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POSTPONED - Get Hands On with ... Stained Glass (5 Week Course)

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POSTPONED - Get Hands On with ... Stained Glass (5 Week Course)

The Courthouse Thirsk
Tuesday 7th April

(5 weeks : £45 per session inc. materials)

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. If you have booked a place, you will be contacted with further information.

Learn how to create stained glass work in a range of sizes from the functional to the decorative. You will be taught how to make colourful stained glass using both lead and copper foil.


You willl learn how to safely handle, cut and break glass so that they can make decorative stained glass items to take home. Over the 5 week course you will progress from a number of small pieces to a larger piece to end with. With the help of the tutor, you will learn how to use the traditional lead came and copper foil methods.

The copper foil method involves wrapping the edges of each piece in your project with a copper foil tape. The pieces are then joined by soldering them together to create a metal framework that holds the glass pieces together.  Lead came is also used to hold the pieces of glass together.  The lead came is an h-shaped channel so that the pieces of glass slide into either side.  The joints are then soldered together to create a durable glass piece that can be placed outside as well as indoors.

The course will be led by Niel Kershaw, who has been workeing with stained glass for over 25 years and is both an experienced stained glass artist and tutor.

Suitable For: All abilities

Materials: All materials are provided but you may need to purchase additional supplies during the course. 

Other Info: 

  • Please wear suitable footwear. Avoid open toe sandlas or trainers if possible.
  • We do not use physical tickets. Please use your email confirmation as proof of purchase.
Tuesday 7th April - Tuesday 5th May, 10am - 4pm , Rural Arts, Thirsk Tickets Available: 6
Ticket 225.00

Workshops at Rural Arts give you the opportunity to learn or develop an artistic skill in a relaxed, creative environment and are all suitable for beginners. Our tutors are friendly, passionate and have lots of experience and knowledge to share with you. We want your day with us to be relaxed, offering you a bit of escapism and the chance to get to know like-minded people (plus there’s the bonus of getting to take something you have lovingly made home with you!).

Get to know others in the group whilst enjoying a drink in the Rural Arts Café before heading through to the workshop to start getting creative! The Café will be open throughout the day for you to get drinks and delicious lunches and cakes. Visit the café page to view our menu.

Please bring an apron.


Disability Access

Car Parking

The Courthouse offers disabled parking for Blue Badge owners. If you will be needing to use the disabled parking please contact us prior to arrival so we can reserve you a place in our carpark. 

Wheel Chair Access

The Courthouse has wheel chair access into, and throughout, the building. There is a lift providing access to the second floor and disabled toilet.

If you are coming to a workshop or performance please let us know in advance so we can allocate a space for you in the audience or studio.


If you have purchased a place on a workshop or to one of our performances at The Courthouse and are bringing a carer with you, please let us know when you book your place. Carers are welcome to attend the activity, but if they wish to participate they will need to book a place. 

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs are allowed in the building.

How To Find The Venue

Planning Your Visit

  • A short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • Local parking
  • Disabled parking, access and toilet
  • Games, books and activities for children
  • Children’s menu
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chair


POSTPONED - Get Hands On with ... Stained Glass (5 Week Course)

POSTPONED - Get Hands On with ... Stained Glass (5 Week Course)
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