About the Course
This short course is designed for newcomers and beginners. Immerse yourself in the joy of stained glass making for 2 full days.
Whether you are a complete novice or have previously completed a 1 or 2 day course and would like to practise your skills and make another small panel, this weekend is also suitable for you.
You will be guided through the steps and skills needed to create a simple glass piece using traditional stained glass making techniques.
Throughout the course you will have access to Jude's extensive knowledge & expertise through demonstrations, hands-on making, individual one-to-one tuition and guidance according to your needs.
You will also get lots of useful insight into the materials, tools, processes and equipment used together with plenty of interesting bits of historical information.
The course will cover:
– glass cutting
– cleaning and finishing
By the end of the course you will have a completed panel to take home with you.
All courses are held at Jude’s studio in Vanguard Court, a cobble-stoned inner-city oasis and home to a thriving community of dedicated, professional artists and creatives.
To book this course click on the book online button above.
Any queries or questions please contact me via the contact link above.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials included.
Tools & equipment provided.
All day free parking next to studio.
Plenty of tea, coffee & biscuits included.
Passion, dedication and lots of useful information!!
Jude is an excellent teacher and differentiates to all abilities! Despite my ineptitude I was able to produce a beautiful stained glass panel and Chris showed more creative flair but love it too. Long days, adapted so that you could finish your piece. Be warned, I was slumped for most of the next day! But what a sense of achievement. I have recommended Jude to many friends already.
Denise and Chris - - #21143
Jude is a very experienced stained glass artist and has a very well equipped studio.
It was a pleasure to work with her and be taught the fundamentals about stained glass working. I’m a designer and really enjoyed the mixture between practical skills and designing with the beautiful glass that she had lots of for us to work with. It was a very busy two days and you will need a certain level of dexterity to work with the tools and methods such as glass cutting/ leading/soldering. I thoroughly enjoyed it and plan to go back for another workshop. Jude has a wealth of experience and a very good approach to teaching.
Jo Llewellyn - - #19099
This is a comprehensive and hands-on class covering all the basics of making a leaded glass window panel from start to finish. This includes cutting, grinding, leading, soldering, cementing and polishing the completed panel, which is yours to take home afterwards.
Jude is a great teacher and the class is split well over the 2 days. She has an extensive knowledge of the history, methods and materials around stained glass, and has 30 years experience in the industry.
One thing to note is that you must work from one of 4 templates for the design of the panel. If you wish to make your own design, I believe she offers a 5 day course, as it can take a considerable amount of time to create a new design and pattern.
Overall it was a very enjoyable weekend trying a new medium, and I would definitely look into doing the 5-day course at some stage as well.
caleb hill - - #19098
It was a fantastic weekend, challenging and surprisingly hard work! I was a complete beginner, never having done anything like that before but Jude structures everything so you get enough time and practice at each stage. Would recommend to anyone.
Emma Norris - - #17934
This was an excellent 2 day course that gave an opportunity to carry out every stage in making a stained glass panel.
Jude explained everything very clearly and was on hand to help as people needed. Jude has a vast breath of knowledge and gave a very good insight into the wider world of stained glass.
All the materials and tools were provided for the course and there was plenty of advice on selecting glass textures and colours. So all you need to bring along is yourself.
It was a fabulous course and I now have my own hand made piece of stained glass hanging in my kitchen. I would definitely recommend this course to others. I would like to do more courses with Jude in the future.
Deirdre Farrell - - #17814
I had a really really lovely weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed all of it and am so glad i finally done this weekend course as i had waited all year to complete it. I am also glad i chose to do this course with Jude, as not only is she very skilled and amazing at what she does - but she was also very down to earth to talk to and good at teaching us since we was complete amateur! She has a lovely energy and i really can't wait to come back and do the longer more intense stained glass to complete a much larger piece!
Laura Mary Denny - - #17802
Jude's encouragement and guidance throughout the course were great. She is very knowledgeable and skilled not only in the art of stained glass but also in teaching. Jude provided us with demonstrations, constant feedback and plenty of very useful information.
We could choose from a variety of materials and tools to accomplish our task. And, at the end, I was very happy with the lovely stained glass panel I was able to make with Jude's support.
I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in stained glass making whether they are starting out like me or want to learn something new. Jude also offers longer more advanced courses and teaches other techniques such as fusing.
Stella Lallement - - #16707
My second course with Jude Stark and again it was excellent. The preparations and course materials were well thought out prepared and presented. The content for beginners at stained glass work were a sensible standard and well presented. Jude's experience and knowledge of her subject gave us a great insight into the history of glass and stained glass window making which made the course even more enjoyable. Jude's enthusiasm for her craft and her ease of communication brings out the best in all her pupils to ensure that they make the most of the 2 days by completing a most rewarding stained glass panel.
Ian Crawford - - #16285
I attended Jude’s introduction to stained glass course along with my 19 yr old daughter and three other novices. It was a fantastic weekend and we both came away with completed leaded panels, feeling very proud, and with a greater appreciation of the art form. Jude is an inspiring, passionate and patient teacher. It was a pleasure to spend the weekend in her fabulous workshop. I would highly recommend the experience.
Maeve - - #16218
It was a personalized and exclusive course. Down to the point 100% practical
Juan Mejia - - #15259
Attended the weekend course as a complete beginner. Jude was an excellent tutor with precise guidance and with a small class rapid progress was made. She was also willing to extend the day as necessary to ensure that our piece was finished properly. Essentially the course delivered all that it promised and has given me the confidence to carry on .
Ibrahim Tahir - - #13920
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