Stained Glass    

either 309                     Wed       10.00-13.00       5 weeks – Sept 25th, Oct 9th & 30th, Nov 13th & 27th

or          310                     Wed       10.00-13.00        5 weeks – Oct 2nd & 16th, Nov 6th & 20th, Dec 4th

FEE PER TERM: full: £82.50   over 60: £78.45  benefit: £57.75

Tutor: Teri Lockton

Students will learn to cut glass to a pattern (or “cartoon”), lead up the glass into a stained glass panel, solder all of the joins and waterproof the panel by using leaded light cement.  We will also learn how to design for stained glass and students can then embark on their own projects.  Those who wish can also learn the copper foil technique, invented by Louis Tiffany and now familiar to us in “Tiffany” lamps and lightcatchers.  There will be many books available to inform and inspire you. Tools will be available for students’ use at the beginning of the class and then, for those of you who wish to carry on the skills learnt, a list of tools to purchase and suggested suppliers will be available.  I look forward to welcoming you to the class!


BEGINNERS IN MODERN UPHOLSTERY CODE 412 Alternate Thurs 9.00 - 13.00 5 Sessions: Sept 26, Oct 10 & 31, Nov 14 & 28

Fee £ 110.00 no concessions

Tutor: Mary Gibson

This course of five, 4 hour sessions on alternate weeks takes you through the basics of modern upholstery learning how to strip a small piece of furniture and use trade tools to reupholster it professionally. Working on your own project, materials will be available to purchase from the tutor at the classes however attendees should supply their own top fabric (suitable fabrics will be discussed and measurements taken in the first session). A small selection of your own tools will be necessary, all of which are likely to be in your tool box already. We suggest a small project i.e. footstool or chair with one upholstered surface. Please bear in mind your piece will need to be transported to the class each week, and there are four shallow steps to access the room. Please bring a rubber mat or blanket on which to place your furniture during the class. Moderate physical strength required, and you will be standing for most of each session.

Please note only modern upholstery materials and techniques will be used on this course, and a photo or description of your chosen piece will be required to make sure it’s not too big a project for the time available!


CONTINUING IN MODERN UPHOLSTERY CODE: 413 Alternate Thurs 9.00 - 13.00 5 Sessions: Oct 3, 17, Nov 7, 21, Dec 12.

Fee: £110.00 no concessions.

Tutor: Mary Gibson

This course of five, 4 hour sessions on alternate weeks gives you the opportunity of working on your upholstery piece with the support of tutor and fellow students alike, and with the expert guidance of Mary, for more complicated techniques such as deep buttoning. Projects can be more challenging and learning techniques can be either with modern upholstery or traditional methods and materials. If any learner wishes to learn the traditional method on their project, an assessment by the tutor may be necessary in advance of the first class. Please bear in mind your piece will need to be transported to the class each week, and there are four shallow steps to access the room. Please bring a blanket on which to place your furniture during the class. Moderate physical strength required, and you will be standing for most of each session.