Teacher CPD Sessions
NGC delivers practical Continuing Professional Development sessions to groups of teachers from primary, secondary and special education schools.
Teachers will have a tour of NGC facilities and exhibitions before taking part in a hands-on glass making session delivered by one of our experienced team of Artist Educators. Artist Educators specialise in glass fusing, kiln forming, stained glass, glass painting, sandcasting, sandblasting and glass printing. Sessions can be tailored to a theme of your choice or developed with the NGC team to focus on NGC’s exhibitions, arts, crafts, design, science, technology and the history of glass in Sunderland.
Bespoke Glass Workshops and Projects
We deliver practical workshops and projects in glass to schools, colleges, universities and community groups.
These hands-on sessions and projects are delivered by NGC’s experienced team of artist educators who specialise in glass fusing, kiln forming, stained glass, glass painting, sandcasting, sandblasting and glass printing. Sessions can be tailored to a theme of your choice or developed with our Learning & Engagement team to focus on our current exhibitions, the science of glass or the history of glass. If you are interested in developing a workshop or project with the NGC, please contact us.
Suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am - 12.30pm, and include the glass blowing demonstration with commentary.
Changing States is a workshop examining the properties of glass and the change from solid to liquid.
Glass Fused Mosaic Tile (£8 per student) (age 6+)
Students will design and create their own art work using coloured glass tiles which will then be fired in the kiln.
Tiles can be picked up one week after the workshop.
Tuesdays or Thursdays during term time, 10am - 12.30pm
EXPLORE: Go back in time to 674 AD with a visit to St. Peter's Church. Discover the story of Sunderland's Patron Saint, Benedict Biscop, and find out how he founded the first church in Sunderland and brought about the creation of the UK's first stained glass windows.
CREATE: Walk back to NGC along the River Wear before taking part in a creative stained glass window-inspired workshop:
Glass Fused Mosaic (£10 per student) or Glass Painting (£7 per student)
Self-Led Visits for School Groups
It is free for groups to visit under their own steam. A range of information and supporting materials are available from the Schools & Groups page.
Self-led groups can book the NGC Education Room to use for storage of belongings, lunch and any other activities, for a cost of £25, subject to availability.
Booking is still essential.