The Craft Center Glass Studio is one of the largest spaces in the Craft Center, and is comprised of several rooms. The torch room has several annealing kilns, hookups for both boro and soft glass and the necessary ventilation systems. As an attendant is required to be present during use, the torch space is available for use during classes or for experienced torchers during our Open Torch sessions. The stained and fused glass areas include a number of grinders, soldering stations with special ventilation, a kiln room with 4 fusing kilns, a large number of molds available for use by members, a glass cutting table and a number of glass cutting boards. Cutting tools and soldering irons are available for checkout at the front desk.

 

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Winter 2019 Glass Schedule

 
Stained Glass Orientation
Tuesday 5:30-6                                   January 15
GLA-1   Marilyn Hinds                         Class Fee: FREE
This 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. If you took an orientation this Fall Term, you do not need to take it again.*
 
Kiln Formed Glass/Glass Fusing Orientation
Thursday 6–6:30                                January 17
GLA-2   Deanna Peters                      Class Fee: FREE
This 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. If you took an orientation this Fall Term, you do not need to take it again.*
 
Torchwork/Lampworking Orientation
Thursday 6-6:30                                       January 17
GLA-3   Kristopher Perry                          Class Fee: FREE
This 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. If you took an orientation this Fall Term, you do not need to take it again.*
*Orientations are good for one academic year with continuous membership.
 
Classes
Beautiful Stained Glass
Tuesdays  6:30-9                                      January 22 – March 12                    
GLA-21   Marilyn Hinds                            Class Fee: $70
              & Marcia Babel                        
Learn to cut glass, draft a pattern and solder using traditional copper foil methods. Equipment and tools are provided but students furnish glass and supplies; these are available for purchase at the Craft Center.
 
Beginning Borosilicate Lampwork
Thursdays  6- 8:30                                     January 14 – March 14
GLA-37 Todd Weber                                  Class Fee: $60 plus $35 gas fee
Learn torch operation and safety procedures while making pendants, beads, marbles, sculpture, and more. Students will purchase their own glass; instructor will assist students in making selections in the first class.
 
Beginning Glass Fusing
Mondays  7-9:30                                      January 28 -  March 11
GLA-29   Deb Scheele                             Class Fee: $65 
                                                                 (plus additional $40 for startup glass kit)
Learn cutting, grinding, fusing, and glass slumping. Glass cutting experience is recommended. Beginners will purchase a special glass kit with start- up materials.
 
Glass Fusing - Intermediate Techniques and Projects
Thursdays 7-9:30                                     January 24 – March 14
GLA-31                                                    Class Fee: $60
Marsha Rathja & Deanna Peters 
Learn new fusing 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 Soft Glass: Beads & More!   
Wednesdays 6-8:30                                  February 6 – March 6
GLA-38   Kelly Ensor                                Class Fee: $ 80  (includes gas)
Learn to make beads, jewelry and/or elements for mixed media or fusing projects. 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. Wear cotton or natural fiber clothing and closed-toed shoes.
 
Workshops
 
Stained Glass Suncatcher or Wall-Hanging Workshop
Sunday  11-3                                                February 17
GLA-8   Heather Bullock                              Member Class Fee: $30
                                                                     Non-Member Class Fee: $42
Combine striking shapes and color while learning the basics of the copper-foiling method of stained glass work. At the end of this 5-hour workshop, you’ll walk out with a beautiful suncatcher or wall-hanging of your own design. In this class, you will draft your own design (4-6 pieces max), cut and grind your glass, copper-foil, and solder to finish. All supplies are provided!
 
Glass in 3-D: Stained Glass Tray Workshop
Sunday  11-3                                               March 3
GLA-9  Heather Bullock                              Member Class Fee: $30
                                                                    Non-Member Class Fee: $42
Play with triangles, rectangles, squares, and other parallelograms! In this workshop, you will use the copper-foil method to craft a unique glass tray for jewelry, paperclips, miscellaneous doo-dads or what have you. All supplies are provided! *Larger trays may require separate purchase of glass*
 
Fused Glass Themed Workshop     NEW
Sunday 11-4                                                February 10
GLA-11    Deb Scheele                               Class Fee: $35
                                                                    Non- Member Class Fee: $47
Colorful glass keepsakes with a Valentines Day theme. A fun one-day workshop. No glass experience necessary. Tools and glass provided by the Craft Center. Bring a snack.
 
Flaming Desires: Torch Date Night Session 1
Friday  6-8:30                                              February 15
GLA-38A   Kelly Ensor                                Class Fee: $ 30 per person or $50 per couple
                                                                    Membership not required
Learn some of the basic techniques used in modern soft-glass! All tools and supplies are provided. Wear natural fiber clothing and closed-toe shoes.
 
Flaming Desires: Torch Date Night Session 2
Friday  6-8:30                                             March 8
GLA-38   Todd Weber                                Class Fee: $ 30 per person or $50 per couple
                                                                   Membership not required
Learn some of the basic techniques used in modern torchwork! All tools and supplies are provided. Wear natural fiber clothing and closed-toe shoes.
 
Make a Glass Flower Workshop
Saturday  12-4                                            February 9
GLA-40   Todd Weber                                 Class Fee: $30 (includes gas)
Try your hand at making beautiful boro flowers. Students will purchase their own glass; instructor will assist students in making selections in class. Wear cotton or natural fiber clothing and closed-toe shoes.
 
Tuesday Afternoon at the Torch Session 1
Saturday  2-4:30                                          February 12
GLA-39   Kelly Ensor                                   Class Fee: $30 (includes gas)
Drop in for an afternoon of soft glass torchwork! This is the perfect opportunity to try it out and learn the basics.
 
Tuesday Afternoon at the Torch Session 2
Saturday  2-4:30                                           March 5
GLA-39   Kelly Ensor                                   Class Fee: $30 (includes gas)
Drop in for an afternoon of soft glass torchwork! This is the perfect opportunity to try it out and learn the basics.