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!
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.
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.
Completed this course yesterday and it was one of the funnest days ever!
There were two of us in the class and Aimee was very knowledgable and helped us on our projects. We had a lot of flexibility in what we decided to do, and I came away with an A3 sized stained glass window which looks amazing.
We started with designing and then she went through the glass cutting process (extremely cool). This took us up till lunch and then we got into leading it all together which made it look like a real object. We then did all the joins and it was ready to take away.
It was a long but very exciting day and it absolutely flew by. I recommend this course to anyone, it was great!