Learn how to make stained glass windows - starting out with a simple light catcher that you can make to your own design.
On this short course you will be taught how to cut glass safely, assemble using copper foil and lead came, solder, cement, patina and polish. By the end of the course you will have completed a beautiful small piece of stained glass to take home.
It would be great if you could come up with a simple design ahead of the workshop that you would like to make no larger than 8 inches by 8 inches or two smaller pieces.
This course runs over 3 sessions as follows:
Sunday 13 September - 1:30pm till 5:30pm
Sunday 20 September - 1:30pm till 5:30pm
Sunday 27 September - 1:30 till 5:30pm
The cost of the workshop is £125.00 (the cost includes all materials for all 3 sessions plus a booking fee)
Tea / coffee and cake will be provided for each session. Please let us know in advance if you have a food allergy so we can cater for it.
You will need to wear old clothes and safe footwear, a health & safety brief will also be given to you on arrival.
Further stained glass workshops are available which will then help you gain further skills in this amazing art form.
ABOUT YOUR TUTOR:
After graduating and working in Art and Design, Angie has now specialised in stained glass work for 15 years and has taught the subject regularly to adult classes in Somerset.
Angie’s designs are often inspired by narrative themes, such as folklore, myth and fable. She enjoys incorporating aspects of nature, feminine forms and decorative detail into her work which is usually figurative. Utilising the colour and texture of each piece of glass, along with traditional glass painting and firing methods, she controls light and balance to create striking images.
I am motivated mainly by visual inspiration found in nature; the symbolic, spiritual and romantic. I am also inspired by a sense of the exotic, mythic and other-worldly in literature, having a strong desire to explore themes of interest and to create images that I see in my minds eye.
Stained glass is very captivating and seductive because of its jewel like qualities. Its therapeutic quality is enhanced by the light that passes through its vibrant colours. It is very exciting to work with these sheets of magical translucent colour that can be manipulated into decorative sections that connect together to portray an image and captivate the eye of the beholder.
To achieve the results I desire; I often spend many hours on the creation of each integral section; slowly building up the subtle qualities of chiaroscuro to achieve an affect. This particular process often requires many firings in the kiln.
You can view her website and jaw dropping stained glass on her website.
Crispin Hall doesn't have its own parking, the cheapest pay and display car park is 5 minutes walk away, and costs £3.10 for up to 9 hours. The post code is: BA16 0JX
If you need anymore information about this workshop please email: firstname.lastname@example.org