Stained Glass for Beginners and Near Beginners - weekend course
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About the Course
This 2 day course is for anyone who wishes to learn or find out more about the craft of Tiffany-style stained glass.
This practical, hands-on course is an introduction for beginners and will also welcome improvers who might appreciate the opportunity to expand their knowledge and develop their technique and creative ideas within a small group, under the supervision of an experienced tutor.
Materials and methods will be introduced and skills taught to enable students to take home at least one finished piece of work. By the end of the weekend you should be able to select a simple design and make a stained glass panel. You will learn to use copper foil and do some basic decorative soldering.
Please note that the teaching element of this course will start before dinner on the Friday.
This method relies on the use of self-adhesive copper foil to edge each piece of glass. When soldered, the pieces of glass are joined together giving a fine line which allows for the construction of delicate objects, including lampshades, clocks, mirrors, jewel boxes, terrariums etc. Detailed design can take inspiration from the natural or built environment.
By the end of the weekend you should be able to
-Select a simple design and make a stained glass panel
-Be fully conversant with health and safety procedures whilst working with glass
-Cut glass in a confident manner and use a grinder to shape the glass
-Use copper foil and do some basic decorative soldering
-Finish your own unique piece of work
The course is designed with beginners and near beginners in mind. You can have the choice of one of three main patterns as your project. The tutor will provide all the materials needed to cover the tuition in glass cutting (as much as you need!) and then for the manufacture and completion of your finished piece.
Sharon McMullin studied architectural stained glass in Swansea and has over 20 years experience working in glass studios throughout the UK. She has worked on commissions for secular and ecclesiastical buildings in the Middle East, USA and UK and has had her glass exhibited in Wales, London and Suffolk.
Sharon has been teaching stained glass for several years and also works from her studio in Suffolk producing work to commission and doing repairs.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Tools and equipment are provided and a large selection of glass can be bought from the tutor as required. You should be prepared for expenditure of around £30-£40 depending on the size of the panel.
The fee also includes accommodation in your own room. Please enquire about the fees for shared room occupancy as well as non-residential rates (tuition only).
Up to 9 hours of tuition a day
Tea and coffee making facilities available throughout the day
Use of resources including library, workrooms, studios and the Centre grounds
If you would like accommodation, full board accommodation includes a cooked breakfast, picnic lunch, home made cakes and an evening meal.
My second time attending the Stained Glass Course at FSC Flatford Mill.
The location is absolutely delightful & the staff can't do enough for you & make you feel very welcome ☺The accommodation though basic is 5* basic, clean & excelent for what you need. It's a full on, enjoyable course so you don't get to, nor do you want to, spend time languishing in your room.
Sharon, the teacher is friendly, good fun, helpful & very encouraging. I've met lots of nice people of different abilities and all with interesting backgrounds. Whether we've believed we're "arty" or not at the beginning, under Sharon's guidance, we've all gone home with an absolute gem of stained glass.
Barbara Bull - - #7888
An excellent and enjoyable week-end. I started as an absolute beginner and was guided by the tutor on every step. I surprised myself and came away with my own "work of art"!
paul chapman - - #7880
A great weekend learning a new skill in beautiful surroundings.
This is my second time of attending this course and both times have been left with a great feeling of achievement .
Facilities at the centre are excellent but mainly the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff stands out with an obvious sense of pride in their work whilst promoting the centre at its best.
Look forward to returning !
Janice Ofield - - #7869
A great course in beautiful surroundings.
Kate - - #8
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Course Start DatesFriday 24th August 2018
Friday 9th November 2018
- Child friendly
- Disabled access
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Teen friendly
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