Introduction to glass painting (1 day) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire



Tutor: Martin McAssey.

Martin is a professionally qualified teacher with many years’ experience of teaching glass classes.

This is a one day glass painting workshop based in Martin's studio at the learning centre at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in Sheffield. This workshop is for beginners as well as the more advanced student, the workshop is run with a maximum of ten students ensuring that each student receives individual attention. Each student has use of a workbench with all the tools and equipment they will need while taking part in the workshop. All patterns and materials such as paint and glass are supplied by Martin at no extra cost.

What will I learn on the workshop?
You will learn all the basic skills needed to paint a piece of stained glass using the one fire method such as:

• How to mix paint.
• How to paint lines and curves.
• How to apply paint (matting).
• How to trace lines.
• How to create tone and stippling.
• How to create definition through line work.
• How to fire your glass.
• How to clean and care for your brushes.

What will you make?
You will have the opportunity to make a number of painted pieces of glass using the techniques listed above.

Please note:
• It is recommended that you bring reading glasses for close work.
• It is recommended that you wear sensible shoes (no open toed shoes) when attending the workshop.
• It is also recommended that you wear old clothes.

For more information about this workshop please contact Martin via the 'Ask a question' form above.

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?

All materials such as paint and glass are provided by Martin at no extra cost.

Lunch is not available in Martin's studio, it is recommended that you bring your own lunch. Please note that the learning centre cafe is closed on Friday, teas and coffees are available through the day and a selection of cakes will be served at lunchtime.


Martin McAssey at Martin McAssey Glass

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The Learning Centre, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Abbeydale Road South
South Yorkshire
S7 2QW

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


1 day (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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Margaret Everley - - #38035

Another excellent workshop from Martin. Martin gives all the explanation and demonstrations that you need, all the equipment and then lots of encouragement to try the techniques. It's fun and highly absorbing and I'm already thinking about the next one. Thank you Martin.

Jess Dennis - - #38008

A fantastic day with expert guidance and support from Martin. Everyone had their own workspaces and tools and all the equipment (glass, paint, brushes etc) was provided for. Martin's demos were super helpful and we had lots of opportunities to ask questions and get support throughout the day. It was great to have the freedom to experiment and make our own designs too! Thoroughly enjoyed the day and can't believe how much fun it was. I've now picked up yet another hobby!

Ange Eccles - - #37980

Martin is a fantastic tutor, very supportive, kind & explains everything -- brilliant. A warm friendly course. All the equipment & materials are provided. I learnt a lot! Thankyou Martin. 😊
I highly recommend this course.


Such an enjoyable day. Martin is a very patient, attentive and encouraging teacher and is generous with his knowledge. I loved that Martin was happy to give us freedom in creating our own designs. I recommend it to anyone with an interest/knowledge in the making of traditional stained glass as it complents this skill perfectly. A very relaxing day. I will be booking another course here without doubt!

John Humphreys - - #33542

Fantastic course, Martin is a great tutor, excellent facilities and materials. I would recommend this course to everyone.

Fiona - - #31212

A great day of learning how to paint on glass. Martin is an excellent teacher. He had gone to great lengths to ensure his studio was Covid-secure. He supplies all the materials and there was opportunity to complete a number of pieces by the end of the day. He is very good at explaining the techniques and demonstrating the skills, and good at providing individual help and suggestions during the day. I have been on a number of Martin's Glass courses, and would readily recommend them to anyone interested in trying something different.

Frances - - #27997

Totally absorbing day. Very clear instruction. Will be returning for sure.

Meem Bernau - - #19708

Such a great course, clear demonstrations, as much help and advice as personally needed.
Extremely well equipped studio. All in all a satisfying and enjoyable day with good results at the end of it.

Lena Sass - - #19690

I'm hooked. I thoroughly enjoyed this well prepared workshop. Martin gave simple clear instructions enabling us to get to grips with the techniques, we then had the opportunity to develop our own ideas. The day wizzed by, it was full of creativity, focus, information and good company, oh and cake.

christine walker - - #19689

Another interesting and inspiring day painting on glass with Martin's guidance .How can a full day go so fast! More of the same please !count me in!

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