Glass

Early Fall, Fall, and Winter Sessions:


Early Fall: Sept 6 to Oct 15, 2022 (6 weeks )
Fall: October 17 to December 17, 2022 (8 weeks)
Winter: January 9 to March 3, 2023 (8 weeks)

Mondays

Pet Portraits in Glass Frit

Days & Times:
Monday - 9am-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

This class will have you making awesome pet inspired glass pieces to decorate your home or use as a plate! Demonstrations will include application of glass frit, creating an interesting composition, and selecting colors.  Please send a photo of your pet or someone else’s pet to ives.joan56@gmail. All materials are included.  Additional materials and firing schedules are available for purchase .Please wear closed toes shoes, comfortable clothes and an apron.

People Portraits in Glass

Days & Times:
Mondays - 9am-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

This class will have you making a person portrait glass piece to decorate your home!  Demonstrations will include application of glass frit, creating an interesting composition, and shading using black, white, and grey frit.  Please send a photo of your person you’d like to use for your portrait to ives.joan56@gmail. All materials are included.  Additional materials and firing schedules are available for purchase. Please wear closed toes shoes, comfortable clothes and an apron.

Glass Frit Marine Life

Days & Times:
Mondays - 9am-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

This class will have you making beautiful marine life inspired glass pieces to decorate your home or use as a plate! Demonstrations will include application of glass frit, creating an interesting composition, and selecting colors. These glass pieces will be 8×10”.  Please send a photo of your marine life to ives.joan56@gmail. All materials are included.  Additional materials and firing schedules are available for purchase .Please wear closed toes shoes, comfortable clothes and an apron.

Tuesdays

Advanced Kiln Formed Glass 

Days & Times:
Tuesday - 2pm-5pm
Level:
Intermediate - Advanced
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

Now that you have the knowledge of Basic Kiln Forming, learn new techniques to make creative ideas into reality. There are endless ways to form glass together and slump or drape them into unique forms. Cutting glass shapes beyond the straight cut and how to use more advanced cold working tools. Bring in your ideas and go beyond the glass dish. Imagine it….Create it !  Materials and firing schedules are supplied for this class. Additional materials and firing schedules available for purchase. Please wear closed toes shoes, comfortable clothes and an apron.  

Intro to Kiln Formed Glass

Days & Times:
Tuesdays - 9am-12pm
Level:
Beginner to Intermediate
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

Learn the fundamentals of kiln formed glass to create a one of a kind bowl or dish from beginning to end. Students will be introduced to various glass working  tools, materials and supplies that are used in the basic method of glass fusion.  Demonstrations include design layout and preparation of your glass for firing, cold work (polishing), kiln fusing and slumping to complete your project. This is a great class for understanding and working through the process of making beautiful kiln formed pieces of glass art. You will walk away with the knowledge to move on to more advanced classes.  Materials and firing schedules are supplied for this project with Additional materials and firing schedules available for purchase .Please wear closed toes shoes, comfortable clothes and an apron.

Wednesdays

Fused Glass Garden Party

Days & Times:
Wednesdays - 9am-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:
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Create unique fused glass objects to decorate your garden or patio! Learn intricate cutting, fusing, kiln forming techniques to make your designs into reality. Demonstrations on how to use cold working tools to design flowers, butterflies, and other objects in a variety of colored glass will also be covered.  Materials and firing schedules are supplied for this class. Additional materials and firing schedules are available for purchase. Please wear closed toes shoes, comfortable clothes and an apron.

Glass Accessories

Days & Times:
Wednesday (October 19, October 26, November 2, and November 9) - 9-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:
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Design and create a fused glass dish or art panel with a variety of colored glass and more. In this lesson, we will apply the basics of glass fusion when designing your art piece.  

Glassline paints are one way to draw and paint on your project for added design and color. Glass frit and stringers can then be applied as well. After fusing, you will learn to prepare your glass and molds for slumping with some cold working, polishing. Materials and firing schedules are included in this class.   Any additional materials and firing beyond what is provided is available for purchase. Please wear closed toes shoes, comfortable clothes and an apron. 

Build a Glass House

Days & Times:
Wednesday - 9am-12pm
Level:
Intermediate - Advanced
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:
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Build a house out of glass!!! In this 4 week class you will learn how to draw and lay out your plans for the construction of a glass house. Students use the basic glass fusion techniques for cutting glass as well as learn  how to use a ring saw to cut out tiny patterns in glass. Using a wide variety of accessory glass and glass line paints, you will decorate your new home and fuse it together with copper wiring….roof and all! Materials and firing schedules are supplied for this project. Additional materials and firing schedules are available for purchase. Please wear closed toes shoes, comfortable clothes and an apron.

Geometrics with Stringers

Days & Times:
Wednesday (January 11, January 18, January 25, and February 1) - 9am-12pm
Level:
Intermediate - Advanced
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

Design a geometric look with glass stringers!  Students will create a sheet of glass using a specific layout of glass stringers. Once fused and out of the kiln, the glass will be cut up into pieces and cold worked (polished). From this point, demonstrations will also include arranging these pieces to further your geometric patterns. This technique is something to utilize in future glass projects and something you will love to use.

Materials and firing schedules are supplied for this class. Additional materials and firing schedules are available for purchase. Please wear closed toes shoes, comfortable clothes and an apron.

Create Your Own Molds

Days & Times:
Wednesday - 9am-12pm
Level:
Intermediate - Advanced
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:
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Shape your own glass creation from start to finish by developing your own unique molds! We will work with a variety of mold forms including  Silk Mat, plaster,  and screens. Students will make a fused glass art piece to then be slumped or draped into the molds.

Materials and firing schedules are supplied for this class.  Additional materials and firing schedules are available for purchase. Please wear closed toes shoes, comfortable clothes and an apron.

Thursdays

Endless Optics in Fused Glass

Days & Times:
Thursdays (September 15, September 22, September 29, and October 6) - 9am-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

Create an optical illusion with stringers and glass! During this process, we will set colored stringers in a patterned format on sheet glass then add layers of smaller cut glass on top in a second patterned format. Once all of the glass is fired, you will developed a beautiful optical look in your glass art. Patience for this detailed work and intricate cutting are needed for this class. This is a prelude to the upcoming “2- Day Optic Challenge Workshop” scheduled on October 8th and 9th. Materials and firing schedules are supplied for this class. Additional materials and firing schedules are available for purchase. Please wear closed toes shoes, comfortable clothes and an apron.

Glass Frit Stretching and Beyond

Days & Times:
Thursday - 9am-12pm
Level:
Intermediate - Advanced
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

A lot of basic glass cutting skills will be used in this 4 week class to create a beautiful bowl. Students will be cutting “Glass Toppers” and applying glass frit and stringers with them. Specific arrangement of these pieces will be stacked into a dam to contain your glass in the kiln. This will make a unique look that cannot be achieved in a regular full fusing. Learn to use tools to cold work thick glass and slump into a mold. Some cutting skills are helpful, but not necessary.

Materials and firing schedules are supplied for this project with Additional materials and firing schedules available for purchase. Please wear closed toes shoes, comfortable clothes and an apron.

Vases Tall and Small

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 9am-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

Create beautiful vases in a variety of sizes just in time for the holidays! This class with introduce you to the beauty of using kiln heat and gravity to make a graceful forms in glass. Students will learn the basics of glass fusion such as understanding the effect of different shapes and sizes of glass in the kiln forming process, how to use different cold working tools, and cutting glass. Materials and firing schedules are supplied for this class. Additional materials and firing schedules are available for purchase .Please wear closed toes shoes, comfortable clothes and an apron.

Creating with Vitrigraph Stingers

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 9am-12pm
Level:
Intermediate - Advanced
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:
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Learn to pull and draw with vitrigraph stringers. We will work with hot melted glass, pulling it from a Caldera kiln to make your own unique stringers. Combine them with a variety of other glass colors and frit to create glass bowls, dishes or wall art. This technique is sure to amaze you! Materials and firing schedules are supplied for this class. Additional materials and firing schedules are available for purchase  Please wear sneakers and cotton long sleeves shirts, pants and an apron.

Let it Flow

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 9am-12pm
Level:
Intermediate - Advanced
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

Let the glass flow in this fun 4 week class! Students will learn how heat, viscosity and gravity work to create unique organic designs in glass. Mix and match a variety of colors and learn how to weigh out the amount needed to create bars of beautiful glass layers that will be fused together. The glass bars will then be cut up on the wet saw into pieces that will be set up in a controlled form for final fusing to develop one of a kind pieces of art glass you will be proud to display! Materials and firing schedules are supplied for class.  Additional materials and firing schedules are available for purchase. Please wear closed toes shoes, comfortable clothes and an apron.