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.

Showing events in category Adult Workshop

Leading and Glazing Workshop
20 Jun. 2024 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 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
details...


Glass Painting Workshop
28 Jun. 2024 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 Stained Glass Workshop
19 Jul. 2024 10:00-4:00 - 20 Jul. 2024

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


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £250 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum & Lighthouse Ely
Book

You begin the first day with your tutor by choosing your own panel design from a selection of patterns, known as ‘cartoons’. Then selecting the coloured glass for your painted areas, you will learn how to cut it to shape and your tutor will demonstrate how to size and score glass to make a break line, and how to grind the edges of the cut glass to achieve a precise shape. The remainder of the day will be spent learning how to apply the enamel paint using different paint techniques. Finished pieces will be kiln fired at intervals throughout the day.


During the second day, you will learn the leading, glazing and soldering techniques that will enable you to assemble your cut glass pieces into a single stained glass panel. Your tutor will demonstrate how to frame your cartoon with wood laths, forming a matrix into which lead calmes and glass can be inserted. You will be taught how to cut lead calmes, and how to open up their central channel to accommodate cut glass. Once you have fixed all of your glass pieces in lead, you will be shown how to use a soldering iron to bond the joints of lead. If you would like to be able to hang your panel, your tutor will help you solder a fixture to the lead. This is the final stage of the workshop, after which you will be able to take your stained glass panel home to enjoy!

Suitable for ages: 16+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Glass Fusing Workshop with Louise Haselgrove (Half Day)
26 Jul. 2024 10:00 - 12:30


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £60 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

During this 2.5 hour workshop, you will be shown the basics of glass fusing and learn to cut your own glass shapes.
You will then use this knowledge to create your own unique glass pieces, such as a pair of coasters, a set of bunting, or a suncatcher.

This is a hands-on workshop, with no previous experience necessary


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


Glass Fusing Workshop with Louise Haselgrove (Half Day)
26 Jul. 2024 13:30 - 16:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £60 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

During this 2.5 hour workshop, you will be shown the basics of glass fusing and learn to cut your own glass shapes.
You will then use this knowledge to create your own unique glass pieces, such as a pair of coasters, a set of bunting, or a suncatcher.

This is a hands-on workshop, with no previous experience necessary


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


Two Day Painting Workshop
13 Sep. 2024 10:00-5:00 - 14 Sep. 2024


Event category: Adult Workshop

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

During your workshop you will be looking at the classical portraits and faces taken from our gallery at the Stained Glass Museum to recreate your own version to take home. You also bring your own portrait designs if you wish.

You will be using a mixed variety of techniques and brushes to create your final pieces. A selection of tinted coloured glass will be available to use and the chance to explore using a variety of mediums to paint with as well as applying silver stain to your work. Each piece of glass will be fired several times over the length of the workshop ready for you to take home. You also bring your own portrait designs.

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


Leading and Glazing Workshop
14 Sep. 2024 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 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
details...


Copper Foiling Workshop
19 Sep. 2024 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 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
details...


Two Day Screen Printing on Glass - Masterclass
25 Sep. 2024 10:00 - 16:30 - 26 Sep. 2024


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £350 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

In this exclusive masterclass, award winning artist James Cockerill of HALTglass will share his knowledge and innovative methods as he guides you through the process of creating a bespoke screen printed glass artwork.

Learning will be hands-on, with skills and concepts taught through practical application as you create a glass artwork. Prior to attending, James will work with you to select four of your own images, which he will then prepare into screens. You will also have access to James’s large selection of screens prepared with his own stock images. During the masterclass, these screens will form the basis of your artwork. Using your bespoke screens, specialist paints and enamels, you will learn to compose and print your images, overlaying them on both sides of float glass. Your glass will then be kiln-fired to make permanent its collaged images. In addition to tuition of technique, James will demonstrate how images are prepared for printing using Photoshop and will offer advice on how to integrate screen printing into your creative work, drawing on his own diverse art practice.

No previous glass or print experience is required!
Maximum 8 persons.

Workshop includes: • Group and individual instruction in English • Essential materials, tools, and mediums
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Two Day Screen Printing on Glass - Masterclass
27 Sep. 2024 10:00 - 16:30 - 28 Sep. 2024


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £350 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book

In this exclusive masterclass, award winning artist James Cockerill of HALTglass will share his knowledge and innovative methods as he guides you through the process of creating a bespoke screen printed glass artwork.

Learning will be hands-on, with skills and concepts taught through practical application as you create a glass artwork. Prior to attending, James will work with you to select four of your own images, which he will then prepare into screens. You will also have access to James’s large selection of screens prepared with his own stock images. During the masterclass, these screens will form the basis of your artwork. Using your bespoke screens, specialist paints and enamels, you will learn to compose and print your images, overlaying them on both sides of float glass. Your glass will then be kiln-fired to make permanent its collaged images. In addition to tuition of technique, James will demonstrate how images are prepared for printing using Photoshop and will offer advice on how to integrate screen printing into your creative work, drawing on his own diverse art practice.

No previous glass or print experience is required!
Maximum 8 persons.

Workshop includes: • Group and individual instruction in English • Essential materials, tools, and mediums
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Two Day Glass Stained Glass Workshop
4 Oct. 2024 10:00-4:00 - 5 Oct. 2024

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


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £250 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum & Lighthouse Ely
Book

You begin the first day with your tutor by choosing your own panel design from a selection of patterns, known as ‘cartoons’. Then selecting the coloured glass for your painted areas, you will learn how to cut it to shape and your tutor will demonstrate how to size and score glass to make a break line, and how to grind the edges of the cut glass to achieve a precise shape. The remainder of the day will be spent learning how to apply the enamel paint using different paint techniques. Finished pieces will be kiln fired at intervals throughout the day.


During the second day, you will learn the leading, glazing and soldering techniques that will enable you to assemble your cut glass pieces into a single stained glass panel. Your tutor will demonstrate how to frame your cartoon with wood laths, forming a matrix into which lead calmes and glass can be inserted. You will be taught how to cut lead calmes, and how to open up their central channel to accommodate cut glass. Once you have fixed all of your glass pieces in lead, you will be shown how to use a soldering iron to bond the joints of lead. If you would like to be able to hang your panel, your tutor will help you solder a fixture to the lead. This is the final stage of the workshop, after which you will be able to take your stained glass panel home to enjoy!

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


Glass Painting Workshop
26 Oct. 2024 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...


Leading and Glazing Workshop
28 Nov. 2024 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 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
details...


Glass Painting Workshop
29 Nov. 2024 10:00-5:00


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...


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 workshop 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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