Make a beautiful stained glass panel. This course is suitable for the absolute beginner – no experience is necessary – and those with some experience who want to develop their glass work. Beginners will be taken through a structured course, step by step, to include all the stages essential to making a leaded stained glass panel. This will cover design, cut line drawings, selecting and cutting coloured glass, leading, soldering, cementing and finishing techniques. Continuing students can work on an individual project to develop their design and craft skills, as well as experiment with new techniques, e.g. fusing, copper foil work, kiln-fired glass paint/stain/enamels. You will learn how to: • Cut glass safely • Shape glass to size with pliers • Cut leads accurately • Solder neatly • Make a small piece of leaded stained glass If you want to enrol for 20 weeks on the autumn and spring courses, you will be able to enrol for the L1 AIM Award or the L2 AIM Award, starting in September 2019. 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 for10 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 Art School at Stroud College. She is a respected educator within this field, with an enormous amount of experience and enthusiasm to help you engage with this fantastic subject. Your fee includes the finest materials to make a leaded panel up to A3 size or equivalent in fusing glass. There is a wonderful range of beautiful glass for you to use on your course, as well as lead, solder, fusing glass and sundries. If you want to make larger work, you may choose to buy some additional materials from a supplier or the tutor.
What do I need to join?
This course is suitable for complete beginners and also students who already have some experience of stained glass. If you want to gain a qualification, you can choose instead to join the L1 AIM Award course that runs at the same time, for 20 weeks from September 2019, or you can progress onto the Level 2 AIM Award, which also starts in September and runs alongside the practical All Levels course.
How will I know how I am doing?
You will be guided through your project with demonstrations at each stage. You will get lots of one-to-one support to help you make your beautiful glass panel. More experienced students will have the support and expertise of the tutor to take on larger, more complex projects.
What can I do next?
You can enrol for another stained glass weekly course, or enrol on the Easter Fusing Glass or Summer Intensive Stained Glass courses, as well as other arts courses at the College. You could join the L1 AIM Award course (20 weeks) from September that runs at the same time as this course.Apply for this course
Course information last updated: Friday 3rd April 2020 @ 7.30am (1 hour ago)