This colourful workshop provides a perfect introduction to the creative and practical aspects of stained glass and is suitable for complete beginners.
The focus is on learning basic skills such as cutting, grozing and soldering which can then be put into practice as students develop their own projects. Over the 2 days you will complete 2 or 3 small copper-foiled light catchers to take home. A choice of templates are provided with the option to design your own piece on day two if you wish. Lilian will take time during the course to advise you on designing specifically for stained glass so please do not plan too much in advance.
“Thankyou so much for a great weekend. We really enjoyed ourselves and the stained glass has been much admired! We thought Lilian was lovely and very patient with us. The whole atmosphere was very relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable.” L.D. (Leeds)
Tutor: Lilian Shaw
Lilian trained originally as a painter working in oils and pastels. Her love of light and colour led her to pursue a career as a stained glass artist. She founded her own studio in 1986.
She has many varied commissions to her name both in the UK and abroad. These include pieces for private clients, churches and the National Trust.
Lilian is an experienced and conscientious tutor with a genuine passion for her craft.
“An excellent tutor, patient and skilled to the highest level, beautiful surroundings and those lovely lunches and cakes all added to the experience.” H.G. (London)
A tempting selection of quality glass will be available and all tools/equipment provided.
There is a standard charge of £15 for basic materials used on the course. This covers clear glass (for cutting practice), some coloured glass, copper foil, flux, solder and patina plus use of all tools. Larger and more specialist pieces of glass may be purchased from the tutor at an additional cost.
Note: This materials charge is in addition to the course fee
Health & Safety
This workshop involves the handling and soldering of metals (specifically lead, tin and copper). It also requires the use of sharp materials, hot tools and chemicals. Protective goggles, gloves and dust masks will be provided.
Whilst every effort is made to keep the studio environment safe and well ventilated, if you are pregnant or suffer from asthma or dermatitis, for your own assurance, we recommend you seek medical advice before booking this course.
Timings & Refreshments
Start time: Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.00am
End time: Tuition finishes around 5.00pm
There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish.
A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day to help yourself and there will be home-made cake mid afternoon.
2 day workshop: £185 (includes professional tuition, lunches and refreshments)
An additional materials fee applies.
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