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History - Glassmakers of Venice - Online Live

Day of week:
Delivered online
Mixed Level
13:00 - 15:00
4 weeks

Course delivered online via zoom

The aim of this course is to learn about the history of the craft of glassmaking as practised in the Venetian lagoon.
Decorative glass has been created in the Venetian lagoon for over a thousand years and, for much of this time, it was prized across the world. Influenced by its Byzantine rulers and connections with the near east, the Venetian state came to dominate the Mediterranean and became a powerful player in European politics. You will learn about the development of the glass industry and the technological advancements that furthered it as well as some of the techniques and influences that combined to produce the immediately identifiable, iconic and enduring styles of Murano glass.
By the end of this course:
All students should be able to identify and describe one or more of the distinctive glass products manufactured in the Venetian lagoon.
Most students should be able to describe the significance of the Venetian glass industry in the development of the Italian state and economy.
Some students should be able to discuss the rise and fall of the Venetian glass industry and its legacy to the rest of Europe.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Naomi Dickins

Naomi Dickins graduated from the University of Bristol with a B.A. (Hons) in History and also has an Advanced Diploma in Local Historical Studies from the University of Oxford. She has worked as an archivist, historical researcher and lecturer and recently published a history of Tenterden with Amberley Books. Naomi also has a lifelong love of textile and needle crafts, is an embroidery artist, runs textiles workshops and is a designer for Practical Publishing craft magazines.

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How will I be taught?

There will be tutor input and discussion as well as visual representations. The tutor will give feedback.

What do I need to have with me?

Apart from a sense of curiosity and an interest in social history, you may wish to bring note taking materials.

What can I do next?

We offer a range of history, architecture and social history courses. Please ask at a Centre or go to
If you would like to replicate some of the patterns learn during this course the tutor is delivering this course TWL/64949/G/LC Textiles - Art Nouveau Style Evening Bag

What do I need to join the course

The course is open to everyone interested. No prior knowledge required

You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor will send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/108086/K/NC.