STIPCLASS - Education - general info

General information

- If you want to learn something about glass

- We expect the following from our instructors

- Workshop levels

- Miscellaneous information

- Cancellation policy

If you want to learn something about glass

In 1980 JanHein began to teach “Glass Techniques” for the Tilburg Art Foundation. In the early days the emphasis was on glass in lead and stained glass painting techniques; starting in the mid-1990’s hot glass techniques came on board. He was associated with the Foundation as their teacher of “Glass Techniques” until mid-2004.

Late in 2002 we began to organize workshop in all sorts of glass techniques in our own studio. What started as separate workshops has blossomed into the yearly Winter and Summer Academies supplemented by standalone workshops, trainings and courses. As a rule, STIPGLAS workshops and courses are aimed at knowledge transfer and skill development as opposed to producing specific products.

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We expect the following from our instructors

We believe it’s important for students to be exposed to various insights offered by different instructors. Because of this, we’ve involved other teachers in our curriculum since the beginning. And we search internationally for appropriate candidates. As a result, the language of instruction can be English, Dutch or German, but there’s always an interpreter nearby when needed.

We expect the following from our instructors:
- to be extremely proficient in the technique he or she is teaching
- to have a broad knowledge of glass as a material
- to be imaginative
- to be willing and able to share their insights with students
- to be working professionally in their glass technique

The knowledge shared by our instructors is intended solely for personal use. Publication of text and/or photos and sound recordings are not allowed without explicit consultation with both the teacher and STIPGLAS.

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Workshop levels

Workshop levels:
Level 0 = No previous experience required
Level 1 = Basic skills required
Level 2 = Reasonable control over the technique required
Level 3 = For more advanced students, good control over the technique required
Level 4 = Master class

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Miscellaneous information

If we’re working with oxygen torches, we work with oxygen tanks and not with concentrators.

The workshops run each day normally from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Coffee and tea is available starting at 9:45am; at 1:00pm we serve a tasty lunch and at 5:00pm we share a beverage to reflect on the day.
Students receive a 5% discount on glass and a 5-10% discount on most materials and tools (excluding torches and glass kilns) during their workshop.
All workshops are held in the STIPGLAS studio, Utrechtsestraat 6 in the center of Tilburg.
Unless mentioned otherwise in the description of the workshop at the website.

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Cancellation policy

After signing up for a workshop you’ll receive a short email confirming your registration. At that point you can be assured we’ve reserved a place for you in that workshop. And as we go forward with the planning for the workshop we are expecting that you will, in fact, participate in the workshop.

Later you’ll receive an official confirmation with the Stipglas general rules, parking advice, special instructions for your workshop if appropriate plus, of course, the invoice. As a courtesy to our students it’s not our practice to send the invoice months in advance. However, that doesn’t mean that we haven’t finalized the planning with regard to instructors and needed equipment or purchased materials and lunch supplies.
Therefore we’ve implemented the following cancellation policies.
- Cancellation is possible 30 days or more before the start of the workshop without consequence.
- Cancellation at least 14 days in advance: 20% of the workshop cost.
- Cancellation between 14 and 7 days in advance: 40% of the workshop cost.
- Cancellation between 7 days and 48 hours in advance: 60% of the workshop cost.
- Cancellation less than 48 hours in advance: 80% of the workshop cost.
Only written cancellations are valid (letter or email).

If Stipglas cancels a workshop because of, for example, instructor illness or too few registrations, 100% of any workshop fees already paid will be reimbursed. We consult with the students to find another date for the workshop and may transfer the already-paid fees to the new workshop. Stipglas is not responsible for possible damages or costs incurred by the student that may be directly or indirectly caused by the cancellation of a workshop.

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