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Stained Glass Beginners with Ruth Adams Level 1

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Beginners will be taken through a structured course, step by step, to include all the stages essential to making a leaded stained glass panel (maximum size: A3). This will cover design, cut line drawings, selecting and cutting coloured glass, leading, soldering, cementing and finishing techniques. Continuing students can develop their design and craft skills as well as try out new techniques, e.g. fusing, copper foil work and kiln-fired glass painting. Learn to: • Cut glass safely • Shape glass to size with pliers • Cut leads accurately • Solder neatly • Make a small piece of leaded stained glass 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. 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 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.

What do I need to join?

This course is suitable for complete beginners or students who already have some experience of stained glass.

How will I know how I am doing?

The tutor will give demonstrations and one-to-one support. The tutor will help you and check your work to make sure you are progressing well.

What can I do next?

You can enrol on another beginners course to continue to develop your skills in stained glass and try out new techniques such as fusing, copper foil work and kiln-fired glass painting. Three terms of introduction or beginners courses are 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, 9:30 am–12:00 pm; this is also suitable for beginners or progressing students.

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Course information last updated: Friday 3rd April 2020 @ 7.30am (1 hour ago)

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27th Sep 2019 - 6th Dec 2019
27th Sep 2019 - 6th Dec 2019
Stroud CampusFriday, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
1:00pm - 3:30pm
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