Glass

Fall, Winter, and Spring Sessions:


Fall: October 17 to December 17, 2022 (8 weeks)
Winter: January 9 to March 4, 2023 (8 weeks)
Spring: March 6 to April 29, 2023 (8 weeks)
Late Spring: May 1 to May 27, 2023 (4 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.

Tropical Fish Sculpture in Glass

Days & Times:
Mondays (November 14, November 28, December 5, and December 12) - 9am-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

Create your favorite tropical fish by layering beautiful colors of translucent and opaque glass! During this class, you will learn how to layout your design, shape, and fuse glass. Everyone will come out of this class with their own interpretation of any fish they choose to recreate. To finish these sculptures, they will be mounted on a small plinth with a copper rod. All materials are included. Any additional glass can be purchased at the front desk.

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 Garden Sculpture

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

Create unique fused glass objects to decorate your garden or patio! Learn intricate cutting, fusing, and 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.

Mixed Media Glass Art Reliefs

Days & Times:
Mondays (April 10, April 17, and April 24) - 9am - 12pm
Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

Develop your own composition to create a relief wall piece for outside or indoors! After planning your piece on a unique wooden backing, you will make individual fused glass pieces that once put together make your plans come to life in the form of an amazing relief. Demonstrations include how to layout, cut, and use working tools for glass in order to finish your pieces. 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.

Tuesdays

Advanced Kiln Formed Glass 

Days & Times:
Tuesdays - 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

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:

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

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:

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.

Working in Circles… and More

Days & Times:
Thursdays (March 9, March 16, March 23, and March 30) - 9am - 12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

Working with circles can be very challenging when it comes to glass. In this 4-week class students will learn how to carefully cut these curved shapes out of three different colors of glass. We will then cut them into various shapes and patterns. Using grinders and hand lap pads to smooth all the edges we will be able to reassemble them to create three beautiful round bowls. Students will then work with a rectangle shape to create a one-of-a-kind companion dish to compliment their bowls. Materials and firing schedules are supplied for this class. Additional materials and firing schedules are available for purchase. Please wear closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron.

Channel Plate in Optics

Days & Times:
Thursdays (April 6, April 13, April 20, and April 27) - 9am - 12pm
Level:
Intermediate – Advanced
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

For this unusual glass piece, we will be experimenting with various layout patterns. Seemingly minor, controlled changes to our glass size and shape paired with various spacing patterns will result in an amazingly different design once fired. These glass optic components bring an entirely new look to the glass composition! Learn how to cut very specific sizes in glass and lay out precise patterns over stringers. The ebb and flow of the glass once fired is an incredible look in fused glass that showcases magnification and controlled distortion. Please wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothes and an apron.

Woven Glass Fusion

Days & Times:
Thursdays (May 4, May 11, May 18, and May 23) - 9am - 12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

Weave your way to a beautiful look in fused glass! Glass cutting skills and how to create your own mold layouts with fiber paper for your weave design will be demonstrated while using a variety of glass colors and stringers. Students will create a form using a refractory fiber blanket called Silkmat to slump their woven glass into a beautiful bowl. Please wear closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron.

N95 masks will be provided for cutting fiber paper.

Fridays

Fused Glass Garden Party

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

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.

Portraits in Glass

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

This class will have you making amazing portraits whether you are inspired to create people, animals, florals, marine life, etc. These glass portraits can be used to decorate your walls or as a special serving plate! Demonstrations will include how to develop an interesting composition using various glass and the application of glass frit. These glass pieces will be 8×10”. Please send a photo of your portrait inspiration to ives.joan56@gmail.com. All materials are included. Additional materials and firing schedules are available for purchase. Please wear closed toes shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron.