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Glass Classes

Take a Glass Class!

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Fused Art Glass Classes are so awesome! We get a group together - as small as four and as large as ten - and have so much fun learning about the properties of glass and creating projects. Everybody has their own unique style and imagination and creativity. These classes are for everyone - even those that feel "artistically challenged" have a wonderful time and produce the most amazing glass pieces! Classes are scheduled when the minimum number of students per class has contacted us. We try to coordinate with the participants' schedules. Classes are generally held on Saturdays.​

Contact us if you want to arrange a class for a special group!  We have had classes for anniversaries, birthday parties and groups of friends and/or family that are looking for a special event!

The Basic Fused Glass Classes start at 10:00 am and end at 2:30 pm - well, we run over a little bit sometimes, we get so involved in creating glass pieces! We provide all the tools and materials.  See descriptions of each class below the schedule section.

If you would like to sign up for a class, please send me an email at sara@wdsglass.com, or complete the Registration Form and email it to charles@wdsglass.com.  

Current schedule:

Wednesday, September 27th - Basic Fusing

Saturday, October 21st - Bottle Slumping

Saturday, October 28th - Open Studio

Saturday, November 4th - Basic Fusing

Saturday, November 11th - Open Studio

Saturday, November 18th - Ornaments Class

Friday, November 24th - Open Studio

Saturday, November 25th - Open Studio 

Contact us at sara@wdsglass.com for more information!

Basic Fused Glass Class - The basic class will give you a good understanding of the properties of glass, how it fuses and slumps.  You will learn glass cutting and shaping skills, including the use of grinders, ringsaws, lap wheel and other equipment.  You will also learn design elements and tips.  In this class you will create a minimum of three projects.  After the class, I will fuse and slump your projects which will take about a week.  It's a super fun class!

Open Studio -  Prerequisite:  basic glass cutting skills and kilnforming experience.  Make anything you want!

4 hours $65; 8 hours $120

Bottle Slumping Class - No prerequisite.  Participants will bring two wine bottles (or really any kind of bottle).  The bottles should be painted bottles or have the paper label removed.  We'll teach you how to clean the bottles, attach a decal if not a painted bottle, attach a hook, set up the kiln and fire the bottles.  You can choose if you want a flat bottle, curved bottle or compartment bottle.  Once you have taken this course, you can arrange for kiln time to slump your own bottles.

3 hours $55

Glass Weaving - Prerequisite:  basic glass cutting skills and kilnforming experience.

$200 Available on request - 2 class sessions, 4 hours each

Making Flowers! -  Prerequisite:  basic glass cutting skills and kilnforming experience.

$200 Available on request - 3 class sessions - One 4 hour, Two 2 hour meeting

Pattern Bars -  Prerequisite:  basic glass cutting skills and kilnforming experience.  

$225 Available on request - 3 class sessions, 4 hours each

Class Registration - Please complete the registration form and email to sara@wdsglass.com.  We will contact you with additional information and send you an invoice you can pay online.  Thank you!

We love providing customized Group Classes! We have held classes for wedding anniversaries, family reunions, birthdays and other special occasions. Contact us to set one up.

Fused Art Glass Class - Beginning I and Beginning II 

For students who want to learn the basics of art glass fusing. Starting with  Beginning I, we introduce you to glass characteristics and the facets of the basic process of glass fusing from learning to cut glass, use design elements, assembling art glass projects, and fusing. You will learn how to use hand tools, grinders and lap wheels. Students will make three to four projects per class depending upon time. Students start out with small projects, such as pendants, fridge magnets, buttons (yes, buttons!), or bracelets to learn about glass cutting, colors, and design. Then we move into larger 5"x 5" or more pieces. In Beginning II, you will get experience with the ring saw and the drill press as well as designing, cutting and assembling larger pieces.  You will also learn about the complete process of fusing, coldworking and slumping.

 

We have several different projects you can choose from. 

Take Beginning I!  It's great fun!  If you want to make more, then you can sign up for Beginning II and create more amazing pieces!

 

$65 per person per class, 4 hour class

Minimum of four people

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Learn More Fused Art Glass Class 

Once you have basic fused art glass knowledge, learn more! In this class, you will learn firing methods for different results, what you can really accomplish with slumping and draping, how to load the kiln, coldworking, and how to use “reactive” glass in your designs. You will learn different uses of frits, powders, stringers, iridescent glass, dichroic glass, dots, and mille fiori. 

 

$150 per person

Minimum of four people.

Open Studio

Students with a basic knowledge of glass fusing techniques must have completed a beginning class or have fused art glass experience.

We hold open studio on the last Saturday of each month, but please sign up in advance!

You have access to all of the materials and tools in the studio to create your project!  We will be on hand to assist and answer questions.  Frames and large pieces of dichro glass will be available for purchase.

You can choose if you want to spend 4 hours or 8 hours in the studio during Open Studio days.

Come and make your special project!

4 hours - $65

8 hours - $125

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Pattern Bars Class

Pattern bars are methods of creating your own unique glass.  Students will learn the techniques of creating each type of glass and how to load the kiln.  Then, students will learn how to transform the glass they have created into a beautiful tabletop or framed art piece. This class requires three four-hour Saturday classes.

 

The cost is $225, and all materials and tools are included. 

 

All materials and tools are included. Four students minimum required.

Circles Class

This class is devoted to learning to cut circles and rings. Circles can be used as the base for an art piece in a frame or tabletop pieces such as egg trays, plates, platters, and bowls. Rings are used as design elements in any project. Circle cutting is an advanced technique. This is a one-day four-hour class. All materials and tools are provided; frames are available for purchase.

The class is $85

Four students minimum required.​

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Weaving Glass Class

Woven glass is a unique technique that results in glass that is truly interwoven. This technique can be used as an open weave in an art piece or can be tack-fused or full-fused to a base for a solid tabletop piece. The woven glass can be in multiple colors and any shape or size. The resulting piece is really special! This class requires two four-hour classes, both on a Saturday. Students will learn how to load the kiln for a woven project. 

 

The class is $200.

Four students minimum required.

 

This class can be combined with the Flowers, Pattern Bars, or Pot Melts class for two full-day classes.

Flower Class

Learn to make beautiful glass flowers! This is a three meeting class - one four hour class and two 2 hour classes. The flowers you can make are amazing - lilies, daisies, iris, cherry blossom, petunia, daffodil, water lily, sunflower, hibiscus, rose, poppy - anything you can imagine and in whatever colors you can imagine!  Fused Glass Flowers book included, all materials and tools included (includes copper stems and hardware for assembling flowers). 

 

The class is $200. 

Four students minimum required

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Christmas Ornaments Class

Yes, we have a special Christmas ornaments class. You will make ornaments from fused glass and cast glass. Bells, angels, gingerbread folks, trees, snowpeople – you imagine the ornament, and you can make it in this class. You will end up with several ornaments! This is an eight-hour one-day Saturday class. 

 

The cost is $125 per person, all materials and tools included. Lots of bling in this class!

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