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We aim to keep our classes relaxed and informal and tuition is tailored to suit all abilities.  Most of our courses are suitable for both the complete beginner and those with some experience who want to develop their skills further.  There is lots of one to one tuition, once we have established your level of experience and your ambitions; we can then assist you to achieve your goal.

We provide all the necessary knowledge, specialist tools and equipment to enable you to make your very own work of art.  Materials can be purchased from the tutors at the class as you need them.

Courses vary in length and we try to offer courses to suit everyone, there are some that run on a weekly basis or for those who prefer a faster result we also offer some full day or two day sessions too.  You might even like to incorporate a weekend course into a short break in beautiful Northumberland, there are lots of lovely places to stay, see our Links page for accommodation. 

Stained Glass Course

For the beginner we cover designing, the secrets of successful and accurate glass cutting, leading and soldering.  For those of you who don’t feel too artistic, we will guide you through the design process or provide you with one of our tried and tested designs. For those with some experience we offer support in your progress, a chance to refresh skills that you have perhaps not used for a while and fine tune your techniques.

The 8 week stained glass course gives students the opportunity to make a leaded panel.  There is also time to try out other construction techniques such as copper foiling.  This technique allows for more detail and is suited to sun catchers, panels and 3 dimensional objects .  Those who prefer to concentrate on the traditional leading technique only are welcome to do so, the choice is entirely yours.

The Two Day courses cover the basics listed above and will allow enough time to complete a small leaded panel.  We do occasionally set up ‘Sun Catcher’ Days to learn the basics of using the copper foiling technique.

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Why not turn your weekend at our glass workshop into a short break in beautiful Northumberland? For some great places to stay ~ Click here

Buying a course as a Gift

If you want to buy a course as a gift and are unsure which dates or venue your special person would prefer, you can purchase either an 8 week stained glass course or a Two Day Stained Glass Workshop.  The dates can then be booked by the recipient of the Gift at a later date.  Allowing them to decide when they attend and which venue they prefer. Please note that materials are not included in the course or workshop fee as students of different abilities attend our courses and workshops and projects differ in size and complexity as students progress. As a guide the materials for a beginner project are usually around £20, we try our best to assist students to maintain economy throughout their time with us.

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If there is nothing to suit you let us know, your comments are always welcome and we may be able to incorporate something that suits you when we’re planning our next programme.

You can see some of our students work and what they say about our courses on the Students Gallery page.