The Stained
Glass Museum

Glass Painting Workshops

One Day Glass Painting Workshops with Pippa Blackall

Saturday 24th March 2018, 10:00-17:00, £90 (FULLY BOOKED)

Saturday 5th May 2018, 10:00-17:00, £90 (FULLY BOOKED)

Saturday 30th June 2018, 10:00-17:00, £90 (FULLY BOOKED)

Saturday 18th August 2018, 10:00-17:00, £90 (FULLY BOOKED)

Saturday 22nd September 2018 10:00-17:00, £90 (FULLY BOOKED)

Saturday 3rd November 2018 10:00-17:00, £90

We were recently featured in the Sunday Telegraph which highlights the days activities. Please click the link to read about their experience of the day.


About the Workshop

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: £90 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.



The Stained Glass Museum is located in Ely Cathedral. It is accessed by a stone spiral staircase (40 stairs). As the Museum won’t be open when you arrive, please wait at the entrance door where someone will come and greet you and let you in. If this is your first visit to the Museum, our entrance is found through the main (west) door of the Cathedral and then turn right past the font.

Refunds & Cancellations

For cancellations made more than 28 days in advance we offer a full refund or one free date change.
For cancellations made between 14 and 28 days in advance we will offer a 50% refund or allow one free date change.

For cancellations made less than 14 days in advance we are unable to offer a refund or date change on workshop places, although you are welcome to transfer the booking to someone else.
If a date change has already been requested we cannot offer a refund on a subsequent cancellation.
Please bear in mind that the Stained Glass Museum is a registered charity (No.1169842) and in order to operate successfully it’s important that we adhere to this policy.

Cancellation of courses by the Museum
Under rare or exceptional circumstances the Museum may have to cancel workshops. If a cancellation is necessary, we will do our utmost to contact you by phone or email as soon as possible before the workshop is held. You will be offered either a full refund or the option to transfer their booking to an alternative date/workshop. Please note The Stained Glass Museum is not liable for any costs associated with travel or accommodation.  Please bear this in mind when booking travel or accommodation in advance.



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