About the Course
Join a two day stained glass workshop in Beaminster. Come and try your hand at this traditional craft—all materials and tools provided; no experience needed; small groups ensure personal attention; everyone will leave with a finished panel.
Stained 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 stained glass is also often used in homes for decoration.
This course will enable you to create your own stained glass panel using the traditional method of combining coloured glass with lead. The panel you make will be suitable to either build into a window or frame as a hanging panel.
The course involves working with coloured, clear and textured glass; learning how to handle and cut glass safely and to 'lead up' a panel.
No experience is needed. This is an informal workshop with a small number of participants and there will be demonstrations and practical help throughout. If you have some experience of making stained glass you can use this course as an opportunity to improve your skills.
The tutor Jackie Hunt is a professional stained glass artist. She has a design training as well as specific training in architectural glass and has taught workshops and evening classes for more than twelve years in Dorset, Somerset, Yorkshire and Cumbria.
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What's included in the price?
All tools, materials and equipment are provided on this course. Coffee and teas included - please bring your own lunch. There are shops and cafes within a short walk.
I had never done anything like this before, and very little that was practical so it was a challenge.... but over two days we designed our own patterns, cut the glass, stretched the lead and leaded up the cut glass, and soldered it into an a4 size panel.
Ok, so I made it more complicated than is sensible.... and ok so it isnt perfect.. but actually that is the point. It is ALL mine! .... and i can add panels on at the side.
Lots of good experienced help, and I did it at Dillington which was a great location, ( lunches to die for....) and at the end I have a lead panel that gleams in the window :-)
If you have ever even thought of it... do it!
stephanie - - #9576
Took this course at the Cycle café in Greystoke. What a great combination. I live relatively locally so know the café and will always give it a good review for its food and friendliness. Combine it with a well taught course like Jackie's and you can't go wrong. The course was a present from a friend who tends to laugh at my attempts at 'crafting'. I no longer care. I had great fun, came home with a stained glass panel that's now hanging in a conservatory window and I'm ordering the kit so that I can do more.
Those on the same course will tell you that I had a longish moment when I almost gave up. I thought I'd never get the lead to fit properly. I said rude words. My fellow stain glassers wouldn't let me. Just like the sewing bee and the bake off there seemed to be a fellowship amongst us all that was really lovely. And Jackie was great. She showed us how to do each stage and when we (I!) got into difficulty she showed us again. Her patience and encouragement seemed limitless and she refused to let me give up and take home an uncompleted piece of work. As a result, while it may never make it's way into Durham Cathedral, I've got a completed piece of stained glass I'm surprisingly pleased with - and you should see some of the lovely stuff the others produced.
Trust me. You'll really enjoy this (except perhaps for the odd minute or so!!)
liz davidson - - #5579
I really enjoyed the course and I am enormously pleased with the end result. I had never done stained glass before and would recommend it, Jackie is a very good teacher and patient. Great location and warm and friendly people, good grub too.
Cindy - - #5553
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