Venue, Timing, Cost
Our one-day introduction to the traditional method of stained glass construction using lead cames will give you a grounding in the essential techniques, plenty of hands-on experience with the pro-grade tools we use, and lots of tips, tricks and insight into the history of this 1300-year-old craft.
We call this class our 'Garden Panel' class - you'll make a stained glass panel you can show off in your garden, or display indoors! This class is suitable for complete beginners!
One-day leading beginners stained glass class for up to 4 people
We'll introduce you to all the key techniques and tools used in the traditiional method of constructing stained glass - using lead cames.
As this class demands more strength in hands and wrists, we recommend the foiling beginners class to those with limited strength or control.
We start out by demonstrating how we score and break glass.
You'll then practice cutting glass to a design until you're ready to start cutting the coloured glass for your main project. This will take us up to lunchtime, and a break for some fresh air!
In the afternoon, you'll work on your project piece which you'll finish in time to take home!
We'll demonstrate the process of constructing a panel using the leading method. At each stage we'll discuss the tools and techniques being used and point out common difficulties. You'll then build your panel with the coloured glass you've just cut.
The course cost of £149 per person includes:
All materials, choice of starter designs and glass
Use of tools and protective gear
Refreshments during the day and lunch from the nearby Bell cafe
2 tutors, maximum class size 4 people
Info pack to keep with information on getting started and where to buy glass and tools, emailed as PDF
Your piece to take home
Eligibility for our Project Days Programme
Class runs from 10am to (approx) 6-30pm at our Northants studio near Towcester
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