A person is placing yellow glass into a pattern, at a table that has blue, green and yellow glass panels on it

About Stained Glass for Improvers & Advanced (VA85 Spring)

Design and make your own copper foiled stained glass pieces, this course for students with some previous experience. This course if perfect for those who want to improve upon their skills and create beautiful stained glass art!

What will you learn on this course?

On this course you will have the opportunity to design and realise your own copper foiled stained glass projects. The tutor will support you to translate your ideas into stained glass designs and offer advice and guidance on appropriate techniques.

You should have existing skills including glass cutting, grinding, foiling, taping, soldering, and finishing. It is expected that you will also know how to safely use the specialist equipment and materials that are involved in the stained glass making process such as glass cutters, grinders, soldering irons, flux, patina and lead.

This course encourages students to work on independent projects, develop existing skills, and refine your technique to create more complex and sophisticated work.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to improvers and advanced students. You may have attended a beginners course at MAC or elsewhere.

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 – March 2025