Beginners Stained Glass Class – Traditional Leading
Learn the basics of leaded stained glass in just one day!
My one-day introduction to the traditional method of stained glass construction using lead will give you a grounding in the essential techniques, plenty of hands-on experience with the pro-grade tools we use, and lots of tips, tricks and insight into the history of this 1300-year-old craft.
We call this class our ‘Spectrum Garden Panel’ class – you’ll make a stained glass panel you can show off in your garden, or display indoors! This class is suitable for complete beginners.
The one day classes are suitable for anyone over 18, although we do advise that anyone with a medical condition that limits their hand strength or control contact us before booking to discuss.
With a maximum of 5 students you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class.
One-day leading beginners stained glass class for up to 5 people
We’ll introduce you to all the key techniques and tools used in the traditional method of constructing leaded glass.
We start out by demonstrating how we score and break glass, and explain the process of constructing a panel using the leading method. At each stage we’ll discuss the tools and techniques being used and point out common difficulties.
We’ll then guide you in building up a mini project panel, cutting and shaping the lead sections on a purpose-made layout board before soldering your piece together. This will take us up to lunchtime, and a break for some fresh air!
In the afternoon, you’ll work on a project piece which you’ll finish in time to take home! We’ll provide you with a choice of designs (similar to ones we sell for £50) and a wide selection of coloured glass to work with.
The course cost includes:
- All materials, choice of starter designs and glass
- Use of tools and protective gear
- Refreshments during the day and lunch at the local pub
- Maximum class size 5 people
- Info pack to keep with information on getting started and where to buy glass and tools
- All your pieces to take home