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Welcome to courses at Myglassroom: As well as providing courses for beginners in many aspects of stained glass, we offer an advanced customized painting course for experienced students seeking to develop their work and you are welcome to let us know if there is a particular area you would like to explore and develop.

Due to Covid: bookings can be made for one individual at a time or up to 4 if applying together. The studio is well equipped and spacious to maintain appropriate social distancing; if the weather is fine, we can work outside too.

At the moment we are asking students to bring their own mask and apron. We suggest wearing comfortable shoes but not open sandals. Hand sanitizer is always available.

Bookings for some courses can be made for non-consecutive days by prior arrangement.

Complimentary lunch and refreshments are provided: Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements: vegetarian, vegan or other. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch if you prefer. Lunch can be taken in the garden, weather permitting.

Fees to include: tuition, facilities and materials.

Course time: 9.30am to 4 pm with a break for lunch

Terms of payment: 1/3 to book a course and balance to be paid 5 days before arrival.

20% discount for 2 or more students and students under 18 yrs.

Course fees provided on application to: info@myglassroom


Course A:

2 Day Course in Casting

example of technique

A gap of a week between each of the two days is usually required for the piece to dry enough to complete – weekends or weekdays Casting 3 D forms with colourful mouth blown glass. Please note this course can be taken without involving any glass cutting. These 2 day courses are suitable for adults and children aged 8 upwards (We ask that all children are accompanied by a responsible adult).

Students will have the opportunity of making individual pieces or if attending as a small group may like to make one large collaborative piece.


Course B:

Weekend Course (Saturday and Sunday) Stained Glass Beginners Course in Glazing Techniques including: cutting glass to a variety of shapes, assembling with lead, soldering, cementing and finishing.

image of stained glass panel: painting on glass by student

The focus of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of the traditional techniques used in stained glass to make a small panel, approximately A4 size, based upon the student's personal experience and interests


Course C:

4 Day Stained Glass Beginners Course in Glazing Techniques including: design, cutting glass, assembling with lead, soldering, cementing and finishing.

student's work

This course aims to build confidence in working with glass and lead to complete a small leaded light panel, approximately A3 size that would meet architectural standards. The student is encouraged to explore colour and shape through personal experience and interests. A visit is also made to a nearby building to look at contemporary and historical stained glass.

student's work

Course D:

Stained Glass Beginners Course in Painting

Using medieval techniques of diaper work with an application to contemporary design, the student will have the opportunity to explore natural or abstract forms inspired by the surrounding area or by the student's own personal experience

image of stained glass panel: painting on glass by student


Course E:

4 Day Stained Glass Beginners Course in Surface Textures, including painting and staining.

image of stained glass panel: painting on glass by student

This course aims to provide the student with practical experience of manipulating light and colour through the application of painting and staining. Knowledge of preparation and firing combined with skillful use of these techniques can greatly enhance and develop a student's work. The course provides the opportunity to explore abstract mark making techniques and traditional motifs on glass. A visit is also made to a nearby building to look at contemporary and historical stained glass.


Course F:

8 Day Stained Glass Beginners Combined Course in Glazing Techniques & Surface Textures including: design, cutting glass, painting, staining, assembling with lead, soldering, cementing and finishing.

image of stained glass panel: painting on glass by student

The focus of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of the traditional techniques used in stained glass with an application to contemporary design: to make a small panel, approximately A3 size that would meet architectural standards. A visit is also made to a nearby building to look at contemporary and historical stained glass.

image of stained glass panel: painting on glass by student

Course G:

8 Day Advanced Painting Course

image of stained glass panel: painting on glass by student

8 Day Customized Course: for experienced students or artists to help develop their practice through demonstration, discussion and the opportunity to explore new engaging techniques on a large scale.

image of stained glass panel: painting on glass by student
image of stained glass panel: painting on glass by student

Course H:

2 Day course in Laminating

The course involves cutting glass sections and preparation for laminating onto a base-supporting sheet of special clear glass.

It is suitable for students with some experience of stained glass.

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This image shows: a single piece of antique glass, with complex: etched, painted, stained and enamelled surface, laminated onto special clear glass, ready to install.


In addition we offer focussed 1 day courses on any one of the following options:

* Design and preparation of detailed drawing (cartoon) ready for glazing.

* Cutting Glass with accuracy, in an assortment of shapes one is likely to use in stained glass making, including circles, to follow a detailed drawing (cartoon).

* Soldering and cementing techniques for assembling, strengthening and weatherproofing of stained glass.


Finally, we offer a Study Day: an opportunity to learn something about the ideas underlying selected pieces of stained glass

The activity of stained glass making is an art form that has evolved over a thousand years and artists today are still passionately exploring new ways of engaging with this fascinating medium. We are now pleased to offer an informal study of stained glass. A morning visit can be made independently to any one of the public stained glass commissioned windows mentioned on our website, followed by a studio visit for an illustrated talk / discussion, see original art works, studies, cartoons and samples of glass and techniques relating to the window. Other works in the studio collection can be seen where different techniques have been used.

Some examples of pieces that may be studied:

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East Window, St Mary's Mellis

Surinder and Rowland Warboys

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'Night and Day' : St. Nicholas Hospice Chapel

(Bury St Edmunds)

Surinder Warboys

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East Window at Chillesford

Surinder Warboys

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'Genesis', St Peter's Church Palgrave

Surinder and Rowland Warboys








 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information.