Craft: Stained Glass - Copper Foil - Beginner - SBR29452S

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Next term start date

27 Sep 2022


Adult Education Programme

Activity ref no: SBR29452S

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From Wednesday 10th August 2022: Book online. If this course is not full and says: 'this course is now closed to new participants', please email adult.education@ea.edin.sch.uk and we will reply to you to let you know if it is possible to enrol.

  • South Bridge Resource Centre (AEP)
    6 Infirmary Street,
  • Adult Education Programme
  • 16+, Adult, 60+
  • £104.00 for term
  • Tuesday 18:00

Activity description

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS: Everyone is welcome to join this Beginners’ Stained Glass course and no previous experience is required. HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES: Students will be issued with Guidelines on keeping safe in relation to Covid 19 while attending their course. We would ask that these are read prior to attending and adhered to for your benefit and the rest of the course participants. These have been produced in conjunction with Scottish government and CEC guidelines and may be subject to change. We need to be aware of health and safety when working with glass and solder, but it is easy to minimise the risks. Safety goggles should be worn when cutting glass and soldering, and the room should be well ventilated when using flux and solder. Please don’t wear open toed sandals to the class. OVERVIEW / INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE: This beginners’ stained glass course will introduce students to the copper foil (tiffany) technique, and students will work on their own stained glass piece throughout the course. No previous experience is needed and you don’t have to be an artist! There will be plenty of time to practice the techniques and this is a great opportunity to see if you like making stained glass before investing in your own tools. HOW THE COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT: The tutor will demonstrate techniques and each student will create their own stained glass piece with supervision. Patterns will be provided, but the course will include discussion about turning your own ideas into beautiful stained glass and students will be encouraged to add their own stamp to everything they create. We will discuss how to avoid common mistakes and we will look at examples of contemporary and historical stained glass for inspiration for future projects. WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: During this 10-week course students will: - make a small, colourful glass piece using the copper foil (tiffany) technique, ready to be displayed; - learn how to handle and cut glass safely; - prepare glass using copper foil and use solder to assemble the final piece; and - use patina and polish to prolong the life of your glass. RESOURCES REQUIRED BY STUDENTS / ADDITIONAL COSTS: If you have your own glass cutter or running pliers, please bring these along although there will be cutters and pliers available to borrow. Some people like to use thin “cut-resistant” gloves when cutting glass, but these are optional.

Term information

  • Date term started:27 Sep 2022 (starts in 50 days)
  • Duration:10 lessons - 10 lessons remaining
  • Places:12
  • Cost:£104.00 for term
  • Crèche available:No

Remaining dates and times (10 lessons)

Date Day Time
27 Sep 2022 Tuesday 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
04 Oct 2022 Tuesday 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
11 Oct 2022 Tuesday 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
25 Oct 2022 Tuesday 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
01 Nov 2022 Tuesday 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
08 Nov 2022 Tuesday 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
15 Nov 2022 Tuesday 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
22 Nov 2022 Tuesday 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
29 Nov 2022 Tuesday 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
06 Dec 2022 Tuesday 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Venue details

South Bridge Resource Centre (AEP)

6 Infirmary Street
Tel: (0131) 556 7978
Email: adult.education@ea.edin.sch.uk
Website: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/adultcourses

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Bus Routes: 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 30, 31, 33, 35, 37, 49

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