Stained-Glass Workshop-Beginners

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Course code: P26E

Learn the basic skills to make a beautiful and unique stained glass panel. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge

When and where


From 19 Apr 2023 to 24 May 2023
Wed 16:30-19:00

6 weeks

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19 Apr 2023

16:30 to 19:00

26 Apr 2023

16:30 to 19:00

03 May 2023

16:30 to 19:00

10 May 2023

16:30 to 19:00

17 May 2023

16:30 to 19:00

24 May 2023

16:30 to 19:00

with Ruth Adams


Stoke Lodge 

Stoke Lodge Centre, Shirehampton Road
Stoke Bishop


Fees and concessions

The fee for this course is £130.00.

The full (undiscounted) tuition fee for this course is £130.00, the concession rate is £80.00. You may not have to pay for this course if you are not working or on a low wage


<p><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">This course will enable you to design and make your own stained-glass piece of art. Suitable for beginners. Fee includes classroom sundries; learners can purchase coloured glass, lead and solder from the tutor or from a local supplier.</span></span><strong> </strong></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12px"><strong><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.</span></strong></span></p>

What can students expect?

<p><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Beginners will be guided through all the stages involved in making a simple small ­leaded or copperfoil panel, from design through to cutting, leading or foiling, soldering and finishing techniques. <span style="background-color:#fbfbfc"><span style="color:black"> Improvers will also be accommodated</span></span> and can plan individual projects with tutor support and learn new techniques. </span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12px"><strong><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.</span></strong></span></p>

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Late starters allowed?

<p><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Yes, but this is a short course, so it is best to join by week 2. </span></span></p>

Previous experience required?

<p><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">This is a Beginners course but <span style="background-color:#fbfbfc">improvers wanting to gain more experience will also be accommodated.</span></span></span></p>

What is the progression route?

<p><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">You can continue with another course in the same class to develop your skills in design and making and also participate in the Summer School. </span><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">After 3 terms of beginners courses you can progress onto the Intermediate level.</span></span></p>

Are there any extra costs?

<p><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Yes. You can purchase coloured glass and lead from your tutor or your local stained-glass suppliers. Materials costs may vary depending on the scale of your project, but for an A4 sized panel you can expect to pay £25 approx.</span></span></p>

Work set between sessions?

<p><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Students can continue their studies between classes researching on the internet or working on developing sketches and designs. They can also order materials from a local supplier if they want to buy their glass directly. There is no homework set specifically.</span></span></p>

What should students bring?

<p><span style="font-size:12px"><strong><span style="color:black; font-family:Arial,sans-serif">To the 1st session, please bring:</span></strong></span></p>

<li><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="color:black; font-family:Arial,sans-serif">A note book</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="color:black; font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Sturdy shoes, no open toe sandals</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="color:black; font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Coloured art materials if you have any for design. Bring what you have, no need to purchase any especially</span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="color:black; font-family:Arial,sans-serif">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</span></span></li>


Teaching method/style?

<p><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Formal teaching and demonstrations. One to one tutor support and learning checks and group discussions, books, photos and samples for study.</span></span></p>

Equipment Required

<p><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">See list above.   </span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">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. </span><span style="color:black; font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Fee includes classroom sundries (</span><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">e.g. paper, masking tape, tracing paper, glass cleaner, kiln shelf paper, two strips of solder, fluxes, white spirit, patinas, glass paints, etc).</span></span></p>