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Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL

Open Daily 10:00 - 17:00 Call: 0191 515 5555

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FREE Admission
Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL

Open Daily 10:00 - 17:00 Call: 0191 515 5555

Separator National Glass Centre is part of the University of Sunderland

Continued Professional Development

National Glass Centre specialises in delivering practical Continued Professional Development sessions to teachers and education professionals. These sessions are led by our experienced Learning and Engagement team alongside practicing artists and are aimed at broadening teachers’ creative skills.

The focus of these sessions is to familiarise participants with the galleries, learning spaces and creative studios at National Glass Centre, increasing confidence in using our venue as a learning platform, as well as providing a practical workshop session to increase participants’ skills. Our workshops can involve glass fusing and other kiln forming techniques, stained glass, glass painting, sandcasting, sandblasting, glass printing or ceramics.

If you have your own kiln at school, we can offer one-to-one courses to help you get the most out of your equipment.

Upcoming Sessions:

Ceramics CPD with Chris McHugh - Saturday 29 November 2014 FREE

This session will focus on a theme of regional and local industrial history, as well as traditional Sunderland Lustreware ceramics, to inform an artist-led ceramics workshop in our studio. Chris McHugh will offer instruction on using a range of basic techniques, tools and materials linked to clay.

Architecture CPD with Northern Architecture - Saturday 17 January 2015 FREE

National Glass Centre has teamed up with Northern Architecture to develop this unique session which will explore basic architectural themes, using National Glass Centre's iconic steel and glass building and St. Peter's Church, a historically significant Anglo-Saxon monastery, as starting points for discussion and teaching activities. 

Space to think

Why not use our inspiring site for your next INSET day, staff training or staff meeting? Our unique building and exciting exhibitions provide the perfect space for your events. Bring your staff to National Glass Centre and we can introduce you to the endless possibilities on how to use our venue and exhibitions in your learning programme.


For more information, please contact our Learning and Engagement Officer, Jenny Payne, or 0191 515 5521.



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