlers Ford Methodist Church

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11:20 – 15:20





24+: £72.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
P97B Chandlers Ford Methodist Church 11/1/2022 Tue 11:20 – 15:20 5 £180.00 £180.00 Apply now
P97C Chandlers Ford Methodist Church 26/4/2022 Tue 11:20 – 15:20 2 £72.00 £72.00 Apply now

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Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

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The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.