Combine traditional glass painting with lead work. You will create a small stained glass panel to take home and some samples. Open to both beginners and those with experience.
Day 1 – Learn the basics of stained glass painting using black/brown tracing colour. Experiment with mark making techniques such as shading, sgrafitto and applying texture. Learn how to cut glass safely and produce a simple design of your own made up of several pieces.
Overnight firing in the kiln
Day 2 – Assemble your panel using lead, joining the sections with solder. Apply glass cement; then clean and polish to finish.
Tutor: Jane Littlefield
Jane is a glass artist based in the Peak District. Her background is in Fine Art and Printmaking. She uses contemporary glass painting techniques, making marks and textures, so painting with light! She regularly exhibits her work, takes commissions and runs workshops.
Health & Safety
This workshop involves the handling and soldering of metals (specifically lead, tin and copper). It also requires the use of sharp materials, hot tools and chemicals. Protective goggles, gloves and dust masks will be provided. Whilst every effort is made to keep the studio environment safe and well ventilated, if you are pregnant or suffer from asthma or dermatitis, for your own assurance, we recommend you seek medical advice before booking this course.
• Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting
• Relaxed, creative atmosphere
• 4 - 8 students per workshop
• Open to both beginners and those with experience
• Good fresh food, homemade cakes
• Accommodation on site and nearby if required
• Private groups welcome (minimum 4 people)
Start time: Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.00am
End time: Tuition finishes around 4.30pm
There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish.
Please get in touch for bookings or further information.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Course fee includes professional tuition, lunches and refreshments - an additional materials fee applies.
A selection of clear and coloured glass will be available plus everything for glass painting and leading up (tracing paint, gum arabic, lead, solder, cement and whiting.)
All tools, brushes and equipment are provided. You will need to wear safety specs for cutting glass and a dust mask when using glass paint/solder.
Materials fee: £20 (includes all materials and firing of glass)
A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day to help yourself and there will be home-made cake mid afternoon.
Accommodation available at extra charge:
'Godfrey Hole Cottage' - On site. 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3 (+2 on sofa bed)
'The Counting House' - Georgian town house in Wirksworth, 1 mile away. 1 bedroom. Sleeps 2 (+1 on sofa bed)
Alison Massey at Zantium Studios Ltd
Zantium Studios, Godfrey Hole House Near Hopton Wirksworth, Matlock Derbyshire DE4 4DF
Homely welcome coupled with excellent tuition - I recently attended the painted stained glass weekend course. Alison and Pete make you very welcome in their home with tea, coffee, delicious home cooked lunch and cake in the afternoon. The course is held in their home with a purpose built studio for the class. The tuition by Jane Littlefield on this course was excellent. Covered all the basics and provided all the support that was needed for all delegates. Thoroughly recommended.