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Schools and Colleges Learning Programme Planning a school visit To make the most of your visit to National Glass Centre, choose one Full Day workshop or combine two Half Day workshops to suit the needs and interests of your group. All workshops include a glass blowing demonstration and a space to use for lunch. Workshop


Explore the changing exhibitions in our galleries & participate in creative activities & discussions.

Students will make:

Cost per pupil:

Fused glass mosaic tile


Pyrex-inspired painted plate


Book both Gallery Glass and Stories of Glass in Sunderland as a Full Day visit for £11!

Gallery Glass Half Day

Key Description Stage


Stories of Glass in Sunderland Half Day


Discover the history of glass making in Sunderland, with a focus on Anglo-Saxon culture & industrial history. HISTORY / ART & DESIGN

Changing States Full Day


Architecture: Buildings & Materials Full Day

KS1 / KS2

Learn about the science of glass with exciting experiments, using a range of materials.

Fused glass mosaic tile


Glass painting



Visit St. Peter’s Church & compare old & new buildings using a range of sources & materials. STEM / ART & DESIGN / HISTORY

Screenprinting on Glass Full Day

KS3 / KS4

Glass Cutting & Fusing Full Day

KS3 /KS4

Develop design skills & transform drawings on paper into a glass screen print in our studio.

Glass screen printed panel


Fused glass mosaic tiles



Develop design skills & learn to cut & fuse coloured sheet glass in our studio. ART & DESIGN / STEM

* Fused glass must be kiln-fired and will need to be collected after the workshop, typically one week after your session.



It is free for groups to visit under their own steam. Self-led groups can book one of our learning spaces for lunch and storage of belongings for a fee of ÂŁ25, subject to availability. Booking is essential.

Do you have a particular project in mind? We offer bespoke half or full day artist-led sessions in a variety of glass and ceramic techniques on request.

arts award Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications open to all students. National Glass Centre is dedicated to providing access to Arts Award and our trained advisors can lead young people through all levels. We are part of a Sunderland partnership, allowing your students to complete Arts Award Discover and Explore across a number of exciting cultural venues in the local area. For further information, please visit:

CPD National Glass Centre specialises in delivering practical CPD sessions to teachers and education professionals. We offer a number of sessions delivered around changing themes throughout the year or we can tailor sessions around a theme of your choice.

UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND The University of Sunderland offers free taster sessions for Year 12 and 13 students and individuals interested in pursuing a degree in Glass or Ceramics. Experience a hands-on session and meet staff and students in one of the UK’s largest glass and ceramics education facilities at the National Glass Centre. To enquire, please contact:

HOW TO BOOK Advanced booking is essential for all workshops and self-led visits. Workshops are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please contact a member of our Learning and Engagement team to learn more about school visits or to make a booking: Visit: Email: Call: 0191 515 5555 ext. 2 nationalglasscentresunderland ngc_learn

Schools Brochure 2015