Stained Glass & Mosiac History And Design – ONLINE

This course will explore the history, art and craft of kiln-fired glass painting as used in stained glass from the early Middle Ages to modern and contemporary examples. You will be able to try your hand at replicating glass painting techniques on paper and producing a design for a stained glass panel using drawing and other art materials.

The course will be run via Zoom, please make sure you have installed in in advance of your first class. Classes will involve some self study and information being sent to you via email or Moodle.

If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon- Thu

Who is this course for

Complete beginners who would like to have a taste of stained glass with a view of studying it further as a practical subject. Those with some experience and advanced students who would like to expand their contextual knowledge of stained glass and develop their brush work, mark-making and design skills.

What does this course cover

' The history of stained glass and kiln-fired glass painting from the medieval period to the present day.
' Different styles e.g. Gothic, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco.
' Technical developments
' Glass painting tools, materials and techniques
' Designing stained glass with an emphasis on incorporating glass painting .
' Understanding line and shadow in glass painting.
' Colour and light in glass.
' Collage and mixed media techniques on paper.

What will it be like

' Illustrated lectures.
' looking at and discussing videos and online resources.
' Carrying out your own research.
' Using worksheets and handouts.
' Demonstrations.
' Practical exercises using art materials to develop a design that could be used for a project in glass at some point on one of our courses at the centre.

How we assess your progress on the course
Question and answer sessions, sharing work on screen or by sending photos to be shared, worksheets and records of progress.

What else do you need to buy or do

Basic art and drawing materials - A4 or A3 paper or sketchbook - cartridge or watercolour paper.
Pencils, pens, brushes, ink and/or watercolour paint or other water-based paint such as acrylic paints.
These can be ordered online . Cass Art ( ) is a good source of art materials and they regularly have sales.

he course will be run on Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:

You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.

You can participate in class sessions through the use of a computer, laptop, tablet or other similar internet enabled device. Please note that if you only have access to a smartphone, you will be able to attend the class sessions and participate in them but you will find it more difficult to benefit from the full range of materials and activities involved in the course if this is your only means of connection.

Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session and that as far as possible that you can keep this space quiet and clear of interruption so that you can concentrate on what is happening in the class.

By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may occasionally be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes but any such recordings will not be made available to anyone outside of the Mary Ward Centre organisation without us asking you again for further permission to do s

What this course could lead to

Glass courses at The Mary Ward Centre

There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre.
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Why choose Mary Ward?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’