Courses | 18-06-2023

Join Jonathan Cooke for glass painting masterclasses

The Architectural Glass Centre at Swansea College of Art is offering specialist glass painting masterclasses by Jonathan Cooke in September 2023.

Jonathan Cooke teaches regularly at Swansea College of Art. He is an ICON (Institute of Conservation) Accredited Conservator-Restorer (ACR). He served a traditional apprenticeship at York Minster, and established his stained glass conservation company, called Jonathan and Ruth Cooke, in 1987.

Over a 40-year career he has researched, explored and experimented with traditional painting techniques, which now inform his restoration glass painting and original work alike.

The glass painting masterclass is suitable for both beginners and those with previous experience of glass painting. Jonathan will demonstrate and teach his techniques, as well as discussing materials, tools and firing schedules.

There will be ample time for participants to practise, produce samples and create finished pieces to their own designs.

An additional masterclass will be available, focusing specifically on the use of enamel and silver stains. This will be an exploration of materials and techniques for use principally in traditional glass painting, using a range of stains, transparent and opaque enamels,

a range of media and mixing techniques, application and firing regimes to achieve differing effects and outcomes.

The Glass Painting Masterclass takes place from 19-22 September 2023 and costs £310.

The Silver Stain and Enamel Masterclass takes place from 23-25 September 2023 and costs £330.

Swansea College of Art is based at: Campus, Dynevor Pl, De-La Beche St, Swansea SA1 3EU, Wales. To book email: or tel: 07769 210127.

Image: ‘Blue Socks’ (2022) by Jonathan Cooke.

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