About the Course
Unleash your creativity on this friendly taster course which introduces you to the techniques of traditional stained glass painting. You will be working in a professional stained glass studio and the day is both intensive and rewarding with exciting results. We give you the knowledge and confidence to further your progression in this ancient art form through experimentation.
You can choose from a selection of designs or bring your own design, and will learn how to mix paints, how to choose brushes, how to trace, matt and shade your design, and how to kiln fire the paint and silver stain on to the glass. We provide materials and use of equipment and brushes.
A list of accommodation in the village and surrounding areas is available on request, including, hotel, b&b and camping options.
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?
All materials and use of studio tools and equipment. Each student will make their own panel to take home. Coffee/Tea and biscuits will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch, or you can buy freshly made sandwiches, fruit, or hot soup from our village shop 10 metres from the studio.
What a great way to spend a Saturday! Derek has a wonderfully patient way of teaching the tools and techniques of painting on glass, skills he has in abundance judging by the beautiful examples displayed around the studio. All very inspirational to a complete novice! I’m really looking forward to being able to return later in the year.
Andrea Boardman - - #22921
Response from Limelight Studios:Hi Andrea
Derek's glass painting course was a fantastic experience for the senses, I would wholeheartedly recommend it. Derek’s studio is full of inspiration and he shares his vast knowledge on the ancient techniques of glass painting with enthusiasm and patience. Thank you so much for a hugely fun and informative day :)
Julia Thompson - - #21241
Response from Limelight Studios:Hi Julia,
It was an amazing experience to attend this course. We received a warm welcome and were soon put at ease in the calm relaxed atmosphere. There were 3 of us on the course ranging from complete beginner to some experience. Derek has a vast wealth of knowledge in this field and a great way of imparting information through demonstration and encouraging us to experiment with techniques. We all completed 2 painting projects which were fired in the kiln during the day, which were able to take home at the end of the course. I would strongly recommend the course whether a complete beginner or more experienced painter. We all came away with new knowledge in this fascinating medium. Thank you Derek.
John Keane - - #21207
Response from Limelight Studios:Hi John,
Really enjoyed this course. Derek’s studio is a beautiful environment to learn glass painting in, there are lots of things to learn and discover and I would highly recommend this taster day to others.
Sue Horrigan - - #20454
Response from Limelight Studios:Thank you Sue. Really glad you enjoyed the course.
We had a most enjoyable day with Derek on the glass painting taster day. The course was in his well equipped studio. It was well organised and he patiently took us through the basic steps of traditional painting. He ensured we both ended up with a picture to be proud of. Now I just want a kiln to be able to carry on with this absorbing craft !!
Sarah Tomlinson - - #19732
Response from Limelight Studios:Hi Sarah, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the Taster Day. I thought you and Andy achieved tremendous results considering this was your very first time using traditional glass paints.
Derek is an excellent tutor. He is knowledgeable and passionate about the Art of stained glass. I felt encourage and supported in developing my ideas.
Janine Greenberg - - #19723
Response from Limelight Studios:Hi Janine, it was a real pleasure working with you and I'm very pleased you gained some valuable insight into this fascinating craft.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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