The Stained
Glass Museum


Workshops

Specialist Workshops at The Stained Glass Museum

The Stained Glass Museum has a regular programme of hands-on workshops run by professional artists and craftsman. Why not try your hand at painting on glass, develop your leading/glazing skills, or learn about fused glass art on one of our day workshops? Workshops are usually held on Saturdays and our small classes of up to six people enable you to get one-to-one tuition from experienced tutors.

Our day workshops are suitable for indiviuals with a wide range of ability and experience. Workshops take place in Ely, from 10am-4.30pm with a break for lunch. Workshops cost £75 per day, inclusive of all materials.

Gift Vouchers

Vouchers for one-day workshops can be purchased as gifts. For more information please contact 01353 660347, workshops@stainedglassmuseum.com

Glass Painting Workshops

One Day Glass Painting Workshops with Pippa Blackall

Saturday 29 November 2014

10am-4.30pm

The workshop will have a maximum of six students, allowing for ample individual as well as group tuition.

Examples from previous Painting workshopsIn the morning you will learn the techniques of painting on glass using traditional paint and a variety of brushes. These techniques include tracing and matting, learning to control the paint to produce a confident trace-line and using different brushes to make a smooth and even matt. You will also work with a variety of brushes, sticks, quills, sponges, feathers etc to create different decorative effects in both wet and dry matts and to learn the techniques of shading. The glass will be fired at the end of the morning session.

During the afternoon participants apply more layers of paint to develop the image and in using silver-stain, a material that imparts a yellow colour to the glass when fired. There will be a second firing and students will take home a finished piece.

The Cathedral can be cold so please wear warm clothing and an overall. Tea and coffee will be provided. It would be useful if you could let us know if you have had any previous experience. Please feel free to bring your own designs. Lunch: There will be an hour’s break for lunch. There are many nearby cafes and sandwich shops or you can bring a packed lunch.

Cost: £75 per person

including materials, equipment and tuition (Friends of the Museum receive 10% discount)

Please ring or email workshops at The Museum for further details.

Terms and Conditions: Please note if you cancel or change your date up to the last 7 days before the workshop you will be subject to a £10 administration fee. The full fee becomes non-refundable in the last week if you cancel.

Glass Fusing Workshops

One day Glass Fusing Workshop with Sarah Hunt

Saturday 1 November 2014 - NOW FULLY BOOKED

10am-4.30pm

To be held in the Stained Glass Museum workshop- South Transept Triforium, Ely Cathedral

The workshop will have a maximum of six students, allowing for ample individual as well as group examples from preivous workshopstuition.

During the morning session the tutor will explain the principles and theory of glass cutting, fusing and firing, explaining the various terms and stages used in fusing glass.

The techiques will include fusing clear and coloured glass using fritt, confetti, stringers, noodles and metal inclusions, with special emphasis on the construction of designs. This will be followed by Examples from previous fusing workshopsstudents designing and making small glass items of their choice, such as tiles, coasters, jewellery or decorative hangings.

The tutor will provide examples of the different techniques, processes, fittings and results for students to handle and examine, but the emphasis of the workshop will remain on the creative designs that students can achieve by themselves, ensuring that every student will have an enjoyable and rewarding day.

Cost: £75 per person

including materials, equipment and tuition (Friends of the Museum receive 10% discount)

Please ring or email workshops at The Museum for further details. See our contact page.

Terms and Conditions: Please note if you cancel or change your date up to the last 7 days before the workshop you will be subject to a £10 administration fee. The full fee becomes non-refundable in the last week if you cancel.

Leading/Glazing Workshops

One Day Glazing/Leading Workshop with Dave Whyman

Saturday 29 November 2014 - NOW FULLY BOOKED

9.30am-4.30am

Please note Leading Workshops are held in the Old Dispensary, 13 St. Mary's Street, Ely.

You will be given an introduction to the techniques employed in the manufacture of an ornamental leaded panel of about 12" x 12". If you have been on a stained glass painting workshop at the Museum you may like to lead up a panel incorporating your own piece of stained glass. All materials (glass, lead, solder etc. are provided) and tools are available for the use of the participants, although you may prefer to bring your own. You will be taken through each step of the process of constructing a panel and will practise the techniques before making your own panel.  The morning will be primarily spent learning to cut glass along cutlines provided (though you are welcome to bring your own simple design).  Once all your glass pieces are cut to size and shape, you will then be shown how to piece them together using lead joints and solder.

Tea and coffee will be provided.

Lunch: There may be an hour’s break for lunch. There are many nearby cafes and sandwich shops or you can bring a packed lunch.

Stained Glass panels made in previous workshops:

example of leaded glass workshop  Example of leaded glass workshop

Cost: £75 per person

including materials, equipment and tuition (Friends of the Museum receive 10% discount)

Please ring or email workshops at The Museum for further details. See our contact page.

Terms and Conditions: Please note if you cancel or change your date up to the last 7 days before the workshop you will be subject to a £10 administration fee. The full fee becomes non-refundable in the last week if you cancel.

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