Stained Glass Course – Leadlight Windows for Beginners

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Learn how to make leadlight panels in Sydney.

In this hands-on course you learn how to construct your own leaded panel while you learn the elements of the craft such as glass cutting, leading, soldering and finishing your piece by cementing and polishing your panel.

Our tutor has 20 years of experience within the field.
She is highly professional and excited to pass on her skills & knowledge to you.

Design your own work and google leadlight design and stained glass for additional inspiration or walk through neighbourhoods and look at existing designs.

If you wish to learn more you can enrol again and learn how to undertake more complex designs on a larger scale.


By the end of this Stained Glass for Beginners Class you will

  • know the equipment, tools and the materials used for lead lighting
  • understand how to design and execute your own window

Ideal for

  • This course is designed for all levels, but may not be suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding due to safety reasons.

Course content & structure

Week 1

  • Learn how to cut glass and build a small practice panel with glass and lead provided

Week 2 to Week 8

  • Discuss concept design and draw full size
  • Cut and build you panel
  • Cement and polish your panel

Materials provided

  • Tools to use, glass, lead, solder and putty for the practice panel.
  • Boards and batons for building your panels. If you want to do a larger size you must bring your own.

Please bring to class

  • Ideas and sketches for a design
  • One 2B Pencil
  • One soft eraser
  • Several sheets of A4 paper (ordinary printing paper 80 gsm will do) for sketches
  • An A3 paper
  • Small set square
  • Ruler approx. 35cm long
  • A Black art line 210 medium 0.6 felt pen
  • Safety glasses
  • Disposable rubber gloves
  • Face Masks

Please note, for your own design lead and solder can be purchased from the College. All other materials are to be purchase at the students cost. Information will be given in class for suppliers. Cost of glass vary depending on the colour and texture. And the amount will vary depending on the size of your design. Hobby pieces can cost 18$ or more. You could possibly need 5 different colours for your design which could be 100$ plus depending. Some suppliers sell scrap glass by weight and a small box of off cuts could be approximately 35$.

Health and Safety

  • This course is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women as you are working with lead.
  • Also it is not suitable for anyone with weak wrists.
  • Please wear closed in shoes.
  • You will be working with lead.

Other information

  • Anyone in open-toed shoes will not be permitted to continue in the class.
  • An apron or a throw-over shirt would be a good idea.
  • Be prepared to get a little messy.
  • You cannot take or borrow the tools and equipment from the college. If you require use of the equipment in between classes you can contact us and we can make arrangements for you to be able to use space and equipment to help you progress further with your work
  • Repairs and restoration of old windows are not taught in this class

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: The course was wonderful. Our tutor was a fantastic teacher providing decades of industry experience with a friendly, patient and helpful manner. The whole experience was challenging yet most rewarding. It was great to see other students works develop as well as my own. I highly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in stained glass.

  • said: 5 Stars!

  • said: Sarah has a Great teaching and demonstration, very friendly and encouraging attitude. Lots of fun and achievements had all round!

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