Glass

Spring, Late Spring, & Summer:

Spring: March 4 - April 27 (8 weeks)
Late Spring: April 29 - May 25 (4 weeks)
Summer A: June 3 - June 30 (4 weeks)
Summer B: July 8 - August 3 (4 weeks)

 

PLEASE NOTE: If there is no registration link available, class registrations are limited to Benefactor and Above memberships until February 26th.  

Tuesdays

Pate de Verre Made Easy with Carolyn Austin

Pate De Verre Website (1)
Days & Times:
Tuesdays, 2-5pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

The name Pate de Verre is French for glass paste, and the technique involves creating a paste from powdered glass and coloring agents and filling a fire-proof mold with this paste then firing it in a kiln to melt the glass, breaking the mold open to reveal the finished object. This can be a very slow and in-depth process.  In this 6-week class, students will learn a modified way of creating this beautiful form of warm glass work. How to design and layout patterns, both geometric and freeform on a pre-made slumping mold. How to prepare the molds and learn the recipe for mixing frit with fusers glue to create your “paste” and the technique of pressing glass frits into a mold and then fusing in a kiln to desired temperatures. With some patience and a steady hand, this sugar effect is sure to delight! All materials & firing are included.

Modular Glass and Copper Wall Art with Carolyn Austin

Modular Glass
Days & Times:
Tuesdays, 2pm-5pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Let’s Get Funky!

Learn to make and use smaller objects in fused glass and combine and wrap them using copper and nichrome wire to create a one-of-a-kind hanging wall art piece. Bring in driftwood or metal or any other found objects and materials to embellish and mount your creations on.  Students will have use of a variety of glass, tools, and supplies to design their one-of-a-kind creations.

Faded Lace Optics with Carolyn Austin

Faded Lace Optics Website
Days & Times:
Tuesdays, 2-5pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Optics take another twist…..In this 3 week class, students will create a dainty trio of dishes that almost look like fine lace fabric sandwiched between two layers of pale transparent glass.

With patience and a steady hand, students will use sheet glass and stringers

while learning fine cutting skills and pattern layouts to bring an outcome of calmness in this interrupted pattern. Materials and firing schedules are included with additional materials and firings schedules available for purchase. Please wear closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron.

Spring Vases with Carolyn Austin

Spring Vases WebsiteII
Days & Times:
Tuesdays, 2-5pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Bring in spring with beautiful fused glass free-standing vases! This 4 week class with introduce you to the beauty of using heat and gravity to create a graceful look in glass. Students will learn the basics of glass fusion as well as building their glass cutting and kiln forming skills to create one-of-a-kind art glass pieces to add to their collection or give as gifts to others. Materials and firing schedules are included with additional materials and firings schedules available for purchase. Please wear closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron

Create Your Own Sheet of Glass with Carolyn Austin

Create Sheet Glass Website
Days & Times:
Tuesdays, 2-5pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Customize your own sheet glass for your fusing project with a palette of glass frit, powder, stringers, and more in this creative 3-week class. Students will be using a wide variety of materials and techniques to transform clear glass into works of art to use in your final one-of-a-kind fused glass decorative or functional art piece. The options are only limited by your imagination!   Materials and firing schedules are included with additional materials and firings schedules available for purchase. Please wear closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron.

Thursdays

Build a Glass House

Glass Under Construction Workshop
Days & Times:
Thursday , 9-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Dr. Studio J
Instructor:

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…beach house, traditional , barn house…whatever style you may like!  Students will learn and use the basic glass fusion techniques for cutting glass as well as learn how to use a wide variety of accessory glass, glass line paints and more to decorate and accessorize your new home.  Students will then learn how to fuse it together using fiber paper and copper wiring….roof and all! 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. .

 

Mini Landscapes in Glass with Carolyn Austin

Mini Landscapes
Days & Times:
Thursday, 9-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Create a series of mini landscape scenes in this 4-week class.  Students will learn how to create detailed miniature landscape paintings of fused glass using crushed glass called frit and other small pieces of compatible glass and materials. These one-of-a-kind glass art pieces may then be framed or displayed on an easel.   The class will include tips and considerations on creating dimension and depth with the use of color, contrast, shadow, details, and scale, creating depth in the landscape painting process as well as the kiln and firing schedules used to create the final textured finish. Glass palette sizes to choose from will be 5×5 or 4×6, up to 4 per person. This technique may then be used on larger fused glass works once you become familiar with the process in our upcoming Independent Study classes or Open Studio! All materials and firing are included in your tuition.

Woven Glass Fusion with Carolyn Austin

Woven Glass
Days & Times:
Thursdays, 9am-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Weave your way into a beautiful look in Fused Glass! In this 4 week session, we will work on an exciting technique in the glass fusion world by creating woven effects in glass using a wide variety of glass materials and colors. You will learn strip glass cutting skills and how to make your own mold layouts with fiber paper to slump them into shapes that will then be fused and woven into a one-of-a-kind glass dish for functional use or display.  All materials and firings are included in your tuition. Additional materials and firing are available for purchase.

Glass Art on Display with Carolyn Austin

Glass Art On Display Website
Days & Times:
Thursdays, 9am-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

Create a one-of-a-kind standing art piece in this 3-week session of glass fusion.  Students will use a variety of glass colors and mediums while exploring new techniques. Learn how to use cold working equipment including grinders and saws. To complete your art piece you will then design and create a glass stand and use other forms of objects to mount your masterpiece on.  Materials and firing schedules are supplied for this class but found objects for your stands are welcome. Let’s see how decorative you can be! All materials and firings are included in your tuition. Additional materials and firing are available for purchase.

Glass Fusion Reactions with Carolyn Austin

Hot Glass Reactions Website
Days & Times:
Thursdays, 9am-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

You are sure to get some cool reactions from this 4-week class! Working with a variety of colors and materials you will learn how glass, silver foil, and heat react to each other.  What causes and influences this behavior while learning cutting skills and the proper design and layout to create a unique and one-of-a-kind looking glass you will be proud to use and display. Materials and firing schedules are included with additional materials and firings schedules available for purchase. Please wear closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron.

Circles and More

Working In Circles And More
Days & Times:
Thursdays, 10am - 1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Dr. – Studio J
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.

Please email Carolyn with any questions at Carolyn@lighthousearts.org

Garden Party with Carolyn Austin

Garden Party Summer B
Days & Times:
Thursdays, 10am - 1pm
Level:
All Skill Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Dr. – Studio J
Instructor:

Create unique fused glass objects to decorate your garden or patio with. In this 4 week class you will learn intricate cutting, fusing and slumping techniques and how to use cold working tools to design and create flowers, butterflies and other objects in a variety of colored glass. 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.

Please email Carolyn with any questions at:  Carolyn@lighthousearts.org