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Traditional stained glass painting for beginners: a two day workshop

Duration: 2 days

Price: £150

Run by: Nathalie Hildegarde Liege
at Couleurlive

English Bridge Workshop
Abbey Foregate

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About the Course

This 2 day stained glass painting workshop in Shrewsbury is structured to cater for different levels of beginners, including complete beginners. It's a brilliant opportunity to learn or develop a range of traditional painting techniques that were practised by the craftsmen back in the earliest years of creating stained glass windows in Europe. Please read the schedule below for a further insight into what to expect over the 2 days.

Day 1 - 9:45am - 4:30pm
You will explore, with the most creative approach to traditional, kiln-fired, stained glass painting, the making of glass paint paste, applying it and texturing onto glass.

Day 2 - 9:45am - 4:30pm
You will practice the glass painting skill of tracing, where you will select and work from a range of patterns and light/pale coloured glass provided. You will select a pattern of your choice and create a piece using all of the skills you were introduced to. At the end of the day, your final pieces will be fired over night using my kiln. There will also be a theme to the workshop which will be decided once I have an idea of who is participating.

No prior glass experience is necessary!

The studio is located in Shrewsbury town centre within walking distance from the bus and train station. For parking, there is the Abbey public car park 1min walk away from the studio.

Looking forward to seeing you at the English Bridge Workshop soon!

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 glass materials are provided.

Enjoy yourself in our friendly and relaxed atmosphere, where coffee, tea and buiscuts will be provided at intervals. For lunch we advise a packed lunch or there are many eateries within walking distance of the studio, in Shrewsbury.

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I had a great time on Nathalie's course and produced some images I was really happy with by the end of the second day. Nathalie is very knowledgeable and I felt I was learning all the time through watching, conversation and practicing different skills. There was a good atmosphere in the studio and there were lots of laughs. It was nice that Nathalie allowed us to see her studio where she works giving the experience a more authentic feel.

- - #22021

Response from Couleurlive:

Dear Rosie, Thank you very much for your precise and kind review. I am delighted you kept good memories of those two days.

A lovely calm relaxing and enjoyable way to spend 2 days learning on how to paint on glass. A course suitable for all skill levels.

- - #19643

I enjoyed learning about the processes involved in preparing and painting glass. I found it all very interesting the way that the glass paintings can appear so different in changing lights.

- - #19522

This was an amazing way to spend 2 days in January. I was humbled by the skills involved in stained glass painting. I am really looking forward to seeing my two glasses when they are fired.

- - #19380

I bought my mother this class as a present and we both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. we learnt so much over the two days, with such expertise, Natalie is so approachable, with such interesting skills we could really see how much we had learnt even over the two days.

We cant wait to place our glass pieces in our houses as a constant memory of the course.

Definitely worth a try!! I had no experience so you dont need to know anything before just come and have a go

- - #17038

On arrival I was nervous as although I had done some glass painting before, my skills were very basic and inexpert. Nathalie provides excellent guidance and support, so that I was able to test myself and try new challenges. Her encouraging style of teaching and openness to experimentation rather than necessarily having to adhere to a strict syllabus was very beneficial and much appreciated.

- - #16843

Although a two day workshop for beginners and I had not done any glass painting before , at the end of the workshop I felt confident enough to paint on glass in the traditional manner. Nathalie is a brilliant teacher and so knowledgeable about traditional methods I immediately felt comfortable in the studio.
I would recommend this workshop to anyone who wants 2 days of getting away from it all to learn a skill which has been practised for hundreds of years. You will not be an expert but an inspired learner!

- - #16812

I enjoyed the two day course with Nathalie.It wasn't quite what I was thought it was.I thought it was working with different coloured glass,and lead work.However I did learn alot, and worked with a lovely small group of people.Nathalie was helpful,l friendly, and very knowledgable in her subject.i would recommend this course

- - #16525

had a wonderful time in the workshop.
I asked so many questions and nathalie was so patient.
After travelling from Canada to complete the course, i would recommend it to anyone starting as a beginner and i will hopefully be able to make the trip back for an advanced course.
thank you nathalie

- - #16289

I thought I was going to learn about stained glass and lead work as a friend thought that is what the course was. It came as a great surprise to learn that we would be doing a workshop on glass painting. However, I thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a great deal about a subject I had no prior knowledge of. Nathalie was very patient with a complete novice and the atmosphere was lovely and our group gelled really well too. I would definitely recommend this course.

- - #16288

Thank you Nathalie for a really interesting and informative couple of days. This was something that i had'nt done before so it was all new too me. I hope to continue to work with glass and the variety of mediums that compliment. A great course. Thanks again`

- - #16287

Nathalie had prepared her teaching sessions well with photographs she had taken especially for us to work from during the first day and materials set out ready for us on our tables. She took care to explain the processes thoroughly and then helped us to put into practice what we had learned, tactfully suggesting ways we could enhance our work as we went.

Nathalie was friendly and welcoming and took trouble to ensure that we enjoyed the course. An excellent two days!

- - #9942

Nathalie has a lovely teaching manner, she is passionate and patient and obviously an extremely talented artist. It was really interesting to learn the different techniques for applying the paint to the glass and how to create different effects. I was just sad when it ended! A great 2 day course!

- - #9856

I gained so much from working with such an experienced artist as Nathalie. She is so much more than an artisan and opened my eyes to the magic of working on glass. She is patient, encouraging and generous in her teaching. I learnt so much and had fun too in the magical place that is the couleurlive studio.

- - #9311

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Course Start Dates

Friday 24th May 2019
Saturday 25th May 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

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