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 April 2022

Copper Foiling Workshop with Claire Hart
2 Apr. 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
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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


Bugs & Butterflies Drop in Crafts
5 Apr. 2022 11 - 3



Price: Donations welcome
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Join us at The Stained Glass Museum for a drop in craft day over the Easter holidays & make your own bug or butterfly suncatcher to display in your window

No need to pre-book & a small donation towards the craft materials are welcome on the day.

Tickets for the museum are £4.50 for adults and accompanied children are free. You do not need a Cathedral ticket if you are just visiting the museum.

Crafts are suitable for all ages, but ideal for those aged 5-11
Suitable for ages: 5-11


Easter Egg Drop in Crafts
12 Apr. 2022 11:00 - 3:00



Price: Donations welcome
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Join us at The Stained Glass Museum for a drop in craft day over the Easter holidays & make your own Easter egg suncatcher to display in your window

No need to pre-book & a small donation towards the craft materials are welcome on the day.

Tickets for the museum are £4.50 for adults and accompanied children are free. You do not need a Cathedral ticket if you are just visiting the museum.

Crafts are suitable for all ages, but ideal for those aged 5-11
Suitable for ages: 5-11


Children's Glass Fusing
13 Apr. 2022 10:30 - 12noon

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


Event category: Children's Workshop

Price: £12 per child, including all materials and kiln firing
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
The session leader will explain the principles and theory of glass cutting, fusing and firing, explaining the various terms and stages used in fusing glass. The techniques you will be introduced to will include fusing clear and coloured glass using fritt, confetti, stringers and noodles, with special emphasis on the construction of designs. Young people will get to work on their design and make a 10cm x10cm glass art . The session leader 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 the young people can achieve by themselves, ensuring that everyone will have a rewarding time.

Your glass will need to be kiln-fired after the workshop is finished. This process takes 24 hours and will usually takes place on the following day because someone needs to be on the premises during firing. Once your fused artwork has been kiln-fired and cooled, we will contact you to let you know it is ready for collection.

All young people must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop. The workshop is suitable for children 7+
Suitable for ages: 7+
Contact: workshops@stainedglassmuseum.com
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Children's Glass Fusing
13 Apr. 2022 1:00 - 2:30

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


Event category: Children's Workshop

Price: £12 per child, including all materials and kiln firing
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
The session leader will explain the principles and theory of glass cutting, fusing and firing, explaining the various terms and stages used in fusing glass. The techniques you will be introduced to will include fusing clear and coloured glass using fritt, confetti, stringers and noodles, with special emphasis on the construction of designs. Young people will get to work on their design and make a 10cm x10cm glass art . The session leader 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 the young people can achieve by themselves, ensuring that everyone will have a rewarding time.

Your glass will need to be kiln-fired after the workshop is finished. This process takes 24 hours and will usually takes place on the following day because someone needs to be on the premises during firing. Once your fused artwork has been kiln-fired and cooled, we will contact you to let you know it is ready for collection.

All young people must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop. The workshop is suitable for children 7+
Suitable for ages: 7+
Contact: workshops@stainedglassmuseum.com
details...


Stained Glass Museum Study Weekend: West Kent 2022
21 Apr. 2022 12:00 - 24 Apr. 2022

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


Event category: Talk /Tour

Price: £250 - £500
Location: Kent
From our base in the historic town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, on the edge of High Weald, the 2020 Study Weekend will explore West Kent. A highlight of the weekend will be a full day in Canterbury visiting the world-famous Cathedral and The Cathedral Studios, a stained glass conservation, restoration and design studio within the Cathedral precinct.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get behind-the-scenes at one of the leading conservation studios in the UK, responsible for looking after the internationally significant collection of medieval stained glass at Canterbury Cathedral.

Coach visits on Thursday afternoon and Saturday we will visit come spectacular 19th and 20th century glass in situ, including the complete set of Chagall windows in the parish church at Tudeley (unique in the UK), a scheme of extraordinary windows by Douglas Strachan in Winchelsea, and fine examples of the work of Morris & Co., Leonard Walker, and Rosemary Everett in the region.

Contact: Events@stainedglassmuseum.com
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Glass Painting Workshop with Derek Hunt
22 Apr. 2022 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
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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
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Leading and Glazing Workshop with Claire Hart
23 Apr. 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


Patterned Portrait Stunners with Jane Fellows
30 Apr. 2022 12:30 - 4:30


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £40 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, Ely Cathedral, The South Triforium, Ely, CB7 4DL
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Explore our collection and learn how to create stunning patterned figures using the gelli plate printing method. Led by tutor and artist Jane Fellows, experiment with acrylic paints and golden pastel on textured stencils from which you will create beautiful patterns on tissue paper. Collaging your colourful tissue pieces with a gloss medium you will achieve a vibrant and translucent final portrait in the stained glass style.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
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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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