Glass Painting Inspired by Nature - Beginners - Ravenshead Library - Adult Learning

Ravenshead Library, Nottingham

Key details

Date -
Sessions Tuesdays: 10am - 1pm
No. sessions 5
Venue Ravenshead Library, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 8
Cost FREE - £39

About this course

Suitable for beginners, this course helps you to create stained glass designs effect on a flat surface. You will be taught the basic glass painting skills. It’s an easy and user-friendly alternative to classic stained glass techniques, which can take years to perfect. You will choose the design and during the course you will be taught different methods and techniques to apply the glass paint to end up with a unique handmade design.  

By the end of this course, you will know how to paint on glass using traditional glass painting techniques. This course aims to give you a good understanding of the processes used for centuries by stained glass artists to give depth and an additional dimension to their work.  

To help you achieve this, on this course you will be supported to: 

  • Gain an understanding in the properties of the materials (glass paint and outliner) 
  • Practice with the outliner by completing several exercises 
  • Transfer and trace the design and apply the outliner on the glass 
  • Dilute the paint to the right consistency 
  • Experiment with colour by applying the glass paint  on your 2D surface 
  • Protect the surface by applying a layer of water base varnish (silk or gloss) 

Resources to bring for this course:

  • Water based glass paint
  • Outliner (black, gold or silver)
  • Palette
  • A range of synthetic paint brushes
  • A solvent (such as white spirit)
  • A glass, water base varnish
  • A simple nature design (photo reference) 
  • Apron 

This course is programmed as part of the Miner2Major Landscape Partnership scheme, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Booking your place and fee information

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course  please visit our webpage for further information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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