About the Course
Build your skills and learn new techniques in stained glass and painted glass. Develop your own ideas, designs and projects. Painted glass will be kiln fired.
Who is this course for
The course is for students who have no previous knowledge or experience of kiln fired glass painting or glass working skills. Although it is not necessary, good practical skills would be an advantage. Experienced students are also welcome if they have a particular project or technique/approach they would like to explore or develop further.
What does this course cover
The course will cover a range of stained glass techniques with a particular emphasis on kiln-fired glass painting and surface treatments. Students will learn to design and make a simple stained glass panel of approximately A4 size incorporating all or some of the following processes:
Health & Safety procedures related to working in glass and lead
Design development and cartooning
Glass cutting machine rolled and mouth blown glass
Mixing and application of Kiln-fired glass paint, enamels and silver stain
Sandblasting using a range of resists
Basic fusing techniques
Leading, copper foiling techniques
Students will also learn about historical and contemporary stained glass
Design a simple stained glass panel
Cut sheet glass safely and accurately
Mix and apply glass paint, enamels and silver stain using a range of brushes to achieve basic line and shading techniques
Prepare resists and sandblast glass to achieve various surface effects
Use fusing glass to explore basic fusing techniques that can be combined with glass painting
Assemble a glass panel safely and accurately using leading or copper foiling techniques
Identify examples of historical and contemporary stained glass from a diverse range of cultures
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