THIS 5 WEEK EVENING COURSE IS DESIGNED TO TEACH YOU HOW TO PAINT ON GLASS USING TRADITIONAL PAINT AND A VARIETY OF BRUSHES. DATE TUESDAY EVENINGS FROM 19TH SEPTEMBER COST £175.00 TIME 6.30PM - 9.00PM WE WILL START BY CLEANING AND UNDERCOATING THE GLASS.THIS GIVES A WONDERFUL SURFACE ON WHICH TO PAINT THE TRACING LINES. NEXT STEP IS TO SHADE AND HIGHLIGHT . THIS WILL BE PLACED IN THE KILN AND ONCE THE VITREOUS PAINT IS FIRED IT BECOMES A PERMANENT PART OF THE GLASS. YOU WILL THEN ADD MORE SHADING AND HIGHLIGHTS USING OIL AND FINALLY SILVER STAIN TO GIVE PURE INTENSE YELLOW OR GOLD FINISHING TOUCHES. THERE WILL BE TIME TO PAINT SEVERAL PIECES . TOWARDS THE END OF THE COURSE THERE WILL BE AN OPTION TO LEAD YOUR WORK INTO A STAINED GLASS PANEL. THIS CAN BE DISCUSSED ON THE COURSE AND EXTRA MATERIALS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM THE STUDIO IF REQUIRED. “THE MAKING OF STAINED-GLASS WINDOWS HAS HARDLY CHANGED SINCE THE 12TH CENTURY. A STAINED-GLASS WINDOW CONSISTS OF PIECES OF COLOURED GLASS HELD TOGETHER IN A LATTICED WEB OF LEAD. THE GLASS HAS PREVIOUSLY HAD DETAILS OF FACES, HANDS AND DRAPERY PAINTED AND FIRED ON TO IT IN BLACK OR BROWN PAINT. ABOUT THE YEAR 1300, YELLOW STAIN WAS DISCOVERED, THIS HAD THE ABILITY TO TURN WHITE GLASS YELLOW OR BLUE GLASS GREEN, AND WAS EXTREMELY USEFUL IN THE HIGHLIGHTING OF HAIR, HALOES AND CROWNS “ HERE IS AN INTERESTING LINK TO THE HISTORY OF STAINED GLASS FROM ELY STAINED GLASS MUSEUM, WELL WORTH A VISIT HTTP://STAINEDGLASSMUSEUM.COM/BRIEFHISTORY.HTML
"I had such a lovely day yesterday, my third course! (and I am already looking have forward to doing another later this year). I think what I have loved most about your courses (apart from your delicious lunches) is the way in which you have been able to meet the tuition needs of each individual person on the courses so seamlessly. I said it yesterday but will say it again THANK YOU for another truly enjoyable day." Lucinda Dransfield " We are both thrilled with the finished windows - transforms the house - and they are everything we hoped. Beautiful designs - but still in keeping with the era of the house. Many thanks again, Ian
"I had a lovely day on the glass fusing course. It was well structured, lots of support, loads of materials, a nice lunch and good company. I was very pleased with my handiwork!" Andy "Had a fantastic day, thank you. Lovely atmosphere and lunch. Delighted with end results." Lucinda
"Had a wonderful time on the one day glass fusing course today. Jo explained all the different processes and techniques to us very clearly and I can't wait to see the end result when it's fired. The small class size meant that we could get advice when we needed it and it was fascinating to see the variety of pieces we produced in the end", Ellie Twigg, Leeds
I finally picked up my glass fusion piece today and I am so happy with the end result. I've never taken a class like this before and have to admit, I was little nervous prior to that day! It was such a relaxing and informative day. Jo-Ann is a knowledgeable teacher with a calm and encouraging style and there was a great selections of materials on hand to play with. I couldnt have hoped for a better first experience in the world if glass. Thanks so much x Fay Bradley The 2 day leaded stained glass course is an ideal introduction for anyone looking to take up a new (and highly addictive) hobby! My chosen design was pretty complex but Jo supported and advised throughout the whole process and, as there were just 2 of us, I had all the time I needed. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to get an excellent intro to a fascinating subject.