Stained Glass 3d Copper Foiling for Beginners - Wreath or Flower Cascade at Vitreus Art



Learn the basics of foiling stained glass and make a stylish wreath or flower arrangement in just one day! "The course and surroundings were very inspiring " - Margaret This workshop is a lovely one-day introduction to the foiling method of 3-dimensional stained glass construction (sometimes called the Tiffany method) - going beyond making a panel or suncatcher! You can make a seasonal wreath or all-year wreath, or a flower cascade, or a Christmas wreath in November or December. You'll gain a grounding in the essential techniques of foiling with plenty of hands-on experience with the tools we use, and lots of tips, tricks and a little history of modern stained glass. About the One-day Wreath or Flower arrangement in copper foiling Stained glass class for up to 6 people. We start out by looking at the basic processes and tools we'll be using: Scoring and breaking glass, using oil-cutter, grozing pliers and cut runner Preparing the glass for soldering using the grinder, copper foil and crimping tool Ensuring the pieces will all fit together properly! How to hold the pieces together while soldering - essential for 3d designs! Soldering using a high-power soldering iron and fluxes We'll take you through a demonstration of how we score and break glass and then you'll then practise cutting and breaking glass! Once comfortable with scoring and breaking the glass, we'll ask you to choose the glass you'll use. You'll cut all the glass for the flower petals and leaves or holly leaves and then grind the pieces to fit accurately. You'll also foil and tin the red 'berries' or coloured flower centres, known as globs in the trade. All the pieces will then be soldered together, and then we'll share the special techniques we've perfected to successfully solder multi-layered projects to complete your wreath! What attendees have said about our classes: "Interesting, inspirational and relaxing - a great way to spend 'me' time." "Wonderful course. Great tutors." "Great day….extremely satisfied with terrific teachers who were tremendous. Thanks Guys!" "A really interesting course, really well presented - so pleased with my piece!"

What's included in the price?

All materials and protective gear Use of pro-quality tools Lunch and refreshments Info pack to keep with helpful hints and list of resources


1 day

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Parking provided
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Sadly not - due to the nature of the materials our classes are for adults only.

With all one-day and longer stained glass classes we include an info pack with details of the tools you've used and suppliers plus reminders of techniques used. This isn't included in half-day classes.
We'll be delighted to help you decided what's needed.

For fusing classes we're happy to advise on tools, materials and kilns on request.

Materials are included in all beginners classes - fusing and stained glass.
Please bring reading glasses if you use them, and sturdy fully enclosed shoes (no sandals).
Aprons, googles and gloves are provided where needed.

Because you will be using lead and solder containing lead on stained glass classes.
Lead is known to pose a higher risk to babies than to adults.

We welcome participating friends or partners.
Sadly there isn't room at most classes for non-participating friends or partners.

Of course!
Fused glass will need to be collected after firing - we will contact you when ready.

This depends on which class you're planning to book.
For stained glass classes - it will be difficult to complete the class if you have severe arthritis or similar.

For fused glass classes - we suggest you choose a class which doesn't involve glass cutting - feel free to contact us to discuss.

If the class you're planning to book is described as 'for beginners' then yes!
Some of our classes are for improvers - these are described as such in the listing.

We have GF and Vegan biscuits in stock normally.
We will bring in non-dairy milk if advised in advance.

Lunches, where included, are provided by the Bell Cafe nearby which caters for intolerances, vegetarians and vegans.

Yes - plenty!

Yes, with level access via a ramp and accessible toilet.


Vitreus Art at Bell Plantation, Watling Street, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6GX