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Popular classes fill up quickly. Tuition payment is needed to reserve a seat so please register by phone or in person. Cost reflects tuition price only. Unless otherwise noted materials and glass are extra. You must bring your own tools or purchase them prior to class. Tool rental is available for beginner's class only

 
 

BEGINNING STAINED GLASS CLASSES

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Beginning Stained Glass - Evening $75 May 8 - Jun 26 Tuesday
7-9pm
Beginning Stained Glass - Daytime $75May 9 - Jun 27 Wednesday
11am-1pm
Beginning Stained Glass - Evening $75 Jul 10 - Aug 28 Tuesday
7-9pm
Beginning Stained Glass - Daytime $75Jul 11 - Aug 29 Wednesday
11am-1pm

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED CLASSES

Stepping Stone $45 Apr 5 - Apr 26 Thursday
7-9pm
3D Fish Art $45 Apr 11 - May 2 Wednesday
7-9pm
XTreme Dichroic Jewelry $30 Apr 14 - 21 Saturday
11am-2pm
Lead Came Panel $55 May 3 - Jun 7 Thursday
7-9pm
Large Copper Foil Panel $50 May 9 - Jun 27 Wednesday
7-9pm
Fused Wind Chime
$40 May 5 - 26 Saturday
11am-1pm
Hour Glass $45 Jun 2 - 23 Saturday
11am-1pm
Open Class
sign up for 1 or all 3 nights
$10 per
night
June 14,21,28 Thursday
7-9pm


Beginning Stained Glass Class | Tuition: $75

Learn the basics of stained glass using the Copper Foil method. Here you will be taught how to make a lightcatcher and a panel framed in zinc. This is a meaty class as you will learn glass selection, how to score and break glass, foil, grind, clean, and much more. An informative class that will get you started in the Art of Stained Glass! Tools and supplies are required and should be purchased prior to class. A rental program available for those not wishing to purchase tools.
Length: 8 Weeks.

Lead Came Class | Tuition: $55

Here’s a good Intermediate class. Learn how to build a panel using a different method from your Copper Foil work to make a Lead Came panel. Internal reinforcement and glazing will be covered. Tuition includes pattern and glazing compound. Glass & material additional.
Length: 6 Weeks.

Small Lead Came Class - Day Class| Tuition: $40

Here’s a good Intermediate class. Learn how to build a panel (approximately 10"x16") using a different method from your Copper Foil work to make a Lead Came panel. Tuition includes pattern. Glass & material additional.
Length: 5 Weeks.

Open Class | Tuition: $10 per week

If you're having trouble completing a project, we'll give you the benefit of our experience and walk you through your difficulties and help you complete it. This is NOT a structured class where we teach you how to make a project from start to finish, BUT - we're here to help you in a more casual atmosphere. You'll be able to utilize our knowledge, classroom, and possibly one of our little gizmos to make the job easier. You'll not only learn a little something for your project but glean lots of info listening as we help the other students in the class with their projects! Get your glass crafting friends together and have some fun!

Soldering Workshop | Tuition: $30

Learn the properties of different solder mixes and their application. How to draw a smooth, rounded, well incorporated solder bead. Several decorative soldering techniques as well as foil tricks to help fix cutting and grinding mistakes. Bring a project ready to solder. Tuition fee includes a piece of float glass to practice decorative soldering. Tools/Supplies needed: foiled project, foiling tools and soldering supplies.
Length: 1 Day.

Copper Foil Panel Class | Tuition: $50

Here’s another "Next Step" project for the Intermediate Craftsman. Learn how to make a large Copper Foil Panel using internal reinforcement for those large projects. A free pattern of approximately 4 square feet with 100 – 200 pieces will be provided. There are several patterns to choose from. Tuition includes pattern. Glass & material additional.
Length: 8 Weeks.

Nautical Art Panel Class | Tuition: $45

Use a sliced Nautilus or other large shell and design a panel around it. Add smaller shell, beach glass or nugget elemenets to compliment the art piece. Some decorative soldering techniques are taught as well. Glass, shells other design elements and material additional.
Length: 5 Weeks.

Window Plating Class | Tuition: $50

Learn the "Tiffany Style Window Plating" technique of placing a second and third piece of glass over a portion of the panel to alter the color, give it depth, and create a special effect. Different designs to choose from. Tuition includes free pattern. Glass and material additional.
Length: 6 Weeks.

Mosaic Class | Tuition: $40

Here’s a fun class. Learn how to accent flower pots, table tops, frame, mirrors, trivets – your choice and great fun. If you know how to cut glass, the designs you can make are endless, and if you don’t know how to cut glass, don’t feel left out ‘cause there are other wonderful and easy designs you can use to make your treasured piece! Tuition fee includes the glue. Glass, grout patterns and materials additional.
Length: 2 Weeks.

Stepping Stones | Tuition: $45

Learn to make a traditional stepping stone using stained glass, a mold, sand topping mix and concrete. Use of a studio mold (first come, first choice of round, square, hexagon, heart, moon, or compass) Sand Topping Mix, Concrete, and wire reinforcement included in tuition fee. Glass additional.
Length: 5 Weeks.

Flat Panel Lamp Shade | Tuition: $45

This is your next step up to lamp making. This is the flat panel method – no molds required for this one. Use of a jig is important to ensure panel uniformity; alternate methods of positioning the panels for soldering, tinning and attaching the vase cap will be taught. Tuition includes choice of pattern. Glass & materials extra.
Length: 5 Weeks.

Fan Lamp | Tuition: $40

This fan lamp is based on one of a dozen Tiffany's designs to be paired with an art deco brass base or you can make a more contemporay design for an oak or brass base. Tuition includes choice of pattern. Glass, base & materials extra.
Length: 4 Weeks.

Lantern - 3 or 4 Sided | Tuition: $50

A slightly different twist on the traditional table lamp design. In this class you will make either a triangular table lantern raised slightly on brass rods and mounted on a wooden base or a simple box lantern. Tuition includes pattern. Glass, Wood Base, Lamp and wiring material additional.
Length: 5 Weeks.

Fused Lantern | Tuition: $50

In this class you will make a triangular table lantern with one of the 3 panels in a fused design of your choice. It is assembled on raised brass rods and mounted on a wooden base. Tuition includes pattern. Glass, Wood Base, Lamp & wiring material additional.
Length: 5 Weeks.

Shell or Nugget Lamp Shade | Tuition: $40

Here’s a little something different to light up your way. Build a Lamp using glass nuggets on a small 7" Worden Form. There’s really no design per say on this but if you are feeling creative by all means! You can utilize sea shells, agates, and of course nuggets. Tuition includes free usage of small mold. Glass & materials extra.
Length: 5 Weeks.

Tiffany Lamp - Worden | Tuition: $60

Now here’s a lamp worth waiting for. Learn to make a beautiful Tiffany Lamp using a Worden full form mold in either the "Dome" or "Cone" shape in the 16" or 18" diameter. Tuition includes free usage of studio mold and stand. Glass, pattern & material additional.
Length: 12 Weeks.

Fused Dichroic Jewelry | Tuition: $35

In this class you will explore a little fusing. You will make several small fused pieces using the System 96 glass and Dichroic glass to make pendants, earrings, broach, etc. No experience needed. Tuition includes all materials needed for this class. A great make and take home project.
Length: 1 Day.

Fused Millifiori Pendants | Tuition: $45

In this class you will make a dam, cut and place 104coe glass and millifiori in the dam and fire it in a kiln. After the first firing, you will grind the pendant and then fire polish it. Tuition includes all materials needed for this class.
Length: 2 weeks.

XTreme Dichroic Jewelry | Tuition: $30

Learn to make simple and decorative jewely using dichro scraps. You will be shown how to enhance your black base with dichroic glass on top to accentuate and highlight your piece as well as adding simple design shapes to it. A dremel tool with small diamond ball bits and a morton surface are needed for this class. Glass & materials are extra.
Length: 2 Weeks.

Fused Sunflower Bowl | Tuition: $35

In this class you will be making a sunflower bowl learning basic fusing techniques. You will learn to use a cricle cutter and assemble the pieces to be fired. The staff will conduct 2 firings on your piece. The first firing will fuse it, the second firing will slump the piece in a mold. Mold prep will be discussed and the firing schedules will be provided upon request. Some glass cutting experience is required. Glass cutting tools required. Tuition includes both firings and simple pattern. Glass and frit extra.
Length: 1 Day.

Fused Art Panel | Tuition: $35

Create a round panel with a Wave, Autumn Birch Tree, or several other designs. You will be shown how to cut a circle with a cricle cutter for you base piece. Glass & materials extra. Some glass cutting experience.
Lenghth: 1 Day.

Fused Stand-Ups | Tuition: $40

In this class you will be making a fused animal using basic fusing techniques. Then prep a slump mold and fire a second time to slump legs into a standing position. Tuition includes choice of pattern. Glass & materials extra.
Length: 4 Weeks

Fused Fish Wind Chime | Tuition: $40

A charming choice for your wind chime collection! Here you will learn how to assemble the fish, prepare for fusing and then hang it for the wind to sing it’s chimes. Glass and materials extra. Some glass cutting experience required.
Length: 3 Weeks.

Fused Christmas Ornaments | Tuition: $20

Make adorable fused ornaments for your windows or tree. Several pattern designs are available or create your own. Tuition includes kiln firing and patterns. Glass and other materials are extra.

Open Fusing Class | Tuition: $15 per night

If you're having trouble completing a project, we'll give you the benefit of our experience and walk you through your difficulties and help you complete it. This is NOT a structured class where we teach you how to make a fusing project from start to finish, BUT - we're here to help you in a more casual atmosphere. You'll be able to utilize our knowledge, classroom, and possibly one of our little gizmos to make the job easier. You'll not only learn a little something for your project but glean lots of info listening as we help the other students in the class with their projects! The fee is $10 per nightly session. Additional plus an additional kiln firing fee of $10 for the large kiln (21" round shelf) or $5.00 for the small (jewelry) kiln. Kiln firing fees can be shared with other student(s) but in order to share the projects must fit on shelf together and use the same firing schedule.

Fused Trivets | Tuition: $75

This is your basic class on fusing. In this class you will be making a fused trivet learning basic fusing techniques. Tuition includes all material required for class to include System 96 Glass, a selection of frits, stringers and noodles. Some glass cutting required. Glass cutting tools required.
Length: 1 Day.

Fused Cat Wind Chime | Tuition: $45

Another charming alternative for your wind chime collection! Here you will learn how to drill holes in glass, assemble the cat, prepare for fusing and then string the chimes. Glass and materials extra. Pattern making and glass cutting experience required.
Length: 4 Weeks.

Sand Garden | Tuition: $50

Here’s another challenging project in the 3-dimensional field. Here you will learn to make a triangular box sand garden with mirror back and hinged top. Learn how to use protective methods for your mirror and decorative foiling for added dimensions. Some decorative soldering will be utilized. Pattern, sand and shells included in tuition fee. Glass & material additional.
Length: 5 Weeks.

Hoop Bird | Tuition: $40

Have you ever wondered how to balance a stained glass parrot on a small wire hoop? Well, here’s your chance. In this class you will learn how to balance a stained glass bird or dolphin on a hoop with no wires attached to the top of the ring for support. You will also learn how to reinforce the piece with hobby lead “U” came. Choice of parrot, cockatoo, barn owl, Peacock or Dolphin. Tuition fee includes pattern, wire hoop, swivel and hobby lead came. Glass & material additional.
Length: 4 Weeks.

Boxes | Tuition: $40

Here’s a good intermediate class for those of you just starting out. Learn how to make a beautiful hinged jewelry box with some decorative soldering and/or embellishments added for beauty. Tuition fee includes pattern. Glass & materials additional.
Length: 4 Weeks.

Glass Whirls | Tuition: $40

The finest in 3-D designs around! Learn the process of building a three dimensional project and tack soldering. Some decorative soldering involved. Also, you will learn how to use the Morton Safety Break for cutting out the outside framing of the whirls. Tuition fee includes pattern and swivels. Glass & material additional.
Length: 5 Weeks.

Water Fountain | Tuition: $75

The ever popular "Water Fountains" finally has found a spot for classes! Learn how to construct one using a terra cotta pot as your base, and building a glass pattern (fish, turtle, frog) for your focal piece. Tuition includes pattern, terra cotta pot, pump, and copper tubing included. Glass & soldering materials additional. May include Mosaic Laminate to terra cotta pot for added detail.
Length: 5 Weeks.

3-D Flying Series | Tuition: $50

3-D bird or butterfly with wings that flap when the counter-weight is pulled! And you can build these wonderful creatures for your enjoyment! Tuition fee includes pattern and wire. Glass & materials additional.
Length: 5 Weeks.

3-D Fish Art | Tuition: $40

A fish or bird with glass sea weed or cat tails mounted on driftwood and accented with moss, shells or any immaginative complimentary items. Tuition fee includes choices of fish patterns. Glass, and materials additional.
Length: 4 Weeks.

Picture Frames | Tuition: $35

Learn how to build a 4X6 picture frame using straight line bevels and glass nuggets. We will show you how to embellish your frame and some decorative soldering will be shown. This project is simple yet elegant and a beautiful way to frame your favorite photo. Tuition fee includes bevels, nuggets and wire for backing. Soldering materials additional.
Length: 1 Day.

Pyramid Paperweights | Tuition: $40

Learn how to build a Sand Pyramid Paperweight using 4" triangle bevels. The possibilities here are endless. You can learn how to build a square box with mirror backing as your paperweight, a triangle tube using long bevels, a diamond shape bevel for that unusual dimension, many forms just by using your imagination. Some decorative soldering will be shown. Tuition fee includes bevels, sand and shells. Soldering materials additional.
Length: 1 Day.
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