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Stained Glass for Beginners (Leaded method) by Aimee McCulloch Stained Glass - art in London
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Stained Glass for Beginners (Leaded method) by Aimee McCulloch Stained Glass - art in London

Stained Glass for Beginners (Leaded method)

Make a stained glass window in a day - learn to design a stained glass panel, safely cut glass and use lead and solder to create something amazing.

Stained Glass Class

6.5 hour workshop

Beginner

Wimbledon, London SW17

Stained Glass for Beginners (Leaded method)
by Aimee McCulloch Stained Glass
6.5 hour workshop
£125 per person

Classes

6.5 hour workshop

Daytime

Whether you have a specific project in mind or just want to try an unusual new craft, this workshop is a great way to learn the basics of stained glass. Not only will you leave with your own A4-A3 sized real stained glass window, but you'll gain the skills to keep making stained glass at home.

Among many new techniques you will learn to design for stained glass, how to safely cut glass sheets and how to use lead and solder a panel. All materials and safety equipment will be included.

Each class is deliberately quite small and intimate, so that everyone can benefit from bespoke teaching. This will be the case whether they want to make a traditional panel or something more experimental. And of course, the classes are informal and fun!

Tea, coffee and snacks are provided throughout the day, alongside all the materials you'll need to make your artwork.

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Sun 13 Jan, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Sun 10 Feb, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Sun 10 Mar, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Sat 6 Apr, 9:00am - 3:30pm
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Wimbledon, London, SW17 0BB
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Beth
12 Jun
This class was exceptional! I decided to do this class because I had never done anything like it before, and I absolutely loved it. I'm so pleased I decided to do it in the end. I was learning from Aimee, who is clearly an extraordinarily talented artist, in the very studio she works in. The venue was really cool, a huge industrial conversion filled with artists studios of all shaped and sizes. Aimee had very much made it her own, she even had her own little tea and coffee making station. My class was actually a one-on-one, but it wasn't awkward at all, as Aimee herself is really personable and the art is completely all consuming. I went in a complete, disastrous beginner. I knew nothing about stained-glass at all, other than what I'd seen in the odd church here and there. Aimee took the whole thing in her stride, even when I revealed I hadn't pre-planned my design. I wanted to steer away from the chosen colours she'd laid out as well, but she made an effort out find me some extra pieces in different colours and textures, so that I had exactly what I wanted. I really fell in love with the whole thing was when Aimee told me that my stained-glass window would last forever. The thought of having something that I've made, passed on to my kids and grand-kids made me realise the investment was well worth it! I also loved the fact that now, when I see a stained glass window, I'll look at it so much differently, looking at how they composed it. Aimee informed me on some history, she told me all about the commissions she has done and told me a great story about the man she learned the art of stained-glass from in Scotland. She was clearly really passionate about it, and it really rubbed off on me in a way I wasn't expecting! A really brilliant teacher.My finished piece is sat pride of place on my potting shelves outside, it looks glorious and on a sunny day really stands out in my garden! I absolutely love it. Thanks Aimee - and to anyone thinking about going on this class - you have to do it!
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Heather
8 Oct
Aimee is a patient and fun teacher. She is welcoming and makes the first project fun. I really recommend her class for anyone interested in glass.

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Beth
12 Jun
This class was exceptional! I decided to do this class because I had never done anything like it before, and I absolutely loved it. I'm so pleased I decided to do it in the end. I was learning from Aimee, who is clearly an extraordinarily talented artist, in the very studio she works in. The venue was really cool, a huge industrial conversion filled with artists studios of all shaped and sizes. Aimee had very much made it her own, she even had her own little tea and coffee making station. My class was actually a one-on-one, but it wasn't awkward at all, as Aimee herself is really personable and the art is completely all consuming. I went in a complete, disastrous beginner. I knew nothing about stained-glass at all, other than what I'd seen in the odd church here and there. Aimee took the whole thing in her stride, even when I revealed I hadn't pre-planned my design. I wanted to steer away from the chosen colours she'd laid out as well, but she made an effort out find me some extra pieces in different colours and textures, so that I had exactly what I wanted. I really fell in love with the whole thing was when Aimee told me that my stained-glass window would last forever. The thought of having something that I've made, passed on to my kids and grand-kids made me realise the investment was well worth it! I also loved the fact that now, when I see a stained glass window, I'll look at it so much differently, looking at how they composed it. Aimee informed me on some history, she told me all about the commissions she has done and told me a great story about the man she learned the art of stained-glass from in Scotland. She was clearly really passionate about it, and it really rubbed off on me in a way I wasn't expecting! A really brilliant teacher.My finished piece is sat pride of place on my potting shelves outside, it looks glorious and on a sunny day really stands out in my garden! I absolutely love it. Thanks Aimee - and to anyone thinking about going on this class - you have to do it!
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Heather
8 Oct
Aimee is a patient and fun teacher. She is welcoming and makes the first project fun. I really recommend her class for anyone interested in glass.
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Leigh
7 Nov
Wonderful experience with this course. It provided a great overview of the process from start to finish. We had the freedom to try any style of design. Aimee was a supportive teacher and clearly showed us each step of the process. At the end of the day we had a beautiful piece of stained glass to take home.
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Anonymous
6 Jun
I had great fun making my own stained glass panel with Aimee's help. Being quite clumsy when it comes to doing crafty things, I was unsure if I would be able to produce a good-looking piece, but Aimee is very patient and helpful, and I'm super pleased with the result. It was quite an intense day (making stained glass is hard work!) but also very satisfying.
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Helen
7 Jun
I have always wanted to give stained glass a try but never really knew how to give it a go. I loved this class, Aimee was really friendly and encouraging and took us through the steps in a very clear way.She was very supportive and genuinely excited by our first attempts at making something from scratch. We ended up with our own completely individual pieces of stained glass work and a massive sense of accomplishment. Can't recommend it enough, thank you.
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Julia
11 Jul
Aimee McCulloch's stained glass for beginners class was an absolute joy from start to finish! It's an opportunity to work with someone who really knows her stuff and is more than happy to share her knowledge and infectious enthusiasm. She is encouraging and will guide and lend a helping hand where necessary, but she also just lets you run with it as your confidence in the process grows. I had never worked with glass before and I came away from the class with not only a finished object at a standard beyond my expectations, but also really excited and fired up and full of ideas for other designs and the desire to see them realised. [Now, unfortunately I don't currently have a suitable space to pursue this, but you could definitely work all sorts of stained glass magic on a kitchen table (or other horizontal surface that you can temporarily hammer horseshoe nails into--don't be put off thinking it's too specialised a craft!).] It was a wonderful, very satisfying experience and I recommend Aimee's classes unreservedly. Go for it!
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Lindsey
12 Aug
I really enjoyed Aimee's Stained Glass for Beginners class. I was lucky enough to be the only student that day and so I got lots of guidance and advice. I got over my fear of cutting glass fairly quickly; I needn't have worried, it was actually rather satisfying to cut pieces to the shape I wanted and by the end of the day I had created a piece that I am quite proud of, considering it was my first attempt. It is bringing joyful colour into my room as I type, even though it's overcast outside. It will be fab when the sun shines again. Thank you Aimee!
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Kayla
6 Nov
Aimee was a fantastic teacher! She was really thorough in explaining the process and really knowledgeable as we went through step by step. I really enjoyed the class and am over the moon with my finished product. I would recommend this class to anyone looking to learn something new, and produce a high quality piece of art!

Class location

Wimbledon, London
10 Riverside Road
SW17 0BB
London

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Stained Glass for Beginners (Leaded method) by Aimee McCulloch Stained Glass - art in London

About your host, Aimee McCulloch Stained Glass

After a degree in Illustration, Aimee became fascinated by the beauty of stained glass during an internship with a glass studio in Glasgow. Learning the traditional skills of stained glass (which have remained much the same for hundreds of years), Aimee then completed an MA in Glass Design, and now runs her own stained glass studio in London, making contemporary stained glass panels, windows and sculptures.

Glass is an amazing material, and stained glass craft can result in extraordinary designs, from the traditional to the contemporary and from gallery artworks to beautiful additions to the home. The dazzling effects of colour and light are genuinely exciting to work with.

Aimee really enjoys teaching, and recently demonstrated her skills for an upcoming BBC TV series on craft and making. Class numbers are deliberately kept small, so that everyone can benefit from bespoke teaching and advice and can leave with real stained glass skills. And of course, the classes are fun! The studio is contemporary and creative, and the emphasis is on having an enjoyable day learning something completely unique!

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Notes

All materials (glass, lead, soldering equipment, cutting tools) are included, and safety equipment is provided. And if you're short of inspiration, there are loads of stained glass books and example designs to get you going with your own! Drinks and snacks are provided, but please bring a packed lunch. As you'll be using tools and craft-working, please wear comfortable clothes which you don't mind getting a little art-messy! Closed-toe shoes must be worn. Please also bear in mind that, as we are working with glass, it is possible that you'll end up with some small finger cuts! If needed, I will provide plasters and antiseptic!

Requirements

Age limit - 16 and over.Due to the use of lead and solder, this class is not suitable if you are pregnant.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Stained Glass for Beginners (Leaded method)
by Aimee McCulloch Stained Glass
6.5 hour workshop
£125 per person
6.5 hour workshop
from £125 per person