Winter Gardens Fusing


The David Welch Winter Gardens is a place that is very close to my heart, having been Artist in Residence there in 2017. It's truly a beautiful place where you will find plenty inspiration to, under my tutition, design and create your own Floral Fused Glass Bowl or Fused Glass Artwork of your choice.


Here's an overview of the day-

9.30am - 10.00am

Arrival/ Registration and Welcome Refreshment at The Park Cafe, Duthie Park

10.00am - 12.00pm

Guided Visual Tour of the David Welch Winter Gardens Drawing Demonstration by Shelagh SwansonParticipants gather information and find inspiration through drawing and photography around the gardens.

12.15pm - 1.00pm

Lunch at "Inn at the Park Hotel"


Transport to Shelagh Swanson Studio

1.30pm - 5pm

Development of ideas from imagery gathered in the Winter Gardens. Glass Making Demo by Shelagh Swanson

Refreshment Break

Creation of your own Fused Glass Bowl inspired by your visit!


Full tuition, materials, firinngs, Coffee/Tea/Refreshments throughout the day, Lunch and Transport between venues all included in course fee! Groups of 4 or more can book this as a private session on any day that suits - please get in touch at About your teacher!A self confessed glass geek, Shelagh is a very experienced tutor, having taught both painting and glass internationally as well as in her own studio in Aberdeen (formerly known as Oil and Glass) since 2012. In 2013 Bullseye Glass (the manufacturers of the glass you will use in this session) invited Shelagh to their factory in Portland, Oregon, where she completed a week long instructors course. She absolutely adores teaching, and always makes sure that her sessions are very informative, but also lots of fun!