The alchemy of stained glass acted to transform light and space in the cathedrals of antiquity. Now you can bring to your studio, workshop or home the basic ability to design and build projects utilizing the elemental materials favored by those cathedral artisans. This class will focus on the basic techniques for assembling stained glass panels. The class will consist of demonstrations and practice for cutting, fitting, connecting, and finishing both traditional lead came and copper foil systems. Students will complete a simple panel to take home with them created utilizing a starter tool kit, notes and materials provided for them.
Course start time: Saturday, 9am
Course end time: Sunday, 5pm
- Competency Level: Beginner
- AIA credits: 14 -- Qualifies for HSW requirements.
- To explore basic elements of design and composition in stained glass art forms.
- To cut, connect and finish elements of a small stained glass piece, using both lead came and copper foil methods.
Peter Mollica - text provided. Stained Glass Primer: The Basic Skills
Barry Bier. The Art of Stained Glass Made Easy
Oriel Hicks. Beginner's Guide to Stained and Decorative Glass
Pat Torlen & George Shannon. The New Stained Glass: Techniques, Projects, Patterns & Designs