Stained Glass Course - 2 days
Work on a personal stained glass project of your own design - Dates as agreed

"Excellent class, great teachers, really rewarding..." - Tricia

This two-day bespoke course is perfect for those with a stained glass project in mind that would take longer to create than our one-day Improvers class allows.
Perhaps you'd like to create a stained glass window, or you have a design for your very own piece of glass art.

The course is open to those who've already done some stained glass - including those who have attended our foiling or leading beginners classes. This course is not suitable for beginners!

Your stained glass project design

The course includes a design review on a date that suits you at our premises near Milton Keynes to identify any refinements needed, to advise on mounting or installing and to help you prepare your accurately dimensioned design.

We will provide telephone and email assistance to help you decide on a feasible outline design prior to holding the detailed design review with you at our studio.

  • The maximum size of your project should be no more than the area of an A2 sheet of paper - 0.27sq-m. A2 is approx 60x45cm
  • Your project can consist of more than one panel, provided the total cumulative area is not more than 0.27sq-m
  • Your project can use the leading or foiling method, provided you already have some experience of your chosen method
  • The design review is an integral part of the course so please ensure you are able to attend - other meeting times may be possible only in exceptional circumstances
  • You will be asked to bring 3 copies of your full-sized 1-1 scale design to the course
  • If you're planning to replace existing glazing with stained glass please discuss with us in advance- there may be specific requirements or regulations to be aware of
  • If your project will take longer than 2 days there is the option of further days' tuition at a cost to be agreed between us

Course structure

The course will give you the confidence and skills to tackle substantial future projects. It is designed for those who have already attended a class and are ready to develop their understanding of stained glass design as well as their practical ability.

  • Before the class - design review at the course venue with your tutors 1 month before the 1st session
  • Day one 9-45am - quick refresher on safety, tools and studio protocol
  • Day one 10am to 6pm - working on your project with a break for lunch (60 mins)
  • Day two 10am to 6pm - completing your project with a break for lunch (60 mins) and a review of the course towards the end

What's included in the course cost of £325 per person

  • Design review in advance and assistance with preparing copies of your cartoon
  • 2 days tuition with maximum 4 participants
  • All glass (may need to be determined in advance) and materials
  • Use of tools and protective gear
  • Lunch on both days at ARTea Rooms nearby; refreshments during the course
  • Practical advice on mounting or installing your piece
  • Everything you make to take home

How to book your place - Project course at Wakefield

If you'd like more information or to agree dates for your project workshop, please contact us.
Our class bookings terms and conditions are here.

Please note before booking:

  • The design review is an essential part of this course; if after booking you are subsequently unable to attend the review and another meeting can't be scheduled before the course it will not be possible to attend the course
  • Stained glass workshops are not suitable for pregnant or nursing women because of the use of lead
  • Stained glass construction requires some strength in hands and wrists and may not be suitable for those with arthritis or similar conditions
  • Also, those with back problems or who are unable to stand for long periods might find the course difficult to complete

What attendees have said about our classes:

"Lots of fun and a sense of achievement"

"I can't imagine how it could be improved"

"Achieved a huge amount in a short time"

"...went so quickly, obviously because I enjoyed myself so much"

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A leaded window panel being made by a studentMike (right) working with a student on a large door panel

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leaded window in constructionA leaded window being created on a Vitreus Art course

A stained glass panel mady by Sam on the Vitreus art 2 day courseA leaded 'wall sculpture' stained glass piece designed and made by Sam in 2 days

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