Course Provider: Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Contact Name: Annie Swarbrick
Telephone: 01768 483984
Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Course Length: 2 days (9.30-4.30)
5 star rating, 2 reviewers.
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Make a Stained Glass Panel with Jackie Hunt - Two day 'Design and Make' Stained Glass Panel course
The panel you make could be for a place in your house or could be built into a window or frame as a hanging panel. Please bring any ideas you may have!
Glass is an ancient art of using colour and light to create atmosphere and to depict images and stories. Traditionally, stained glass windows tend to be associated with cathedrals, churches and country houses, but these days it is also used in homes for decoration and there are many ways to manipulate glass to provide colour, texture and pattern. The course involves working with coloured, clear and textured glass; learning how to handle and cut it safely and to 'lead up' a small (approximately 200mm or 8" square) panel.
No experience is needed, this course is suitable for all abilities. This is an informal workshop with a small number of participants and there will be demonstrations and practical help throughout.
Please note that lead and lead solder will be used. These are toxic substances both to handle and to breathe in the solder fumes. Pregnant women are advised not to handle lead or breathe in fumes. A health and safety briefing will be a part of the course and the
use of safety equipment which is provided e.g. safety goggles while glass cutting, will be required.
PLEASE DO NOT WEAR OPEN TOED SANDALS TO THIS CLASS
Jackie Hunt is an extremely accomplished tutor of Stained Glass with a wealth of experience behind her. She has created some beautiful commissions across the country and we are delighted that she comes to Greystoke despite having moved to Dorset in 2012.
What's included in the price?
Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).
Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.
We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.
All glass, tools and equipment will be provided for use on the course. Materials charge payable directly to the tutor of £20
will cover the cost of a panel 8" x 8". If students choose to make larger panels there will be an extra charge pro rata
This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.