Copper foil stained glass weekend experience for beginners and improvers
Our copper foil stained glass weekend experience could be just what you need to look forward to this summer!
Join us for some socially distanced creativity on a creative weekend with us this summer. Don’t let a coronavirus put your life on hold any longer. Come and make some stained glass to put colour back into your life!
N.B. Depending on how quickly the Covid situation improves, there’s a slight chance that this course may need to be rescheduled. If so, any bookings affected can be rearranged to suit you, or refunded in full.
We’re still limiting numbers to a maximum of 4 customers, to ensure that 2m social distancing can be maintained. Please contact us if you have a group of 5 people who’d like to come together.
This copper foil stained glass weekend experience is perfect for beginners and those with a little experience that they’d like to build on. Make the most of your weekend with us. Let us save your summer with a Kent staycation! (See our “where to stay” page if you’d like to book accommodation nearby.)
You can choose whether to make a Tiffany stained glass suncatcher (e.g. we’ve had some beautiful birds made on our courses) or a more regularly shaped panel (e.g. a square, circle or rectangle).
If you’re new to stained glass, we’ll also teach you to cut and shape glass with confidence.
Next you get to design your own stained glass cartoon (template), so your creation will be completely unique. (If this sounds scary, you can bring a few that you’ve seen elsewhere, to help you, as the student in our photo did.) In two days you’ll have time to make either a suncatcher or a panel containing up to ten pieces of glass- it takes longer than you think!
Then choose from our wide range of coloured glass & cut it to size and shape before learning the “Tiffany” technique of applying copper foil. This is really relaxing when you get the hang of it.
You’ll then solder your panel together. You can choose whether to leave the solder its natural silvery colour or use a patina to make it coppery again or black.
What will I take home with me?
You will make either a suncatcher or a decorative panel up to A4 in size, with up to ten pieces. The shape is entirely up to you. People with previous experience can make a more complex panel or something with more pieces. Recent students have made some beautiful swans; landscapes and sunsets are always popular too.
What’s included in the cost?
All materials and use of all tools are included, together with lunches and refreshments both days. Special diets can be catered for if you let us know in advance. Please bring your own face covering.
Schools are off again. Can I bring my children?
Sorry, but the lead in the solder means that this course isn’t suitable for under 18s (or pregnant ladies either). Do have a look at our glass applique / stained glass mosaic courses or our glass fusing courses instead, as these are lead free.