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Stained Glass Courses in Bristol Everything there is to know about our stained glass courses

Stained Glass

Stained-glass has a unique look and a timeless appeal. Stained-glass has been around for thousands of years and has traditionally been created for windows. In more recent times stained-glass has been adapted and modern artists often create three-dimensional structures and sculptures.

Stained-glass has a unique look and a timeless appeal. Stained-glass has been around for thousands of years and has traditionally been created for windows. In more recent times stained-glass has been adapted and modern artists often create three-dimensional structures and sculptures.

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About Our Stained Glass Courses

Our stained-glass courses can be the perfect opportunity to get creative in a fun and friendly environment.

Stained Glass

Our stained-glass courses can be the perfect opportunity to get creative in a fun and friendly environment.

Our stained-glass courses give you the opportunity to create your own spectacular piece to incorporate into your home or garden. Throughout our courses you will be given the chance to select your own design and colours with the support and encouragement from our tutor Ruth.

Our stained-glass courses give you the opportunity to create your own spectacular piece to incorporate into your home or garden. Throughout our courses you will be given the chance to select your own design and colours with the support and encouragement from our tutor Ruth.

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Courses on Offer

Stained Glass Artwork

Beginners

On our beginners stained-glass course, you will be guided through all the stages involved in making a simple small leaded or copperfoil panel. You will be able to design your own panel with the help of the tutor before moving on to choosing your colours and cutting the glass. Once all of your glass is cut to shape you will begin to construct your panel before soldering it all together.

Stained Glass Artwork

Intermediate/Advanced

Our advanced stained-glass courses are made for students who have prior experience. With the support of the tutor you will be able to make a window with one-to-one tuition. You will learn new techniques and be able to be as creative as you want. Techniques include kiln-fired glass, painting, staining, enamelling, fusing and slumping, copper foil and stained-glass mosaic.

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Summer School

During this intense weeklong Summer School you will be able to work on a stained-glass panel of your choice. This course is suitable for beginners and improvers and each learner will have the support required to create a beautiful piece of stained-glass.

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Saturday Courses

Our Saturday classes are an easy and fun introduction to stained-glass. You will learn all of the stages involved in making a simple copper foil piece.

UPCOMING COURSES

Location: Stoke Lodge, Bristol BS9 1BN

Tutor Profile

Ruth Adams

Ruth has extensive experience in working as a Stained Glass artist and teaching Stained Glass. Ruth trained in London and achieved a Postgraduate qualification in advanced studies in Stained Glass from the Central London School of Art and Design.

After completing her training she then taught for ten years at the City Literary Institute (now known as City Lit) in the Central London. Eventually choosing to relocate out of the capital, Ruth continues to work as an artist and teaches Stained Glass at several locations in the South West.

Ruth has taught Stained Glass for Bristol Adult Learning at Stoke Lodge for many years and is a highly skilled and experienced tutor.

An experienced, supportive and encouraging tutor, Ruth works with learners to allow them to fully develop their ideas and projects into beautiful creative pieces.

Ruth Adams

Gallery Take a closer look at some of our learners work

Student Testimonials

What our students have to say

“The swift pace of learning meant we had produced a completed object by end of the course which was impressive.”

“Ruth inspires confidence while simultaneously giving firm guidance so that you always believe you will finish a piece that you can be pleased with.”

“Ruth is very clear and direct in her instruction, and is always calm and encouraging, even in fraught moments. She makes you feel you can succeed using a material that is unforgiving and new to most people.”

“Ruth is really helpful and very encouraging, and the courses are fun.”

“I was able to produce a beautiful stained-glass panel and Ruth was so helpful and encouraging.”

“Ruth’s clarity and no-nonsense approach. She enables everyone to feel that they can manage to be creative and is tireless in supporting all in their individual efforts.”

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Contact Us To book a course or for more information

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Need more information regarding our stained glass courses? You can call us on 0117 903 8844, email or visit us in person at Stoke Lodge. Office hours applies.

Stoke Lodge Adult Learning Centre
Shirehampton Road, Bristol, BS9 1BN

Need more information regarding our stained glass courses? You can call us on 0117 903 8844, email or visit us in person at Stoke Lodge. Office hours applies.

Stoke Lodge Adult Learning Centre
Shirehampton Road, Bristol, BS9 1BN

Stained Glass
Location: Stoke Lodge, Bristol BS9 1BN