Beginners Stained Glass Class - Freestanding Garden Panels
Make your own garden glass art in just one day!

"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 one-day introduction to this modern method of combining leaded stained glass with zinc construction will give you a grounding in the essential techniques, plenty of hands-on experience with the pro-grade tools we use, and you'll take your garden panel home at the end of the day!

We call this class our 'Freestanding Garden Panel' class - you'll make a weatherproof stained glass panel around 80cm tall that you can show off in your garden, or display indoors! This class is suitable for complete beginners!

One-day beginners freestanding garden stained glass class for up to 6 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 alternative way to creating stained glass results in a panel that will support itself, needing no frame.

We start out by demonstrating how we score and break glass.
You'll then practice cutting glass to a design until you're ready to start cutting the coloured glass for your main project. This will take us up to lunchtime, and a break for some fresh air!

In the afternoon, you'll work on your project piece which you'll finish in time to take home!

We'll demonstrate the skills and tools required for each stage and point out common difficulties. You'll then build your panel with the coloured glass you've just cut.

The course cost of £159 inc VAT includes:

  • All materials, choice of starter designs and glass
  • Use of tools and protective gear
  • Refreshments during the day and lunch from the nearby Bell cafe
  • Maximum class size 6 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) 6-30pm 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 more 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 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:

"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."




Make your own freestanding garden glass art on this workshop with Vitreus ArtFive great freestanding panels made on a beginners class
Student Gary preparing his panel for cementing - to make it weatherproof
Make your panel with a choice of coloured glass
Student Julia's panel in her garden
Julia's freestanding garden panel in situ!
Learning to cut glass
No need to be anxious about cutting glass - we'll get you cutting confidently by the end of the day!
Another stylish stained glass leaded garden panel made at Vitreus Art
Lee's panel in his garden


You might also be interested in our Stained Glass Evening Course...Or our Stained Glass Mirror Workshop.

Vitreus Art stained glass evening course - suitable for beginners and all levels - held at Vitreus Art glass studio Northants UKVitreus Art stained glass Mirror course - suitable for beginners and all levels - held at Vitreus Art glass studio Northants UK