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Glass Art Workshop

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

To book your place today, simply click the 'Book Now' button to be taken to AUB's secure online store, where you can complete your booking. You can also sign up to our newsletter for Saturday Art School updates.

What you need to know

When does it run?

Summer Term

Saturday 6 April – 25 May 2024

How long is the course?

8 Saturdays

What time are the classes?


Where does it take place?

Classes will take place on AUB's campus.

Your young artist will be taught in AUB's industry-standard studios with access to professional resources.

Who's this course for?

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

This age range is a guide; please contact us if your young artist is outside this recommended age group and we’ll discuss whether it’s suitable for them. We assess queries like this on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Why should you choose this course?

This course is designed for budding creatives to be curious, playful, and eager to learn about creating art on glass.

Your young artist will learn alongside up to 16 other like-minded youngsters, make friends, and have fun along the way.

At the end of the course, your young artist will leave with an increased confidence in their abilities, have a wealth of new skills that they can apply to their everyday life and beyond, and an excitement for future art and design studies.

How much does this course cost?


What's included in this price?

  • All course materials and resources

What should you bring to class?

  • Everything your young artist will need to take part in the course will be provided by us – no hidden costs!
  • Classes are practical, so ensure your young artist wears clothes that you don't mind getting messy

About this course

This unique course gives young artists aged 12-15 a comprehensive introduction to the world of creating art using glass.

Throughout the course your young artist will undertake 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.

Throughout this course, your young artist will unleash their imagination and develop creative flair through a series of captivating glass art workshops.

They'll develop skills in drawing, design, and painting, and experiment with colour effects and shape. These newfound skills will be applied to their final designs, which will consist of a variety of specially selected glass models and artefacts. To do this they'll use specialist glass paints to create a range of effects and learn distinctive application techniques along the way.

This course has been specifically designed for young artists that are seeking to develop independent skills using alternative mediums, and to advance their creative journey through a range of fun and unusual methods.

  • Undertake contemporary glass art projects
  • Learn about glass awareness, safety, and glass preparation
  • 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

  • Possess improved design capabilities and artistic techniques
  • Have increased confidence in their own skills using new materials and processes
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Untap 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

All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Saturday Art School certificate of attendance.

After this course, your young artist could:

  • Continue to harness their creativity; explore our full range of Saturday Art School courses to see where their creative journey will take them next
  • 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
  • Continue to develop their skills at home as a hobby

  • We understand how important young creative artists are – they've so much potential, untapped abilities, and enthusiasm
  • Your young artist will study at a leading specialist university – we know what we're doing when it comes to providing unparalleled courses
  • We encourage your young artist to be themselves and explore their existing interests; as such we harness their natural style and flair to enable them to develop their unique creative voice
  • Our tutors are industry professionals, so they'll learn from the best
  • We cater for all abilities and have no formal entry requirements for this course, so there's nothing holding your young artist back
  • Your young artist will learn in a safe and encouraging environment where there's no right or wrong way to be creative
  • They'll learn 'by doing' and always feel fully included, respected, and supported
  • They'll benefit from our incredible campus and its industry-standard studios, and use state-of-the-art equipment and software to unleash their creativity
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Meet your 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.

Your young artist will develop a range of new art and design skills and techniques that'll allow them to work on the unique medium of glass. Through both 2D and 3D projects, they'll explore a variety of different techniques whilst experimenting with colour, composition and shape. All projects will unleash your young artist's imagination and allow their voice to shine through.