Beginners Stained Glass Lantern Class

Make your own foiled stained glass lantern in just one day!

"Thank-you for a wonderfully creative day. Everything in the class description was covered AND MORE!" - Beatrix

This one-day class will introduce you to the basics of the foiling method of stained glass (sometimes called the Tiffany method) and you'll make your own coloured 28cm high lantern to take home!

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 a fun experience you'll remember for a long time.

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

The class begins with a demonstration of how we score and break glass, discussing common issues and a review of the tools you'll use.

You'll then practise cutting and breaking glass, following the pattern for your chosen lantern design.
Once comfortable with scoring and breaking the glass, we'll ask you to choose your project design and the coloured glass you'll use; you'll then cut the coloured glass for 3 panels for the lantern.

Lunch is taken at the nearby ARTea Rooms at 12-30.

In the afternoon you'll finish cutting the coloured glass and then use the grinder to ensure the pieces fit.
Then it's time to foil and solder your three lantern panels , ready for fitting in the lantern itself.
If time allows, you may opt to darken the solder using patina for a more traditional appearance.

Your lantern is suitable for use with a block candle, a tealight or battery-operated nightlight.

The course cost of £149 includes:

  • All materials, choice of starter designs, your lantern 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
  • Your lantern to take home
  • Eligibility for our Project Day Programme
  • Class runs from 9-45 to (approx) 6-30pm

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.

  • Midweek classes can be arranged - contact us to find out more

2019 Classes

  • Sun 17th Feb Lantern Foiling class £149 per person inc materials & lunch- 5 places available
  • Sat 23rd March Lantern Foiling class £149 per person inc materials & lunch- 4 places available
  • Sat 20th April Lantern Foiling class £149 per person inc materials & lunch- 5 places available

 

 

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What attendees have said about our classes:

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Stained glass lantern - learn the foiling method on the Vitreus Art classMake your own beautiful coloured glass lantern in one day!
Vitreus Art beginners stained glass Lantern class Gorgeous colours on this lantern made by Catherine
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Using foiled stained glass panels to decorate a lantern
A gorgeous lantern made by Catherine

 

 

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