Winter 2018 Glass Schedule
Stained Glass Orientation
Wednesday 6-6:30 Jan. 17
GLA-1 Marilyn Hinds Class Fee: FREE
This one-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 Required.
Kiln Formed Glass/Glass Fusing Orientation
Wednesday 6:30-7 Jan. 17
GLA-2 Marsha Rathja Class Fee: FREE
This one-half hour class is REQUIRED for all new and returning members who are NOT registered in a glass class. Learn how the glass studio works which may include changes or updates in the studio area. Pre-registration Required.
Wednesday 7-7:30 Jan. 17
GLA-3 Todd Weber Class Fee: FREE
This one-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 Required.
Stained Glass “Window Candy” Workshop NEW
Sunday 11- 3 Feb. 11
GLA-8 Heather Bullock Member Class Fee: $28/Non-Member Class Fee: $40
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 with Valentine’s Day just around the corner…give a special gift to a special someone! This class is an excellent introduction to creating with stained glass and learning how to cut glass.
Fused Glass Valentines Workshop
Sunday 11-4 Feb. 4
GLA-11 Deb Scheele Class Fee: $35 / Non- Member Class Fee: $47
Colorful glass keepsakes to warm the heart...Create beautiful, vibrant glass Valentines for a special someone! A 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 Feb. 9
GLA-12 Kelly Ensor 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.
Silkscreen on Glass - Powder Printing
Tuesdays 6:30-9 Jan. 30 to Feb. 20
GLA-16 D. Peters & M. Rathja Class Fee: $52 includes 1 screen, emulsion
A wonderful way to create multiple images on glass! In this 4-week class, students will learn how to silk screen on glass with powdered glass (frit). The course will cover image preparation, screen preparation, image exposure, printing on glass, firing and critique. Students are encouraged to bring their proposed black and white image(s) to class the first day for discussion and help with selection. Books with images are available. Black glass powder for printing is provided; students will provide their own fusible glass to print on, or purchase glass from the Craft Center supply store. Glass cutting experience is required to prepare glass for printing. Limited to 8 students.
Torchwork Explorations in Borosilicate
Tuesdays 6:00- 8:30 Feb. 13 to Mar. 6
GLA-17 Todd Weber Class Fee: $ 35 plus $20 Gas Fee
Further your torch skill sets in this 4 week class working and sculpting Borosilicate glass. Students will create a floral style marble/stopper/pendant using implosion techniques. Color prep; twisty's, stringers and color mixing as well as their application will be discussed. Prior borosilicate experience is strongly recommended.
Beautiful Stained Glass
Tuesdays 6:30-9 Jan. 23 to Mar. 13
GLA-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. Two instructors often teach this class...so lots of individual attention! 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 Jan. 22 to Mar.12
GLA-29 Deb Scheele Class Fee: $60 (plus additional $40 for startup glass kit )
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. Beginners will purchase a special glass kit with start- up materials. Repeat students have option to purchase special kit or provide their own glass, available for purchase at the Craft Center.
Glass Fusing - Intermediate Techniques and Projects
Thursdays 7-9:30 Jan. 25 to Mar. 15
GLA-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 Jan. 25 to Mar. 15
GLA-37 Todd Weber Class Fee: $ 55 plus $35 Gas Fee
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!
Wednesdays 6-8:30 Jan. 24 to Mar. 14
GLA-38 Kelly Ensor Class Fee: $ 55 plus $35 Gas Fee
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.
Valentine Workshop-Soft Glass Torching NEW
Sunday 1-4 Feb. 11
GLA-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 LOVEly design! Learn to make glass hearts, love bugs and more! 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 Jan. 20
GLA-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.
Paper Arts & Other
Pressing Ink: Printmaking Explorations
Tuesdays 6:00-8:30 Jan. 23 to Mar. 13
PPP- 20 Meghan Bury Class Fee: $70.00
Explore a wide variety of techniques in this 8-week introductory course under the guidance of an experienced printmaker & teacher. Each week you’ll play with something new: monotype, relief or drypoint. Printmaking is a medium with infinite possibilities; let’s put that shiny new Craft Center press to use! You will leave with your own, custom printed artwork and the knowledge to work on your own projects. No experience required & suitable for any level - just bring your artistic curiosity! Initial class projects materials provided (plates, paper, ink & printing incidentals). Please allow extra funds for additional paper & ink should you want to run larger editions.
Wednesdays 6:00- 8:30 Jan. 24 to Mar. 14
PPP- 21 Sage Zahorodni Class Fee: $55 Tuesdays
Learn drawing basics in this 8-week course. Lessons on perspective, line quality, shading, composition, and drawing from observation will build a strong foundation for beginners. Some classes will take place outside, weather permitting. Materials will be provided for first class. Suggested materials list will also be provided.
Scientific Illustration and Drawing from Life NEW
Tuesdays 6:00- 8:30 Jan. 23 to Feb. 27
PPP- 22 Susanne Ranseen Class Fee: $45 Tuesdays
Learn drawing basics in this 6 -week course. Lessons on basic drawings, line quality, shading, composition, and drawing other techniques will build a strong foundation for beginners. The class will cover topics in illustration, pointillism, style, and careful observation. Materials will be provided for the first class. The suggested materials list will also be provided.
Re-Purposed Creative Container Mini-Succulent Garden
Sat. 12-3 Feb. 10
PPP- 23 Hunter Keller Class Fee: $35
Bring your favorite thrift store find >sweet teacup, small tin or container or use one we provide to create a unique succulent mini- garden. Learn about succulent types and care from a botany student and artist. Great for dorms & they make fabulous gifts!
Visual Story Telling NEW
Mondays 6:00-8:30 Jan. 22 to Feb. 26
PPP- 24 Sage Zahorodni Class Fee: $45
In this 6-week course students will learn how to use art to communicate visually, creating works that express ideas, emotions, memories, location, etc. through aesthetics. A variety of various drawing techniques will be covered. Materials will be provided for first class. Suggested materials list will also be provided.