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About Stained Glass (VA110 Autumn)

Learn traditional techniques of stained-glass including glass cutting, grinding, leading, copper foiling, and soldering. This course is perfect for those who want to try the art of stained glass!

What will you learn on this course?

On this course you will be taught the traditional skills of stained glass.

You will learn the skills needed to create a finished piece of stained glass, including glass cutting, grinding, copper foiling and finishing, as well as the option to learn the basics of traditional leading.

You will first complete a starter piece, using the copper foiling technique. You can choose to edge this piece with lead if you wish.

You will then move onto your personal piece. Your tutor will teach you how to translate your ideas into a workable stained-glass pattern, known as a ‘cartoon’.

This piece can be made using the copper foiled method, with or without a lead edging, or if you choose to your tutor will teach you how to make this piece in traditional lead.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to all levels from beginners to those who have some previous experience working in glass. Full instruction and guidance is given by the tutor who will tailor the class to your needs. 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.

This course demands dexterity and strength in your hands.

We recommend that you do not attend the course if you who are currently pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breastfeeding. This is due to the toxicity of lead which will 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 then need to provide your own glass, solder, and lead for your individual project where you will work up to A4 size. Your tutor will provide more information for what to buy when it is required.

Are there any additional costs?

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

Who teaches this course?

Vix Brown

Dates and times

  • September – December