Beginners Stained Glass Evening Class - Foiling (aka. Tiffany) or Leading or 3d Foiling
Learn to design and create stained glass in 6 evenings

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

Our 6 / 7 session evening course is a beginner's introduction to stained glass construction - either foiling, leading or even 3d copper foiling. 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 can also make any of the pieces made during our 1-day courses if you prefer.

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 final session.
With a maximum of 6 students and two tutors you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class.

6 or 7 evenings - copper foiling or leading stained glass beginners class for up to 5 people

The course structure loosely allocates one evening to each of the key stages.
If your work progresses more quickly that's fine - the course allows for flexibility!
If not, we can add an extra session to finish your project.

Session 1 - designing your piece, maximum size 350x250mm approx with our guidance.
We'll ask you to send us a sketch (or you can call in to the gallery!) of your design in advance.

Session 2 & 3 - 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 4 - 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 5 - foiling or leading each piece of glass. We include a short presentation on the origins of this method of stained glass in this session, time permitting.

Session 6 - 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.

Optional 7th Session (small additional charge may apply) - finishing off your project where extra time is needed. Optional discussion on setting up a home studio if required.

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 stained glass of your own design!

The course cost of £230 inc VAT per person includes:

  • All materials and guidance on your design in advance
  • Approx 18 hours of studio and tuition time
  • Use of tools and protective gear
  • Refreshments during the evening
  • 2 tutors, maximum class size 6 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
  • Eligibility for our Project Day Programme
  • Class runs from 6pm to 9pm at our Northants studio (earlier or later by arrangement)

How to book your place - Stained Glass for Beginners Evening Courses

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.

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

2024 Evening Beginners Courses

  • Tuesday 23rd April - fully booked
  • Tuesday 30th April
  • Tuesday 7th May
  • Tuesday 14th May
  • Tuesday 21st May
  • Tuesday 28th May
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About Vitreus Art

Vitreus Art is Jenny Timms and Mike Caddy - glass artists, course providers, and proprietors of Vitreus Art.
Jenny is an accomplished glass artist who loves to share her passion for all glass art forms with students and visitors to the gallery.
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.


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