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courses

WHY TAKE A COURSE IN STAINED GLASS?

Rod runs four/five day courses for people who wish to learn stained glass, glass painting, etching and glass Mosaic skills.

He believes that artists and craftspeople in addition to their own work can help to awaken all sorts of people to their own creativity by sharing their skills.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO LEARN?

Each course enables the student to start designing and making stained glass on their own.

WHAT HAVE OTHERS LEARNED?

Rod Friend runs two kinds of glass courses:

  1. A two-day or weekend Course in Glass Mosaic. This is quite 'portable' so I can visit other Centres where people gather. These Courses are run for a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 14. Each participant will complete the Course with a panel of finished, grouted glass mosaic that they themselves have designed and made. This is a simple technique of selecting and bonding fragments of coloured glass to a sheet glass base and subsequently grouting the finished surface (as with bathroom tiles). This process gives the student a quick and satisfying experience in architectural glass.
  2. The second kind of Course is in Glass Painting using medieval techniques to paint, stain and fire mouth-blown glass, plus acid-etching and working with lead, designing and developing ideas.

Each student leaves with a leaded panel that he or she has made to his or her own original design. This second Course requires four consecutive days.

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