Experience how to make a stained glass window using traditional heritage craft techniques, which have hardly changed since the medieval period.
The course runs from Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 9am – 4pm when you will learn how to draw out a design, how to cut glass, how to lead the glass pieces together, how to solder the joints and, finally, how to cement the panel, so that it becomes a usable stained glass window.
You can choose to stay true to the traditional style of stained glass or to create a modern design with abstract shapes and colour choices. The tutor will help you with your design, explaining how to use coloured and textured glass, and how to add texture or detail to your composition using the sandblaster. Your glass panel can be a maximum size of approximately 28cm x 28cm.
There is no need to prepare anything in advance, as all the processes will be explained to you on a sample panel at the start of the course, leaving you free to work at your own pace over the rest of the weekend.
Timetable for 2 day, short weekend courses
Saturday, session one: 10am-1pm & 2-5pm. Please arrive by 9.45am.
Sunday, session two: 9am-1pm & 2-4pm.
Lunch and tea/coffee is included.
- On this course, the tutor will supply all of the materials, including glass, lead, solder and cement.
What students need to bring
- An apron
- Packaging (e.g. bubble wrap) for finished panel
Available to buy
- Available from shop:
- A good selection of general art and craft materials
Please note: If you are pregnant or breast feeding, you should consult your GP before enrolling on this course, as working with lead and solder can be harmful to the developing baby.
Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio. This includes stout covered footwear, i.e. no open-toes or sandals.
You must not wear open shoes or have bare legs (even if the weather is warm) in the workshop.
Do not wear loose clothing or dangly jewellery as it may get caught in machinery. Long hair must be tied back.
There may be restrictions on equipment available to students in tutor’s absence.