2022 Summer Program


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Class #27

Stained Glass: Lead Came & Copper Foil

Jill Wicke

June 5 - June 11, 2022


instructor imageThis class is designed for beginners and for those who have done some stained glass work and want to learn another method or simply refresh and expand their skills.

The first project you’ll do will employ the lead came method. Rather than designing your own pattern, Jill will have a selection of patterns from which you can choose for your project. There is room for creative expression in choosing the colors and textures of glass. For the second project, you’ll use the copper foil method to make either a suncatcher, a fan light or a night light.

The lead came method is the traditional method most people think of for stained glass. The approximately 16-inch by 10-inch panel that you’ll make is built with channeled pieces of lead running between each piece of glass. In the second part of the class, you’ll learn how to make a flat project for which the edges of the pieces of glass are wrapped in thin strips of copper foil, then soldered all along the foil lines and joints.

You will also learn about glass, including how glass sheets are made and guidelines for choosing types and colors of glass for your projects. The supply fee covers all the materials you’ll need for your projects. All of the tools you’ll need will be on hand.

Jill Wicke’s enthusiasm for stained glass came about because of a love for Frank Lloyd Wright designs. She took some classes and fell in love with the medium in 1980. Very quickly, a hobby turned into selling pieces through craft fairs and commissioned work. Jill has worked with a local architect on abstract designs for several churches, and has designed patterns to match clients’ rooms, from altar cloths to a scene from a picture of a favorite place in Hawaii. Her custom work includes panels, kaleidoscopes, boxes, lampshades, cabinet doors, windows and doors. Jill began teaching stained glass in 1987. She lives in O'Fallon, Illinois.

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Materials Fee: $95 for all supplies, materials and tool use Jill will contact students prior to class.
Web: www.stainedglasswithclass.com

Pricing (per person):
$1180 Dorm Room Package*
$1280 Two-Person Room Package*
$1920 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$675 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals
**package includes tuition & 7 meals


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