National Glass Centre on the road - we bring glass to you!
Our unique outreach programme offers the opportunity to bring the excitement and creativity of glass to your school. Learn about the history and science of glass and even create your own piece of artwork inspired by the topic theme.
History of Sunderland – Glass Painting Workshop
Themed around the History of Sunderland and the local area, we will introduce Benedict Biscop and explain how he brought skilled craftsmen from all over Europe to Sunderland in AD 674. This will be complemented by an interactive digital guide about Benedict Biscop and some pieces of glassware produced in Sunderland. Children will design their own stained glass window and then learn how to transfer the image onto a glass tile, which they will then paint using transparent glass paints.
Changing States – Glass Fused Mosaics Workshops
Focussed on the science of glass, in particular changing states by heating and cooling, this workshop introduces children to working with glass, inspires them to design their own mosaic tile and takes them through the making processes step by step. Glass tiles are taken back to National Glass Centre where they are fired in the kiln. We will also show a DVD of glass blowing, plus there will be items that children can handle. This activity is suitable for children age 6+. Glass tiles must be collected from National Glass Centre at a later date which will be arranged on the day of the session
The workshops detailed above are suitable for Key Stage 1 & 2.
Glass Maker and Artist
I have worked at National Glass Centre since finishing my degree in 2005.
Head of Enterprise, Commissioning & the Studio
I am Head of Enterprise, Commissioning and the Studio at National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland, England and am a member of the Senior Management Team.
My work uses a range of media which acknowledges the interface between both traditional practice and new media.
Learning and Engagement Officer
Rachel joined National Glass Centre in 2007 to support the Centre's learning and engagement programme having completed MA Glass the previous year.
Kalki Mansel is one of National Glass Centre's resident glass artists.
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