Classes

Beginning Stained Glass
(4 Weeks 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays)

 

Beginning Fused Glass
(2 Weeks 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Thursdays)

     

This is a class for those with little or no experience, or for those looking for a refresher course. The copper foil method will be taught. Students will learn to cut, grind, and foil glass, then solder and finish a small panel.

The first evening students will put together a simple sun catcher to learn the basic steps in stained glass. They will then choose a pattern to be used for their panel. The panels are not to be larger than 8” x 10” and no more than 20 pieces. We have many patterns to choose from.

Students are welcome to come into the shop during regular store hours to work on their project if they miss an evening, or feel they need the extra time. All projects can be stored in the workroom during the month of class. Due to limited storage space, all projects must be removed within 30 days of the final class or they will be discarded.

 

This is a class for students with little or no warm glass experience. Topics discussed will be kiln & mold preparation, glass selection, project design, firing schedules, and basic vocabulary and processes used in warm glass. All materials are included in the cost of the class. Experience with glass cutting is not required. Must be 13 years old to take this class.

Projects:
Set of 4 Coasters: Students will make 4 coasters, approximately 3½ to 4 inches square, using a base of black glass and designing with opaque glass. Coasters will be fired to a full fuse.

Tack fuse Suncatcher: With a 6 x 6-inch base sheet of glass, students will arrange a variety of glass, frit and stringer into their design. The piece will be taken to a tack-fuse temperature. The result will be a highly textured composition.

8.5-inch plate: Students will be given an 8.5-inch square base sheet of clear glass to create a design using either cathedral glass, opaque glass, or both, plus frit and stringer. This piece will be taken to a full fuse in one firing and then slumped into a shallow mold in a second firing to make a plate.

Pendant: Students will make a pendant suitable to be worn on a chain.

Students will benefit from bringing ideas to class, keeping in mind the dimensions of the projects. Grinders and glass saws will not be available. Keep designs simple. We recommend geometric or abstract designs. Students are welcome to come in the shop during regular business hours to work on their projects if they need extra time. Due to limited storage space, all projects not removed from the shop within 30 days of the final class will be discarded.

We offer a 15% discount coupon for glass to students taking either class.

Artworks Class Refund Policy

Due to limited space in the class, a deposit of half the registration fee is required to hold a spot.

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON CLASS PAYMENTS. THERE IS NO RESCHEDULING TO ANOTHER CLASS.

WARNING: Under no circumstances should anyone who may be pregnant or who is nursing work with stained glass.