Illuminate!

It's Like 2 Days With Us In Our Studio

Available until October 31st

Illuminate! will teach you the core techniques of stained-glass painting, wherever you are:

I thoroughly enjoyed going through these lessons. They helped to nudge me back onto the true path” (Phil A., Australia)

If you’re new to glass painting, or you haven’t painted in a while and want to get back up to speed, check out this 8-week online course:

I have been wishing, for quite a while, to “upgrade” from Tiffany-style stained glass pieces (very nice though),  to the more classical and immortal work of real painted glass. But I didn’t know how to start, what materials and tools to use, or how to go about it. This opportunity is at hand, now, with this very professional course, where one can learn the trade, step-by-step, with these two wonderful masters who not only know it well, but are also capable of teaching artfully” (Luis M., Portugal)

It’s available till October 31st and contains extraordinary videos, even if English isn’t your first language:

C’est formidablement expliqué. J’adore” (Jacky P., France)

There’s no need to travel, there’s no need to book accommodation – it’s like spending 2 days training with us in our studio:
You have beautifully demonstrated a very complex and delicate process which ends in lovely results: wonderfully informative” (Babs T., USA)

Illuminate! is only available until October 31st: between now and then, you can learn more here.

Flooding

3 key points

On Tuesday we launch a new course called Illuminate! I’ll say more in a moment. Right now, I hope you’ll watch this 70-second clip from the lesson where we take you through the do’s and dont’s of flooding:

  • Flooding – the darkest paint of all.
  • Flooding – for silhouettes and blocking in.
  • Flooding – which easily bubbles and blisters in the kiln …

So how do you avoid those ghastly blisters which wreck your work?

This Is Something We Haven’t Filmed For You Before

And now's the time to put that right

I’m glad you want to learn more about techniques like how to undercoat and trace, and how to flood and strengthen.

Here's what's behind the opening door

And indeed we love the thought that technique (not self-expression) is paramount.

But before technique – also before good brushes – there’s something else.

So let’s talk about that right now.

Watch This Video About How To Revive Your Hake

And organise your palette

I’m sure this scene’s familiar. It’s how your palette often looks before you start:

  • Your lump of paint under a small bowl.
  • Your reservoir of left-over paint under a larger one.

And your “applicator brush” – your hake – is clean and dry.

So yes, I’m sure you’ll recognise this sight:

Hake and stained glass palette at the start of the day

Meanwhile, this is where you want to be before you start to paint:

Hake and stained glass paint

It’s different: yes indeed.

Now your hake is a wonderful brush.

But it’s like a teenager: there’s a knack to waking it up and getting it ready for a day’s work.

A method …