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Stained Glass All Levels:Community Level 1

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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.

This course is held off-site at The Hub Academy, Hope Mill Lane, Brimscombe, GL5 2SE.

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.

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Entry Requirements

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.

Additional Information

For more information about this course please email [email protected].

Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. More information on if this course has a fee can be found in the Availability section below.  

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For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.

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Dates and Enrolment for this course

Course information last updated: Friday 22nd October 2021 @ 8.30am (4 hours ago)

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