Beginners Stained Glass Class -
Foiling (aka. Tiffany)
Learn the basics of foiling stained glass in just one day!

"A really well planned and researched class, a great learning experience!" - Cate

Our one-day introduction to the foiling method of stained glass construction (sometimes called the Tiffany method) will give you a grounding in the fundamental techniques with plenty of hands-on experience with the tools we use, and lots of tips, tricks and a little history of modern stained glass.

We pride ourselves on creating a fun, stimulating and supportive environment for you to enjoy discovering new skills. Our one day classes are suitable for anyone over 16, although we do advise that anyone with a medical condition that limits their hand strength or control contact us before booking to discuss.
With a maximum of 5 students and two tutors you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class.
And remember - everything you make, you take home!

One-day copper foiling stained glass beginners class for up to 5 people

We start out by looking at the basic processes and tools we'll be using:

  • Scoring and breaking glass, using oil-cutter, grozing pliers and cut runner
  • Preparing the glass for soldering using the grinder, copper foil and crimping tool
  • Soldering using a high-power soldering iron and fluxes

We'll take you through a demonstration of how we score and break glass, grind it in prepararation for assembly, apply the copper foil, and then solder the panel on both sides.

You'll then practise cutting and breaking glass!
Once comfortable with scoring and breaking the glass, we'll give you a mini project to finish - giving you exposure to all the techniques and tools you'll need for your afternoon project.

When we're all ready for a break, we'll have lunch at the nearby Tea Rooms.

In the afternoon, we'll get you started on a project piece which you'll finish in time to take home!
We'll provide you with a choice of 5 pretty designs (similar to ones we sell for £50) and a selection of coloured glass to work with.

The course cost includes:

  • All materials, choice of starter designs and glass
  • Use of tools and protective gear
  • Refreshments during the day and lunch at the ARTea Rooms
  • 2 tutors, maximum class size 5 people
  • Info pack to keep with information on getting started, where to buy glass and tools, plus reminders on techniques - emailed as PDF
  • All your pieces to take home
  • Class runs from 9-45 to (approx) 6-15pm

How to book your place

If you're ready to book, choose the date you prefer and use the PayPal buttons to make your booking. You can pay by card or PayPal. We can also take bookings in the studio,
Our class bookings terms and conditions are here.

2018 Classes

  • Sat 10th Mar Foiling / Tiffany class £137 per person - sorry, fully booked
  • Sat 7th April Foiling / Tiffany class £137 per person - 5 places remaining
  • Sat 12th May Foiling / Tiffany class £137 per person - 5 places remaining
  • Sat 9th June Foiling / Tiffany class £137 per person - 5 places remaining
  • Midweek classes can be arranged - contact us to find out more



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More information

A new design - Mackintosh rose styleJen modelling a new design for this class - art-deco rose
A finished piece of stained glass made by a beginner A finished piece, ready to take home
Stained Glass classes - small class sizes
Small class sizes and a structured format great for beginners
A beginners stained glass class led by Vitreus ArtPractice your soldering on your mini project before completing your main projectArt deco style piece being made on a beginners class An 'Art Deco-style' piece - one of our beginners designs

What attendees have said about our classes:

"I have been meaning to write for the last week to say a huge thank you for a most fantastic day I had last Saturday."

"...had such a fun and relaxing day - really proud of the work I produced - so satisfying..."

"Great day….extremely satisfied with terrific teachers who were tremendous. Thanks Guys!"

"Really enjoyed the workshop. Tutors were brilliant"