Stained glass weekly classes in Sheffield (South Yorkshire)

Duration: 2hrs or 2.5hrs per week

Price: £168

Run by: Martin McAssey
at Martin McAssey Glass


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

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About the Course

Tutor: Martin McAssey.

Martin is a professionally qualified teacher with many year’s experience of teaching stained glass classes.

Martin runs 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.


10 week course (2hrs 30min per lesson) £171.00*
12 week course (2hrs per lesson) £166.00*

* Cost applies to courses run between August 2018 - July 2019.

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.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials for the first two projects such as glass, lead and solder are provided by Martin 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.

Want to review this course?

martin is such a nice man and a really good teacher he is fair in that if you miss a class he really does his best to fit you in some where I love the classes and I so enjoy what I produce.

- - #14262

Love these weekly classes, very friendly, easy going and learning to do something a little out of the ordinary. Martin is helpful and knowledgeable and goes out of his way to make sure you don’t miss out on classes if there’s a week you can’t get to. He’s also very positive and works hard to help you produce some stunning work, however unusual the idea he’s presented with.
Highly recommended.

- - #13512

I have been coming for several years and find the classes relaxing and reviving. It's great to be learning a new skill.
Martin is an excellent tutor, always positive and encouraging
He creates and very warm and friendly atmosphere in the classes. The workshop is well equipped, heated on winter nights and he replaces worn equipment regularly. There is enough space, even with bigger projects, and a regular cuppa, which is always welcome!
I really enjoy seeing other people's ideas and beautiful creations and everyone shares so readily. It's inspiring.
I would thoroughly recommend his courses.

- - #13481

I have attended the classes with Martin for the last year. Martin is always encouraging and supportive, giving advice, praise and constructive criticism where appropriate. My confidence and skills have developed considerably since joining his course.

- - #13427

I have attended classes for almost a year. The workshop is well equipped, well organised and safe. I was very unconfident at the start , however the course is well structured and Martin provides clear guidance and advice and encouragement. I really enjoy attending the classes, I have become more independent and confident in stained glasswork and pleased with the things I have made. Highly recommended.

- - #13390

My husband and I were looking for something that we could do together and he found Martin. Without question we enjoy every week that we go and have already booked into our second session of classes. We have learnt so much thru martins extensive knowledge and nothing is too much trouble no matter how many times we ask. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to do something different as a hobby and interest.

- - #13374

I have been attending the classes for over a year and find them really enjoyble. Martin is a supportive skilled teacher who has constructively taught me enough skills to complete projects I am pleased with. He is always positive and helpful and has managed to develop my confidence over time. I always look forward to attending his classes.

- - #13369

I have attended the class for just over a year, with no previous experience of stained glass work! Martin provides advice and instruction which has enabled me to have the confidence to produce work that I am pleased with. He is very helpful and the atmosphere in the class is great, working alongside other students and seeing their ideas and finished artwork. I would thoroughly recommend the class. lenda

- - #13363

I have been attending the classes for over a year now and really look forward to the sessions. Martin is a clear and encouraging teacher and the workshop is well equipped. I have learned so much and been really pleased with what I have made. I would thoroughly recommend his courses.

- - #13362

We have been attending classes for over a year. Martin is a great tutor, nothing fazes him, whatever you would like to do he has ideas. He finds a way to help you achieve your goals.

- - #13361

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Course Start Dates

Monday 3rd September 2018
Tuesday 4th September 2018
Wednesday 5th September 2018
Thursday 6th September 2018
Friday 7th September 2018
Monday 7th January 2019
Tuesday 8th January 2019
Wednesday 9th January 2019
Thursday 10th January 2019
Friday 11th January 2019

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