Time: 10.00-4.30pm price: £190 – Painting Stained Glass Course (suitable for those that have done some stained glass work already)
We are very happy to welcome stained glass artist Karl Percival here to teach at Creative with Nature. Karl has been a professional stained glass artist for over 30 years and his unique skill set has led to him to work on a number of nationally important pieces over the years. He has his own studio in Hebden Bridge.
This 2 day course is designed to give you a taster of all the basic skills and techniques you need to paint onto your own stained glass piece. This technique is used on church windows and has been adapted for modern stained glass work to add images onto glass.
Stained glass has been used for thousands of years, beginning with the ancient Romans and Egyptians, who produced small objects made from coloured glass. Stained glass windows in Britain can be traced back to the 7th century where they were widely used in churches to enhance their beauty and inform the viewer through narrative or symbolism. Today it is used in many different contexts from large public works to peoples homes.
Over the 2 days we will cover;
• Stained Glass Design principles and designing your own template, choosing glass and colours
• Scoring and breaking glass in straight lines and curves
• Cutting glass to templates, sanding and grinding glass
•Painting techniques onto glass
• Soldering – Tacking, Tinning and Beading
• Patina, Polishing and Framing
At the end of the course you will take home your uniquely designed piece of stained glass art.
This course is suitable for intermediates wishing to gain more experience/ improve their skills. All tools and materials included.
Please Note; This workshop necessitates the use of sharp objects, hot tools, grinding machinery and hazardous substances. We will always endeavour to minimise risks of injury by providing safe equipment and following good practice procedures, but due to risks involved we do not recommend you attend if you are pregnant or have significant blood clotting or respiratory disorders. Please wear old clothes and sturdy closed toed shoes.
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