Course Information

Stained Glass - copper foil and lead making workshop - mixed ability (Cheney School)


Subject area: Homecrafts

Course Type: Part Time

Course Overview

Spend a weekend learning the techniques involved in making a stained glass panel using the lead and copper foil techniques. An additional cost is payable on the day.

Course Content

Activities include:

Design work and colour theory,
Working safely with glass using the appropriate tools,
Glass cutting
Copper foiling
Working with lead
Cleaning and finishing your piece

An additional cost of approximately £10 for the use of the tutor's personal equipment such as drawing paper, pins, scissors, cleaning wipes, white spirits, glass crates, kitchen paper, cutting boards is payable on the day . The student is also required to pay for materials such as glass, solder, copper foil for their own projects. This cost will depend on the size of the object you make.

The materials fee paid direct to the College along with the tuition fee is set at £1 per hour and covers equipment belonging to the tutor such as grinders and replacement parts, glass cutters and replacement parts pliers and other tools, soldering irons, electrical safety equipment.

The tutor always has a box of offcuts which can be used either free or very low cost.

Please bring:
Should you wish to work on a panel for a particular window at home please bring the measurements with you.
Medium size black and red felt tip pens.

To help with ideas there are plenty of design books available

Please note that, as vehicles cannot be driven onto the school site, you will need to transport your work within the campus on arrival. Whilst a trolley is available for your use, we recommend that you choose a project which you can lift and carry comfortably.

Entry Requirements

Learners with all levels of expreince and ability are welcome. There are no entry requirements for this course.

Enrolment numbers to our courses are reviewed regularly. To avoid disappointment it is advised to enrol early. Course viability decisions are made two weeks prior to the course start date. Any course changes are communicated via email so please ensure you check your email accounts running up to the course start date.

On the first week of the course you will be required to bring along one form of identification. This could be a passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please Note: Students should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2018.

Learning Methods & Assessment

As this course is not accredited informal methods of assessment will be used
1 to 1 support.
Self assessment
Question and answer, learner records.

What Qualification Will I Receive?

This is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification

Where Next?

Try one of our other weekend or weekly courses to develop your skills.

Fee Information

Most courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded, the published fee takes account of that funding. Before you are accepted onto a course you will need to meet a number of conditions relating to your entitlement to funding e.g. your age, residency status within the UK/EEA and prior qualification level. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page under the Info Centre link at the top of the screen.

  • Adult full fee

Course Details

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Days: Sat & Sun

Date: 08 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019

Location: Cheney School

Contact Details

Abingdon Campus: 01235 555 585

Witney Campus: 01993 703464
(Common Leys)