Learn traditional techniques of stained glass including glass cutting, grinding, leading, copper foiling, and soldering.
What will you learn on this course?
On this course you will learn the traditional techniques of stained glass. You will be taught all the skills to create a finished piece of stained-glass including glass cutting, grinding, leading, copper foiling, cementing 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 individual projects.
You will learn 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, and lead.
By the end of this course you will have produced 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. 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.
The course may be accessible for people with disabilities and a carer or support worker may attend. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.
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 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, lead, and copper tape for your individual project must be provided at your own expense.
Who teaches this course?