Stained Glass Course: Leadlight Windows

Learn how to design and make your own stained glass windows from scratch!



8 x 2.5 hours Class size 1 to 3 (public classes), 5 to 20 label $620

Are you looking for a new creative project that will get you outside of your comfort zone and trying something new? Why not try out this glass art workshop in Sydney and learn the skills to craft your own stained glass leadlight windows!

In this hands-on course, you will learn how to construct your own leaded panel while you learn the elements of the craft such as glass cutting, leading, soldering and finishing your piece by cementing and polishing your panel.

You will design your own work and can draw on plenty of inspiration from a walk through your neighbourhood and looking at existing designs online. If you wish to learn more you can enrol again and learn how to undertake more complex designs on a larger scale!

Your tutor has 20 years of experience within the field and is excited to pass on her skills and knowledge to you.

Course outline:

  • Week one: Learn how to cut glass and build a small practice panel with glass and lead provided.
  • Week two to week eight: Discuss concept design and draw full size, cut and build your panel and cement and polish your panel.

You will need to bring your own materials to the class for weeks two to eight, so please note the below:
For your own design, lead and solder can be purchased from Sydney Community College. All other materials are to be purchased at your own cost. Information will be given in class for suppliers. The cost of glass varies depending on the colour and texture. And the amount will vary depending on the size of your design. Hobby pieces can cost $18 or more. You could possibly need five different colours for your design which could be $100 plus. Some suppliers sell scrap glass by weight and a small box of offcuts could be approximately $35.

Please note:
  • This course is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women as you are working with lead. It is also not suitable for anyone with weak wrists.
  • Please wear face masks and do not attend the class if feeling unwell.
  • Enclosed shoes must be worn.
  • Repairs and restoration of old windows are not taught in this class.
  • You will be working with lead.All students must be over 18+ years of age.


Knowledge required
This course is designed for all levels, but may not be suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding due to safety reasons.
 
What you'll get
  • Expert tuition from a professional.
  • Tools to use, glass, lead, solder and putty for the practice panel.
  • Boards and batons for building your panels. If you want to do a larger size you must bring your own.
  • Your completed leadlight windows at the end of the course.
What to bring
Materials to bring:
  • Ideas and sketches for a design
  • One 2B Pencil
  • One soft eraser
  • Several sheets of A4 paper (ordinary printing paper 80 gsm will do) for sketches
  • An A3 paper
  • Small set square
  • Ruler (approx. 35cm long)
  • A black art line 210 medium 0.6 felt pen
  • Safety glasses
  • Disposable rubber gloves

Also note:
  • To be COVID-safe please wear your face mask and note that the tutor won’t be standing close to you when demonstrating.
  • Enclosed shoes (anyone in open-toed shoes will not be permitted to continue in the class).
  • An apron or a throw-over shirt is recommended.
  • You cannot take or borrow the tools and equipment from the college. If you require the use of the equipment in between classes you can contact your teacher who will make arrangements for you to be able to use space and equipment to help you progress further with your work
  • Be prepared to get a little messy!
Session repeats

This class series runs over 8 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hens party.

Location

Sydney Community College - 2A Gordon St, Rozelle NSW

Stained Glass Course: Leadlight Windows location
Your teacher
Sarah Thorpe

Sarah Thorpe

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Sarah studied glass design and worked in the industry in the UK before moving to Sydney. She has 20 years of experience in the design and manufacture of leadlights glass and stained glass panels. She will pass on her knowledge and help develop your skills to those who are keen to learn the craft.




Your host
Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

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