Essential Skills for Successful
STAINED GLASS HOBBYISTS
Training, advice & support for new and experienced makers to master skills & build confidence.
DOES ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
You have big dreams of creating gifts and windows, but don't know where to start or the things you are making, aren't turning out the way you want...
You've spent countless hours trying to search the internet for answers, and you're sick of the frustration of wasting precious creative time...
Your head is full of project ideas but they all seem to be just out of reach, and your schedule doesn't fit the local classes for you to learn new techniques...
You’re worried about making mistakes every step of the way, and you’re not enjoying your hobby as much as you think you could...
If it does, then you already know how challenging it can be to learn on your own at home
THAT'S WHAT INSPIRED ME TO BUILD THIS SITE
- Creating with glass is my way to escape after a stressful day.
- It's quality time I can spend reflecting on my own thoughts.
- The sense of accomplishment I feel when I successfully tackle a new challenge or finish a project carries me through some duller moments
I hear so often that this isn't the reality for others and I truly wish it were.
Thankfully, it can be...
Introducing the Make Stained Glass Club
The Club teaches essential knowledge and includes skills training for stained glass hobbyists.
It's a membership all about stained glass!
And it's packed with in-depth, practical training, tips and resources on all aspects of creating amazing stained glass projects.
THE CLUB WILL HELP YOU TO:
Discover the feeling of great satisfaction and joy in creating beautiful, detailed, structurally sound projects; in both large and small formats.
Understand why things happen the way they do, so you can create what you want with the clarity in knowing what to do and when.
Get excited about trying new projects and increase your confidence with clear and simple step-by-step instructions and the guidance to make them.
Find help & inspiration all in one place with the combined knowledge & experience of a community of creatives who are there to support one another.
Grow and develop your creative side so you can pair colours and glass choices more easily and watch your artistic skills flourish.
Achieve more consistent results by learning what's most important in every step of the process, making all subsequent steps easier and therefore, faster.
Meet the Founder of Make Stained Glass
Hi, I'm Samantha Calder - the owner and artist at Living Sun Glass studio - where I've spent years teaching and guiding hundreds of new & experienced hobbyists to grow their confidence and create wonderful stained glass projects.
With over 13 years experience with stained glass and almost 20 years in customer service, I have a proven track record of helping great customers achieve wonderful & amazing results.
Being struck with a balance disorder in 2013 brought the inability to teach as regularly as I was, and that's when the idea of venturing into the online world came about. 2016 unfolded the concept of creating a membership site as a way to share my knowledge and expertise with even more makers while they learn this exciting art form from home.
"Just wanted to say thanks for the repair tutorial. I enjoyed watching it. I have done many repairs but didn’t ever take the foil off along the broken piece alone. I always ended up having to redo both sides as I would peel off both sides. So thanks for this. Makes a lot more sense. The longer I do glass the more I learn. Been in it for 35 years and still learning."
Em Warner, Online Reader
5 WAYS TO LEARN WITH MAKE STAINED GLASS
- Live q & A
- Art Challenges
Project based learning with step-by-step instructions.
Receive access to one new tutorial every month with clear instructions on how to build specific projects.
Different skills are targeted in these tutorials to help you develop new techniques that you can apply to other creations.
Watch videos that cover specific topics and explain details you need to know.
Videos vary in length depending on the information being covered, but they are always presented in an easily digestible format. This way, you can put the knowledge to use immediately and start making an impact on your stained glass work right away.
Live Q & A's
Interactive live studio sessions hosted every month with Samantha.
Need advice and feedback specific to your current project? I host a live monthly call where I answer all your questions and provide individual help based on your needs.
Plus you can get answers to questions 24/7 inside our member-only forum.
Learn from in-depth courses on specific topics.
Courses are included with the yearly membership option.
Each course provides an in-depth focus on fundamental skills that are needed to create quality artwork more easily.
Push your skills and have fun participating in member-only art challenges.
Participate in art challenges designed to help you grow as a glass artist. Want extra advice on your art challenge project? Post your questions in the private forum.
All Club Members Get Immediate Access to:
SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY FOR MEMBERS
The reason this site is referred to as a "Club" and not an "Academy" is because it's intended to be a community. It's a place to ask your questions, get feedback, share ideas and get to know other like minded stained glass makers right inside the club. (No social media accounts required!)
Make Stained Glass members have a whole range of skills and wonderful personalities, and they make the community forum a great and friendly resource that's available 24/7.
Reach out for help, or meet other makers like you.
THE TRAINING LIBRARIES
There are multiple libraries of training material for you to consume as soon as you join. Visit the document library with printable checklists and resources to help you, the tutorial library for step-by-step instructions, and the pattern library to choose your next project. Look over my shoulder and watch how I do things in the video vault and find tips and trick in the quick wins library.
Learn what you need, when you need it.
...All of this and much more ONLY inside the club
Real Hobbyists Making Stained Glass
"Samantha is a great teacher and is very knowledgeable. I recommend her highly. I have taken the beginners course twice, not because I didn’t learn the first time - always room for improvement and learning more - but because I wanted to do more."
Colleen, Glengarry, Ontario
"I love taking workshops with Samantha. After every course I'm excited and cannot get over how much I learned from her. I highly recommend taking courses with her."
Lucie, St-Eugene, Ontario
When you join Make Stained Glass, you are fully protected by the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. I'm confident that you'll find the the club useful, but if you don't feel you've received value and you decide you want to cancel within 30 days of joining, just let me know and you'll receive a prompt refund. No hassles, headaches or hoops to jump through.
October 1st, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions
Not sure if Make Stained Glass is right for you? Still have some questions? Let's see is I can answer them here for you...
Is the Make Stained Glass club a good fit for all skill levels?
Assuming you've already begun your adventures in stained glass and are a beginner or intermediate glass hobbyist who wants to keep building proficiency, then the Club can help you improve and finesse your glass skills (like cutting, soldering and lots more,) general knowledge, finishing techniques, artistic creation and all those little things you may not have noticed yet.
What if I haven't started creating with glass yet?
Help is coming soon! The information found in the club is not perfectly complete for those who will be starting from ground zero but it is in the works to be ready for January 2019.
Is all of the training material available right away?
You get access to everything already inside the club right away! No waiting for content to be released to you, just jump in and start making use of the training straight away. Updates and new material will be added consistently too - so your training libraries will continue to grow.
How do I access the Club and all of it's training material?
Even if you're not a technical wizard, accessing the Club is simple. Once logged in, click on the "Dashboard" and there you will see all of the options available. And, if you have any difficulty, you can always contact me with your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I ask questions and get help on my own projects?
Yes! You can ask questions in the community forum and even post pictures of something you need specific advice on, AND you can also ask questions during the live Q & A studio sessions where you can pre-submit your questions or ask them live.
What happens if I decide to cancel my membership?
I'd love it if all members stuck around forever - but I also understand that this isn't a reality. I'll be sad to see you go, but if you need to leave the club then you'll be able to do so by accessing "My Account."