"Just back from attending a workshop on stained glass painting. The course, designed for beginners, was very inspiring. Nathalie was an excellent teacher and took us through the basics before letting us loose to develop our own ideas, whilst carefully steering us in the right direction. I left wanting to do more!"
"I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone looking to learn the art of stained glass painting. It was amazing to discover the process, and create something to take away that I can be proud of. Very happy to have had this experience."
"Two days learning how to do glass painting. Natalie is a very calm and patient teacher and has an excellent way of teaching without putting any pressure on you . A very good course packed full of information and some very pleasing results. You don’t have to be an expert to get some lovely results. Give it a go."
"As a complete novice, I found the workshop was a great introduction to this craft delivered by a very patient, knowledgeable and talented tutor who was happy to share her experience from paint preparation and design to final firing of our work. The small number in the group meant that we each received the help we needed in a relaxed atmosphere. Nathalie is very innovative in how she uses recycled items to aid her work and careful about the disposal of waste to reduce environmental impact. Her workshop is within walking distance of the railway and bus stations making it easy to access on public transport and also means that if you wish to stay in central Shrewsbury overnight you can take advantage of the shops and theatre of this vibrant town centre, making the whole experience a real treat. Many thanks Nathalie."
"An excellent workshop to explore the basics of painting on stained glass and take it further if you have had some experience. Nathalie was very knowledgeable and informative about the craft, giving demonstrations on how to prepare the paint, precautions to be taken and allowing everyone to participate in the various stages. The small group working environment ensured everyone was able to get the aid they needed and could progress at their own pace without fear of being left behind! A couple of pieces were fired from the first days work and a further two from day two - I look forward to picking up my final pieces of work!!"
"I spent a very enjoyable and relaxing two days being immersed in the craft of stained glass painting. Our small group had many opportunities to use the paint preparation and application practices and produce some small glass panels to take away wit us . I greatly appreciated Natalie's patience and encouragement and her approach to conserving our environment.
Travelling to Shrewsbury by train from Birmingham was very straightforward while Natalie's studio was located a short walk from the station and the reasonably priced hotel I stayed at."
"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."
" Dear Rosie, Thank you very much for your precise and kind review. I am delighted you kept good memories of those two days."
"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"
"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."
"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!"
"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"
"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"
"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."
"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`"
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"Definitely worth your while. Nathalie is an excellent teacher with a large amount of experience to draw from in order to answer any questions you may have, and to help you progress no matter your starting point. I'd recommend this course to anyone with an interest - previous experience really doesn't matter. A fantastic introduction into glass painting."
"Nathalie has endless patience and leads students through the course with professionalism and charm. Very relaxed/relaxing atmosphere, and even those of us who admitted they had no artistic skill, nor picked up an artist's brush in years, achieved satisfaction in producing a creditable final piece. Great fun. Had it not been for other commitments I'd have been delighted to sign up for the Intermediate course."