This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22* to register your interest. We will contact you directly if we can accommodate you.
This is a mixed ability class for anyone who would like to learn to design and make glass items using traditional lead and decorative copper foil techniques and experiment with fused glass techniques. By the end of the course, beginners will have learnt to set out their design, cut glass pieces accurately and completed a small decorative panel using lead and solder. More experienced students will negotiate projects with the tutor.
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
• Be aware of and work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines
• Demonstrate and understand relevant techniques .
• Demonstrate successful use of relevant tools, equipment and resources
• Use appropriate methods to collect ideas, research and experimentation
• Successfully review and evaluate your own work
• Research and evaluate the work of others to inform your own work and development
There is no set ‘homework’, but you are welcome to practise and do further work at home.
There is no qualification for this course.
To find out more about our Stained Glass courses, watch this short video: https://youtu.be/g4jtQuqeqkM
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Shelly Kitto
Shelly Kitto trained at Swansea College of Art. He is an experienced stained glass artist, who has been teaching and making stained glass for over twenty two years. He has undertaken private commissions in churches and schools around Kent.
How will I be taught?
Teaching will be by group and individual demonstration and discussion as appropriate.
Your tutor will give you individual feedback.
What do I need to bring with me?
For the first session novice students should bring an A3 size sheet of 3mm clear glass plus drawing materials. Returning or experienced students should bring design ideas and drawing materials. Please do not buy tools without first consulting the tutor. The cost of tools will be approximately £30. The cost of consumables, lead, glass etc will depend on the projects undertaken. Health and safety issues will be discussed at the first session.
What can I do next?
The tutor will be able to give advice on progression pathways.
What do I need to join the course
There are no enrolment requirements for this course.
For beginners and those with some experience of working with stained glass. Whilst safe working practices concerning the use of lead will be taught, it is inadvisable for pregnant women to use it at all.
Getting to your course
St Faiths Adult Education Centre
St Faiths Street
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code MAI/121734/M/LC.
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