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Glass Art - two day course in glass appliqué or stained glass (traditional leaded or copper foil "Tiffany" technique)

Kilnformed glass, glass fusing, stained glass, Tiffany glass: you've come to the right place!

Duration: 2 days

Price: £150

Contact: Mattt Wilson at Creative Retreats and Holidays

Tollgate Cottage
Maidstone Road
Chilham, Canterbury

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

Discover the world of glass art in a relaxing short course over two days, in our new purpose designed glass teaching studio.

Choose from stained glass, either traditional leaded or copper foiled, or try your hand at glass appliqué, which is similar to mosaic.

Our small class sizes mean that you’re assured of the guidance that you need to make good progress and to take away a decorative panel to be proud of. (More experienced students are welcome to try their hand at 3D objects.)

Come with your own design ideas or be inspired by our surroundings in the Kent Downs.

You will learn to cut glass & choose from our wide range of colours and textures of glass when creating your design. You will also master the techniques needed to transform your idea into a beautiful glass panel to take home and treasure.

If you are expecting a baby, you will be welcome to explore glass appliqué & we will ensure that no lead is used during your visit. Alternatively, see our page for glass fusing classes, which are also lead-free.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The cost of all materials and loan of all tools, tuition in our new purpose-designed teaching studio (some of the photos show our smaller original studio, right next door), a light lunch and refreshments during the sessions.

All of this is in a semi rural environment in the beautiful medieval village of Chilham. Also included is the optional attention of four very cute hens, unless you don't like them (they won't be offended!).

As well as our bright and airy new studio, our whizzy, long-awaited website is up and running. Do have a look!

Want to review this course?

Spent a fabulous day with my husband and friends on a "Glass Fusing Taster " on Saturday and will definitely be going again.
Mattt is an excellent teacher and was informative, encouraging and very patient. The studio was light, bright and airy and therefore a comfortable place to be and it wasn't long before we were able to put our newly learned skills to the test, by creating a couple of pieces of our own.
We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are looking forward to collecting our "masterpieces" later this week, after having been left with Mattt in the kiln.

- - #16161

We were given a whole weekend's glass enjoyment by our sons - Mattt agreed to teach one of us to make leaded lights and the other copper foiling - we were amazed at her patience and ability to keep both of us hard at work through out the weekend. It was exhausting but so exciting to finish two projects - a window and a decorative feather! Highly recommend!

- - #11873

Couldn't have had a better day.
Just home from my introduction to glass appliqué day with Mattt. From my initial enquiry to bringing home my finished project I couldn't have had a kinder, patient or or more encouraging tutor. I was made to feel very at home, built my confidence and learnt masses. I will be going back for another course later in the year and that is because I want to learn more, although the lunch and chat also help!

- - #10278

My taster day in glass fusion was fantastic, I made a dish, earings, and pendent, and a plaque. ould no believe how much I learnt in one day, and when I collected my glass,wow so delighted cannot wait to go back to learn more, never to late to learn at 73.

- - #7052

I have just completed a 2 day workshop for copper foiled stained glass. I had no experience whatsoever in glass work, but with Matts patience, guidance and encouragement, in a very relaxed atmosphere, I came home with a stained glass panel that I was proud of. I would recommend this course to beginners and improvers, and I shall be going back to try out another of the courses.
Thanks Matt for a great couple of days.

- - #5419

We had a lovely two days making stained glass. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we took something home that we were proud of. Mattt was very supportive and guided us through the process well, whilst making use feel very welcome. We would recommend the course to anyone who has thought about doing stained glass, or anything creative as a hobby.

Thank you for a fantastic few days!

- - #4866

Just had such a lovely weekend with Matt and one other student, doing a 2 day glass fusing course. Absolute beginner but Matt made me feel I could achieve anything. She was inspiring, patient and encouraging. There were only two of us in the class so we had all the support we needed. She helped us to work at our own pace and using our own style. Matt just gave us the knowledge to work safely and some inspiration from her own work and then let us explore and discover how to work with glass. I was delighted with the end products that I've seen and I'm itching to see the final pieces coming out of the kiln this week.
Thank you Matt for a brilliant weekend. I hope this inspires others to have a go.

- - #4221

Matt is a wonderfully calm and inspiring teacher. She is extraordinarily patient and obviously derives joy from her pupils gaining confidence and skills.

I had a real sense of achievement from producing my first piece of appliqué glass work that is now gracing my mantelpiece. She has much to offer the beginner as well as those with more experience within the visual arts.

The surroundings are tranquil; I particularly loved sitting on the swing seat in the garden that reminded me of special moments in my childhood.

I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her courses and tuition to anyone who wanted an enriching creative break and a time for rest for their soul.

- - #3112

Just had a second stained glass session being taught skills I never Imagined I could develop -by a patient and helpful teacher. Fantastic facilities and hospitality and an end product to be proud of. Will be back for more!

- - #2751

Great teaching enabled me to design and make my own stained glass panel with no experience. It was a fantastic couple of days and I look forward to returning.

- - #2543

A superb introduction to stained glass in a relaxing environment with a great teacher. I will be back for more.

- - #2381

A wonderful introduction to glass appliqué in a relaxing and supportive
environment. The basics are easy to pickup, but will take a life time to
My wife and I have already booked our next weekend to try copper foiled stain glass.

- - #2143

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