Class Descriptions

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Beginning Fusing
The foundation for all hot glass working starts here. Glass fusing is the process of using a kiln to manipulate glass under heat. It's FUN and CREATIVE. Create like you never thought you could. Incorporate your creations into your more traditional glasswork. You will take your work to a higher level with the knowledge of glass fusing. We'll make coasters, an 8" bowl or plate or a soap dish, 4-6 pendants or a tile or two. We'll learn about glass cutting on the first night. You'll only be limited by your imagination. Taking this class will qualify you to take the Fusing Fun Workshops or advanced fusing classes. We rent kiln time at the studio. Experienced students may choose their own projects based on their skill level.
Beginning Stained Glass
You will learn the basic steps of working with stained glass while you create a panel about 10" by 14". Step by step instruction is provided, learn to cut glass, fit, foil, solder, frame with zinc and patina. Supply cost varies. This is a great refresher class for Returning students!
Flat Panel Lamp Shade
Learn the steps needed to build and assemble a flat panel lamp shad-start to finish. Prior stained glass experience required. Please choose lamp book pattern and glass before class. Pattern must be approved prior to class.
Fusing Fun
Choose your project - time and space for you to work with an experienced instructor for help. Knowledge of basic fusing and glass cutting required for this workshop, a beginning fusing class!
Intermediate Fused Glass
For students who would like to work on more involved projects with the help of an experienced instructor. Your choice of project. Price may include materials. Check pricing information when you enroll in this class.
Lead Came
In this new class you’ll learn the technique of lead came. We begin with pattern preparation,  then cutting the lead came, assembling, soldering through cementing and final clean up. Beginning Stained Glass required for entry. Pattern provided.
Mosaic Mirror
Learn the traditional mosaic techniques. We will be making a 10” square project, with a choice of one of three patterns. All materials included. If you have a favorite piece of glass that you want to use, bring it to class. Bring your tools if you have them.
Mother's Day Fusing
Bring your Mom, sister, brother, Aunts, friends or children: you'll have fun making a 8” sun-catcher and a pendant! $30 class fee includes all materials and firing. Projects will be available in a week or so.
Open Studio Workshop
Workshop is great for the person who needs help on a project. Come use the shop space and glass grinders to work on any project. Reservations and pre-payment is required to ensure enough staff is available to help with your specific needs.
Pot Melts, Intro
Pot melting is a simple introduction to kiln casting. The possibilities are endless while using scrap glass. Develop your potential for creating truly one of a kind work for special projects.
Reproduction Lamps
This class is intended for the serious glass artist, no feint of heart allowed. You will learn how to use glass to its fullest. Shading and highlighting techniques will be demonstrated so you can emphasize design. Laminating will be discussed so you can add realism and depth to your lamp) a procedure done Tiffany himself). Reinforcing with wire and brass will be done to ensure strength. This class will challenge and improve your skills and creativity. When finished, you will have a work of art that can be passed on for generations. Prior to class (minimum of 10 days), students must have picked out a lamp design to make sure that all components are on hand to help avoid delays. You can plan on having homework to complete your lamp, but it will be worth the aggravation!
Sodering Clinic
Bring a copper foiled project ready for soldering, your soldering iron, solder and flux. We will give you instruction technique as well as problem solving. Pre-registration is required.
Tiffany Style Lamp Class- the Odyssey Method
This is the ultimate stained glass project. We will help you select the perfect glass for your shade as well as teach you the steps and techniques used to create a beautiful work of art. Class meets 6 times over a 7 week period, allowing students more time to complete their lamps. Cutting and soldering skills required. Please choose mold before first night of class. Student will rent molds for this class.

 


 

Just for Kids

Fused Ornaments
Create 2 beautiful ornaments for your tree or window. Learn to create a simple mold from fiber paper, and then fill it with glass frit and stringers. No experience needed. Children 8 and up welcome. Materials and firing is included in this class.
Kids Ornament Class
Children will make two fused glass ornaments. Sign up in advance to assure your child's space.

 


 

Holiday Fun

Beginning Stained Glass Snowflakes
No experience is required to these holiday gifts underway. Students will use bevels, precut glass shapes, iridized and textured glass to make a stained glass snowflake. You will learn the basics of foiling and soldering and will leave with a finished project. All materials and the use of our tools is included. There will be several patterns to choose from and a great variety of glass. Open to all, 15 and up.
Fused Frit and Stringer Snowflakes
Come to our studio to get your Holiday gift-giving underway! You’ll make two fused glass snowflakes while learning the basics of fused glass and glass cutting. This is a great class for the beginner as well as the time starved artist. Students will use frit, stringers, iridized and dichroic glass to decorate their snowflakes. We’ll drill a hole in your snowflakes for hanging before you pick them up. All materials included. Fired projects will be available the week after class.

Perfect for holiday gift giving and creating an ornament for each person on your list to treasure.
We'll supply everything you need to create fused glass ornaments and provide lots of design ideas to keep you inspired.
Great family fun- you may register kids(aged 8 and up, with an adult) for this class too! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Heart Potpourri Bevel Holder
Learn 3-day assembly while you make this charming beveled holder. Please purchase bevel kit at signup and foil your bevels before class. You will also need flux and solder for this class. Basic glass skills required for entry.
Kids Ornament Class
Children will make two fused glass ornaments. Sign up in advance to assure your child's space.
Mother's Day Fusing
Bring your Mom, sister, brother, Aunts, friends or children: you'll have fun making a 8” sun-catcher and a pendant! $30 class fee includes all materials and firing. Projects will be available in a week or so.