Introduction to traditional stained glass (1 day) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Tutor: Martin McAssey or Kate Billington. Martin and Kate are professionally qualified teachers with many years’ experience of teaching stained glass classes. This is a one day traditional stained glass 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 glass and solder are supplied by Martin at no extra cost. What will I make on the workshop? You will have the opportunity to make a traditional stained glass window hanging. You will have the choice of a number of different patterns to choose from (see examples above), each window hanging measures 17cm x 17cm or 20cm x 12cm approximately. What will I learn on the workshop? You will learn all the basic skills needed to make a traditional lead stained glass window hanging such as: • Scoring and breaking glass to fit a pattern. • Selecting suitable glass. • Glass grinding. • Lead cutting. • Soldering. • Attaching support rings. • Finishing. 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. • This course involves working with lead, for safety reasons it is recommends that pregnant women do not attend.
What's included in the price?
All materials such as glass, lead and solder 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.
7 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
Martin is a professionally qualified teacher with many year’s experience of teaching stained glass courses in Sheffield, Chesterfield and throughout South Yorkshire. He specialises in teaching stained glass but also runs fused glass and glass painting one day workshops. Martin has taught stained glass classes for Sheffield College and Chesterfield College. Martin is also a member of the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) and the Artist Network.
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