Stained glass is a type of glass that has been treated with chemicals or other substances to give it a particular color. The resulting glass is often used in decorative applications, such as in stained glass windows.
If you love the look of stained glass, but don’t have the time or money to take a class in person, there are some great online courses that can help you get started. Here are a few of our favorites:
Learn to Make a Basic Stained Glass Window is an online arts and crafts class offered by Udemy. Intended for beginners with no previous experience, the course teaches how to make a basic stained glass window from start to finish. To succeed in the class, students will need to purchase a number of tools and materials that cost anywhere from $200 to $400. An enrollment fee of $34.99 is also necessary to access the class. Once students have paid the fee, they receive access to 2.5 hours of on-demand video instruction available on a television, computer, or mobile device. Ten downloadable resources are also given to students. Some of the topics covered in the video lectures include tools and materials, safety, cutting glass, and soldering.
Gothic Church Artwork: Stained Glass and Sculpture is an online arts and crafts class offered by Udemy. Although the class is intended to be a follow-up to the class Essentials of Gothic Architecture, it can also be taken on its own. The course is open to high school students, college students, and adults with an interest in art and architecture history. For a fee of $24.99, students gain access to the hour-long video lecture and six downloadable resources. The lectures can be viewed on a computer, mobile device, and television and cover the emergence of stained glass and sculpture in Gothic churches, the icons of the church and state, and how medieval sculpture reclaimed classic elements. At the end of the class, students receive a certificate of completion.
Abstract Painting – Stained Glass Method is an online arts and crafts class offered by Udemy. Through this course, students learn painting techniques that allow them to create abstract compositions that resemble stained glass artwork. The class is open to people of all ages with an interest in art. Those with some previous experience with painting will be at an advantage. To enroll in the course, students must pay a fee of $99.99. A set of basic art supplies such as paints and paintbrushes is necessary to follow along with tutorials included in the 2.5 hours of online video instruction. Students can move through the lectures at their own pace and watch the content on a television, computer, or mobile device.
Make Unique Mosaics for Fun, Decorating and Profit! is an online arts and crafts class offered by Udemy. The course teaches students how to create their own mosaic artwork projects. It begins with an exploration of the history of mosaic making and then lays out safety guidelines. The class then moves on to cover supplies and materials and to introduce the two main methods of mosaic-making: direct and indirect. Students then learn both techniques and receive step-by-step instructions that include a section on repairing and troubleshooting mosaic projects. The course costs $54.99 and includes 1.5 hours of on-demand video instruction that students can view on a television, laptop, or mobile device. In addition, students receive six downloadable resources that can help with current and future projects.