Stained Glass Leading Garden Panel Workshop



Our one-day introduction to the traditional method of stained glass construction using lead cames will give you a grounding in the essential techniques, plenty of hands-on experience with the pro-grade tools we use, and lots of tips, tricks and insight into the history of this 1300-year-old craft. We call this class our 'Garden Panel' class - you'll make a stained glass panel you can show off in your garden, or display indoors! This class is suitable for complete beginners! We'll introduce you to all the key techniques and tools used in the traditional method of constructing stained glass - using lead cames. As this class demands more strength in hands and wrists, we recommend the foiling beginners class to those with limited strength or control. We start out by demonstrating how we score and break glass. You'll then practice cutting glass to a design until you're ready to start cutting the coloured glass for your main project. This will take us up to lunchtime. Lunch is taken in the nearby tea-rooms and is included in the class price. In the afternoon, you'll work on your project piece which you'll finish in time to take home! We'll demonstrate the process of constructing a panel using the leading method. At each stage we'll discuss the tools and techniques being used and point out common difficulties. You'll then build your panel with the coloured glass you've just cut. You will learn how to cut, grind, lead-up and solder all resulting in a finished piece of artwork for you to enjoy for years to come. Our one day classes are suitable for anyone over 18, although we do advise that anyone with a medical condition that limits their hand strength or control, or their ability to stand for periods of time contact us before booking to discuss. Due to the use of lead this workshop is not suitable for expectant mothers. With a maximum of 5 students you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class.

What's included in the price?

The course cost includes: • All materials, choice of starter designs and glass • Use of tools and protective gear • Refreshments during the day and lunch from the nearby Bell Cafe • Maximum class size 5 people • Info pack to keep with information on getting started and where to buy glass and tools, emailed as PDF • Your piece to take home • Eligibility for our Project Days Programme • Class runs from 9-45 to (approx) 6-30pm And of course your piece to take home at the end of the day!


8 hours (9:45am to 6:30pm)

Cancellation policy

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



Vitreus Art

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Intermediate level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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Vitreus Art at Bell Plantation, Watling Street, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6GX