Leaded stained glass courses
We regularly run leaded stained glass courses teaching to our students this art with the same passion that we have developed over the years we have worked with this medium.
We are running leaded stained glass courses because we genuinely want to keep this ancient manual craft alive, as well as demonstrating how it can be a wonderful medium for contemporary art.
The course includes the creation of a 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.
The course will start by teaching you how to design a decorative or figurative project so that structural lead 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.
The next 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, which will render your window weather proof for the next 100 years, and the course will end with how to clean, polish and present your window.
The tools and materials are included in the cost.
3 hours of weekly workshops, monthly cost (4 lessons) 150 € + VAT
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