offers a wide variety of stained and fused glass classes for everyone from
the beginner to the very advanced. If you're looking to learn how to make
a copper foiled suncatcher, a leaded window, a Tiffany-style lamp, fused
jewelry, a slumped bowl, a mosaic stepping stone or an original creation,
we offer these many classes plus numerous others to suit your interest
DETAILS FOR Studio Classes
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Panel Lamps- $75 January 6th, Tuesdays, 4 weeks, 6:00 - 8:00pm
You will learn about design, construction and techniques for successful panel
lamp building. Come in prior to the first class to select your pattern and glass
so that you're ready to cut the first day of class.
Beginning Stained Glass - $85 January 7th, Wednesdays, 4 weeks, 6:00 - 8:30pm
In this class you will make a small panel using one of many patterns the
studio provides. You will learn to cut glass using a number of techniques, learn
how to use special tools designed for stained glass artists and construct your
panel using the copper foil technique. Our high quality tool kit includes an 80w
soldering iron, running and grozing pliers, 1 pound of 50/50 solder, a carbide
steel wheel glass cutter, flux, flux brush and a black pen. It is discounted
from $158 to $125 for our students. Other materials for the beginner panel run
$80 on average over the 4 week class. No experience needed.
Leaded Windows - $75 January 8th, Thursdays, 4 weeks, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Learn how to construct windows using lead came and zinc. We'll discuss
reinforcement using rebar and appropriate designs for leaded windows. You will
need a soldering iron, lead cutter, glass cutter, pliers and glass supplies for
your window. Beginning Stained Glass is required.
Glass Fusing Intro - $175 January 10th, Saturdays, 4 weeks, 10:30am - 12:30pm
In this class we are covering the basics of glass fusing. Our focus is on a
hands-on experience, having students program, load and fire each of our kilns to
achieve a variety of outcomes from tack fusing to slumping and pendants to
plates. Questions are always encouraged and each student will finish the class
with glass sample projects and a log book of successful firing schedules for
reference. No experience needed.
Beginning Stained Glass - February 3rd, Tuesdays, 4 weeks, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Class and supplies at Glass Endeavors. Please come in prior to the first
class to pick out a pattern and glass. Pay class tuition through Roosevelt
Community Education. Contact them to register: 612.668.4828
Tiffany Form Lamp - $85 February 4th, Wednesdays, 6 weeks, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Build a beautiful Tiffany lamp shade using the Odyssey form system. In the
first class we will discuss how to choose and use art glass in your lamp. We
will take you through all the steps of building on the lamp form, soldering
adding rims and rings and construction of a lamp holder to make soldering easy.
We will skip 2 weeks after the first class. This allows time for you to cut your
glass between the 1st and 2nd class. Class resumes Feb 25th. Please come in
prior to Feb 4th to select your lamp design
Beginning Stained Glass - February 7th, Saturdays, 4 weeks, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Class and supplies at Glass Endeavors. Please come in prior to the first
class to pick out a pattern and glass. Class tuition through Roosevelt Community
Education. Contact them to register: 612.668.4828
Cold Combing - $50 February 11th, Wednesdays, 2 weeks, 6:00 - 8:00pm
The beauty of fusing glass is that artists are finally able to create a piece
of glass that looks just the way they want it, using techniques of stacking on
edge, warm combing, pattern bars or fusing flat. The only trouble is that those
techniques usually create very thick glass or if you want to manipulate the
glass mid-process, you risk burns from a hot kiln. NOT ANYMORE! Using a NEW
technique, students will combine powdered frits in geometric designs, then cold
comb them right there on our work tables. This results in thinner glass, more
delicate patterning and the option to wash it all off and start again without
committing more than a few ounces of frit or waiting 12+ hours for a firing. This
class is a must for anyone making jewelry, decorative plates or looking to add
fused glass to their stained glass art. No Experience Needed.
Leaded Windows - $75 March 3rd, Tuesdays, 4 weeks, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Learn how to construct windows using lead came and zinc. We'll
discuss reinforcement using rebar and appropriate designs for leaded windows.
You will need a soldering iron, lead cutter, glass cutter, breaking pliers and
glass supplies for your window. Beginning Stained Glass is required.
Beginning Stained Glass - $85 March 5th, Thursdays, 4 weeks,
6:00 - 8:30pm
In this class you will make a small panel using one of many
patterns the studio provides. You will learn to cut glass using a number of
techniques, learn how to use special tools designed for stained glass artists
and construct your panel using the copper foil technique. Our high quality tool
kit includes an 80w soldering iron, running and grozing pliers, 1 pound of 50/50
solder, a carbide steel wheel glass cutter, flux, flux brush and a black pen. It
is discounted from $158 to $125 for our students. Other materials for the
beginner panel run $80 on average over the 4 week class. No experience needed.
Glass Boil - $60 March 7th, Saturdays, 3 weeks, 10:30-12:30pm
Due to overwhelming interest in our previous December class,
we’ve brought glass boil back to our schedule for another round. Students are
encouraged to bring whatever scrap 96coe fusible glass they like and we’ll
expertly boil the glass to create new and unique patterns that students will
then cut up into plates, jewelry or doorknobs. Glass scrap and additional
supplies available for purchase. Class size is limited so sign up early! No
Edge Up Bowl - $55 March 28th, Saturday, 1 week, 10:30am -
Another crowd favorite, this is a great class for every
experience level. Students will be instructed on how to cut slim strips of
glass, then spend the rest of class assembling their strips in a mold. Not all
students will need all four hours to assemble, but please show up on time
because molds are first come, first serve. No experience needed.
Free Cutting Demonstration March 31st at 6:30pm. We’ll cover all
your questions about circles, curves and using the Morton system.
Free Fusing Demonstrations April 4th starting at 10:30am.
be warm combing in the kiln, pulling molten glass vitrograph from another kiln
and teaching hands on wire wrapping with the option to take your pendant home.
Beginning Stained Glass - $85 April 1st, Wednesdays, 4 weeks,
6:00 - 8:30pm
See March schedule for description
Color and Design- $45 April 7th, Tuesdays, 2 weeks, 6:00 -
If you have difficulty with color and design we can help. The class consists
of discussion of formal artistic concepts, looking at the masters and critiquing
various designs. You will learn what makes a good design and how color works. If
you’re working on a glass design you can bring it in for feedback. Materials for
the class consist of any designs you are working on and an enthusiasm for the
art of glass.
No experience needed.
Print out a copy of the Color Wheel below for reference
(right click on picture, save then print).
Bent Panel Shades- $75 April 9th, Thursdays, 4 weeks, 6:00 -
This is a brand new class based on a technique we’ve been doing
for many years now. Using an existing bent piece of glass, students will learn
the whole process of how to cast a mold, drape the glass in the kiln, and
reassemble a shade from their newly minted slumped panels. Students can expect a
fair amount of homework to be able to fit all this learning in, but the
resulting lamp will amaze. Please sign up early so we can prep materials.
Beginning Stained glass required.
Flow Bars- $65 April 11th, Saturdays, 2 weeks, 10:30-12:30pm
Another new class we’ve been tinkering with is finally ready.
Students will create stylized organic patterns by stacking glass on stainless
steel rods and letting the kiln do all the work. The second week students will
assemble their bits of flow bar magic into gorgeous plates or jewelry. No
All prices are for tuition ONLY unless otherwise stated.
Please bring your own tools and materials or purchase them at the time of the
class. Grinders, cutting surfaces and Morton Glass Cutting Systems are provided
during class time. No refunds or transfers on classes unless the class has been
Pattern Bar and Raking
a class on 3/12/13!
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back as our class topics and offerings change monthly.
Build Your Own Class
Is there a special
class that you and 4 or more of your friends would like to take but we
haven't had it on our schedule or when we've offered it, the timing didn't
work for you? Present your idea to John or Zoi with a list of attendees,
and we will coordinate a special time and curriculum for your group.
Any Time Open Studio
We offer studio
time in 2-hour minimum sessions to anyone wishing to work on his/her stained
glass projects. Workbenches, the Morton System, grinders and the Gryphon
Wire Saw (with the purchase of a package of saw blades) are available for
use during your 2-hour studio time. The studio is open and available during
non-class hours only at the cost of $10 per session. We will happily answer
questions and help you troubleshoot problems as well.