Stained Glass Weekend for Beginners



Immerse yourself in the joy of stained glass making for 2 full days with a professional, experienced stained glass artist in her working studio. On this course you will be guided through the processes and skills needed to create a leaded 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.

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 suitable for you.

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. By the end of the course you will have a completed panel to take home with you.

The course will cover:
– glass cutting
– leading
– soldering
– cementing
– cleaning and finishing

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.

Any queries or questions please contact me via the chat.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

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 Stark at Jude Stark Studio at The London Stained Glass Co.


4K Vanguard Court

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


2 days (10:30am to 5:30pm)

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In-person course
Jennevieve - - #35065

Wonderful weekend immersive course that really teaches you the fundamentals of stained glass.

Jude is an excellent instructor who not only outlines the steps in a clear fashion, she also explains the techniques, concepts and history behind the art of glass work in great detail. By the end of the weekend, I felt I learned enough to begin making my own stained glass at home (after purchasing materials of course).

The classes are intimate with only a few students, so personalized attention is given throughout the course. Creative freedom is encouraged, and under Jude's guidance and instruction we all walked away with a stunning stained glass panel to display at home. Very much looking forward to attending her more advanced courses later in the year!

In-person course
Helen - - #29726

I really enjoyed my weekend making stained glass. It was hard work but very rewarding and I loved learning something new. My glass looks lovely hanging in front of our windows with the sunlight streaming through it. Thank you for a brilliant experience.

In-person course
Sara - - #28476

A really challenging weekend but learnt such a great deal. Was amazed at what we achieved, Jude was both encouraging and exacting, which enabled us to learn and create our own pieces. Will definitely want to do it again. A wonderful way to explore glass, a dollop of history and hugely practical. Highly recommend the weekend.

In-person course
Caje Moniz - - #24463

From just an idea, to completion of a leaded stained glass panel was such an accomplishment for me, made possible by Jude's excellent patient guidance. The class was small and studio facilities excellent, enabling us to focus wholeheartedly to learning and trying out new techniques towards a pleasing piece and art form. Jude has a pleasing and professional approach, covering aspects of history of the art and craft form, gives excellent and patient guidance taking each one from scraps of coloured glass to a delightful art piece in 2 days. I thoroughly recommend the course as a taster with a view of developing it to more ambitious projects of leaded stained glass and fusion.

In-person course
Dawn Wheeler - - #22958

I absolutely loved the stained glass for beginners weekend start to finish. Jude is a true professional and gives you a proper foundation in the characteristics of the materials and techniques. She ignited in me a passion for glass and I’m looking forward to my next course with her so I can build my skills and hopefully create some pieces for my house in my spare time.

In-person course
Denise and Chris - - #21143

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.

In-person course
Jo Llewellyn - - #19099

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.

In-person course
caleb hill - - #19098

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.

In-person course
Emma Norris - - #17934

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.

In-person course
Deirdre Farrell - - #17814

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.

In-person course
Laura Mary Denny - - #17802

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!

In-person course
Stella Lallement - - #16707

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.

In-person course
Ian Crawford - - #16285

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.

In-person course
Maeve - - #16218

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.

In-person course
Juan Mejia - - #15259

It was a personalized and exclusive course. Down to the point 100% practical

In-person course
Ibrahim Tahir - - #13920

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 .

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