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Glass Art Workshop

  • Ages: 12-15
  • Term: Summer
  • Length: 8 weeks


This course gives young artists aged 12-15 the unique opportunity to explore the unique world of glass art.

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What you need to know

When does it run?

Summer term 2024

Saturday 6 April – 25 May 2024

Summer term 2025

Saturday 26 April – 14 June 2025

How long is the course?

8 Saturdays

What time are the classes?


Who's this course for?

This course has been developed for budding creatives aged 12-15.

Does my young artist need any qualifications or experience?

No. This is an introductory course, so your young artist doesn't need any previous experience, just buckets of enthusiasm!

I’m not sure if this is suitable for my young artist. Can I speak to someone?

Yes of course! If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for your young artist, get in touch with us: email or call +44 (0) 1202 363222.

How much does this course cost?

2024: £219

2025: £239

What's included in this price?

  • All course materials and resources
  • Everything your young artist will need to take part in the course will be provided by us – no hidden costs!

  • Classes are practical, so wear clothes that you don't mind your young artists getting messy
  • Drinks and snacks for break time and duration of class; please ensure snacks don't contain nuts
  • It's strongly advised phones, tablets and other valuables aren't brought to class. Any personal possessions are the responsibility of your young artist and AUB won't be liable for any loss or damage

About this course

This exciting, alternative, and highly practical course provides budding young creatives aged 12-15 years with a detailed introduction to the world of craft, design and painting, using glass objects as the principal medium, where students will be assigned a number of immersive 2D and 3D projects to develop their creativity and design skills using the alternative and unique medium of glass as their primary canvas.

Taught by Julie James, experienced youth educator and creative professional, your young artist will apply and release their imagination and develop creative flair through a series of captivating, and very safe, glass art workshops.

Young artists will develop skills in drawing, design, and painting, whilst considering colour effects and shape to experiment with and perfect, before then applying their final designs to a variety of specially selected glass models and artefacts using specialist painting techniques to acquire different effects and learn distinctive application methods.

This course has been specifically designed for youngsters who are seeking to develop independent skills using fun alternative mediums and to advance their own creative journey through a range of immersive, safe, and unusual methods in an inclusive environment that truly fosters and encourages creativity.

For the purposes of upmost safety, all glass objects used throughout the course are pre-prepared for students, no cutting or sizing of glass will be necessary.

  • Undertake contemporary glass art projects
  • Learn about safe use of materials and properties
  • Explore both contemporary and traditional design elements
  • Introduction to materials and properties of glass art
  • Experiment with a range of design approaches 
  • Repeat pattern, scale, line and texture onto glass
  • Use a range of mediums to create a mixed media panel, including glass, metal, acrylic, and more
  • Explore the sustainability of glass art, including learning about the materials and their environmental impact
  • Explore their own style and artistic flair
  • Be able to continue creating glass art pieces once the course has completed

At the end of the course your young artist will:

  • Possess improved design capabilities and artistic techniques
  • Have increased confidence in their own skills using new materials and processes
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Tap into their potential and talent
  • Appreciate teamwork and team building ethics
  • Be encouraged to experiment and explore their ideas
  • Feel inspired by the new skills they've learnt and from sharing ideas with new friends
  • Have the foundations to continue creating beyond this course
  • You can request a certificate to confirm your young artist's achievements, providing they have 100% attendance record. To request a certificate please get in touch with us at and confirm name of your young artist and the title of course they've completed

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Meet your young artist's tutor

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Julie James

Julie James is an accomplished art and design practitioner in both an academic teaching setting and in a professional capacity.

Beyond the course

This could just be the start of your young artist's creative journey! After this course, your young artist could continue to harness their creativity and explore alternative Saturday Art School subjects or look forward to the future and the next step(s) in their creative journey by exploring AUB's Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media.

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Important information about Saturday Art School courses

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Why choose Saturday Art School for your young artist?

At Saturday Art School we encourage your young artists to be themselves; there's no right or wrong way to be creative.

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