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 Kona Stained Glass started offering instruction and workshops in November 2006. The following schedule is for the Fall & Winter of 2016. Create Stained Glass Art for yourself, friends or family.

Call for Registration604 877-1332

A Credit Card number is required to secure a seat. 

 


Introduction to the Art of Stained Glass 

These are 6 week courses, one night per week. Participants should be skilled and confident in using hand tools or similar. Classes require the handling and cutting of glass. Patience is required in order to execute a suitable finished product.                                                             

Lead Wrapping - With this method glass is cut and ground to shape using glass cutters, specialized tools and glass grinders. Each piece of glass is then inserted into thin strips of lead which has a channel on both edges. Zinc border channel is placed around the outer edges and the project is then soldered together at the joints with solder and a soldering iron. Putty is added to the gaps between the glass and lead. Moisture is removed from the cement. Chemicals can be added to change the color of the lead.Your final piece is solid, secure and weather resistant.                                                             

The Lead Project - A leaded panel about 12" x 16". It consists of approximately 44 individual pieces, 24 which you cut and shape yourself plus 20 beveled glass pieces that are already cut to size.

 



2017 - Introduction to Stained Glass - Classes

All Materials and Equipment use included. 

 


Starts April 26, Wednesday Nights - 6:15 doors open, class 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Lead Wrapping Class

6 weeks in total: April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31.

Cost: $240 plus tax 

 

Call for Registration: 604 877-1332

A Credit Card number is required to secure a seat. 

 

Copper Foiling - With this art glass technique glass is cut and shaped to an exact size using glass cutters, specialized tools and glass grinders. Pieces are then cleaned and  an adhesive backed copper foil tape is evenly wrapped around the edge of each piece. The pieces are then then laid flat and arranged to pattern size. Solder is then applied with a soldering gun to all joints and all exposed edges, front and back. Chemicals can be applied to the solder lines changing the silver color to black or copper. The level of detail that can be achieved with this copper foiled method is incredible. 

 The Copper Foil Project - An 12" x 16" Copper Foil panel. It consists of 21 +/- pieces all of which you cut and shape yourself. Students will learn how to cut glass,  fabricate, solder and patina. There will be discussions on design and colour choice. 

 

Starts April 26, Wednesday Nights - 6:15 doors open, class 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Copper Foiling Class

6 weeks in total: April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31.

Cost: $240 plus tax

 

 Call for Registration604 877-1332

 

A Credit Card number is required to secure a seat.