Stained glass: terrariums and planters

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

You will be working in a fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere with a group of likeminded people.

You will be learning a range of new skills and making something that you are pleased with. For beginners or those with little experience.

Course content

You will be making a glass planter/terrarium, with coloured glass inserts. This will involve: glass cutting and grinding, copper foiling, soldering and patination. When the structure is complete, compost will be added and planted up.

Support and feedback

The tutor will be there at all times for help and support.

Additional costs and requirements

You will need plants of your choice to put inside. All other materials will be supplied. There will be an additional cost of £4 per terrarium to cover materials used.

There are no entry requirements.

You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged over 19 on 31st August 2019 and your household income below £16.009.50 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details. 

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?


About the tutor

Harry Roberts currently works on Art and Design courses and a range of Art/music based ALDD courses for Learn Devon.  

Prior to this he worked for North Devon College (Petroc) for 12 years as a Fine Art Lecturer and Tutor. Before this he had four artist-in-residence positions in the UK and was International Research Fellow at Exeter College of Art and Frankfurt Akademie, and Junior Fellow at South Glamorgan University.  

Harry has a PGCE from the University of Reading and a BA Hons (Ist class) from the Polytechnic Wolverhampton and Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lyon.  

When he was a student his tutor was Anish Kapoor.  

‘I love showing people new things and materials and helping them develop their skills. I believe everyone has a creative ability. We all drew before we could speak but sometimes this creative ability gets lost or buried. I like people to find what they never really knew they had.’  

Harry Roberts. Art, Craft and Design Tutor, Learn Devon. 

Start date20 Sep 2019
End date18 Oct 2019
Start time14:00
End time16:30
Concessions not available