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Stained Glass Course

Tutor: Ben Conti
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR 
Next Start Date: Friday 13 September 2019 (1:30pm - 3:30pm)

The morning course has now sold out, but there are places left on the afternoon course

What does this course cover?

  • Create stunning stained glass pieces. 
  • Our tutor will guide you through traditional techniques from design to finishing touches. 
  • No experience necessary, this course is great for first timers and returning students alike. 

In a small group, you will be able to craft your own stained-glass panel using traditional leaded techniques. Students learn all the stages of constructing a panel with a practice piece. This valuable exercise then leads on to the design and making of a panel. We also have a selection of recycled stained glass that can be used for mosaic style pieces. Returning students are welcome to experiment with other techniques such as lampshade making.

The course is suitable for absolute beginners (including those who feel they are not ‘artistic’) as well as those with experience.

If you already have experience of working with stained glass you're welcome to turn up to the first session with a prepared design so you can start working on it straight away - you don't have join in with the rest of the class in first two sessions which cover the basic techniques unless you want to.

Stained glass cockerel made by Rosalba Salerno 


Who is the tutor?

Ben:  After art collage I trained in cabinet making and then completed two stained glass courses. I have been working with stained glass since 1999. I repair and restore stained glass and also design and make panels for clients. I paint on glass for more expressive pieces and have been experimenting with kiln formed glass also.

I find this craft challenging enough and aesthetically pleasing enough to keep me interested year after year. I love the final effect a piece has. Be it a broken piece restored to its original state or a new creation. There is a magical quality that the glass possesses as it refracts the light differently from day to day with changes to daylight intensity and when seen from one view point to another. It glimmers and sparkles its spectrum as you move.

See students' & tutor's work in the gallery below - click to enlarge
  • Glass Panel 1 & 2 by Eileen Counsell
  • Fish by Nazeema Dhansay
  • Beach huts by Melissa Noble
  • Country scene by Ben Conti


If you are pregnant and concerned about working with lead, please consult your doctor before booking.

Price includes basic tools and materials.