About the Course
We are running courses throughout the year, our studio based in the heart of the South Downs national park, at Amberley Museum surrounded by traditional crafts and attractions, admission charges will not apply to attend our course, to make a provisional booking please contact us.
What you will learn.
On the one day decorative lead light course.
Learn how to draw / design and cut glass, then assemble your decorative glass panel.
On the one day glass painting course.
Learn the Art of kiln fired stained glass painting techniques. you will be taught an introduction to tracing, shading.
giving you an understanding of the fundamental skills using glass painting brushes and firing.
On the two day stained glass course.
Learn how to draw / design and cut glass, fundamental skills using glass painting brushes and firing
then assemble your stained glass panel, combining both the one day courses into one.
Enjoy the rewarding craft and make some art glass you will cherish for years to come.
Each course will be one on one tutoring with David Batchelor, if you require more than one individual such as couples or group please email or call to discuss costs and discounts available.
An introduction to the craft of making a stained glass panel.
The decorative leadlight or stained glass window you make will be approx 450 mm x 450 mm.
If you require another size please request in advance for example a window to be made for a location within your home.
You will start by drawing up a full size working drawing called a cut line.
choose from a selection of our standard patterns or come with your own design ideas.
You will learn how to cut glass with the aid of the cut line full instructions and
support will be given so you gain a greater understanding of types of glass and different cutting techniques required for your project.
Once the panel has been cut fully, glass painting if required may be added and kiln fired.
I will then teach the art of leading the panel together and soldering to complete the finished panel.
With the final window complete, the process of weather proofing and adding additional strength begins, with the use of lead light cement, this process can be messy so old clothes are advised then the window will be left to dry overnight and cleaned and polished a day later.
The stained glass course will include a project of your choice to be taken away with you upon completion.
If you require any particular colours for your project please contact us 2 weeks before the course start date.
Price for 1 day course making a decorative Leadlight £140
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 and materials will be provided by us and are included in the course price.
We advice you not wear your best cloths, and expect to get dirty as some stages of this craft require getting messy
Tea, coffee and biscuits are included.
If you have any other questions, please get in touch.
Thank you for a wonderful two days in your workshop. I learned so much, not least how to cut glass properly, and with your excellent guidance am amazed that my very first-ever stained glass window looks so beautiful. My family and friends are very impressed, and I can heartily recommend your course! David Schutte
David Schutte - - #15604
Had an excellent 1:1 course with David. He's super talented and I learnt so much! He is very patient and made sure we carried on with the course until I had finished, even though it was getting late! I would recommend anyone who is wanting to learn a bit about lead stained glass in one day to go and see David. Thoroughly enjoyed - thank you very much!!
Nina - - #13511
We had an outstanding day in David's workshop. He was a great skilled teacher whose time, patience and commitment were exceptional. He really enabled us to realise our vision by ordering the materials in advance for us in the colours we wanted. We are so proud of what we achieved. Highly recommend this course and are even considering doing it again!
Stained glass window - - #12026
This workshop was given to me for a birthday present.
David was a great teacher, friendly and patient and his explanations and guidance given were very clear throughout meaning that I was able to explore my ideas and stretch myself.
I am delighted with the finished piece of artwork that I have produced.
Overall an excellent and very enjoyable workshop, and I would not hesitate to recommend it.
Marion Banks - - #11886
David was a great teacher. Really creative and so patient with me as was a complete beginner. Thank you, David.
Gail Hart - - #9044
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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