Course Start DatesTuesday 21st April 2020
About the Course
Follow a beginners programme to learn all the techniques necessary to design and create your own stained glass panels or develop existing skills while working on individual projects. Some materials will be charged at cost price.
A mixed-ability stained glass workshop, for both beginners and those who have some experience in leaded lights. Beginners will learn all the techniques necessary to design and create their own stained glass 'leaded light' panels, including learning to design workable patterns, cutting glass, leading and soldering. Those with some experience will develop their ideas and extend their technical and artistic skills in design and stained glass execution.
By the end of the course you will be able to
design patterns suitable for stained glass leaded lights
handle and cut glass confidently
cut, shape and solder lead
gain a good understanding of how colour and texture of glass can be used to enhance your designs
use different techniques in your designs
Class format and activities
This is a practical course and you will learn by creating and designing your own stained glass panels. For beginners, you will learn how to design a pattern, cut glass and lead and build your own panel. You will learn through group demonstrations and with one to one help from the tutor.
Once you have finished your first piece of stained glass, you will design a second panel to make during the remainder of the course.
For those with some experience, we will look at various contemporary and traditional stained glass panels as a way of inspiring and guiding your designs and techniques. You will explore various ideas and create your own stained glass design in consultation with the teacher, which you will then make throughout the term. There will be lessons on different techniques to help you extend your skills. Throughout the course, the teacher will work with students in groups and on a one-to-one basis.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
The course is suitable for complete beginners, or those who have some previous knowledge but would like further guidance and/or practise.
What you need to know before you enrol
The course involves standing for most of the processes. The studio is on the 3rd floor of the main building, there is lift access. Although suitable safety equipment is provided to everyone we do not recommend this course if you are pregnant. Appropriate Health and Safety guidance will be given throughout the course.
What you will need for your class
You will need to wear sturdy shoes, boots or trainers (no open sandals). You should wear old clothes or an apron.
It would also be helpful to bring:
Sketchbook/ notebook A4
Pencils/ coloured pencils/ pens
Marker pen (Pilot Sign pen is good)
All tools you will require will be supplied. Glass, lead and solder will be available at cost price in the class.
If you would like to purchase any stained glass items, a good supplier is: Lead & Light, 35 A Hartland Rd, Camden, London NW1 8DB.
What you can do next:
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