2-day Stained Glass Leading Course - Freestanding Garden Panels
Design and make your own garden glass art in just two days!

"Today we cleaned our beautiful artworks and they have been given pride of place in the garden - in today's sunshine they looked particularly impressive!  I still can't quite believe that such lovely items can be produced in such a short timeframe." - Julia

Our new two-day introduction to this modern method of combining leaded stained glass with zinc construction will give you a grounding in the essential techniques, a chance to learn stained glass design essentials, and you'll take your garden panel home at the end of the course!

We call this our Design & Make Your Own Stained Glass Garden Panel course - you'll create your own design (or adapt one of ours if you prefer) and learn each of the stages to result in your own weatherproof stained glass panel around 90cm tall that you can show off in your garden, or display indoors!

If you're a complete beginner to stained glass you can choose to create your own design or use one of our designs.
If you've done one of our leading classes before, or completed a stained glass class elsewhere you can create a more challenging design or adapt one of ours to work from.

This class is suitable for complete beginners but there'll be plenty of new techniques and an opportunity to develop greater skills if you've done some stained glass before.

If your goal is to learn enough to make your own windows in leaded glass this is an ideal course as we'll focus on designing for strength and longevity as well as teaching you how to create a dimensionally accurate panel.

Two-day beginners and Improvers garden stained glass class for up to 4 people

We'll introduce you to all the key techniques and tools used in this modern method of constructing glass art using zinc and lead.
This contemporary way to create stained glass results in a panel that is stronger than a traditional leaded panel, needing no frame.

We start out by looking at the essential design rules and begin to create our designs based on a template to result in a garden panel of 90x15cm approximately.

Once your design is ready, you'll choose and cut your coloured glass.
We'll demonstrate the skills and tools required for each stage and point out common difficulties.

The key stages of this course cover:

  • Stained Glass design
  • Accurate glass cutting
  • Grinding to the cartoon (your design) to ensure the pieces of glass fit correctly
  • Cutting the zinc edges and leads to shape
  • Soldering your panel
  • Cementing and cleaning
  • At the end of the course your panel is ready to take home!

The course cost of £269 inc VAT includes:

  • All materials and glass
  • A selection of designs to choose from or the chance to create your own
  • Use of tools and protective gear
  • Refreshments during each day and lunch from the nearby Bell cafe
  • Maximum class size 4 people
  • Info pack to keep with information on getting started and where to buy glass and tools, emailed as PDF
  • Your piece to take home
  • Eligibility for our Project Days Programme
  • Class runs from 10am to (approx) 5-30pm each day at our Northants studio near Towcester

How to book your place - Stained Glass Freestanding Garden Panels for Beginners

If you're ready to book, choose the 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 or you can buy this class as an emailable gift voucher.
All bookings are subject to our class bookings Terms And Conditions.

As this class demands some strength in hands and wrists, we recommend the foiling beginners class to those with limited strength or control.

If you have any questions or concerns get in touch and we'll do our best to help.

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Our one day classes are suitable for anyone over 18, although we do advise that anyone with a medical condition that limits their hand strength or control, or their ability to stand for periods of time contact us before booking to discuss.

Due to the use of lead this workshop is not suitable for expectant mothers.

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


What attendees have said about our classes:

"V Enjoyable and a clear achievement at the end of the day."

"Many thanks to you both for a fantastic course on Sunday, tired but we both enjoyed it. Food was great and the tuition very clear."

"I loved how energetic and enthusiastic Mike & Jenny were with us and about the subject.."

"Well structured and logical day. Loved it. Fun and productive."

"Your passion for the subject really shone through and your professionalism in guiding us in all the task was amazing."

A leaded garden panel made on thsi workshop in the garden Design and make your panel with a choice of coloured glass
Learn how to cut and shappe leads for your stained glass panel
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Completed panels in the garden
A 90cm tall garden panel (right) in the garden
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