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
to view the classes for:
March -April 2014
Realistic Frit Painted Trees - $40 March 1st, Saturdays, 2 weeks,
Sometimes fusing is more than sparkly jewelry and gorgeous bowls- sometimes it
is about laying a scene for the viewer to fall into. Take a journey with
your artistic side and create a stand alone tree panel using a few techniques
you may be unfamiliar with. Without the limitations of a slumping mold to hold
you back, the possibilities are nearly endless. Be sure to sign up early so we
can set aside a stand for each student.
Leaded Window - $75 March 4th, Tuesdays, 4 weeks,
Learn how to construct windows using lead and zinc came . We'll discuss
reinforcement using rebar and appropriate designs for leaded windows. John
explains the history behind the technique as well as guiding you through each
step required to make a finished masterpiece. With very few additional
supplies needed, why are you waiting? Come in before class to talk about a
pattern. You will need a soldering iron, lead cutter, glass cutter, pliers and
glass supplies for your window.
Beginning Stained Glass is required.
Beginning Stained Glass - $75 March 6th, Thursdays, 4
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 $120 for our students. Other materials for the beginner
panel run $80 on average over the 4 week class. No experience
Abstract Copper Mobile - $45 March 15th, Saturdays, 3 weeks, 10:30am-12:30pm
Back by popular demand, we’re offering this class one last time before retiring
it. Put down the pattern shears and step away from the restricted limitations
of traditional stained glass panels. We’ll be using up scrap glass and
experimenting with shapes and movement. Students will learn circle cutting,
edge soldering, wire wrapping and precision balancing in three short weeks. Sign
up and have a completed whimsical project ready to hang in time for
We have invited Jaana Mattson, a local jewelry artist, to teach a new class in jewelry:
The Reversible Glass Tile Jewelry Class.
Reversible Glass Tile Jewelry
April 17th 6- 8:00pm for 3 weeks.
$125.00 all materials provided.
Bring cutting and soldering tools.
(Cutting and soldering skills helpful.)
Using copper foil and lead-free solder you can incorporate a collage of materials into your glass work for wearable, reversible pendants and earrings.
In this 3 class workshop, we will explore the techniques and personalized imagery to create your own wearable heirloom jewelry.
Our first class will dive right in to complete a pendant tile with pre-cut glass and a huge selection of beautiful images or antique laces.
The second class will introduce you to glass cutting techniques and working with personal family photos, and our final class will allow you to complete a multiple tile necklace or earrings of your own design, all finished from a selection of gorgeous Czech glass beads and semi-precious stones.
Color and Design - $40 April 1st, Tuesdays, 2 weeks, 6:00-8:00pm
Just in time for Art Glass Month, we’re bringing back one of John’s favorite
classes. We’ll spend one night of class looking at and critiquing slides of
stainedglass panels and going over theories and techniques that help make the
distinction between a ho-hum window and one that is truly spectacular. The
second week we will take a field trip to a neighboring church to look at actual
stained glass and critique their windows. Bring a notepad and pen and if
you’ve ever had any questions concerning design or color, now is the time to
bring those up. Sign up early as class size is limited.
Beginning Stained Glass - $75 April 2nd, Wednesdays, 4
Introduction to Fusing - $175 April 5th, Saturdays, 4 weeks, 10:30am-1:00pm
Are you ready to jump into the world of fusing glass but don’t know where to
start? This class is perfect for people with no experience as we will cover all
the basics: how to prep the kiln, how to design fused pieces, how to write a
firing schedule, how to trouble shoot when things don’t quite turn out. No need
to invest in a kiln of your own quite yet. Just join us for this class and get a
healthy sampling of what warm glass has to offer. (Due to the Art Show
reception we will skip class on April 26th and hold our last class May 3rd from
2 - 4pm.)
Introduction to Traditional Glass Painting - $95 April
15th, Tuesdays, 3 weeks, 6:00-8:00pm
Every week people are in awe of the giant hexagon window we’re repairing in the
studio and they always ask how someone can get such detail on plain
clear glass. Well we are finally going to show you. We’ve created a project that
is simple enough to finish in 3 weeks, but complex enough that each student
will get a good grasp of what exactly goes into painting/firing stained glass in
a very traditional manner. This is a brand new class and the demand is high so
please sign up early before it fills up.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND FINISH YOUR
Pattern Bar and Raking
a class on 3/12/13!
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Our 16th Annual Stained Glass Art Show will
be held the week of April 22nd.
Drop off entrees at the studio between April 15th and April 19th. The Art Show
will be up and waiting for your People’s Choice votes from April 22nd to the
25th. The Art Show Reception and Awards Show will take place on Saturday, April
26th at noon. We consider everyone to be an artist in their own right.
Please don’t be shy, enter and inspire us all! John and Zoi :)
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.