When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Matthew Durran
  • Course Code K23MCAC17A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This beginner's course will teach you all the techniques necessary to design and create your own stained glass 'leaded light' panels. Learn to design workable patterns, cutting glass, leading and soldering. After the first of two projects, the materials for the second panel will be charged at cost price. Please note that the tutor is not available between the 14th of May to the 21st of May. No classes will take place during this time and this has been factored into the overall cost of the course.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • design patterns suitable for stained glass leaded lights
  • handle and cut glass confidently
  • be able to cut, shape and solder lead
  • have a good understanding of how colour and texture of glass can be used to enhance your designs


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    There is an emphasis on practical learning through the creation of your own stained glass panels. After looking at and discussing examples and samples, the teacher will demonstrate techniques of designing patterns, cutting glass and lead, and how to build your panels. You will then produce a small panel to practise all the techniques. Following that, you will design a second panel to make during the remainder of the course. Throughout the course, the teacher will work with students in groups and one-to-one at the different stages of the process

    Entry requirements

    The course is suitable for complete beginners, or those who have some previous knowledge but would like further guidance and/or practise.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The course involves standing for most of the processes. The studio is on the 3rd floor of the main building, there is lift access. Although suitable safety equipment is provided to everyone we do not recommend this course if you are pregnant. Appropriate Health and Safety guidance will be given throughout the course.

    What you need

    You will need to wear sturdy shoes, boots or trainers (no open sandals). You should wear old clothes or an apron. It would also be helpful to bring: Sketchbook/ notebook A4 Pencils/ coloured pencils/ pens Marker pen (Pilot Sign pen is good) All tools you will require will be supplied. Glass, lead and solder will be available at cost price in the class. If you would like to purchase any stained glass items, a good supplier is: Lead & Light, 35 A Hartland Rd, Camden, London NW1 8DB. Tel 020 7485 0997 www.leadandlight.co.uk

    What you can do next

    The course provides an excellent grounding in the techniques necessary to make leaded lights. You could continue to develop your skills with further intermediate stained glass classes and other courses at Morley College.