5-day stained glass & fused glass course in Northants
A thorough grounding in stained glass and glass fusing.

"Jenny & Mike were inspirational tutors, whose love for their craft...was contagious" - course attendee

Master traditional and contemporary stained glass plus glass fusing techniques in a friendly setting!

Do you look at a huge stained glass window and wonder how it was made?
Would you like to learn how to make windows for your home?
Have you already discovered the pleasure of making stained glass but want to refine your skills or learn new techniques?
Maybe you'd like to try several glass fusing techniques to expand your glass skills?

The Vitreus Art 5-day stained glass and fusing course is designed for beginners as well as those with some experience. The course is tailored for each attendee according to their goals with the emphasis on your own projects (with as much or little design input from us as you need).

With a maximum of 4 students and two highly experienced tutors you'll receive as much guidance and tuition as you want, in a supportive and friendly environment.
Students on past courses have made Tiffany-style lamps, 3d outdoor sculptures, intricate foiled decorative panels, internal and external windows ranging from small to huge, art pieces incorporating shells, jewels, mirror and found items, mirrors and garden art. What would you like to make?

The class fee of £720 inc VAT per student includes:

  • All materials and glass for the week
  • Use of pro-quality tools and protective clothing
  • Design your own projects or work on our designs
  • Design advice in advance of the class on your projects
  • Teaching tailored to your experience, learning style and aspirations
  • 2 tutors, maximum class size 5
  • Optional Stained glass garden-panel sessions, mirror making, fusing and etching workshops as you choose
  • Refreshments during the day
  • Comprehensive info pack to keep with information on getting started
  • All your pieces to take home

Key Information

  • Course is suitable for beginners and the experienced
  • Based in our Northants studio-gallery, 10 to 5-45pm each day
  • You're invited to design your own projects (max 100cm on longest side) with guidance before the course by email or in person at the studio
  • Opportunity to learn leading, tiffany foiling, mirror-making, fusing, etching, 3d work
  • Opt for a structured beginner-friendly 5-day progression if you wish
  • Those with arthritis or back problems may find it difficult to complete the course - please ask us before booking
  • Course places are limited and book up some months in advance - we can advise current place availability by return before you book your accommodation
  • Book with your deposit now, pay the balance 6 weeks before the course

What to do next

If you have questions about the course content, the materials used or finding accommodation, get in touch and we'll try to help.
If you're ready to secure your place with a £100 deposit, you can do so online using a credit or debit card or your PayPal account.

Details of the 2024 courses

The next 5-day Glass Experience Course will take place from Tuesday 17th September to Saturday 21st June inclusive.

Secure your place with £100 Deposit:

More information

Our cancellation policy is:

  • More than 3 months before the class date: 90% refund of money paid (10% covers re-advertising the vacancy)
  • Up to 2 months before the class date: 75% refund of money paid
  • Less than 2 months before the class date: refund not possible if a replacement booking can’t be found; if successful we will refund 75% of the class fee
  • If we are forced to change the date or venue of the course, we will try and reach an agreement with you for different dates or venue
  • If this is not possible, you are entitled to a full refund of the class fee paid

We look forward to meeting you!

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What attendees have said about our classes:

"Jenny and Mike's enthusiasm is very infectious. An inspirational course in an inspiring setting"

"Excellent - fast pace progressing towards an array of impressive work! Venue very good."

“...thoroughly recommend their classes, would come again.. "

"Brilliant experience. Teaching very sensitive to needs of individual students ."

"Thanks so much for a brilliant week. Really enjoyed it."

"Loads of fun. Lots of ideas and very productive. Thanks for everything."