Stained Glass Summer Workshops at St Martin-cum-Gregory, York

Fig. 1. Window nVI, St Martin-cum-Gregory

Fig. 1. Window nVI, St Martin-cum-Gregory

The stained glass centre at St Martin-cum-Gregory in Micklegate, York, is offering four workshop days, which will be led by designer Ann Sotheran, on 18 May, and 1, 2 and 22 June.

Two different workshops are available, and each workshop is self-contained:

Saturday, 18 May 2013     Glass-painting
Saturday, 1 June 2013       Glass-painting
Sunday, 2 June 2013          Leading and glazing
Saturday, 22 June 2013     Leading and glazing

Running from 10.30am to 4.30pm, the cost of attending each day is £50, which includes all materials and use of tools and equipment.

Glass-painting

In this one-day workshop you will be introduced to basic techniques of painting on glass, as used by artists from the medieval period to the present day. You will have the opportunity to practice using different brushes to produce different effects, and by the end of the day you will produce a painted piece to be fired. If you also attend a glazing day, you will have the opportunity to incorporate your painted piece into a leaded panel.

Leading and Glazing

In this one-day workshop you will learn the basic techniques of cutting coloured glass to shape, and leading and soldering pieces to produce a simple piece of stained glass. If you have previously attending a painting day you will also be able to incorporate your painted piece into a leaded panel.

The Tutor

Ann Sotheran is a Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters, with over 25 years’ experience of designing and making stained glass for many different situations. She has taught evening classes in stained glass for nearly twenty years, as well as leading various workshops and taster sessions, covering all aspects of traditional stained-glass work, including glass-painting and acid etching. She also teaches the copper foil technique of glass assembly. Examples of her work can be found on her website.

Numbers are limited. To reserve a place, please email info [at] stainedglasscentre [dot] org [dot] uk or telephone 01904 611687.

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