Stained Glass Course: Leadlight Windows for Beginners - Sydney Short Courses

Stained Glass Course: Leadlight Windows for Beginners

What you'll learn

Learn how to make leadlight panels with our glass art short courses in Sydney!

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

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

You can design your own panels to make. For inspiration, you could Google leadlight windows and stained glass designs, or just walk through neighbourhoods and look at existing designs. Please note that this course is to make leadlight panels. We do not cover copper foil, paint on glass, or kiln-fired glass.

If you wish to continue developing your lead lighting skills you can enrol again for further learning.

To be COVID-safe, please wear your face mask and note that the tutor might need to stand close to you when demonstrating and to ensure safety when cutting glass.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this stained glass leadlight windows course, you should:

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

Course content

What will be covered in this stained glass leadlight windows course?

Week 1 to 2

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

Week 3 to 8

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

Intended audience

Who is this stained glass leadlight windows course for?

This course is for any level. It is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding people, or if you have weak wrists.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd on the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

  • All materials are provided for your test panels.
  • Boards and batons for building your panels. If you want to do a larger size you must bring your own. If doing a larger piece this will be discussed in the class so you can get the appropriate size boards and bottoms you need.
  • Lead and solder can be purchased from the college when making your own panels.
  • All other materials are to be purchased at the student's cost. Information on suppliers will be given in class.
  • Due to COVID please purchase your own tools as listed below.

What to bring to class

  • Dust Mask
  • Safety glasses
  • Disposable rubber gloves
  • Face Masks
  • Ideas and sketches for a design
  • One 2B Pencil and one soft eraser
  • One or two A2 paper sheets
  • Small set square
  • Ruler, approx. 35cm long
  • A Black art line 210 medium 0.6 felt pen

Please bring the following tools

  • 1 x glass cutter (your preference: a pencil cutter or a pistol grip)
  • 1 x grozing pliers
  • 1 x lead knife
  • 1 x lead snips

Tools can be purchased at Australian Stained Glass Supplies.

Information on additional costs

  • Hobby glass pieces can cost $18 or more
  • Some suppliers sell scrap glass by weight and a small box of offcuts could be approximately $35

The cost of glass varies depending on the:

  • colour and texture
  • size of your design.

Health and safety

  • This course is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women as you are working with lead.
  • Please wear face masks and do not attend the class if feeling unwell.
  • This course is designed for adults 18 years old or older.
  • It is not suitable for anyone with weak wrists.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes.
  • You will be working with lead.

Additional information

Please note the following:

  • To ensure your safety in class when cutting glass, please note your tutor might need to stand close.
  • Tools can be purchased at Australian Stained Glass Supplies.
  • 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 the 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. We do not cover copper foil, paint on glass, or kiln-fired glass.

Lunch

For Classes running all day, a 30-minute lunch break will take place halfway through the class. Students are encouraged to bring their own lunch, alternatively, there are cafes and take away restaurants nearby.

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Sarah studied glass design and worked in the industry in the UK before moving to Sydney. She has 20 years of experience in the design and manufacture of leadlights glass and stained glass panels....

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Stained Glass Course: Leadlight Windows for Beginners

<p>Learn how to make leadlight panels with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/glass-art">glass art short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>In this hands-on course, you

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Stained Glass Course: Leadlight Windows for Beginners

<p>Learn how to make leadlight panels with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/glass-art">glass art short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>In this hands-on course, you

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$599 $509 Limited inc GST / $0 / $479.20 / $539.10
Stained Glass Course: Leadlight Windows for Beginners

<p>Learn how to make leadlight panels with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/glass-art">glass art short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>In this hands-on course, you

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$599 $509 Limited inc GST / $0 / $479.20 / $539.10

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