Lead Lights for Beginners. 17th and 18th November and 8th and 9th December

This course has past its finish date but this page will remain available until 1st December 2018.

Duration: Weekend Course

Price: £140

Run by: David
at David Mola


Edinburgh Palette St. Margaret’s House 151 London Road

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About the Course

In this workshop you can learn the basis of leaded stained glass.

We will go through:

- The art of cutting glass
- Choice of subject and design
- Moving the drawing into cardboard templates
- Cutting the different pieces of glass
- Leading
- Welding
- Cementing, polishing, and finishing your project.

We will complete a simple leaded panel 25 x 25 cm.

We'll go through from beginning to end in two days, which means it will be intensive, but I can guarantee that you will have a lovely experience

Maximum 5 people for course for maximum individual attention.

As we'll work with lead, this course is not suitable for pregnant and lactating mothers.

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

What's included in the price?

All tools, equipment and refreshments provided but please, bring a packed lunch.
Please wear comfortable clothing and sturdy, flat shoes.

Want to review this course?

Excellent course!
We learned about types of glass and looked at different pieces that David had made and some CRM works for inspiration.
We practised cutting, then chose our design and glass. We cut, ground and copper foiled the pieces , following David demonstration . Then we soldered our pieces. We were encouraged and supported at each stage and all went home with a finished piece of glass.

- - #15018

David was patient, enthusiastic and extremely informative. He also made the workshop fun and obligely went two hours over time until we finished our pieces.
Can't wait until next workshop as well and truly hooked.

- - #15014

Wonderful introduction to the world of leaded stained glass. David is a natural born teacher with great enthusiasm for his subject. Very approachable and supportive and keeps calm when his students get into a panic (which I did :-)). I am so pleased with the panel he helped me to make; it feels like a real achievement and has given me the confidence to go forward and try it on my own. A word of advice to any prospective students, keep the design simple as there is so much to learn about the techniques involved and enjoy.

- - #13879

Had a brilliant time at the beginners stained glass course with David. He was very good at explaining the diverse processes and kind enough to show me again if I messed up!
Excellent course - pace just perfect. The finished panel was beyond my expectation. Wish it was longer!

- - #12783

Myself and my partner both had a wonderful time attending David's "Stained Glass For Beginners" course. He is a great teacher with plenty of knowledge to share and much patience as he guided us through the basics of working with glass. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to explore the world of stained glass.

- - #11073

This was an excellent course, a fun and different way to spend the weekend. David was a great teacher, he was very patient, very informative and he kept it a lot of fun. We both came away very happy with our stained glass panels and have been feeling inspired to make some more. I would definitely recommend this course.

- - #11072

David is a really great teacher - methodical, patient and fun.
I really enjoyed this course and it made me want to do more and continue making stained glass. It also gave me an bigger appreciation when look at stained glass.
I highly recommend David and his workshops.

- - #9976

Really good course. David taught it really well and was very encouraging and helpful. Great to come away with something made during the course - and we were all really pleased with what we'd made. Would like to do another course with David and have already recommended him to friends.

- - #9140

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 17th November 2018

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