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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 for 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 individual project work to develop their design and craft skills, as well as experiment with new techniques, e.g. fusing, copper foil, 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
- Continuing students can experiment with new techniques
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 ten years at the City Literary Institute in Central London. Ruth relocated to Stroud, where she works as a practicing artist, and she set up the glass department within the Arts 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. 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.
How will I learn?
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.
This course is held at our Stroud Campus, GL5 4AH and at the The Hub Academy, Unit 1-3 Hope Mill Business centre, Hope Mill Lane, Stroud, GL5 2SE
This course is suitable for complete beginners and also students who already have some experience of stained glass. If you have any questions regarding entry requirements please email [email protected] before completing an online application.
What can I do next?
You can enrol on another beginners course to continue to develop your skills in stained glass and to try out new techniques such as copper foil and kiln-fired glass painting. Three terms of introduction or beginners courses is usually essential before you progress onto the intermediate/advanced course. You can enrol on the Easter Fusing Glass Workshop or the Stained Glass Summer School.
If you want to gain a qualification in this subject, you can join the L1 AIM
Award course (20 weeks) that runs from September on Thursday mornings which is
also suitable for beginners or progressing students.
Perhaps this course sparks a passion for art and design, if so we have a number of courses that may appeal to you. If you would like to discuss progression options more please get in touch with us at [email protected]. We would be more than happy to put you in touch with our dedicated careers advisor team.
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