A person is attaching copper foiling to a triangle of light blue glass

About Stained Glass for Beginners & Improvers (VA101 Spring)

Learn the techniques of copper foiled (tiffany) stained glass including glass cutting, grinding and soldering. This course if perfect for those who want to try the art of stained glass!

What will you learn on this course?

You will be taught all the skills to create a finished piece of stained glass including:

  • Glass cutting
  • Grinding
  • Foiling
  • Taping
  • Soldering and finishing

After completing a starter piece to learn these basic skills, you will begin to work on your own project. The tutor will teach you how to translate your ideas into stained glass designs and support you as you realise your own individual projects.

You will learn how to safely use the specialist equipment and materials that’s are involved in the stained glass making process such as glass cutters, grinders, soldering irons, flux, patina and lead.

By the end of this course you will have produced a starter piece and a piece of stained glass of your own design.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners and improvers. You don’t need any previous experience of stained glass as full instruction and guidance is given. Those with some experience will be able to improve their skills and develop new techniques and ideas.

At the heart of MAC is a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. A high level of manual dexterity and tool handling is required. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support.

We recommend that you do not attend the course if you are currently pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breastfeeding. This is due to the toxicity of lead which may be in use in the studio.

Do you need to bring anything?

All equipment is provided along with materials to make your starter piece. You will need to provide your own glass, solder, and lead for your individual project where you will work up to A4 size.

Are there any additional costs?

Glass, solder, and copper tape for your individual project must be provided at your own expense.

Who teaches this course?

Clare Wainwright

Dates and times

  • January – April 2025