Stained Glass – Evening (Introductory to Intermediate Level – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Stained Glass – Evening (Introductory to Intermediate Level

Stained Glass (Introductory to Intermediate Level)
Date: April 23 – June 11, 2024 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks)
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Instructor: Millie Harpell & Jane MacNeil
Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 plus HST (Non-Members)

This program focuses on stained glass creation using the copper foil method which is done in five principal steps: designing on paper and transferring the design to glass, cutting glass and grinding down the edges, wrapping glass pieces with copper foil, soldering the pieces, and applying finishing patinas.

Registration fees include use of grinding and soldering tools. Beginners’ kits are available for purchase at $20, which is payable directly to the instructor and includes supplies (glass, solder and foil) for three suncatchers. Students will be required to purchase any extra materials.

Students will have to purchase their own supplies if they complete the beginner kit and choose to start a bigger project.

Millie Harpell began working with stained glass in the early 1990s. She practiced under the direction of Robina Bagnell and Irene Campbell. Millie’s work includes sun catchers, window valences, small and large panels, simple to complicated lamps and light boxes. Millie finds Stained glass very exciting and a rewarding hobby.

Jane MacNeil began taking stained glass classes in the early 1990s when the School of Crafts was located at the Lyceum on George Street. She was very lucky to be mentored by three fantastic instructors: Doug McGillivray, Robina Bagnell and Irene Campbell. Throughout the years Jane has created many stained glass items such as suncatchers, large panels, and lamps. Her favourite pieces have always been angels. To this day it amazes her what beautiful items can be created with glass if you have patience (sometimes a lot of patience). Stained glass is a great hobby with extremely rewarding results once your work is completed.

Advance registration for members begins March 28

General registration for non-members begins April 15

(How to become a member with Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design)

For more information on this program or to register, email