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!
Our one day classes are suitable for anyone over 16, although we do advise that anyone with a medical condition that limits their hand strength or control contact us before booking to discuss.
With a maximum of 5 students and two tutors you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class.
We'll introduce you to all the key techniques and tools used in the traditional 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. Lunch is taken in the nearby tea-rooms and is included in the class price.
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.
You will learn how to cut, grind, lead-up and solder all resulting in a finished piece of artwork for you to enjoy for years to come.
What's included in the price?
The course cost includes:
• All materials, choice of starter designs and glass
• Use of tools and protective gear
• Refreshments during the day and lunch at the nearby Tea Rooms
• 2 tutors, maximum class size 5 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
And of course your piece to take home at the end of the day!
Mike Caddy or Jenny Timms at Vitreus Art
Wakefield Country Courtyard