Fall 2017 Glass Schedule 

Glass

Stained & Fusible sheet glass & Boro & Soft glass rod available for purchase at the Craft Center

Stained Glass Studio Orientation 

Wednesday  6-6:30                  Sept. 27

GLA-1   Marilyn Hinds             Class Fee: FREE

This half hour class is REQUIRED for all new and returning members who are NOT registered in a stained glass class. Learn how the glass studio works and be informed of changes or updates to the studio. Pre-Registration is REQUIRED.

Glass Fusing Studio Orientation

Wednesday 6:30 -7                      Sept. 27

GLA-2  Marsha Rathja            Class Fee: FREE

This half hour class is REQUIRED for all new and returning members who are NOT registered in a fused glass class. Learn how the glass studio works and be informed of changes or updates to the studio. Pre-Registration is REQUIRED.

Torchwork Studio Orientation

Wednesday  7-7:30                  Sept. 27

GLA-3  Kris Perry   Class Fee: FREE

This half hour class is REQUIRED for all returning torchwork members who are NOT registered in a torch class. Learn how the glass studio & open torch sessions work, which may include changes or updates in the studio area. Pre-Registration  is REQUIRED.  NOTE: Open Torch sessions are $8 per session. 

Window Sun Catcher or Winter Ornament Workshop   NEW

Sunday 11- 3:00                   Oct. 22

GLA-8   Heather Bullock    Member Class Fee: $25/Non-Member Class Fee: $37

Make your own glass sun catcher using copper foiling technique. All supplies are provided and you will leave with a finished sun catcher to hang in your window or add  to your winter festivities This class is an excellent introduction to creating with stained glass and learning how to cut glass. 

 

Fused Glass Ornaments Workshop

Sunday 11-4                         Nov. 12

STG-11    Deb Scheele      Class Fee: $25 

                                                       Non- Member Class Fee: $37

Put a little Dazzle in your Holidays...Create beautiful vibrant glass ornaments to give away or decorate with in this fun one-day workshop. No glass experience necessary. Tools and glass provided by the Craft Center. Bring a snack.

 

 

Burning Desires: Torch Date Night    

Friday  5:30-8                                   Oct. 20

GLA-12  Kelly Ensor                        Class Fee: $30 per person or $50/couple (No Day Pass or Membership required)

Learn some of the basic techniques used in modern soft-glass beadmaking. The focus will be on flame shop safety, bead shaping and spring themed design! Torches, equipment and all supplies are provided and you will leave with several glass items. Wear cotton or natural fiber clothing and closed-toe shoes. 

 

 

Beautiful Stained Glass 

Tuesdays  6:30-9                                                    Oct. 3  to Nov. 21                           

STG-21    Marilyn Hinds & Marcia Babel           Class Fee: $70 

View the world through a stained glass window that you create! Learn to cut glass, draft a pattern and solder using traditional copper foil methods. Design your own pattern or select one from the many pattern books at the Craft Center. Continuing students will work on more complex projects. Equipment and tools are provided but students furnish glass and supplies; these are available for purchase at the Craft Center.

 

Beginning Glass Fusing

Mondays  7-9:30                             Oct. 2  to Nov. 20

STG-29    Deb Scheele                        Class Fee: $75 (includes start up glass & some accessories)

Make colorful glass decorative or functional creations! In this 8-week class you will be guided through the process of basic cutting, grinding, fusing, and glass slumping. This includes an introduction to basic tools, glass selection, and firing techniques.  This class is fun and packed with projects ideas, repeat students can learn additional techniques and strengthen their skill set.  Glass cutting experience is recommended; the Sun Catcher workshop a great introduction to cutting.

Glass Fusing - Intermediate Techniques and Projects

Thursdays 7-9:30                                           Oct. 5 to Nov. 30 (No Class 11/23)

STG-31  Marsha Rathja & Deanna Peters    Class Fee: $55

In this 8-week class, learn new fusing techniques and make projects designed to utilize these new techniques. Prior glass fusing experience is REQUIRED. Beginning Glass Fusing will meet this requirement. Students will provide their own glass or purchase new glass from the Craft Center.

Beginning Borosilicate Lampwork

Thursdays  6:00- 8:30              Oct. 5  to Nov. 30 (No Class 11/23)

STG-37 Todd Weber                    Class Fee: $ 85 includes gas

Discover the thrill of “Boro”! In this 8-week class learn the basics of torch operation and safety procedures for working with Borosilicate glass. Delve into some challenging & fun projects with a keen focus on the technical aspects of the medium. Learn how to make pendants, beads, marbles, sculpture, inside out work and much more. No experience necessary. Students will purchase their own glass; instructor will assist students in making selections in the first class.

Beginning Soft Glass: Beads & More!   

Mondays 6-8:30                              Oct. 2 to Nov. 20

STG-38   Kelly Ensor                           Class Fee: $ 85 includes gas

Discover the diversity of soft glass. In this 8- week class learn to make beads, jewelry and/or elements for mixed media or fusing projects. Learn safety, tools and techniques as you gain a good foundation in working the torch. Students will purchase coe-104 or coe-90 rods from the Craft Center supply store on the first night of class with the assistance of the instructor. Emphasis will be placed on the execution of elements and finished vibrant glass works such as beads and simple sculptures. Join the fun and make a variety of unique glass items…perfect gifts for family & friends!  Wear cotton or natural fiber clothing and closed-toed shoes. 

Halloween Workshop-Soft Glass Torching  NEW

Saturday 1-4                                              Oct. 28 

STG-39 Kelly Ensor                        Member Class Fee: $30 / Non-member Class Fee: $42     

Learn some of the basic techniques used in modern soft-glass beadmaking. The focus will be on flame shop safety, bead shaping and ghoulish design! Learn to make glass monsters, pumpkins, cats, and ghosts. Torches, equipment and all supplies are provided. Wear cotton or natural fiber clothing and closed-toe shoes. All materials provided.

“Warm up with Soft Glass"...Beginning Bead Workshop 

Saturday 1-4                                              Nov. 18 

STG-40 Kelly Ensor                        Member Class Fee: $30 / Non-Member Class Fee: $42    

Learn some of the basic techniques used in modern glass beadmaking. The focus will be on flame shop safety, bead shaping and surface patterns. Soft-glass will be the primary focus. Come away with several unique, handcrafted beads that can become heirloom jewelry pieces. Torches and equipment will be provided along with initial start-up soft glass; for alternate glass see Instructor. Wear cotton or natural fiber clothing and closed-toe shoes.