You will be guided through the making process from design, cutting and shaping glass, leading, soldering, cementing and finishing. Suitable for beginners and more experienced wishing to develop skills and explore techniques such as mosaic, fusing and copperfoil. Fee includes classroom sundries; learners can purchase coloured glass, lead and solder from the tutor or from a local supplier.
What can students expect?
You will be guided through all the stages involved in making a leaded panel from design, cutline, cutting and shaping glass to size, leading, soldering, cementing and finishing techniques. You can plan and make a window with one to one tuition support, you can learn other techniques such as kiln fired glass painting/stain/ enamel, fusing and slumping, copper foil and stained glass mosaic. You can learn how to make test samples and apply new techniques into your creative glass work.
Late starters allowed?
We have all the equipment you need to get started. The tutor can advise you if you choose to purchase any of your own equipment.
Previous experience required?
Suitable for beginners and more experienced wishing to develop and explore techniques.
What is the progression route?
You can continue with another course in the same class and develop your skills in design and making.
Are there any extra costs?
Yes, there is a nominal charge included in your fee for workshop sundries – e.g. paper, masking tape, tracing paper, glass cleaner, kiln shelf paper, 2 strips of solder, fluxes, white spirit, patinas, glass paints. etc
Additionally, you will need to purchase coloured glass, lead and for larger panels more solder and cement.
You can purchase coloured glass from your tutor or visit your local glass suppliers. Materials costs may vary depending on the scale of your project, but for an A3 sized panel you can expect to pay £40- £45 approx.
Work set between sessions?
No, but you may choose to do some research and design doodles at home. Visit exhibitions, gallery and site visits or the local stained glass shop.
What should students bring?
You will need a note book, sturdy shoes, no open toe sandals, coloured art materials if you have any for design, bring what you have no need to purchase any especially.
Two or three different ideas- these could be pictures, original doodles or sketches, postcards, pictures from magazines, photos, art books anything to act as a starting point for your design.
Formal teaching and demonstrations. One to one tutor support and learning checks and group discussions, books, photos and samples for study.