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We aim to keep our classes relaxed and informal and tuition is tailored to suit all abilities.  Most of our courses are suitable for both the complete beginner and those with some experience who want to develop their skills further.  There is lots of one to one tuition, once we have established your level of experience and your ambitions; we can then assist you to achieve your goal.

We provide all the necessary knowledge, specialist tools and equipment to enable you to make your very own work of art.  Materials may or may not be included in your workshop fee depending on the venue or type of workshop. If they are not included they can be purchased at the class & we try our best to keep costs economical for you. Generally Taster Days & Beginners Workshops at our studio will include materials for a beginner project & a light lunch.

Courses vary in length and we try to offer courses to suit everyone, there are some that run on a weekly basis or for those who prefer a faster result we also offer some full day or two day sessions too.  You might even like to incorporate a weekend course into a short break in beautiful Northumberland, there are lots of lovely places to stay, see our Links page for accommodation. 

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What will you learn?

For the beginner we cover the secrets of successful and accurate glass cutting, leading and soldering.  We will guide you through all the techniques and we have plenty of tried and tested designs for you to work with. For those with some experience we offer support in your progress, a chance to refresh skills that you have perhaps not used for a while and fine tune your techniques.

Course, Workshop or Taster Day - Your Options

Ten Week Stained Glass Course

The 10 week stained glass course runs at either Alnwick or Longframlington and gives students the opportunity to make a leaded panel.  There is also time to try out other construction techniques such as copper foiling.  This technique allows for more detail and is suited to sun catchers, panels and 3 dimensional objects .  Those who prefer to concentrate on the traditional leading technique only are welcome to do so, the choice is entirely yours. 10 Week courses run term time only. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience,

Six week stained glass course at our studio

Six weeks for only six students, we are keeping it small & cosy! The course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience wishing to take their skills further. Come along and learn the art of lead work or the copper foiling technique. Make something to keep forever or something just for Christmas - for a Gift or to keep yourself! Materials are not included in the course fee but can be purchased as you need them at the class.

Taster Days & Weekend Workshops at The Studio

The Taster Day covers the basics listed above and will allow enough time to complete a simple leaded panel, the Weekend Workshops will give more time to digest the processes and create a slightly more complex piece. These sessions include all the usual tailored tuition and equipment but will also include materials for beginners and lunch. The groups are smaller than at our other courses & workshops, with groups of around 6 (rather than our usual 10 to 12 participants at our standard Two Day Workshops). It also gives you the unique experience of working in our studio at Kirkharle Courtyard surrounded by beautiful countryside & steeped in history.

Weekend Workshops for those with some Experience

The Weekend workshops above are also open to those with some experience. For those more advanced students joining us at the studio and wishing to work on larger projects you will have to pay for materials beyond that of a small beginner panel.

Two Day Wokshops - Various venues

The Two Day Workshops are run at various locations around Northumberland (See booking page for details). These workshops are suitable for beginners or those with some experience. Beginners will complete a small project enabling them to see the whole process of producing a leaded panel from cutting glass accurately, leading & soldering techniques and finishing. If you already have some experience it is advisable that we know before hand so we can be prepared with materials etc for you working on a more complex project. These sessions include all of the usual tailored tuition and equipment. The groups size is usually 10 to 12 participants. We advise that you bring a packed lunch to our more rural venues.

Exclusive for Groups

If you want to have your very own 'exclusive' studio experience day or weekend with a group of your friends, give us a call or email and we will see what we can plan for you. Ideal for getting together with your friends for the weekend or an alternative 'hen' party activity.

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Why not turn your weekend at our glass workshop into a short break in beautiful Northumberland? For some great places to stay ~ Click here

Gift Vouchers

If you want to buy a course as a gift and are unsure which dates or venue your special person would prefer, you can purchase one of our Gift Vouchers.  The recipient can then redeem the value of their Gift Voucher against any of our Courses or Workshop.  Allowing them to decide which course or workshop they prefer, what dates suit them best and which venue they prefer.

Please note that materials are not included in the 10 Week Course or the Two Day Workshop fee as students of different abilities attend our courses and workshops and projects differ in size and complexity as students progress. As a guide the materials for a beginner project are usually around £20, we try our best to assist students to maintain economy throughout their time with us. Taster Days & Beginner Weekends at the studio do include materials & lunch for a beginner project.

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If there is nothing to suit you let us know, your comments are always welcome and we may be able to incorporate something that suits you when we’re planning our next programme.

You can see some of our students work and what they say about our courses on the Students Gallery page.