BEGINNERS WORKSHOPWhether you are based in or near to Brighton, London or the Home Counties, we are easy to get to by road or rail. The workshop is held at the Simply Stained studio at Applesham Farm, Coombes, just 7 miles from central Brighton.
This workshop is designed for everyone who has no knowledge or skill of stained glass but who wants to try their hand.
The cost for the day is £129.00 and includes use of tools and all the materials needed to complete your panel. There are a maximum of eight places on each course and they usually run one Saturday every month. Book early to avoid disappointment, or you may prefer to start by calling David on 07796-141180 to find out about suitability and available places. If you are a group of between six and eight we can run a beginners workshop especially for you, again please call David to discuss.
ITINERARYThe day starts at 10.00am with a brief chat and look through some glass samples followed by a demonstration on how to cut glass. Students are then given a glass-cutter and scrap glass to practice with.
Once students are accurately cutting glass, following the basic shapes, they are given a range of designs to choose from for their project. At this time the ease of each design will be discussed along with the choice of glass from the many different ones available.
Students will then have the rest of the morning to cut the glass for their project. As the day progresses we tend to stop around 1.30pm for lunch. There is a large pub just down the road, or you can bring food to eat in at the studio. In warm weather you can sit outside and enjoy the view across the Adur valley. After lunch we demonstrate how to assemble the cut glass and students then put their project together with lead cames. This is followed by a dem' on soldering the panels together at the joints, which the students then do to finish their panel. The day normally concludes between 4.30pm and 5.30pm, but extends through to when each student finishes their project - and you get to go home with what you made!