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Stained Glass Weekend course timetables

Brief description

Using our well equipped workshop learn techniques to create your own stained glass items.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone who has a desire to create artworks using glass as their medium.

Course description in brief

To create your own unique piece of stained glass. Build up your knowledge, techniques and skills as you do your own work.

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    • I will have gained confidence to work in stained glass and other materials
    • I will understand some of the design principles
    • I will have increased my visual awareness
    • I will be aware of Health & Safety issues in the glass studio
    • I will have developed craft and production skills and use of tools/equipment
    • I will have evidence of my learning
    • I will have confidence to discuss my own work

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?

This is a course both for beginners and for those with previous experience and it is taught through individual, small group and class work.

What equipment will I need for the course?

Most equipment is provided. An apron or old shirt is advised as protection against dirt etc.

What materials will I need for the course?

Glass. Lead, solder, cement, wire, tracing paper, and paper (including photocopies to enlarge designs), are all obtainable via the tutor at reasonable cost either on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis or invoiced at the end of the weekend.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT STAINED GLASS IS EXPENSIVE TO PRODUCE. EG. AN A4 SIZED PANEL WILL COST APPROXIMATELY £15 FOR GLASS & LEAD ETC.

What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

DESIGNING- for glass projects

PROCESSES- selected from: leaded lights, foiled pieces, appliqué, mosaic panels.

MAKING – every step is supported by the tutor in a friendly and helpful group environment.

You will be made very welcome and helped to achieve success.

What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?

Classes are scheduled for an intensive weekend 4 hours per day.

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

You will take part in informal discussions with the tutor and other class members throughout the course to continually review and assess how you are progressing and to gain from the experience of others in the group.

What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?

Continue to develop your skills and experience within a leisure class setting or join one of the accredited courses in stained glass.

How will I say what I think about the course?

Talk to the tutor or the Arts Manager.

Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
S587b 5 Other 10am – 3pm 3 Mar to 4 Mar 2018 (2 weeks) Full rate £66.00; A rate £50.00; R rate £50.00 (funder_code:S)

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes pre-fixed by a letter ‘F’, ‘L’ or ‘N’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘F’: courses are accredited and are funded by the ‘Skills Funding Agency’ for those aged 16 and over.
  • ‘L’ & ‘N’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘L’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

What next?

To enrol in a course complete the enrolment form on the download page using the correct course reference (Course Ref) from above.