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What opportunities will this course give me?

As the courses cater for all abilities students are able to extend their learning with the group. Many have chosen to apply to join Guild of Glass Engravers and to sit a craft assessment for craft membership enabling them to take part in national exhibitions.

What will I be learning?

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

Students 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.

Students 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?

Learning will be through:
A. Principally practical experience working on own projects with individual tuition.
B. Watching practical demonstrations by tutor on a wide variety of subjects and objects.
C. Occasional formal input sessions when theory will be discussed.

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 fortnightly and the dates are:-

24 September, 8 October, 22 October, 5 November, 19 November

14 January, 28 January, 11 February, 25 February, 10 March

21 April, 9 June

Students will be required to bring a Notebook, piece of black fabric or card and a jam jar or piece of window glass.

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

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
F97A Dovetail Centre 24/9/2019 Tue 11:20 – 15:20 5 £160.00 £160.00
F97B Pavilion on the Park 14/1/2020 Tue 11:20 – 15:20 5 £160.00 £160.00
F97C Pavilion on the Park 21/4/2020 Tue 11:20 – 15:20 2 £64.00 £64.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

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.

The Equality Act

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.