Stained glass leading for beginners



Course dates are flexible. And I usually have few slots available, please use the 'message the tutor' button to get in touch for up to date availability of places. This course is suitable for beginners; to learn basic stained glass leading in a friendly manner. Learn how to lead stained glass panels, in the company of a small relaxed group and for some time-out in the homely, informal setting of Jamal Rafay’s artist studio! A one day crash course covers: introduction, design for stained glass, introduction to medium, materials, glass cutting, glass leading and cementing. If you are interested to go further on a particular aspect of the craft for example, glass painting or drawing, then a tailor-made coaching approach is provided to assist your own needs. No previous stained glass experience is necessary. A maximum of 2-3 participants per workshop in winters. Group workshops bigger than 3 participants are organised only in summers. Jamal Rafay is a professional stained glass artist. He has been producing quality stained glass from his studio in Birmingham, UK. Jamal is into art for the last 26 years and in stained glass for the last 19 years. He has worked for several years at John Hardman Studios (est. 1838) as stained glass designer. Now, he produces painted stained glass from his little studio “Stained Glassic’’ (est. 2011) in Birmingham, UK.

What's included in the price?

A basic introduction to the craft with some of stained glass techniques are covered in the workshop. The beginners will learn the essential stained glass skills: An introduction will be provided to the design, drawing, glass cutting, leading and so on. You can bring an empty sketchbook or with some of your rough doodles but it is not necessary at all. You will be provided a glass piece or a selection of small pieces (about 6-7 pieces) to work from. You will be able to finish your project within 6 hours during a one day workshop and will be able to take your panel with you. All materials and tools are included in the cost except if you would like to buy something extra. Gloves and aprons are also provided so you do not have to bring your own. Though you are welcome to bring your own tools if you want to. Please do bring a packed lunch - tea and coffee is also provided at any time during the workshop. :) Please arrive by 8:55 am for a 9.00 am start... and we'll have the kettle on! For more information on courses please visit my website via the link button above.


1 day

Cancellation policy

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



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