Stained Glass Workshops

 Stained Glass 101 and open studio time

Stained Glass 101

Create a beautiful sun catcher, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. In this class we will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art.

We will begin by looking at stained glass art and patterns. You can choose a pattern or create your own design. Next we will discuss types and characteristics of glass and choose appropriate colors and textures for your project. We will learn the art of cutting, grinding and Tiffany copper foiling. Finally we will learn soldering techniques and finish our pieces with patina and wax.

Most students can finish a stained glass piece with 8 or less pieces of glass in about 4 hours. Students who choose designs that take longer than 4 hours to complete can sign up for additional hours in upcoming classes and return to finish their pieces.

This is a perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels are welcome.

All glass and supplies are included in the tuition as is the use of all tools.

Open Studio Time

Bring in a stained glass project you have already started or begin a new piece of stained glass art. During open studio time students will work on their pieces with my help and advice. Open studio time is open to intermediate and advanced students and anyone who has attended the Stained Glass 101 Workshop. Tools including glass cutters, grinders and soldering irons will be available for use. Glass, copper foil, solder and framing zinc for larger panels and pieces will be available for purchase during class.

Tuition for the 4 hour Stained Glass 101 workshop or 4 hours of open studio time which includes all materials and supplies for a small panel: $100. (Larger works will require students to purchase glass and supplies).

Thursday, January 25, 12:00-4:00 pm. This class is full.

Sunday, January 28, 12:00-4:00 pm. This class is full.

Thursday, February 8, 12:00-4:00 pm. This class is full.

Sunday, February 11, 12:00-4:00 pm.

Thursday, February 22, 12:00-400 pm.

Sunday, February 25,  12:00-4:00 pm.

Thursday, March 8, 12:00-4:00 pm. This class is canceled.

Sunday, March 11, 12:00-4:00 pm. This class is full.

Thursday, March 22, 12:00-4:00 pm. This class is full.

Sunday, March 25, 12:00-4:00 pm. This class is full.

Sunday, June 10, 12:00-4:00 pm.

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Stained Glass Boxes and Terrariums Workshop

In this workshop we will cover all of the skills and techniques used to build a stained glass box or terrarium.

We will begin by looking at stained glass boxes and patterns. Next we will discuss types and characteristics of glass. We will demonstrate the art of cutting, grinding and Tiffany copper foiling. Finally we will demonstrate soldering techniques including stained glass box construction. If time allows we will demonstrate applying black patina and finishing wax.

This is a perfect class for students with some experience who want to learn the art of creating 3 dimensional stained glass pieces. All levels are welcome. Students will be making a stained glass box or terrarium in this workshop. Glass, copper foil and solder will be available for purchase during class.

Tuition for one 4 hour workshop: $100.

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Stained Glass Panel Lamp Workshop

In this workshop we will cover all of the skills and techniques used to build a stained glass panel lamp.

We will begin by looking at stained glass panel lamps and patterns and the use and choices of forms, bases and crowns. Next we will discuss types and characteristics of glass. We will demonstrate the art of cutting, grinding and Tiffany copper foiling. Then  we will demonstrate soldering techniques including stained glass panel lamp construction. Finally we will demonstrate applying patina and finishing wax.

This is a perfect class for students with some experience. Students will be making a stained glass panel lamp in this workshop. Glass, copper foil, and solder may be available for purchase during class. Student will need to purchase lamp bases, crowns, forms, a glass cutter, a fid and possibly other useful tools on line to use at home when not in the studio.

Since each lamp and each student is different it will take students different amounts of time to complete their lamp. It is recommended that each student sign up for the lamp workshop taking place on Sunday, June 24, 12:00-4:00 and then also sign up for 1 or more 4 hour open studio times.

Tuition for the 4 hour workshops: $100
Glass, solder, copper foil, and lamp base and crown are not included in the tuition.

Sunday, June 24, 12:00-4:00 pm.