Mini Art Strip
Learn your basic stained glass skills to make a beautiful narrow glass art piece. Learn to embellish with wire and solder details, glass and stone bits, and even glass plating! These would be great for windows or for wall hangings, and they’re a fantastic way to use up scraps. We will complete one art strip in class. All tools and materials are provided. Students may bring glass or other natural elements from home to incorporate into their strips.
Decorative Enhancing Soldering
Take your stained glass to the next level! Learn to add decorative soldering touches to add texture and detail to dress up even the simplest panels. Glass for the panel needs to be cut and ground prior to class time. See Coral for pattern and glass selection. Prior soldering experience is required.
Advanced Copper Foil
Ready to learn the next round of skills for working in copper foil stained glass? Students will build a round glass panel and also learn more about working with trickier glasses and difficult cuts, additional tools to facilitate the stained glass process, adding details using wire and solder, reinforcing panels, as well as sizing panels for doors, windows and cabinet doors. Students are responsible for purchase of glass and metal framing for the round project (approx. $10-$35).
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Learn to make your own fused glass tree ornaments. This class covers glass cutting, glass selection, embellishing, and fusing. You’ll complete two ornaments to keep or give, plus you’ll have the opportunity to make more at a reduced cost. All tools and materials will be provided
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This class teaches basic glass-on-glass mosaic techniques to create a window hanger with a design of your choice. Students will learn several methods for cutting glass; which glues are preferable for working with glass-on-glass; basic mosaic design techniques; and how to grout. Wooden frame, plate and stained glass, glue, and use of tools will be provided. The second session, which is the grouting session, will be scheduled with class participants and will only take about an hour.
Mini Glass Tray
This class teaches basic mosaic techniques using paint and embellishment materials and tempered glass. In the first session, students will decorate an 11”x 7-3/8” tray using paints, tempered glass and embellishments. A second, brief session will be scheduled to grout our projects. A third, brief session will be scheduled to work with the epoxy. Students will learn glues preferable for working with a wood
Make a fun and colorful toadstool for your yard or patio! Learn to embellish an approximately 7” tall 3D form with colored glass to add color and fun to your garden! Students will cut, nip, and glue glass to create their design, then grout their creations. Students will grout their toadstools during the second class session (grouting session will be scheduled with class participants).
Mosaic Glass Art
Paint Your Critter
So you say you can’t do Traditional Glass Painting because you don’t know how to draw? Well, here’s your answer! This class will cover the important aspects of sketching faces like seeing edges, proportions, and shading. Students will practice creating basic faces on paper and then learn to apply those skills using Traditional Glass Painting. All class materials are provided.
Learn the ancient art of cloisonné enameling, where enamels are packed into compartments created by fine wires. All class materials are provided. Prerequisite: a basic enameling class or previous enameling experience
Single Stage Sandblasting
Learn the basics of creating images by sandblasting glass! Learn what tools and equipment are involved, how to operate the sandblaster, masking materials (resist), safety precautions, and how to select appropriate images. Students will complete 1 finished piece approximately 8”x10” in class. Maximum of 3 students. Students are requested to think about a design subject matter for their class piece, like a silhouette or fairly simple image; many designs are available to choose from.
Chainmaille – Bracelet & Matching Earrings – Byzantine Weave Learn the skills needed to create your own chainmaille jewelry! This is a great weave that will lead to building more skills in jewelry making. Keep them for yourself or start working on your future gift list. All class tools and materials are provided
Not every pendant works on a thin chain! Learn the “portable” wire weaving technique to build your own tubular woven cord. Wearable artwork for men, women, and children. There are many colors of wire available to make cords to enhance your fused glass jewelry. We will complete a bracelet in this one session class. Additional enhancement techniques and design possibilities will be discussed