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Beginning Stained Glass – Foil Method

with Cheryl Peterson

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What you will learn in this Stained Glass course:


Class 1:

  • Pattern Prep 
  • Plan your colors
  • Number pieces
  • Cut pattern pieces
  • Handling glass safely
  • Buying glass
  • Glue pieces together

Class 2:

  • Cut glass

  • Types of glass

  • How to measure what you need

  • How to make a project board from drywall

Class 3:

  • Grinding Glass

  • Grinder safety

  • Grinder set-up & maintenance


Class 4:

  • Foiling
  • Foil backing colors
  •  Decorative foil
  •  Widths

Class 5:

  • Soldering
  • Cutting a flux brush
  •  Types of soldering irons and tips
  •  Types of solder

Class 6:

  • Types of flux
  • Lead safety
  •  Flux safety
  •  Protective clothing

Class 7:

  • Zinc Frame

  • Widths of zinc came

  • C vs. H came

  • Hangers – handy hangers vs. wire

  • When to frame with secondary frame

Class 8:

  • Cleaning
  • Proper cleaning – baking soda and blue dawn
  •  How to avoid “white mold”How to clean white mold if it occurs – baking soda/water/soft brush – re-wax

Class 9:

  • Patina

  • Most popular colors of patina – Black for lead/solder, zinc

  • Copper

  • Patina safety

  • Clean – ammonia free glass cleaner

  • Polish – carnuba wax, paste or liquid

  • Jack Chain


About this Stained Glass course

This course is for the stained glass beginner. No previous experience is necessary. The course in the foil method of stained glass will cover how to choose glass, prepare a pattern, cut glass, foil wrap, solder, and end up with a ready-to-hang panel. We’ll also cover best practices for safely handling glass, and the chemicals associated with glass craft, as well as how to care for your glass tools.

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Beginning Stained Glass

Time table:
9 hours

Beginning / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Glass Artists

Main objective:
Learn the foil method of stained glass.



About the instructor

Cheryl Peterson
Red Dragon Glass Art

Cheryl started working with stained glass in 2005. She uses her background in graphic design and combines kiln formed glass to create original, fun and unique designs. Cheryl works in both foil and lead methods of stained glass, creating original designs, three dimensional creations and lead restorations. She is an affiliate member of the Stained Glass Association of America and former president of the Glass Art Guild of Utah. Her commission work and restorations can be found is private residences and businesses across the United States.

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