At High Country Stained Glass, we seek to serve as your Information Center for everything related to glass.
We are passionate about our craft and we’re dedicated to searching for the latest glassmaking techniques. From stained glass to mosaics and fused glass, we teach everything from the basics to more advanced techniques.
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For more information about Classes, take a look at our class descriptions and contact us today.
Courses in Kamloops for Stained Glass:
Starting with the Beginners Course is always a logical choice, but there’s lots of No Experience Necessary Classes offered here in our downtown Kamloops Studio.
Underlined Classes means Intermediate – Experience Necessary!
12 hrs. / Ages 16+
Learn all the basics in this 12 hour class. We start with safety then explain the different types of glass. Next is cutting lines & simple shapes. We then move on to cutting out your easy Beginner project (as pictured on left), then (lunch &) foiling your pieces. The second class gets us soldering and finishing our project.
You’ll also start a second project to be completed in the third class. Choose from many simple designs (2 samples on right) Of course homework is required!
We include practice glass and the glass for your first project.
Intro to Stained Glass
3 hrs. / Ages 14+
Get a “taste” of what’s involved in doing a small stained glass panel without any commitment. Each student will make a 5” square Suncatcher to take home with them. You’ll learn how to cut glass using the strip cutter, and then foil and solder your piece.
6+ hrs. / Ages 16+
In this Intermediate/Advanced class you’ll design and build your own lampshade. This class shows you how to use designing tables so you can build exactly the size & shape you want. In the basic lamp class you’ll only be able to make a “single sloped” shade. There are various other styles of lamp classes offered throughout the year. In the (Advanced) Lighted Lamp Base class you actually make a stained glass base to go with your lampshade. You’ll learn how to wire a 3 way switch so the base will light up too! Beginners Class is a pre-requisite! Also helpful to have completed a few projects.
2 hrs. / Ages 16+
Make a whimsical 3-D Dragonfly that will stick to your window, hang, or poke into your garden! You’ll learn the basics of foiling and soldering and then decorate your dragonfly with swirls of beads.
In this No Experience Needed class, you'll learn the basics by cutting and assembling a Honeycomb! You'll be using the Morton Portable Glass Shoppe to cut perfect hexagons!
You'll leave class with your own unique hanging panel that celebrates our love for the Honeybee!
Everything is included for this fun family friendly class.
4 hrs. / Ages 16+
Take your skills to the next level, make a simple (or complicated) 3 sided lantern. Solder your 3 panels together and learn how to make a stand for it. Wiring and base is included.
Beginners class is a pre-requisite!
6 hrs. / Ages 16+
Students will pick up a pattern and pre-cut it for class. You’ll learn the original construction method used for hundreds of years. Lead safety and puttying are also covered.
2 hrs. / Ages 12+
Create your own cute Suncatcher in this easy class. Learn to wrap lead channels around your glass pieces and then solder them all together! There may be other shapes available, depending upon the class.
4 hrs. / Ages 16+
Make a simple panel and learn the basics of manipulating solder into fun patterns. Great class if you ‘Hate’ to solder.
4hrs. / Ages 16+
Take your soldering to the next level and make a silhouetted shape. It looks awesome over a simple panel or even just a framed piece of special glass.
In this class we'll show you how to manipulate solder on a large sheet of copper foil.
3hrs. / Ages 16+
Create your own treasure box for yourself or for a special gift. Uses only 1 sq ft of glass! Design your own lid and construct a small rectangle box. (Master the mystery of hinges!) This is an Intermediate class.
Clear Textured Panel
6 hrs. / Ages 16+
In this easy class you’ll learn the secrets to making a panel with NO color! We’ll show you how to use various textured glass to assemble a stunning piece of artwork. It’ll match everyone’s décor!
2hrs. / Ages 14+
Come in and have some fun while making a Cute Whimsical House.
We provide you with tons of small pieces to build your house with.
We'll show your how to use the "lead wrapping" technique & then the soldering basics.
Lots of decorating tips provided!
2 hrs. / Ages 16+
In this class students will learn how to put together the quickest picture frame ever!
Students will need to bring 1 sq. ft. of opaque glass, .5 sq. ft. of clear & all their basic tools & supplies! We'll give you quick cutting tips & you'll leave with a plain picture frame. You can decorate it up (if you want) at home after class.
2hrs. / Age 16+
Make a beautiful Wintery Snowflake in this “No Experience Necessary” class.
Choose from many color combinations to make your unique snowflake. Includes beveled glass for the center- which makes rainbows in the sun!
3hrs./Ages 16+ Advanced
Come on in and join us in this new ADVANCED class. Learn how to assemble a unique
3D Wind Spinner with assistance!
You'll need to do some pre-class homework.
(pick up class pattern upon registration)
You will bring your own tools, supplies & glass.
Soldering Jigs will be available for class use (& also available for purchase).