WHAT'S ON AT THE MUSEUM


The museum has a lively programme of events open to all. Please see below for what's on at the museum.

Summer Holiday Crafts: Stained Glass Roundels
24 Aug. 2022 10-12 & 1-3


Event category: Family Activity

Price: Donations welcomeMake your own special stained glass roundel using tissue paper to take home and hang in your window!

Suitable for all ages, this workshop takes place at the Stained Glass Museum in the South Triforium of Ely Cathedral.

Donations on the day are welcome to cover the cost of the materials
Suitable for ages: Suitable for all


Screenprinting on Glass Workshop with James Cockerill
9 Sep. 2022 10:00 - 5:00

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

Screen printing on glass. No prior experience required.

During your workshop you will learn the techniques of screen printing onto hand-made, mouth-blown glass. Using traditional glass paints and enamels you will be taught to build up a design through the layering of different colours. Your glass will be kiln-fired to adhere the design, allowing you to create stunning one-off pieces of glass art. We will also make elegant oak display stands to help display your artworks.

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

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Screenprinting on Glass Workshop with James Cockerill
10 Sep. 2022 10:00 - 5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

Screen printing on glass. No prior experience required.

During your workshop you will learn the techniques of screen printing onto hand-made, mouth-blown glass. Using traditional glass paints and enamels you will be taught to build up a design through the layering of different colours. Your glass will be kiln-fired to adhere the design, allowing you to create stunning one-off pieces of glass art. We will also make elegant oak display stands to help display your artworks.

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

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Leading and Glazing Workshop with Claire Hart
10 Sep. 2022 10:00 - 5:00

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Lighthouse, 13 Lynn Road, Ely, CB7 4EG
Book

In our leading workshops, participants are introduced to the techniques used to make a decorative glass panel, including glass cutting, leading, soldering and glazing (cementing). After you've chosen your design, you will be taken through each step of the construction process and will practise the glazing techniques before making your own panel to take home.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Copper Foiling Workshop with Claire Hart
17 Sep. 2022 10:00 - 5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Lighthouse, 13 Lynn Road, Ely, CB7 4EG
Book

The copper foiling technique, popularised by Tiffany in the 1890s, is ideal for making decorative panels, sun catchers, mirrors and ornaments. A choice of patterns will be provided along with a selection of coloured and textured glass. You will learn how to cut glass, and use copper tape and solder to create a seam with which to join your pieces of glass. At the end of the day, you will have made a finished piece of glass art to take home.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Glass Painting Workshop with Derek Hunt
17 Sep. 2022 10:00-5:00

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL
Book

The art of painting on glass was mastered in the medieval period. Over the following centuries, stained glass artists have used painting techniques to draw with line and light, to create depth and detail, and to control the atmospheric quality of light’s transmission through glass.
In this practical workshop, glass artist Derek Hunt will teach traditional painting techniques. Using vitreous pigment and silver stain on clear glass, students learn to work with a variety of brushes, sticks, quills and sponges to create different effects and shading in both wet and dry matts. Glass work will be fired at intervals throughout the workshop, and ready to take home at the end of the day.



Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Heritage Open Days at The Stained Glass Museum: Free Open Evening
17 Sep. 2022 6-9pm


Event category: Other / OPEN DAY

Price: FREE ENTRY
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, Ely Cathedral

The Stained Glass Museum is a hidden gem in Ely, and one of only a handful of such museums in the world. Located on an upper level of Ely Cathedral, the museum has a national collection of stained glass window art, much of which was rescued from redundant churches, hospitals or houses. In the museum's main gallery you can see illuminated examples of this historic art from the 13th to the 21st centuries up close and at eye-level.

The museum is opening outside of its usual opening hours during Heritage Open Weekend with FREE ENTRY (usual admission price £4.50). Spotlight tours will be running during these events. Led by a member of our staff team and lasting 5-10 mins these tours will shine a spotlight on different aspects of our collection, giving you a greater insight into the artworks on display.

Pre-booking is not necessary, but please note we may have to limit numbers to one in / one out during busy times due to capacity.


Suitable for ages: All


Heritage Open Days at The Stained Glass Museum: Free Open Afternoon
18 Sep. 2022 12:30-3:30


Event category: Other / OPEN DAY

Price: FREE ENTRY
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, Ely Cathedral

The Stained Glass Museum is a hidden gem in Ely, and one of only a handful of such museums in the world. Located on an upper level of Ely Cathedral, the museum has a national collection of stained glass window art, much of which was rescued from redundant churches, hospitals or houses. In the museum's main gallery you can see illuminated examples of this historic art from the 13th to the 21st centuries up close and at eye-level.

The museum is opening outside of its usual opening hours during Heritage Open Weekend with FREE ENTRY (usual admission price £4.50). Spotlight tours will be running during these events. Led by a member of our staff team and lasting 5-10 mins these tours will shine a spotlight on different aspects of our collection, giving you a greater insight into the artworks on display.

Pre-booking is not necessary, but please note we may have to limit numbers to one in / one out during busy times due to capacity.


Suitable for ages: All


Luminous Leaves Art Workshop with Jane Fellows
1 Oct. 2022 12:30-4:30


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £45.00
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
In this workshop Jane will take you on a brief tour of the gallery encouraging you to notice the various patterns, leaves and flowers in the borders and canopies of the glass panels. Taking inspiration from the glass you will learn how to ink up your gel plate in various colours adding leaves, flower heads and found objects such as bubble wrap and patterned papers. Once these are placed on the plate in your chosen design, layers of printing inks can be added and the leaves can also be removed to create interesting textures of leaf veins, stalks and petals. These will be printed onto tissue paper to achieve a transparent effect. After cleaning the gel pad, a further layer of black paint can be pulled from the gel plate to achieve the final stained glass feel. There will also be an opportunity to tear up and collage your own designs.
You can choose to make your designs in to greetings cards or prints and and we’ll finish by adding a gloss sheen to really make the colours pop!
Leaves and flowers will be provided but please feel free to bring in some of your own. A flat leaf is best with an interesting shape and a veined texture. A variety of shapes and sizes will make a pleasing composition.

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Glass Fusing Workshop with Jill Fordham (Full Day)
8 Oct. 2022 10:00 - 4:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

Make coloured textured glass pictures and ornaments.

During this workshop your tutor will introduce you to principles and techniques used in fused glass art. This will include glass cutting, fusing clear and coloured glass using fritt, confetti, stringers, noodles and some metal inclusions, with special emphasis on the construction of designs. Students will work on their design and make small glass items of their choice, such as tiles, coasters, jewellery or decorative hangings.

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Glass Painting Workshop with Derek Hunt
22 Oct. 2022 10:00-5:00

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL
Book

The art of painting on glass was mastered in the medieval period. Over the following centuries, stained glass artists have used painting techniques to draw with line and light, to create depth and detail, and to control the atmospheric quality of light’s transmission through glass.
In this practical workshop, glass artist Derek Hunt will teach traditional painting techniques. Using vitreous pigment and silver stain on clear glass, students learn to work with a variety of brushes, sticks, quills and sponges to create different effects and shading in both wet and dry matts. Glass work will be fired at intervals throughout the workshop, and ready to take home at the end of the day.



Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Two Day Glass Painting & Leading Workshop with Claire Hart
28 Oct. 2022 10:00-5:00 - 29 Oct. 2022

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £240 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum & Lighthouse Ely
Book

On the first day, working from a selection of pre drawn pattern ideas, students will design their own panels and choose the areas that they would like to enhance with painted details. They will then choose the coloured glass for their painted areas, learn how to cut it to shape and spend the remainder of the day learning how to apply the enamelled paint using different paint techniques. Finished pieces will be fired at intervals throughout the day.
On the second day students will choose and cut the glass for the remaining sections of their panels and then learn how to lead and solder the panel together.

Suitable for ages: 16+
Contact: 01353 660347


Copper Foiling Workshop with Claire Hart
26 Nov. 2022 10:00 - 5:00

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Lighthouse, 13 Lynn Road, Ely, CB7 4EG
Book

The copper foiling technique, popularised by Tiffany in the 1890s, is ideal for making decorative panels, sun catchers, mirrors and ornaments. A choice of patterns will be provided along with a selection of coloured and textured glass. You will learn how to cut glass, and use copper tape and solder to create a seam with which to join your pieces of glass. At the end of the day, you will have made a finished piece of glass art to take home.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Glass Fusing Workshop with Jill Fordham (Full Day)
2 Dec. 2022 10:00 - 4:00

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Make coloured textured glass pictures and ornaments.

During this workshop your tutor will introduce you to principles and techniques used in fused glass art. This will include glass cutting, fusing clear and coloured glass using fritt, confetti, stringers, noodles and some metal inclusions, with special emphasis on the construction of designs. Students will work on their design and make small glass items of their choice, such as tiles, coasters, jewellery or decorative hangings.

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347



Refunds & Cancellation Policy


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.

We are unable to refund workshops paid for using workshops vouchers.

Please bear in mind that the Stained Glass Museum is a charity 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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