Beginners Stained Glass Evening Class - Foiling (aka. Tiffany)
Learn to design and create foiled stained glass in 5 evening sessions!

"A really well planned and researched class, a great learning experience!" - Cate

Our 5 session evening course is a beginner's introduction to the foiling method of stained glass construction (sometimes called the Tiffany method).
The course will give you technical skills and design concepts to allow you to develop your own ideas and make pieces of stained glass under your own steam.
You could even set up your own studio at home!

This course builds on the structure of our one-day beginner's class, adding a design skills session at the start, and time spent finishing and preparing your piece for display in the fnal session.

With a maximum of 5 students and two tutors you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class.

5 evenings - copper foiling stained glass beginners class for up to 5 people

The course structure allocates one evening to each of the key stages.
If your work progesses more quickly that's fine - the structure allows for flexibility!

Session 1 - designing your piece, maximum size A4 (300x210mm approx) with our guidance.
We'll ask you to send us a sketch (you can call in to the gallery!) of your design.

Session 2 - cutting the coloured glass for your design. We'll give you some glass cutting exercises to complete once we've taught you the basics and then you'll cut the glass for your project.

Session 3 - grinding your pieces of glass to fit your design accurately. We'll show you how to work methodically, for the best fit, and the neatest end result.

Session 4 - foiling each piece of glass. We include a short presentation on the origins of this method of stained glass in this session, time permitting.

Session 5 - soldering your project. We'll give you a soldering masterclass with a practice project as well as coaching you in getting a good finish on your main project. We'll also look at displaying your piece, soldering loops on, the use of patina chemicals and review your progress.

Throughout the course we'll add in some of the history of glass making and stained glass for your interest.
We have created this course structure to allow for flexibility because we all work at different rates.

Our aim is for you to enjoy the course, learn more about making stained glass than our 1-day class can include and take home a beautiful piece of foiled stained glass of your own design!

The course cost includes:

  • All materials and guidance on your design in advance
  • Use of tools and protective gear
  • Refreshments during the evening
  • 2 tutors, maximum class size 5 people
  • Info pack to keep with information on getting started, where to buy glass and tools, plus reminders on techniques - emailed as PDF
  • All your work to take home
  • Class runs from 7pm to (approx) 9pm

How to book your place

If you're ready to book, choose the course starting date you prefer and use the PayPal buttons to make your booking. You can pay by card or PayPal. We can also take bookings in the studio,
Our class bookings terms and conditions are here.

2018 Evening Beginners Courses - Autumn session

  • Sept / Oct Foiling evening course £178 per person for 5 sessions - 4 places available
    • Weds 5th Sept 7pm - 9pm
    • Weds 12th Sept 7pm - 9pm
    • Weds 19th Sept 7pm - 9pm
    • Weds 26th Sept 7pm - 9pm
    • Weds 3rd Oct 7pm - 9pm

 

 

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What attendees have said about our classes:

"Brilliant, totally enjoyable and easy to follow instruction "

"Great day….extremely satisfied with terrific teachers who were tremendous. Thanks Guys!"

"Really enjoyed the workshop. Tutors were brilliant"

About Vitreus Art

Vitreus Art is Jenny Timms and Mike Caddy - glass artists, course providers, and proprietors of Vitreus Art @ Wakefield.
Jenny is an accomplished glass artist who loves to share her passion for all glass art forms with students and visitors to the gallery.
Latterly Jenny has added glass applique, glass fusing and candle-making to her range of talents!
Mike has developed a specialism in traditional leaded stained glass and the creation of 3d glass work.
Together, the pair pride themselves on their friendly and supportive teaching style and in running inspiring courses for all levels.

Stained glass course session 1 - designing for glassSession 1 - Learning to design your stained glass panel
stained glass butterfly made on Vitreus Art course
Nicola and her fab 3d butterfly - designed & made on our course
Stained glass course session 5 soldering and finishing off
Session 5 - Soldering your panel
Make your own stained glass art!
Design and make your own stained glass art on our course!
Small class sizes at Vitreus ArtSmall class sizes - plenty of tuition and space to work!

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