Including UK VAT*

What You Will Learn


In this masterclass, you will be looking into the use of Silkscreen printed imagery within fused and cast glass work. The sessions will discuss Photo Silkscreen Printing and Silkscreen printing with Paper cut resists. It will cover the materials needed to paper cut print onto glass and how to create glass tiles and a thicker glass cast that includes your own imagery.  

This is an All-Levels class; experience in glass cutting is beneficial but not essential. 

See more of Helen's work here:

Helen Slater Stokes Screen Printed Imagery 2024.pdf


Duration: 4 weeks, one session per week - total 6 hours

Please note that classes may be slightly longer or shorter depending on student questions.

Session times

  • Tuesday 2nd April 2024 - 5.30 pm-7.00 pm UK time (1.5 hours)
  • Tuesday 9th April 2024 - 5.30 pm-7.00 pm UK time (1.5 hours)
  • Tuesday 16th April 2024 - 5.30 pm-7.00 pm UK time (1.5 hours)
  • Tuesday 23rd April 2024 - 5.30 pm-7.00 pm UK time (1.5 hours)

Class Description

This 4-session class will cover the techniques used to create imagery in kiln-formed glass:

  • An understanding of how a photo silkscreen is created
  • What materials are needed for surface printing and prints that sit within the glass
  • How to create a paper stencil for silkscreen printing.
  • How to mix pigments for printing. 
  • How to use that paper stencil to print onto the glass. 
  • How these printed images can be included on the surface of fused glass or within cast glass.
  • Mould preparation, from ceramic fibre paper, for professional layered glass tiles.
  • Mould production for glass castings, using ceraboard or Hot Dams.
  • Firing schedules for image-based tiles and larger castings.
  • De-moulding casts
  • Basic glass finishing techniques 

Workshop Outcome:

  • Your own papercut design for printing onto glass.
  • A series of glass tiles that include your own design.
  • A cast glass piece with your own unique design within it.

How it Works: 

  • The course is made up of three live and interactive online sessions using the Zoom platform. We will send you a link to join the class closer to the time
  • Helen will give a step-by-step tutorial with demonstrations, and you will have ample opportunity to ask her questions during the live class
  • Each week he will demonstrate a technique for you to try between sessions
  • A member of the Glass School team will also be in the Zoom class to assist you and Helen
  • Mix with Helen and other students on our dedicated community page, open for the duration of the course. Then join our exclusive Glass School UK Online Glass Community Facebook group to continue to mix with those who have attended any of our online masterclasses
  • A materials list is provided in the course navigation panel, so you can purchase what you need to create your pieces during the course. You don’t need absolutely everything on this list to be successful, Helen will discuss different ways to reach our technical goals

We believe that this is the best way to get the very most from the course, but if this doesn’t suit you that’s fine: - If you can’t get to your studio, you can still learn the techniques and benefit from Helen's extensive knowledge without making the pieces during the course itself.

This is a live online masterclass, but in case a student experiences issues with internet connection during the live class, a recording of each live session will be available to view until two weeks after the final session. This cannot be downloaded or shared and is only available for this limited time. By participating you agree to be recorded for this purpose.

These recordings will be available in the course navigation panel. 

What to Prepare

  • You will need a computer, tablet, or phone with a camera and microphone in order to join the online classroom. If you are unfamiliar with using Zoom then please take some time to look at our guide, available in the navigation panel. 
  • You should have a reliable internet connection, fast enough to make video calls or stream videos
  • Please read the Student Participation Agreement
  • Ensure that you have checked the materials list and purchased any materials you may require 
  • A pen and paper to take any notes. 
  • We restrict the class size to 25 people
  • We teach using Bullseye Glass (CoE90)


We are committed to maintaining a respectful community where all our students can learn and develop their full potential, within a safe environment.

If you have a learning difference or any specific requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us prior to your lesson so we can accommodate you.

*Price excluding VAT is £150 The correct tax will be calculated at checkout based on your location.

There are 25 places available on this course. Our courses regularly reach that limit and so we advise booking a place at the earliest opportunity to avoid any disappointment. 

Cancellations up to 2 weeks before the course receive a 90% refund, after that date, a 50% refund will be given up to one week prior to the course, and no refund is given for cancellations after this time. In order to keep class costs low for all, we make no exceptions to this policy. In order to cancel your place on the course please contact [email protected] 

What Our Students Say

Melanie W.

I enjoyed this course so much, Who ever thought printing an image and making a glass block would be such a challenge and at the same time so rewarding. Thank you so much Helen for a terrific class.

Elizabeth S.

Really informative course with excellent demonstrations and handouts! Can't ask for anything more!

Course Curriculum

    1. Welcome

    2. Course Overview

    3. Student Participation Agreement

    4. Join the Community!

    5. How to Navigate the Community Page

    6. How to Download your Materials List!

    7. Materials List

    8. A Guide to Zoom and the Live Session

    9. All Set for the First Session!

    1. Welcome to Week One

    2. Week One Handout

    3. Zoom link - Week One - Screen Printed Imagery - Tuesday 2nd April 2024

    4. Examples of Screen Printed Glass

    5. Week One - Recording

    1. Welcome to Week Two

    2. Week Two Handout

    3. Zoom link - Week Two - Screen Printed Imagery - Tuesday 9th April 2024

    4. Week Two - Recording

    1. Welcome to Week Three

    2. Week Three Handout

    3. Zoom Link - Week Three - Screen Printed Imagery - Tuesday 16th April 2024

    4. Week Three - Recording

    1. Welcome to Week Four

    2. Week Four Handout

    3. Fire Polishing Schedule

    4. Zoom link - Week Four - Screen Printed Imagery - Tuesday 23rd April 2024

    5. Week Four - Recording

    1. Submit Your Finished Works

Helen Slater Stokes

Glass Artist and Lecturer; Helen graduated from The Royal College of Art, with a master’s degree in 3D Design: Glass & Ceramics, in 1996 and since then has been lecturing and making glass sculptures from her workshop in the Cotswolds. She subsequently completed a part-time PhD by practice, in 2021, at The Royal College of Art. Helen's work explores the creation of the 3D or spatial image, within glass, and the notion of glass as a facilitator, in working with and challenging our perception of space. These unique glass pieces vary in scale from dramatic life-size outdoor figures to delicate tabletop casts for interiors.

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