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Start date: 16/07/2018 - SGS Stroud
End date: 20/07/2018
Duration: 5 days

Day(s): Mon-Fri
Course length: 5 days
Code: SFLX0F3A
Cost: £288 (materials included)

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Course Detail

Stained Glass Summer School - Ruth Adams

Part time course

About this course

Make a piece of stained glass and interpret your ideas in beautiful coloured glass to make a leaded size panel (A3 size).

Use techniques of kiln fired glass paints, stains and enamels and glass fusing in our new flat-bed Glass Kiln.

This is an ideal course for beginners to stained glass, continuing students can develop their skills and try new techniques, Fusing glass and Kiln fired glass painting. All welcome.

Is previous experience necessary?


How will the course be delivered?

Tutor will give demonstration and one to one support.

What will I learn?

Beginners will be taken through a structured course, step by step, to include all stages essential in making leaded stained glass panel (A3 size ). This will cover design, cut line drawings, selecting and cutting from a beautiful range of coloured glass, leading, soldering cementing and finishing techniques. You can experiment with kiln fired glass painting and fusing.

Continuing students can develop their design and craft skills as well as try out new techniques e.g. Glass Fusing - frits, inclusions, slumping and high firing paints/enamels. Copper foil technique, Kiln Fired glass painting tracing and shading paints/ silver stain/ lower firing enamels.

How will I know how I am doing?

 The tutor will help you and check your work to make sure you are progressing well.

Do I receive a qualification?


What should I bring?

A notebook and sturdy shoes (no open toe sandals). Any designs and doodles that you may want to develop to discuss with the tutor.

What’s next?

You can join either a day time Stained Glass class on Friday afternoon 1- 3.30pm or the Thursday evening class 6.30 – 9pm at the Star Centre, Brimscombe. For those with more experience there is also an Advanced /Intermediate glass class running on Friday mornings 9am-12pm in college.

Are there any extra costs?

Your fee includes the finest materials to make a panel approximately A3 size. If you want to make larger work you may choose to buy some additional materials from a supplier or the tutor. The workshop is suitable to make domestic rather than architectural scale work.

About the tutor

RUTH ADAMS has taught Fired Stained Glass Painting at Central Saint Martins where she previously completed her postgraduate studies in glass with Distinction. She taught stained glass for 10 years at The City Literary Institute in Central London. Ruth relocated to Stroud where she works as a practicing artist and set up the glass department within the Arts School at Stroud campus. She is a respected educator within this field with an enormous amount of experience and enthusiasm to help you engage with this fantastic subject.


Level 1 AIM Award Skills for the Creative Industries (600/7071/7) QCF accreditation is available on the autumn intermediate/advanced class. L2 (600/7072/9) is now also available in the same suite.

Dates & Costs

Stained Glass Summer School - Ruth Adams

Start date: 16/07/2018
End date: 20/07/2018
Duration: 5 days
Course length: 5 days
Time(s): 9:30am - 4:30pm
Code: SFLX0F3A

Cost: £288 (materials included)

Start End Time Campus
16/07/2018 20/07/2018 9:30am - 4:30pm SGS Stroud