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CLASSES

Begin your summer with a fun-filled stained glass course! Class descriptions, dates and costs are listed below.  Hope to see you in class!  Best wishes, Dan Maher

Beginner I - Intro to Stained Glass

The perfect class for the rank amateurs, hobbyists with limited skills or students who haven't studied with me before who wants to acquire a solid foundation in glass cutting, layouts, pattern making, copper foiling, assembly/soldering and basic lead frame making.  The class will establish fundamentals that will allow you to progress into more complex techniques offered in more advanced classes. I especially offer extra attention to the cutting technique which is the core skill to be successful in doing stained glass as a hobby or vocation. Students will make a small panel approximately 16" square of original or stock design.

Cost: $325 includes materials to complete the project and use of Studio tools for students who don't own their own. 

Sessions: 6 weeks  Monday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30 pm  (6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16)

Class limited to 6 students


Beginner IA - Advancing Your Stained Glass Skills

This class is for students who have some experience and want to make a larger or more complex project.  There will be some review of technique but not enough for a rank amateur so this class is for experienced students only.  The primary focus of the class is advancing a student's skill level and experience to tackle more complex designs.  The extra hours and longer class times should allow for a larger and more complex project and more glass cutting practice time if needed.  The project will include design, patterning, glass cutting, foiling, soldering/assembly, lead framing and patina options.

Cost: $350 includes materials to complete the project, use of Studio tools for students who don't own their own and 24-hours of bench time, the most hours of any stained glass class anywhere.

Sessions: 6 weeks  Saturday afternoons from 12:00 - 4:00 pm (6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14) 

Class limited to 8 students

Beginner IV:  Photo Imaging in Glass

This class has proven to be one of our most popular classes and will introduce the students to the Rayzist Photo Etch system that allows artists to create a highly complex design, pattern, text or photograph integrated into a simple stained glass panel.  The class is a "makers" class and will focus on advancing a student's skill level and experience to tackle more complex designs, including design, Photoshop techniques to interpret images to use with the process, and the sandblasting of glass using the process.  The class will also briefly review fundamental techniques including cutting, layout, patterning and assembly techniques. Beginner instruction is not offered in this class so some experience is required. Students must have previously taken my Beginner I class.

Cost: $325 includes materials to complete the project and use of Studio tools for students who don't own their own.

Sessions: 5 weeks  Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30 pm.  (6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18)

Class limited to 8 students