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Glass Endeavors 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 and level. 

 

DETAILS FOR Studio Classes 

Click below to view the .pdf of the classes for: 

January - February 2015

 

March - April 2015

 

 

January 2015

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.

 

February 2015

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

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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.

 

March 2015

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 experience needed.

 

Edge Up Bowl - $55 March 28th, Saturday, 1 week, 10:30am - 2:30pm

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.

 

April 2015

Free Fusing Demonstrations April 4th starting at 10:30am. We’ll 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 - 8:00pm

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 - 8:00pm

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 experience needed.

 

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 cancelled

 

 

 

 

Pattern Bar and Raking class -  

Video is from a class on 3/12/13! 

CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW TO SEE THE SHORT VIDEO!! 

 

 

Keep checking 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.  

 

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