Stained Glass Column Lamp - 3 day Copper Foiling Course

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Description

Learn the basics of foiling stained glass and make a stylish lamp in just three days or over 7 evenings! "Brilliant, totally enjoyable and easy to follow instruction " - Ann This course is suitable for beginners, those who've done leaded or foiled stained glass (new skills!); those who've done foiling and want to learn about creating 3d stained glass. This introduction to the foiling method of stained glass construction (also called the Tiffany method) will give you a good grounding in the essential skills. You'll get lots of hands-on experience with the tools we use, plus tips, tricks and a little history about this contemporary form of stained glass and you'll make a lamp to be proud of! Our classes are suitable for anyone over 16, although we do advise that anyone with a medical condition that limits their hand strength or control contact us before booking to discuss. With a maximum of 4 students on the lamp-making course you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class. Making your own stained glass lamp requires a number of specialist techniques, making this class suitable for those who've tried stained glass before.. Three-day copper foiling stained glass lamp workshop - limited to 3 people - How The Course is structured: After a short health & safety discussion, we'll start by refreshing your glass cutting skills. Once comfortable with scoring and breaking the glass, you'll work on your own mini project - introducing you to the basic techniques and tools you'll need for your lamp project. Choosing your column lamp design... Students may choose from three starter designs, and a range of coloured glass to work with. Your lamp will have 3 or 4 sides, and be similar in design and size to lamps we sell in the gallery for around £200). The workshop cost includes the LED lamp to finish off your lamp - a complete package that's sure to make you want to continue to develop your stained glass skills! Making a lamp - stretch yourself! This workshop offers a number of further challenges compared with our original beginners foiling class, making this class of interest to those who've already done some stained glass. You'll learn about cutting opal glass using a lightbox, tools and tips to aid precision grinding (to ensure your lamp pieces all fit properly). You'll also discover the use of soldering jigs (essential for 3d objects) and how to assemble the sides in to a robust structure. Finally, you'll find out how to solder a spider into your lamp and how to mount the LED lamp inside. You'll finish off your lamp with an optional black patina to enhance to look of your lamp.

What's included in the price?

The course cost includes: - All materials, choice of starter designs and coloured glass - Lamp hardware, brass spider, and long-lasting LED lamp - Use of tools, jigs and protective gear - Lunch and Refreshments throughout on each day of the weekend course - Maximum class size 4 people - PDF Info pack emailed after the class with information on getting started, where to buy glass and tools, and reminders on techniques - Eligibility for our Project Day Programme - Your lamp to take home and enjoy!

Duration

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts

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Vitreus Art

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Public transport
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
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Venue

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