Stained glass - All levels

Course details

Stained glass - All levels DV1036 Tuesday
20.04.21 8 £207/£110 Gearies

How will this course benefit me?

The course is for those who want to design and make their own stained glass panels. The course is suitable for beginners and for those who already have some experience.


What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements other than an interest and enthusiasm for the subject. If you are pregnant, you should consult your GP before enrolling on this course, as working with lead and solder could be harmful to the developing baby.


What will I learn?

The course is about learning how to design for glass by working with colour, texture and light and using additional decorative techniques in order to make stained glass panels.

You will learn all the skills and techniques needed in order to make a stained glass panel:

  • developing a design
  • drawing a cartoon and, from it, an accurate cutting pattern
  • cutting glass
  • leading
  • soldering
  • cementing
  • finishing

You will also be introduced to copper foiling and different techniques for decorating the glass surface, such as painting, fusing and sandblasting.


How will the course be delivered?

You will be taught using a variety of teaching methods including presentations, practical demonstrations, group and one-to-one tuition and discussions.


How will my learning be assessed?

An initial assessment at the beginning of the course will establish your starting point including skills, experience, confidence and preferred learning styles. It will also give your tutor an indication of your personal objectives. Subsequently, your tutor will be observing and discussing with you your progress at each stage, making suggestions as to how to improve your skills and achieve your objectives.


What are the extra costs?

You will need:

  • Sketchbook
  • Pencils
  • Black felt pens, i.e. Staedtler Permanent Lumocolor pens (fine and medium) or Sharpie
  • Permanent Markers (fine)
  • Drawing paper
  • Ruler and set square
    • Rubber
    • Craft knife
    • Masking tape
    • Workshop clothes or apron
    • Rags and newspapers


Beginners – a piece of 9mm ply or chipboard, approx 30cm sq.


Note: before purchasing any equipment please check that the class has reached the minimum number of learners required to run the course, by ringing reception before the course begins.

A basic range of glass and lead will be available for purchase.

Learners will be expected to provide their own further materials.

Advice on suppliers will be provided.

Returners – Should also be acquiring their own tools

Equipment for this course will cost a minimum of £25


What can I progress to next?

You can continue to develop your skills and knowledge by enrolling on range of courses at the Institute. Alternatively, you could join courses on stained/architectural glass elsewhere.


Health & Safety requirements?

Learners will need to follow the tutor’s instructions on the use of tools and equipment. 

Also: You should NOT wear open shoes

If you are pregnant, you should consult your GP before enrolling on this course, as working with lead and solder could be harmful to the developing baby. Protective eye wear, masks and gloves are available upon request.