Art stained glass design and conservation
Paris - Versailles
Cell: +33 7 82 72 24 88

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Irisations Formation au vitrail : Introduction

All-level classes and workshops for adults do take place all year around. It is a good opportunity to get introduced to stained-glass windows, glass-painting, glass mosaics...

It is not required to have skills in drawing or painting to register. Beginners are welcome. The following skills and abilities are required: manual dexterity, sensitivity to shapes and colors, ability to prolonged standing, good near vision (millimeter-scale accuracy).

Classes are all-level. You can design and make a personal project, as of the first stained-glass panel. We also suggest patterns depending on each level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and technics. The following technics are tought in classes: lead and copper-foil stained-glass, grisaille glass-painting.

Workshops are for beginners only and last from one to three days depending on the technics. It is an opportunity to get initiated to leaded stained-glass and grisaille glass-painting. There is a pattern provided for these workshops.

Last but not least, vocational training modules are offered to companies and individuals on a regular basis, especially towards adults that consider retraining.

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Classes :

The studio provides 3-hour all-level classes twice a week:
Fridays afternoon 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
Saturdays morning 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and afternoon 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The classes take place all year long but exhibitions weekends. There is no requirement to make a one-year commitment. You can sign up to a course at any time in the year as long as the course still has openings for new students.  You come when your are available and for as long as it takes to get your projetc made. It is recommended that you plan to attend a minimum of 2 classes a month in order to learn the techniques and practice on a regular basis.

New in 2018: Mosaic classes! Contact us for more information.

2018 Fees: 1 class (3 hours): 69€ taxes included - 10 classes: 642€ taxes included. Supplies included. Valid for 1 year.

Glass painting initiation day - beginners

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(en)Irisations formation : Les stages

This workshop is for 3 beginners and allows for decorative painting in grisaille of a transparent or colored glass piece.

It is not required to know how to paint, draw or make a stained-glass window to attend this course.

Fees : €138 taxes included, all supplies included. To be paid upon registration.

Stained glass initiation workshop - 2 days - beginners

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07/26/2018 to 07/27/2018
09/28/2018 to 09/29/2018
10/12/2018 to 10/13/2018
01/25/2019 to 01/26/2019
02/15/2019 to 02/16/2019
03/15/2019 to 03/16/2019
03/22/2019 to 03/23/2019
03/29/2019 to 03/30/2019
04/12/2019 to 04/13/2019

These courses allow you to learn how to make a geometric leaded stained glass window.

Fees : €276 VAT included, including supplies. To be paid upon registration.

During this workshop, you can also learn to assemble a stained glass window with copper-foil (Tiffany style). Fees: €290 VAT included, including materials.

How to make a stained glass table lamp - 3 days - intermediate

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07/25/2018 to 07/27/2018
09/28/2018 to 09/30/2018
01/24/2019 to 01/26/2019
02/14/2019 to 02/16/2019
stained glass table lamp workshop

In this workshop, you will learn to make a copper-foiled stained glass table lamp.

You can attend this workshop once you have attended the 2-day initiation stained glass workshop.

Fees: €445 taxes and supplies included. To be paid upon registration.

Mosaic initiation workshop - 1 day

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mosaic workshop

In this workshop, you will learn how to mosaic with stained glass tesserae, including key steps such as to draw your sketch, to cut your glass tesserae and glue them onto an appropriate baseboard. You can mosaic decorative panels, mirror frames, photo frames...

Fees: €95, taxes and supplies included but mirrors (supp. 5€). Frames are not provided. To be paid upon registration.

Make a stained glass mosaic mirror - 2 days - beginners

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07/30/2018 to 07/31/2018
09/01/2018 to 09/02/2018
10/05/2018 to 10/06/2018
02/01/2019 to 02/02/2019

In this workshop, you will learn how to make a mosaic mirror with stained glass tesserae, including key steps such as to draw your sketch, to cut your glass tesserae, to glue them  and to grout.

Fees: €290, taxes and supplies included. Frames are not provided. To be paid upon registration.


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Do offer an stained-glass initiation class or workshop at Irisations studio!
All prices starting €95

Professional training:

Initiation to stained-glass and glass-painting for beginners' groups (corporate meetings, team building events...)
Irisations professional training activities are registered under #11 78 83032 78 in France.

Irisations formation : Program

Program :

We teach the following stained-glass windows technical process:

  • the cartoon or sketch design
  • to cut glass following a pattern
  • assembly and mounting with lead 
  • mounting with copper foils (Tiffany-style)
  • personal project: window design (maquette)
The main decorative / glass-painting technics that we teach are: grisaille (trait, blaireautage, aplats...), silver stain and enamels.

All supplies (glass, lead...) are provided. We also have tools you can use in our studio. Feel free to bring your own tools (glass-cutter, pencils...) should you have any. 

Once completed, you can bring your window back home. 


All classes and workshops take place at the Irisations studio in Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse (78).

There are many options for accomodation such as bed & breakfasts and hotels in the Regional Natural Park of Chevreuse's Upper Valley.  More

Informations - How to sign up:
+33 7 82 72 24 88
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