Glass Painting Course

What will you learn

IKO Studio prides itself on its high quality glass paiting and we are delighted to offer you the opportunity to develop your skills in this area, with a course full of tips, tricks and advice for obtaining professional results every time. The course covers how to correctly mix the glass pigments, using essential oils to trace the perfect lines and to mix the pigments with water to obtain different varieties of shading. You will learn how to use badger brushes to soften your painting, how to apply transparent enamels and how to fire various pigments and stains in the kiln.

Glass painting courses program

  • Preparation

    The course will start with short introduction to glass painting. The students will start work by designing what they would like to paint on tracing paper and they will cut the glass to be painted and transfer the design to the glass.

  • Tracing Lines

    The students will learn how to to mix the black and brown tracing colors with essential oils and turpentine and then they will start practising drawing the initial tracing lines. Once the tracing is completed and dry, the student will correct the lines by scratching off the paint with a spiked tool. Once the student is happy of the result the glass is fired for the first time.

  • Shading

    The next phase will teach the students how to apply shading with glass paint. Students will learn to put a wash of color on glass and to change the shading’s intensity using a badger brush. Once the paint is dry the student will lighten the painting by scratching off the pigment with stiff brushes.

  • Enamels

    The students will learn how to color parts of the glass with transparent enamels. They will learn how to mix the pigments, how to apply it on glass, how to scratch it off and fire it in the kiln.

  • Your's to keep

    All the work produced during the course will be kept by the students We will support your learning by offering all the studio materials you need and carefully supervise and advise you during the painting phases. At the end of our glass painting courses we support students purchase colours, mediums and brushes to continue practicing at home.

If this is not the course you were looking for, go to the page about our stained glass courses

Course duration and accommodation


Our intensive and residential stained glass course last for a week, during this period you will live in a small apartment beside sthe workshop, overseeing Bolsena Lake.

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Students' Work

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Students at Work

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