Glass painting taster day



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 exciting day is both intensive and rewarding with results you can take home. 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.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

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.


Derek Hunt at Limelight Studios Ltd


Crown House, 25 Main Street
25 Main Street
LE16 8DT

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


7 hours (10:00am to 5:00am)

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This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

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In-person course
John Savill - - #33912

I write to say thank you for such a very enjoyable day. It was a very good course and was very nice to meet you again, together with fellow students and like minded people appreciating the beauty of stained glass. Look forward to seeing you again, best wishes, John ''Cherished Glass''

Response from Limelight Studios Ltd:

Hi John, great to hear you enjoyed the course, and so nice to see you again. Best wishes as always, Derek

In-person course
Jane Tattersall - - #33805

The glass painting course I attended on Saturday was fantastic. Your tuition, split into two sections was easy to follow, everything was explained thoroughly and all questions answered throughout the day. It was an extremely enjoyable experience in your beautiful well equipped studio. I'm now very eager to use glass painting on my work. Thank you. Jane

Response from Limelight Studios Ltd:

So pleased you enjoyed the course Jane, it was a pleasure to paint with you!

In-person course
Kate Rieger - - #33804

I had a relaxing and enlightening time on the one day glass painting course. The course content was well designed , and the facilities and resources were excellent. I enjoyed spending time in Derek's beautiful and inspirational studio. He is a great teacher who is very generous with his expertise and knowledge. Derek has demystified glass painting for me and I am excited to try more at home. Kate Rieger.

Response from Limelight Studios Ltd:

Delighted you enjoyed the course ! Good luck with your glass painting journey Kate 🙂

In-person course
Chrissie Roberts - - #28692

Wonderful introduction to glass painting and would thoroughly recommend anyone giving it a try.
Derek was an excellent, immensely talented teacher and very patient - definitely finished the day feeling inspired. Hospitality was brilliant and the people on the course with me were really lovely which made for a very enjoyable day.

Response from Limelight Studios Ltd:

Dear Chrissie, Thank you so much for your review and very happy to hear you enjoyed the day. Hope to see you again on some future courses. With best wishes, Derek

In-person course
Hilke - - #26525

I very much enjoyed Derek's glass painting class. Derek is a fantastic teacher and he managed to cover everything I had hoped to be able to learn in a single day. Highly recommend it!

Response from Limelight Studios Ltd:

Hi Hilke, so pleased you enjoyed the course and were able to learn new ways of working with glass and paint. It was a pleasure to see you on the course and good luck with your own glass adventures ! best wishes, Derek

In-person course
Kathryn Newman - - #23980

I attended Derek's one day glass painting taster day and it was a very educational and inspirational day learning from a master in the trade. Lovely to work in his studios and the setting was beautiful. Made to feel very welcome.

In-person course
Andrea Boardman - - #22921

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.

Response from Limelight Studios Ltd:

Hi Andrea
Thank you so much for your very kind words; it’s really great to know you enjoyed the Taster Day and even nicer to know you want to come back again ! Hope you have lots of fun with your new found glass painting skills and I look forward to seeing you again 🙂 With best wishes, Derek

In-person course
Julia Thompson - - #21241

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 :)

Response from Limelight Studios Ltd:

Hi Julia,
So pleased you enjoyed the experience, you were great company and helped to make the day fun. Really liked your experimentation with the medium and hope to see you again on future courses. Best wishes, Derek

In-person course
John Keane - - #21207

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.

Response from Limelight Studios Ltd:

Hi John,
It was really good to meet you and share some painting techniques. As you had already done some glass painting before coming on the course, it was great to be able to show you some additional ways of getting a particular effect or result using other mediums and tools. It's a real pleasure to share knowledge with someone who has a passion for the craft and wants to learn. Keep in touch and all the best for now, Derek

In-person course
Sue Horrigan - - #20454

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.

Response from Limelight Studios Ltd:

Thank you Sue. Really glad you enjoyed the course.

In-person course
Sarah Tomlinson - - #19732

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 !!

Response from Limelight Studios Ltd:

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.

In-person course
Janine Greenberg - - #19723

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.

Response from Limelight Studios Ltd:

Hi Janine, it was a real pleasure working with you and I'm very pleased you gained some valuable insight into this fascinating craft.

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