Glass Workshops

Late Spring & Su mmer:

Summer A: June 3 - June 30 (4 weeks)
Summer B: July 8 - August 3 (4 weeks)

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Days & Times:
Saturday, 10am-1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Studio 385-Studio J
Instructor:

Great for beginners and advanced students, this workshop will teach cutting skills and the proper ways to stack glass in a variety of sizes and colors for a perfectly fused one of a kind dish or bowl.  Learn how the different thicknesses and layout of the glass will form in the kiln and the proper fusing schedules that will be used to bring it all together!

Fused Glass Sun Catchers
Days & Times:
Friday, 6-8pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Great for Beginners and a fun night out with friends and family! Try your hand at Glass Fusion. In this mini-workshop, you will learn how to assemble and properly lay out a pattern using a variety of colored glass, frit, and stingers to create a one-of-a-kind decorative sun catcher or coaster in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Students 12-18 years of age require a guardian 21 years of age plus. Please wear closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron if you like.  All materials and firings included.

Cabochon Extravaganza
Days & Times:
June 22, 10am-1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Learn how to use Heat and Gravity to create nicely rounded and other shaped cabochons for jewelry and other decorative glass art. Students will learn glass cutting skills and have a wide variety of glass and glass accessories to work with while learning their compatibility and reaction effects they will have when fired in the kiln. Glass cutting and 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.

Glass Creations
Days & Times:
July 8th, 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Skill Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Dr. – Studio J
Instructor:

By using a two-part Modeling Glass Mixture and a variety of bullseye glass powder colors you can turn them into a moldable, sculptable material similar to clay. The Powdered Binder is a food-grade, nontoxic cellulose-based material that reacts with water as a thickener. The Liquid Medium is also food-grade and nontoxic, and combines with water to give body and smoothness to the Modeling Glass, while preventing stickiness. Both the Binder and the Liquid Medium burn away during firing, leaving pure glass behind. Students will learn how to mix various colors of powders, how to blend and the use of a variety of tools to sculpt and mold their modeling glass into a one of a kind sculpture that can be free standing, displayed in a frame, or on an easel. Discussions on how certain colors and textures are achieved and mature using certain firing temperatures along with group discussion on the endless possibilities of this glass medium. 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.

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

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. N95 mask will be provided when working with powders.