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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 projects 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
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 qualification, 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 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 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.
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 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 that also starts in September and runs alongside the practical All Levels course.
If you have any questions regarding entry requirements please email [email protected] before completing an online
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 course, as well as other arts courses at the College.
You could join the L1 AIM Award course (20 weeks) from September, which runs at the same time as this course.
Perhaps this course sparks a passion for another art and design course,
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
to put you in touch with our dedicated careers advisor team.
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Course information last updated: Tuesday 19th January 2021 @ 8.30am (4 hours ago)