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Try your hand at something different with new craft classes

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Adult classes ranging from glass fusing to jewellery making are running in the borough for those looking to try their hands at something new.

The Adults at Museums programme offers fun and creative activities throughout the year at the Red House Glass Cone and Dudley Museum at the Archives. 

Activities provide people with the opportunity to try something new, or hone their existing skills, at a low cost in a friendly environment. 

As well as glass and jewellery, there are also classes on needle felt, mosaic, pebble art, wreath making and wire work.

This year also sees the introduction of mini courses for glass fusing and pottery. 

For only £30 per course, students can learn the fundamentals by attending three half day sessions. The pottery course runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Thursday September 20, Thursday October 18 and Thursday November 15. The glass fusing sessions are from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Thursday September 27, Thursday October 25 and Thursday November 22.

Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of the council, said:

These sessions are an opportunity for individuals to learn a new skill, enjoy some ‘me’ time, make new friends and create something unique.
Stourbridge is world famous for the glass making industry and courses like these help to keep the skills alive for future generations. It is important we protect our heritage. By attending a glass fusing session, attendees will be participating in this craft at a historic location.

Pre-booking activities is advised as they prove popular.

For further information on what’s on, go to http://www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/museums/learning-and-activities/adults-at-museums/.

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