How To Shade Stained Glass

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Shading does not have to be slow and worrying like it used to be

Not anymore ...

Shadow is a new course about painting gorgeous shadows.


Shadow will teach you everything you need to know about using Propylene glycol to make gorgeous stained glass shadows

"This is a very professional course and I would recommend it to all who are interested in painting on glass" (Beatriz L.)

Shadow is all online - you won't have to plan time away from home, or travel to our studio, or book a hotel and restaurants.

You can watch the videos wherever you are, and whenever suits you best.

And we've organised the course so everything is clear.

Here's The Plan ...

Part 1

The 5 brushes you need, what they do, and where to buy the full kit at an incredible price with just one click.

How to mix a lump of glycol, how to store it, how to revive it the next day or a month later, how to revive an ancient lump of glycol.

Then the glycol wash: how you prepare it, how you apply it, how you blend it, how you remove the excess.

The glycol wash is crucial: get it wrong, your shadows will run everywhere. But practise like we show you in part 1, and you'll make gorgeous shadows every time.

So that's part 1: the fundamentals.

Part 2

Part 2 is where you start getting confident with glycol shadows: how to make shadows of all sizes - big, medium and small, specifically:

  • How you prepare the thick, dark paint
  • How you apply it
  • How to blend your shadows and move them around.

Also very important: knowing when to stop. You'll learn to spot the tell-tale signs.

So part 2 is where you get familiar with the whole process.

Part 3

We guide you in a methodical way.

So now, after parts 1 and 2, you'll feel comfortable with the brushes and the techniques, which means it's time to start practising with designs.

There are many different kinds of shadows you can make: thick, thin, inside, outside, dark, light, straight, curved - inside this part and the next one, you'll rehearse them all.

Part 4

Now more kinds of shadows on the same design: yes, this is the way to get confident with the different shadows - you continue with the same design, and learn how to shade it in many different ways. That's how you appreciate the difference.

Part 5

All about highlights: this is such an important topic, we give it the attention it deserves. Glycol has a particular effect on highlights: when you understand this, you can use it to your advantage.

And part 6

Reach for the stars: now we give you 5 stunning case studies which will inspire you to paint gorgeous shadows your own way.

Inside Shadow, you'll receive the full version of this trailer:

You also get:

  • The Coronation Lion
  • Snowdrops
  • Squirrel
  • Skeleton

Together, these 5 case studies will give you confidence to use glycol in your own way.

For us, your guides, this is the point of the whole adventure: that you become so confident with the paint and brushes, you can chose your own challenges - and solve them.


So that's the plan - that's how you'll get confident with making gorgeous shadows.

"This course is so well done I feel (almost) as if I were in class with you" (De S.)

"I'm new to stained glass painting: is Shadow right for me?"

No, this course is not right for you if you're a beginner.

It's important you already feel OK with the traditional techniques i.e. the undercoat, copy-tracing, strengthening, flooding, highlights and softened highlights.

Our foundation course Illuminate is an excellent place to start.

"What tools, paints and materials will I need?"

You won't need much - e.g. glass paint, various brushes, painting bridge etc.

Nothing strange or difficult to find.

Even the glycol you can buy online from Amazon or eBay.

As soon as you join, you'll find a list inside the course.

If you wish, you can even buy all your brushes from just one supplier: no need to shop around. We'll tell you where.

"Thank you both for a wonderful learning experience. I've found your teaching and demonstrations inspirational and new vistas have certainly been opened to me" (David T.)

"Can I download the videos and watch them off-line?"


Beneath each video, you'll find a download link. Click the link, and the video will start downloading to your computer.

"How long do I have to finish the course?"

As long as you want. There's no hurry. You work at your own pace and return whenever you want to check up on something.

"And what's the cost?"

The cost is US$ 65 plus sales tax if it applies.

This is a one-off payment for the full course - packed with demonstrations, packed with exercises for you to practise on.


Certainly you can come to our studio and spend 2 days with us to learn the same material: this will cost you $600 for the 1-to-1 tuitition, then there's the cost of travel, accommodation, meals to consider, plus time away from home or work ...

Shadow is excellent value and very convenient when you consider how you can use it and return to it again and again.

"Thank you for yet another great course. I enjoy every moment I spend learning with both of you" (Joanne L.)

"I don't live in the US - can I pay in my own currency?"

Certainly you can.

When you click this link to join, you choose your currency, then proceed.

"What happens when I have a question?"

You can email us and we'll get back to you.

"If I buy today, can I try it and get my money back if it doesn't work for me?"


You have a 60-day money-back guarantee

If you want your money back, just email us within 60 days - that's more than enough time to experience the full course and make sure it works for you.


"What happens if I'm away from time to time?"

It's not a problem.

The videos will be waiting for you when you return. Your lessons will never disappear. You can start where you left off, and work at your own pace.

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Join Shadow now.

US$ 65 plus sales tax for the full course.

You have Q&A when you want it.

You also have a 60-day money-back guarantee


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