Beginners Stained Glass Class - 2 Day



This two-day introduction to the traditional method of stained glass construction will give you an insight into this ancient craft that dates back hundreds of years.

There will be plenty of hands-on experience and you will be able to make either a traditional panel or put your own contemporary twist on this ancient craft. You will be fully guided through the process and given lots of tips, tricks and insight and appreciation of stained glass window making.

By the end of the course you'll make a stained glass panel to take home, which you can put in your garden, or display indoors! This class is suitable for complete beginners.

You will be introduced to all the key techniques and tools used in the traditional method of constructing stained glass using lead came.

The course will start with an introduction to the art of stained glass, the design and how we ‘paint with light’ and the equipment and tools used to do this. We will quickly move on to the practical aspect by demonstrating how we score and break glass. This will be followed by practise cutting glass to a design until you're ready to start cutting the coloured glass for your main project.

You can either use one of the designs provided or bring along a design of your own (only recommended if you have prior experience).

There will be a full demonstration the process of constructing a panel using the leading method at each stage and we will discuss the tools and techniques being used.

Work will be focussed on building and finishing your stained-glass panel by leading, soldering and cementing your design piece which you'll finish in time to take home.

Trading Places is based within the beautiful surroundings of the Stanwick Lakes nature reserve, in the heart of Northamptonshire’s Nene Valley. All the courses take place in and around our purpose built green oak Training Barn. Course places can be booked for one or more people depending on availability.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Tools, materials and safety equipment are provided for all courses. Participants are simply asked to bring their own supply of enthusiasm and a packed lunch! (we provide tea and coffee during the courses).


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Rockingham Forest Trust
Stanwick Lakes
Stanwick, Wellingborough

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners


2 days (9:30am to 4:30pm)

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Jean - - #39240

Really enjoyed the 2 day course
Jo was really great at explaining the techniques & giving the background details about the craft
She has great knowledge about the history of the craft & it was so good to have this explained as we progressed through the process

Response from Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses:

Thank you so much for your review and we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the course.

Mike W - - #39237

A great experience with a helpful, personable and knowledgeable tutor in a pleasant setting.
The materials and equipment were of good quality and sufficient quantity that there were few occasions when anyone had to wait. My fellow students were very friendly which made for a very enjoyable couple of days. As a bonus, I ended up with a small pane of which I am disproportionately proud

Response from Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses:

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the course and glad that you feel proud of your creation!

Tony J. - - #37636

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a thorough and positive review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the course and we hope your masterpiece is admired by all who see it!

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