Stained Glass Workshop for Beginners


Stained Glass Workshop for Beginners

Stained Glass Workshop for beginners  
with Instructor and Artisan Francis Barkyoumb at Clinton Art Gallery
Classes held in the evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm (runs for 5 weeks)

This workshop will be offered again in January 2020. Please contact Francis Barkyoumb at  860-614-4816 or email him at with inquires.

For new Beginners and novice who wish to hone their skills in the
Art of Stained Glass.  


Classes for serious students who want to learn Stained Glass Art: learn about the arts history, types of glass, creating patterns, train on tools of the art and learned tricks of seasoned glass artist, supply and educational resources. On hands training on basic and advanced skills, by class series end you will have efficiently    

and confidently learned to cut glass, foil, use lead came, solder, and created a “one of a kind amazing original art panel”.

Workshop Cost and Materials

 Cost:  $250.00, plus materials


  • Instructor to provide a starter kit for  each student. $135.00 Starter kit due upon registration.
  • Note: Starter Kit includes all the tools and supplies needed to      complete the beginner five-day course. Tools are brand new, professional  grade and yours to keep and include, 1 Pistol Grip glass cutting tool, 1 Breaking Plyer, 1 set of running pliers, 1 100-watt solder iron, 1 roll copper foil and 1 lb. 60/40 solder. Kit also cost covers glass, hanging hooks, zinc framing, chemicals, cleaners and wax Everything you will  need for your class project. 

Student to bring:

  • Full body aprons
  • 30” long by 18” wide by 6” deep plastic  project bins for tools, glass, projects, etc. (Please write your name on  the end)
  • Band aides
  • Safety glasses (if you wear glasses, this  will do)

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


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