Stained glass weekly classes in Sheffield (South Yorkshire)

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Description

Tutor: Martin McAssey or Kate Billington. Martin and Kate are professionally qualified teachers with many year’s experience of teaching stained glass classes. They run courses throughout the year; all courses are run with a maximum of twelve students ensuring that each student receives individual attention. Each student has use of a workbench with all the tools and equipment they will need while taking part in the course. Project one: Tiffany stained glass window hanging For your first project you will make a Tiffany stained glass window hanging, you will have the choice of a number of different patterns to choose from. Each window hanging measures 17cm x 17cm or 20cm x 12cm approximately. What will I learn? You will learn all the basic skills needed to make a Tiffany stained glass window hanging such as: • Scoring and breaking glass to fit a pattern. • Selecting suitable glass. • Grinding glass. • How to apply copper foil tape to glass. • Soldering (tacking / tinning and beading). • Attaching support rings. • Applying patinas. • Finishing. Project two: Traditional stained glass window hanging For your second project you will make a traditional lead stained glass window hanging, you will again have the choice of a number of different patterns to choose from (see examples above). Each window hanging measures 17cm x 17cm or 20cm x 12cm approximately. What will I learn? You will learn all the basic skills needed to make a traditional lead stained glass window hanging such as: • Scoring and breaking glass to fit a pattern. • Selecting suitable glass. • Glass grinding. • Lead cutting. • Soldering. • Attaching support rings. • Cementing. • Finishing. Project Three: Individual Project Once you have completed your Tiffany and traditional lead window hangings you can then move on to your own individual projects. Martin will work with you to select / plan and source materials for your individual piece, (please note that you will have to purchase the materials for your individual project). Most projects can be made the only constraint you have is time; it usually takes a student about twelve hours to do the first two projects. This means that each student usually as about twelve hours in class to complete their individual project. Martin will help you plan out your project to ensure that it is finished in the time you have available. When are courses run? Courses are run three times a year: • January – March • April – July • September – December Courses are available throughout the year and are available Monday - Thursday (daytime and evenings) and run for ten or twelve weeks. Cost 10 week course (2hrs 30min per lesson) £178.00 Please note: • It is recommended that you bring reading glasses for close work. • It is recommended that you wear sensible shoes (no open toed shoes) when attending the workshop. • It is also recommended that you wear old clothes. • This course involves working with lead, for safety reasons Martin recommends that pregnant women do not attend.

What's included in the price?

All materials for the first two projects such as glass, lead and solder are provided at no extra cost (please note that students will have to purchase their own materials for individual projects). Free tea and coffee is also available.

Duration

10 weeks (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

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

Maker

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Martin McAssey Glass

with Craft Courses since 2018

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Martin is a professionally qualified teacher with many year’s experience of teaching stained glass courses in Sheffield, Chesterfield and throughout South Yorkshire. He specialises in teaching stained glass but also runs fused glass and glass painting one day workshops. Martin has taught stained glass classes for Sheffield College and Chesterfield College. Martin is also a member of the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) and the Artist Network.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Hen dos
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • Parking provided
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Venue

The Learning Centre, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S7 2QW