Visual Arts Workshop

Stained Glass Window Workshop
Instructor Chuck Winkelman
October 18 | 1:00-4:00pm

October 19 & 20 | 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuition $140 | Materials Fee $50
Location: 620 Ridge Road | Manzanita

Chuck Winkelman is teaching another stained-glass workshop this fall. The workshops will be held in Winkelman’s garage in Manzanita to avail student access to his extensive equipment. It is limited to eight students. The workshop begins with a discussion on the elements of design, glass cutting, use of tools such as lead, solder, flux, cutting boards, etc. A few simple window designs will be provided, but students are encouraged to create their own design.

All materials are provided for a small window (12” x 12”), but options for a larger window are available for an additional materials fee. Students will provide 2” nails, a 2” paint brush, and their own safety equipment such as safety glasses, and rubber gloves.

Winkelman began making stained glass windows as a necessity when restoring his 1913 craftsman bungalow in Seattle.  At the time he could not afford to have the eleven missing leaded windows replaced. So, he took a stained-glass making class and began making the windows himself. Soon, friends and neighbors began asking him to make windows for them. Winkelman says: “that was 20 years ago, and the rest is history.” Winkelman credits his experience working with wood led to the construction of frames, and his university art degree helps the design process.

Since then, he has embraced the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th and early 20th century drawing inspiration by the work of Frank Lloyd Write, and architects Rennie Mackintosh, and brothers Charles and Henry Greene. Winkelman’s recent exhibit in the Hoffman Gallery revealed his diverse artistic palette with the inclusion of Art Nouveau windows and pieces that do not fall in either camp.

Winkelman makes custom windows and sells his work in his on-line shop. Although retired, he says his “hobby’ takes up more of his time as years go by.

View more of  Winkelman’s designs

Contact the artist directly if you are interested in making a larger window in this workshop: