Beginners Stained Glass Lantern Class

Make your own foiled stained glass lantern in just one day!

"Excellent experience - left feeling inspired to do more! Thank You." - Roberta

This one-day class will introduce you to the basics of the foiling method of stained glass (sometimes called the Tiffany method) and you'll make your own coloured 28cm high lantern to take home!

One-day copper foiling stained glass beginners lantern class for up to 5 people

The class begins with a demonstration of how we score and break glass, discussing common issues and a review of the tools you'll use.

You'll then practise cutting and breaking glass, following the pattern for your chosen lantern design.
Once comfortable with scoring and breaking the glass, we'll ask you to choose your project design and the coloured glass you'll use; you'll then cut the coloured glass for 3 panels for the lantern.

In the afternoon you'll finish cutting the coloured glass and then use the grinder to ensure the pieces fit.
Then it's time to foil and solder your three lantern panels , ready for fitting in the lantern itself.
If time allows, you may opt to darken the solder using patina for a more traditional appearance.

Your lantern is suitable for use with a block candle, a tealight or battery-operated nightlight.

The course cost of £165 (inc VAT) includes:

  • All materials, choice of starter designs, your lantern and glass
  • Use of tools and protective gear
  • Refreshments during the day and lunch included
  • 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
  • Your lantern to take home
  • Eligibility for our Project Day Programme
  • Class runs from 10am to (approx) 6-30pm at our Northants studio near Towcester

How to book your place - Stained Glass Copper Foil Lanterns 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.

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2024 Classes

  • Sunday 30th June - Stained Glass Copper Foiling Lantern - fully booked
  • Friday 26th July - Stained Glass Copper Foiling Lantern - fully booked
  • Friday 30th August - Stained Glass Copper Foiling Lantern - 6 places available
  • Sunday 3rd November - Stained Glass Copper Foiling Lantern - 3 places available
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Our one day classes are suitable for anyone over 16, although we do advise that anyone with a medical condition that limits their hand strength or control or theiur ability to stand for pperiods 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, and a fun experience you'll remember for a long time.

Stained glass lantern - learn the foiling method on the Vitreus Art classMake your own beautiful coloured glass lantern in one day!
Vitreus Art beginners stained glass Lantern class Gorgeous colours on this lantern made by Catherine
Stained Glass classes - small class sizes
Small class sizes and a structured format great for beginners
Using foiled stained glass panels to decorate a lantern
A gorgeous lantern made by Catherine

What attendees have said about our classes:

"Thank-you for a wonderfully creative day. Everything in the class description was covered AND MORE!"

"A fantastic day. Mike & Jenny are great at building confidence."

"Very good course. Would highly recommend. Thank you.."

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


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