When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Matthew Durran
  • Course Code W23JWYB04B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Learn all the necessary techniques to design and create your own stained glass “leaded light’ panels. Learn to design workable patterns, cutting glass, use of recycled and found glass, leading and soldering. Suitable for all levels

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 and a deeper understanding of glass as a material

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); An apron; It would also be helpful to bring; Sketchbook/ notebook A4, Pencils/ coloured pencils/ pens; Marker pen (Pilot Sign pen is good). 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. After making your initial small panel , you will need to pay for glass, lead and solder, which will be available at cost price in the class. This cost is likely to be around £15 depending on the size of your work and the type of glass used

What you can do next

You can stay on the same course next term and develop your stained glass panels and designs we also have an Intermediate Stained Glass course on a Friday afternoon, which can help the development of your stained glass skills.