> Vitreus Art Stained Glass Beginners Classes - foiling

Beginners Stained Glass Class -
Foiling (aka. Tiffany)
Learn the basics of foiling stained glass in just one day!

"Exceptional teaching and guidance throughout the day"- Sarah T

Our one-day introduction to the foiling method of stained glass construction (sometimes called the Tiffany method) will give you a grounding in the fundamental techniques with plenty of hands-on experience with the tools we use, and lots of tips, tricks and a little history of modern stained glass.

One-day copper foiling stained glass beginners class for up to 7 people

We start out by looking at the basic processes and tools we'll be using:

  • Scoring and breaking glass, using oil-cutter, grozing pliers and cut runner
  • Preparing the glass for soldering using the grinder, copper foil and crimping tool
  • Soldering using a high-power soldering iron and fluxes

We'll take you through a demonstration of how we score and break glass, grind it in prepararation for assembly, apply the copper foil, and then solder the panel on both sides.

You'll then practise cutting and breaking glass!
Once comfortable with scoring and breaking the glass, we'll ask you to choose your project design and the coloured glass you'll use.

In the afternoon, you'll work on your project piece which you'll finish in time to take home!
We'll provide you with a choice of 5 pretty designs and a selection of coloured glass to work with.

The course cost of £159 inc VAT per person includes:

  • All materials, choice of starter designs and glass
  • Use of tools and protective gear
  • Refreshments during the day and lunch from the Bell Cafe
  • Maximum class size 7 people
  • Info pack to keep with information on getting started, where to buy glass and tools, plus reminders on techniques - emailed as PDF
  • Your piece to take home
  • Eligibility for our Project Day Programme
  • Class runs from10am to (approx) 6-30pm at our Northants studio near Towcester

How to book your place - Stained Glass Copper Foil 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 - found here.

We've updated our workshops-related COVID-19 fact sheet - find it here.
If you have any questions or concerns get in touch and we'll do our best to help.

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2024 Classes

  • Friday 30th August - Foiling / Tiffany class - 4 places available
  • Wednesday 11th September - Foiling / Tiffany class - 6 places available
  • Sunday 3rd November - Foiling / Tiffany class - 2 places available
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More information

Watch Mike introduce this workshop! Still have questions? Contact us!

We pride ourselves on creating a fun, stimulating and supportive environment for you to enjoy discovering new skills. 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 6 students you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class.

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What attendees have said about our classes:

"Friendly and relaxing atmosphere, very enjoyable."

"I have been meaning to write for the last week to say a huge thank you for a most fantastic day I had last Saturday."

"...had such a fun and relaxing day - really proud of the work I produced - so satisfying..."

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

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

"Really enjoyed the workshop. Tutors were brilliant"

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