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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 

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 December 2014

 

January - February 2015

 

(We still have room in some of our December classes)

Beginning Stained Glass - $75 December 2nd, Tuesdays, 4 weeks, 6 - 8:30pm

Class and supplies at Glass Endeavors. Please come in to pick out a pattern and glass. No experience needed.

 

Frit Casting Plates- $55 December 4th, Thurdays, 2 weeks 6-8pm

Choose one of our BRAND NEW frit casting molds and spend a relaxing evening filling in the designs with medium frit. The second week we’ll do some final touches and cap everything. After firing and slumping you’ll be amazed at how such a simple form can lead to such an amazing final plate. Space is limited so sign up and pick a mold before all the good ones are taken. No experience needed.

 

 

Glass Boil- $60 December 6th, Saturdays, 2 weeks, 10:30-12:30

FULL

 

Paint & Wire Wrapped Pendants- $45 December 10th, Wednesdays, 2 weeks 6-8pm

If you missed our last pendant technique and wire wrapping class you can make it up to us by trying out this one. The first week will involve getting a little messy with the fusing paints and being a little creative with designs. The second week we’ll be cutting up and wrapping the glass fired from the first week. This is a great class to make sets of jewelry or a pile of necklaces for gifts. No experience needed.

 

 

Super Easy Fused Snowflakes- $40 December 18th, Thursday 1 night, 6-8pm

FULL

 

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.

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 commiting 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.

We will also be closed December 24th through January 1st. Please have a wonderful holiday season!

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.

 

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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