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Next Intermediate Class Starting!

Just a quick heads up!

The intermediate 8 week class starts Wednesday, the 1st of February. The cost of this class is $295 and includes your tool kit.

On your first night of class you will receive a punch card that has 24 squares for 24 hours of instructional time.  Each time you come in for class you will punch a square for every hour you are here working.  This gives you a little more flexibility for your schedule in case you have to miss a week or only want to stay for one or two hours.

The intermediate class is more individualized in that you will work with us to pick a project of your choosing and we will offer instruction on the individual things you need to know for your specific project.  At the same time – even if its something you don’t necessarily need to know for your project- you can listen in when we are instructing someone else on a specific technique. The bulk of your time will be spent honing your skills in pattern development, glass cutting and soldering. Abstract Class

And don’t worry if you can’t start the first Wednesday of February.  The beauty of this class is you can start whenever it works for your schedule.

We’ll explain more details of how the intermediate class works when you are here for your first class advanced classes.

Just call or email us if you want to start in February.  Hope to see you soon!


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May Classes still have openings!

Looking for something fun to do next month?  All our classes still have openings.  Daytime, Evening and Weekend.  Check out the calendar for dates and times.  Come join the fun – come back to glass!

Drop Mold Vase - Artist: Sharon Dolezal Advanced Fusing Class

Drop Mold Vase –
Artist: Sharon Dolezal
Advanced Fusing Class

Copper Foil Panel Artist: Suzanne Comella Advanced Stained Glass

Copper Foil Panel
Artist: Suzanne Comella
Advanced Stained Glass

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Sunburst Tabletop
Artist: Markay Suevel
Instructor: Advanced Mosaic


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Glaskolben Workshops are Posted

 

 

Its that time of year to start gearing up for the holidays!  We have lots of ideas for gift items you can hand craft, both easy and more complicated. Stop by the studio and check out the newest Holiday issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly, or all the holiday pattern books we have in our collection.

We have posted the dates and times for our annual Glaskolben workshops.  Cost is $125.00 which includes all your materials except the Mapp/Propane canister. Each student will need to provide one canister of Mapp/Propane fuel which can be purchased at any hardware store.  (See picture under Glass Blowing classes) Call today to reserve your spot.

Because we have limited space for these workshops, all students will need to pay for the workshop at the time they register to reserve their spot.  Unpaid spots will not be held.  Workshop fees will not be refunded if you are unable to attend unless we can fill your spot.  

Please note that we have added two workshops in December as well as three workshops in November.  


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Kiln Formed Glass – Taking Your Fusing Art Beyond the Basics

Have you been fusing for a while now and wish you had a better grasp of how to move your creations from “hobby craft” to “glass art”?  Well we have the answer for you!  Due to popular demand by our fusing students we have created a year long fusing odyssey that will inspire, motivate, and stimulate your artist’s palate.  Join us once a month, on the last Thursday of the month, for an in-depth exploration of a variety of advanced techniques and gain the knowledge you need to become the kiln-formed glass artist you have always wanted to be.   Go to the Fusing Classes page for more information.  And don’t wait – cuz space is limited and its a great deal if you sign up and pay for the class this month!!

"Cattails at Sunset", Artist: Eric Suevel, Frit cast into a carved mold made of Castalot Mold Mix.

“Cattails at Sunset”, Artist: Eric Suevel, Frit cast into a carved mold made of Castalot Mold Mix.


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We Are Back!!!

The Holidays are over the eggnog is gone and nothing more except Super Bowl Sunday (its like a holiday or its at least a good excuse to eat a lot of food) and we are ready to go with a New Year and a New Season!  We hope all of you had a wonderful Holiday and hope you are looking forward to the 2015 year as much as we are.

Stop on by and check out the new layout, we are sure that you will be amazed with the amount of room in the class area. The Thursday dance fever group is going to go nuts because even they now have a large dance floor! Maybe we could even start a Saturday morning Tai Chi class?

Come on over check it out and Come Back To Glass Its A Gas!

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MURRINI / MILLEFIORE

All right you fusers out there here is a quick glimpse into what the Advanced Fusing Class has  in store for you this coming year.  What you are watching is the pulling and making of Sys 96 MURRINI/ MILLEFIORE to use in your fused glass items! Yep, you are going to learn how to put together and make your own Murrini / Millefiore.

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Natalia’s First Mosaic

Natalia's First Mosaic

Natalia’s First Mosaic

Natalia has been going to town during our Saturday Mosaic Quick and Easy Class. Here is her first indirect method stepping stone. We will show this to you again when the cement has dried and by then Natalia will probably have her first mosaic direct method piece completed. I think we found the next Trudi Lloyd-Williams! Nice job Natalia.