Glass Painting Courses
Glass painting courses are regularly run by IKO studio. On the glass painting courses we teach all the techniques to paint on glass, including: enamelling and yellow-silver staining which we have mastered over the years working with this ancient art.
The Glass Painting Course
The glass painting courses includes the creation of a leaded and painted stained glass panel of a subject of your choosing that you will take home with you (or we’ll ship to you) at the end of your stay. We will ensure you get the opportunity to practice a wide range of painting and enamelling techniques. Depending on the complexity of your project and the speed at which you work, we sometimes include the possibility to create additional pieces allowing you extra practice between firings.
The course will start with an explanation of how to design a decorative or figurative project so that structural lines enhance the beauty of the final window. We will work with a comprehensive range of high quality glass of different colours and which have been made in different ways, and then coach you in deciding the most suitable materials for your project. Next the essential skills of cutting and grinding – using a diamond wheel. You will then be coached through a range of painting techniques. You will then kiln fire the painted glass to a temperature of 650°C to bond the paints, stains and enamels to the glass.
The final stage is to assemble the window, here you are taught how to fix the glass in place using lead, a leading knife and a soldering iron. You will learn a recipe for producing an effective lead cement that will render your window weather-proof for the next 100 years, and the course will end with instruction on cleaning, polishing and presenting your window to full effect.
The tools and materials are included in the cost.
3 hours of weekly workshops, monthly cost (4 lessons) 150 € + VAT
We are able to offer intensive and residential glass painting coursesin our country house near the city of Orvieto in the Umbria region of Italy, for more information visit ArtsPad