Stained Glass: Beginner Lead Came Panel

Introduce yourself to the colours and textures of stained glass by building a stained glass panel using the traditional lead came technique. Learn how to score and break, grind, lead, solder and cement your panel. Choose from provided designs and build your own 10″ x 15″ panel to display in your home. Supplies are needed. Tool rental/supplies/materials fee: $130 plus GST.

Participant Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn how to score and break glass
  • Use tools to grind
  • Appropriately apply lead, solder and cement
  • Successfully build a lead came panel



Course Content

Session 1:

  • Cut out glass
  • Pattern set up

Session 2:

  • Lead Project

Session 3:

  • Solder project

Session 4:

  • Finish / Mud Project

Supply List

  • Ultra Fine Point “SHARPIE”
  • Silver “SHARPIE METALLIC” Marker for drawing on dark glass
  • Safety Glasses
  • Metal cork-back ruler
  • Rubber gloves (optional – Needed for last class)
  • Stained glass – to complete your project
  • Lead board – plywood base (12”x16”) with a raised right angle (as per example)
  • Pattern – must be picked up at Bissett Stained Glass
  • Box large enough to transport your projects and supplies in.
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