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 September 2022

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
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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
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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
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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

*** 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


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
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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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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



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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