Intro to Stained Glass: Copper Foil Method

August 23 - August 27, 2024

Intro to Stained Glass: Copper Foil Method

$880.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $770
Material Fee: $110

In this comprehensive beginner class you will learn everything you need to successfully make stained glass art with the copper foil technique. Day one will begin with a small suncatcher project that will introduce you to every step of the process. You will learn how to use a pattern, cut and grind glass, work with copper foil, solder, apply patina, wax, and attach hangers.  The remainder of the week will be dedicated to creating a small window. You can choose from designs provided or work with the instructor to design your own window. If time allows, we’ll end the week with a field trip to the instructor’s studio and glass cabin in nearby Sparta, NJ.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
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Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Neile Cooper

Cooper has been exploring the use of glass as means of illustration and illumination of her natural surroundings since 1999. She was educated in design at The Fashion Institute of Technology, in New York City, where she was briefly introduced to stained glass. That moment sparked a lifelong passion for the medium. Cooper is the author of Kicking Glass: A Creative Guide to Stained Glass (Herbert Press/Bloomsbury, 2022). Her work can be found in private collections throughout the US, notably a large installation at the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Kentucky. She is perhaps best known for The Glass Cabin in the Woods, a small structure on the artist’s property that is entirely clad with her work.

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