Stained Glass Workshop for Beginners


Stained Glass Workshop for Beginners


Runs once a week for 5 weeks, 6:00-8:30 pm  

Workshop Cost and Materials

For beginners and novices who wish to hone their skills in the Art of Stained Glass
Each class is approximately 2 plus hours.
Classes are for serious students who want to learn about the art of stained glass: History, types of glass, creating patterns, supplies and educational resources. Train with tools of the art and learned tricks from a seasoned glass artist. Hands-on instruction on basic and advanced skills. By the end of the series you will have effectively and confidently learned to cut glass, foil, use lead came, solder, and have created a one-of-a-kind, amazing stained-glass art panel. GUARANTEED to complete class skilled at all the fundamentals you will need to work and grow on your own creating beautiful stained-glass art pieces.

Student to bring:
• Deep plastic project bin for tools, glass, project materials (Please write your name on the end.)
• Safety glasses (not required if you wear eye glasses)
• Medium point Sharpie, black
• Pad and pen
• Paper towels, a few rags
• Pair of good paper scissors
• Band aides Just kidding, but just in case.   

Tuition (reduced): $240.00, plus your Starter Tool Kit of $150.00 Total cost $390.00

Materials: Instructor to provide a brand-new starter kit for each student. $150.00 payable upon registration.
This kit is yours to keep. Balance of $50.00 due at beginning of first class, total of 6 classes, $300.00

Class Descriptions

 Day One 

  1. History of stained glass
  2. Self-help web sites, u-tube, user groups, resources, suppliers, etc.
  3. GLASS, who, what, where, why and when.
  4. Tool review, kits demo, advance tools, makers, models, etc.
  5. Chemicals
  6. Grinding, grinders, tips, care, cost, etc.
  7. Glass cutting practice
  8. Copper foil practice

Day Two

  1. Glass cutting, grinding, foiling and first  soldering lesson
  2. Patterns, pattern software, demo
  3. Picking out your project pattern

Day Three

  1. Cutting and preparing your pattern
  2. Picking out your glass
  3. Cutting and preparing Zinc frames
  4. Starting your projects

Day Four and Five

  1. Working on and completing your projects
  2. Patina, cleaning, waxing and hanging hook




Art Classes and Workshops at Clinton Art Gallery are temporarily suspended due to the corona-virus crisis.

To register for this workshop, contact Francis Barkyoumb at 860-614-4816 or email him at

About Francis Barkyoumb

Francis is a Stained-Glass Artist and Owner of Glass Dance, LLC.
His stained-glass art is available at Clinton Art Gallery. His art hangs east to west in the United States, France, Ireland, and England. Sold in multi galleys, won awards, along with commercial home projects. Francis’ background in Business, sales, marketing, and production efficiencies that bring an important dynamic to classes beyond basic skills.  Francis’ students will walk away from classes with the confidence and skills to start working beautiful projects on their own. Students who complete all the class will have continued support contact with Francis to assist in there future as a stained glass artist.

Stained Glass Workshop Location

Clinton Art Gallery, 20 East Main Street, Clinton, CT 06413


Parking: parallel parking on street ~ or ~ the old CVS parking lot ~ or ~ municipal parking lot across the street