Glass Workshops

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.  

Cabochon Extravaganza with Carolyn Austin

Cabochon Extravaganza
Days & Times:
October 21, 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.

Valentine’s Day Glass Fusion

Valentine's Day Glass Fusion
Days & Times:
Valentine's Day, February 14th, 5pm-7pm
Level:
All Skill Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Dr. Studio J
Great for Beginners and a fun night out with your sweetheart, friends, or 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 sheet, frit, and stingers to create a one-of-a-kind decorative Valentine’s Day themed sun catcher or coaster in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere.  Please wear closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron if you like.  All materials and firings included.

Stacked Squares with Carolyn Austin

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Days & Times:
Saturday, 10am-1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
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!

The Bendable Glass Stringer with Carolyn Austin

Bendable Stringer Website
Days & Times:
March 9, 10am-1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

How do you bend glass you ask?  In this workshop, you will learn how stringers are made and how you can manipulate this rigid string of glass into an endless amount of forms using a variety of colors and heat. Using design placement on a 9 x 9 base piece of glass these forms will become a one-of-a-kind fused glass art piece you will be proud to show off!

Please wear closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron. All materials and firing included.

Introduction to Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop with Jennifer Rubinstein

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Days & Times:
Friday 10am-2pm , Saturday 10am-12pm
Level:
All levels welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Learn everything you need to know to make a mosaic. We will cover substrates, materials, adhesives, and grouting. You will learn how to cut and shape glass using a scoring wheel and nippers. At the end of the second day, you will leave with a finished mosaic. 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.

 

Introduction to Stained Glass Mosaic Supply List

Fused Glass Sun Catchers with Carolyn Austin

Sun Catcher Website
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.

Streaky Glass Creations with Carolyn Austin

Streaky Glass Creations Website
Days & Times:
April 6, 10am-1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Specialty production manufactured glass comes in many beautiful designs…almost too pretty to change. In this 3-hour workshop, you will be challenged to do just that! Choosing from a variety of

streaky glass you will be dared to cut it up and learn the countless possibilities to designing and transforming the pieces to create your own pattern into a one-of-a-kind functional piece of glass

art. 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.

Feeling Relief-ed, Casting Glass Bas-relief Workshop with Jose Ugas

Glass Relief Website
Days & Times:
April 8th, 2pm - 6pm
Level:
All levels welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Like Donatello’s rondelles, relief sculpting allows artist to create imagery and landscapes that rise from the background they are formed from. Using sculpting techniques to carve and build either the details of a familiar face or a scene from a zoomed ocean floor. This process will allow you to create a base and scene and then see that object casted in glass.

Silver Clay & Glass Pendants with Carolyn Austin and Marthe Harwell

Silver Clay & Glass Pendant Website
Days & Times:
April 12 and April 13, 10am-1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:
Instructor:

In this 2-day workshop, students will learn how to make pendants using fused glass cabochons and silver clay that they create and fuse. Day 1:  Students will explore how heat and gravity are used to develop round or other shaped cabochons for jewelry.  Students will learn glass-cutting skills and have a wide variety of glass and glass accessories. Day 2: Students we will make their one-of-a-kind silver clay pendant using a variety of application methods to set their fused glass cabochon. Silver clay comes in both a syringe and traditional solid lump form allowing for a range of effects once fired in the kiln. All materials are included with your tuition!

Fused Glass Beach Chimes/Mobiles Workshop with Jennifer Rubinstein

Fused Glass Beach Mobiles
Days & Times:
May 3rd & 4th, 10am-1pm
Level:
All levels welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Create fun shapes (boats, fish, abstract forms etc..) in fused glass and then learn how to string them along with shells, and drift wood to make a super fun, beach themed, eye catching, art piece. Demonstrations on cutting and working the glass with nippers, scorers, and running pliers will be covered. We will dive into using glassline paint, wire, fishing line, drift wood, shells, beads, o hangers, and chain. All materials are included with your workshop. Please wear closed toed shoes!

Fused Glass Beach Chimes Supply List

Introduction to Glass Casting Workshop with Jose Ugas

Glass Casting
Days & Times:
Late Spring, Monday, May 6th , 2pm - 6pm
Level:
All levels welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Mold making is a fantastic method for creating amazing glass sculptures in the round (3-D). Using the this technique, the class will dive into how these skills and processes can be used to develop glass objects through the process of wax sculpting and glass casting.

Kiln Carved Glass with Carolyn Austin

Kiln Carve Workshop 1 Summer B
Days & Times:
July 13, 10am - 1pm
Level:
All Skill Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Dr. – Studio J
Instructor:

Make a lasting impression in glass using kiln carving techniques to create a beautiful kiln carved serving dish. Students will learn how to cut and work with fiber papers to create designs that will then be “carved out” into an 8 x 8 piece of glass. Learn to prepare your mold for slumping and how glass is formed in the kiln. Please wear closed toed shoes, comfortable clothes and an apron. Mask will be provided when working with fiber papers. Materials and firing schedules are supplied for this project with additional materials and firing schedules available for purchase.

Fused Glass Basics with Carolyn Austin

Basics Of Glass Fusion Workshop Summer B 1
Days & Times:
July 27, 10am - 1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Dr. – Studio J
Instructor:

Bring your creative ideas to this 3 hour workshop and learn the many possibilities of using a variety of colored glass, stringers and frit to create a one of a kind functional 8 x 8 piece of art glass that you will be proud to use and display. Students will learn how to properly use the tools and materials required to assemble and lay out a design on glass along with the firing schedules to fuse and slump your glass project. 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.