About my workshops…be careful, it may be addictive!
The workshops are for beginners and intermediates.
There are various types of workshop including:
Leaded and garden panels
Lamps, lanterns, candle stands and angels - November 2021
Christmas (or not!) decorations - copper foiling and mosaic -December 2021
Please contact me to find out which workshop runs on which date and to book your place. A two day option is also available.
The most popular workshops are:
Traditional leaded panel: you will be making and taking home your own panel to hang, display or even install. Choosing from a wide selection of beautiful glass, you will learn how to cut glass, lead, solder, cement and polish up your own panel.
Don’t worry about design at this stage, there will be a selection of abstract designs to choose from. This is a labour intensive workshop but it will be a great experience, lots of fun, a huge sense of reward and a stained glass panel to take home and show off!
Copper Foiling Method: if you don’t have much room or want to have a taster of stained glass, this method is fantastic for making smaller items such as light catchers, jewellery and 3d items. After one workshop, you will be able to work on your table at home. It’s not as labour intensive as the leaded process and is a great way to start if you are limited for space.
Mosaic stained glass: the most ‘organic’ workshop and you can complete a project if you can’t or don’t want to cut glass. Choosing from a wide selection of glass, you will learn how to cut or select glass before gluing it to a glass or opaque base, finishing off with grouting and polishing up. You will be able to make mirrors, coasters and 3D items…again, a great hobby to do at home!
Anna Conti has been taking on commissions for homes, schools, churches, public buildings and businesses for over 30 years. She runs regular stained glass classes and lectures on stained glass.
Her first commissioned work was for Sir Richard Branson, chairman of the Virgin Group and appeared on 'This Morning' Television as Richard and Judy's 'stained glass expert'!
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
There is a limit of 8 people per leaded panel workshop and 10 for copperfoil and mosaic, which enables good tuition, and each student will take home up to 5 items that they have created that day depending on the workshop.
Price includes the use of tools and materials plus unlimited tea, and coffee throughout the day. There is small charge for reds, dark purples and some special glass but this is optional.
Please bring a packed lunch.
All ages welcome from 16 up (for younger children, please contact me).
A memorable day guaranteed!
1 day (10:30am to 4:30am)
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A birthday treat and superb experience learning how to create a stained glass panel. Anna is patient and fun in equal measure- I would definitely recommend this beginners course.
Great day out learning about stained glass windows and creating something great to take home. Anna is very patient, relaxed and created a fun atmosphere to the relatively small class. So plenty of one to one time for questions and chats. Left me wanting to do more :-)
I am a total stained glass convert! I thought stained glass was just for churches but how wrong was I! I had a great day on Anna's stained glass workshop and have asked my friends to come with me on the next available workshop. Top banana, Anna! (haha)
Myself and my wife had a wonderful time on the Leaded Panels course, so much so we booked ourselves in again. I have a feeling I'll even be doing this as a hobby at home! Anna is great instructor and was incredibly encouraging to everyone on the course. 10/10 - highly recommend!
Had an absolutely brilliant time on Anna's workshop. So inspiring and super friendly. Anna is a great teacher and you can be the most non-creative individual like myself and still come out with an absolute gem of work (if i do say so myself L.O.L.!) Have already booked Anna to do my daughter's birthday party which she is super-excited about. xx