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Stained Glass – Painting with Light
Fri, October 20 @ 7:00 pm - Sun, October 22 @ 4:00 pm
This course is suitable for all abilities since there will be time for everyone to
practice the skills they need to design and create a leaded stained glass panel.
Glass and other materials are provided but please expect to reimburse the tutor for the amounts you use.
The course will introduce or build on essential techniques and help develop creative ideas according to your individual needs. Materials and methods will be explained and skills taught to enable students to make at least one leaded stained glass panel during the course.
The course is mainly a practical one and will include the following:
Introduction to the medium
Designing a panel and adapting a drawing or painting to make a stained glass panel.
Choosing glass to suit your project
Glass cutting and breaking
Leading and soldering
Cementing and finishing
The structure of the course will vary according to whether you are a beginner or have previous experience, but will ensure that students work at their own pace.
You should be aware that a lot of the techniques are best carried out whilst standing up and some physical effort is required; however, the tutor will help students where necessary.
Beginners: This course is designed as an introductory course for beginners and, as such, everyone will be following the same program. It will introduce all the techniques required to make a small (25cm square), non-representational, stained glass panel.
Improvers: The suggested size of panel for improvers is about 30cm square or 25 x 40cm. Although you are welcome to work on a larger project please bear in mind that you might not finish it on this course – some students work on their projects over a series of courses. If you have an idea of where your work might finally be placed, you should remember to bring accurate measurements of windows, doors, etc, taking account of any rebate the glass will fit into.
To find out more, please visit our website: https://www.field-studies-council.org/courses-and-experiences/static-courses/stained-glass-painting-with-light/