TIFFANY AND COPPER FOIL STAINED GLASS

TIFFANY AND COPPER FOIL STAINED GLASS COURSE

Date: Saturday 21st October 2017, 9.30am to 4pm

 

This is an exciting, practical, hands-on course for BEGINNERS but I also welcome improvers who might appreciate the opportunity to expand their knowledge and develop their technique and creative ideas within a small group.  It will be an intensive class and may run over a little depending on progress, but I can guarantee you will have a great experience as well as lots of fun.  My new studio is a wonderful space, relaxing and supporting with plenty of room for lots of creativity.

This class uses the Tiffany Style or Copper Foil method of glass making, it refers to the style of Louis Comfort Tiffany where each piece of glass is wrapped in copper foil before being soldered together.  This method is generally used for making gifts and small items but it is also used in combination with traditional lead windows as there is much more scope for detail.  It is traditionally used for fine delicate objects including lampshades, clocks, mirrors, boxes, terrariums etc.  By the end of the day you will have created a beautiful stained glass light catcher to hang in a bright window.

 

Basic skills you will learn in this course:

  • You will be making a light catcher/mobile which can be decorated if time permits with your own, bespoke decoration
  • How to work with a pattern
  • Choosing and cutting glass with confidence
  • Using copper tape to create the design
  • Safety while using tools and materials
  • Soldering
  • Finishing and polishing your work

 

It is helpful if you have already worked with glass before but not essential you will have plenty of opportunity to practice.  There is a limit of 4 students per class which will ensure you will receive a high level of individual tuition.

The cost includes all materials, glass, lead, solder and tools for your day.  You will need to bring lots of enthusiasm, an apron and please wear study shoes, no open toes as well as old clothes.   All refreshments are provided as well as a light vegetarian lunch.  Please bring a plate of food to share or you can always order lunch for an additional €5 per person.

PLEASE NOTE
This course involves working with lead so for safety reasons we recommend that pregnant women do not attend.

COST
The course costs €100 and includes all materials, use of tools and safety equipment, course tuition notes, refreshments and lunch.
The deposit for this course is €50 and is payable at the time of booking

PARTICIPANTS
Maximum 4 participants per course

MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKING FORM
www.quintadocobral.com and follow the link to the courses page

Email: info@quintadocobral.com
Venue: Quinta do Cobral, Rua 21 Junho, Lagares da Beira, 3405-157
Website: www.quintadocobral.com

 

Start Date: 21 Oct 2017

End Date: 21 Oct 2017

See main description for full dates.


Website: TIFFANY AND COPPER FOIL STAINED GLASS

Email: Info@quintadocobral.com

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