Stained Glass Courses

Lessons are taught by David Batchelor with over 25 years experience making and teaching  traditional stained glass, Areas covered: design, glass cutting, glass painting, leading, soldering and cement.
Stained Glass Courses

We are running courses throughout the year, our studio based in the heart of the South Downs national park, at Amberley Museum surrounded by traditional crafts and attractions, admission charges will not apply to attend our course, to make a provisional booking please contact us.

What you will learn.

On the one day decorative lead light course.
Learn how to draw / design and cut glass, then assemble your decorative glass panel.

On the one day glass painting course.
Learn the Art of kiln fired stained glass painting techniques. you will be taught an introduction to tracing, shading. 
giving you an understanding of the fundamental skills using glass painting brushes and firing.

On the two day stained glass course.
Learn how to draw / design and cut glass, fundamental skills using glass painting brushes and firing
then assemble your stained glass panel, combining both the one day courses into one.

Enjoy the rewarding craft and make some art glass you will cherish for years to come.
Each course will be one on one tutoring with David Batchelor, if you require more than one individual such as couples or group please email or call to discuss costs and discounts available. 

An introduction to the craft of making a stained glass panel.

The decorative leadlight or stained glass window you make will be approx 450 mm x 450 mm.
If you require another size please request in advance for example a window to be made for a location within your home.

You will start by drawing up a full size working drawing called a cut line. 
choose from a selection of our standard patterns or come with your own design ideas.
You will learn how to cut glass with the aid of the cut line full instructions and 
support will be given so you gain a greater understanding of types of glass and different cutting techniques required for your project.

Once the panel has been cut fully, glass painting if required may be added and kiln fired. 

I will then teach the art of leading the panel together and soldering to complete the finished panel.

With the final window complete, the process of weather proofing and adding additional strength begins, with the use of lead light cement, this process can be messy so old clothes are advised then the window will be left to dry overnight and cleaned and polished a day later.

The stained glass course will include a project of your choice to be taken away with you upon completion.

If you require any particular colours for your project please contact us 2 weeks before the course start date.

Price for 1 day course making a decorative Leadlight £140

Price for 1 day glass painting course £140

Price for 2 day course in Stained glass / decorative leadlights including basic glass painting skills £260

 and will run from 09.00 to 16.30

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