There's no better way to get through the cold dark days of winter than making a beautiful colorful stained glass panel.
We're offering two "Beginner" level courses: Beginner I-Intro to Stained Glass is for the complete novice or someone who hasn't taken a course from us before. We teach methods that are used by large professional studios that will allow you to build on those fundamentals to move up to more complex and larger projects and eventually give you the skills to make panels and windows on your own. Beginner IA-Advancing Your Stained Glass Skills reviews and builds on your fundamental skills to properly work through a project. The complexity of your class project will be commensurate with your current skill level.
Along with the two basic Beginner classes we're offering a slightly more advanced course Beginner II-Fusing. This is a really fun course for a hobbyist with some or lots of experience. The "warm glass" movement, including fusing and slumping, has seen a meteoric rise in popularity over the past ten years. Fusing allows the student to apply colorful decorative patterns, texture or even literal painting of images and portraits. This class will introduce the student to the use of fusing as a way to add artistic imagery to a panel that will be constructed in the traditional copper foil method. I have taught this course before and the student's works were really impressive. The course also serves as a primer to learn how to make fused glass jewelry and plates and bowls.
Beginner I-Intro to Stained Glass: Six consecutive Mondays starting January 30 - March 6, 2017 from 6:30-9:30 pm. Cost: $300. Class price includes all tools and materials to complete a project. Description: This course will focus on establishing sound fundamental skills in glass cutting techniques and assembling stained glass panels using the copper foil method. Students will learn panel design, pattern making, layout, types of glass, and types of framing while completing one project.
Beginner IA-Advancing Your Stained Glass Skills: Six consecutive Tuesdays starting January 31 - March 7, 2017 from 6:30-9:30 pm. Cost: $300. Class price includes all tools and materials to complete the project. Description: This course will focus on establishing sound fundamental skills in glass cutting techniques and assembling stained glass panels using the copper foil method. Students will learn panel design, pattern making, layout, types of glass, and types of framing while completing one or more projects. More advanced students will complete a higher complexity project and learn some advanced skills.
Beginner II-Fusing: Six consecutive Wednesdays starting February 1 - March 8, 2017 from 6:30-9:30 pm. Cost: $300. Class price includes all tools and materials to complete the project. Description: Make decorative fused elements to be included in a traditionally constructed stained glass panel. Fused imagery can range from representational to abstract in transparent or opalescent glasses. Explore a variety of fused techniques including how to "paint" with glass frit and stringer, photo image transfer on glass, and incorporating found objects. The complexity of final stained glass projects can be adapted to all skill levels. Prerequisite: Experienced hobbyist.
To register for a class, please email or call 617.864.0989 with which class you would like to join. A $75 non-refundable initial payment will be due to reserve your place in class. The balance of the class cost due on first class night. Classes are limited to 6-8 students.
Later this year we will be offering an exciting line-up of classes in Photo Imaging, Intro to Sandblasting, Intro to Glass Painting, Sun Tracker Windows, The Glass Mosaic and Intro to Lead Working. And we are developing a totally new concept to offer this year where our students will team up with glass blowing students to create fused flat glass panels that will be rolled up and blown into vessels, bowls or even rondels. No glass school has ever offered anything like it and we are excited to develop it and be the first. To be eligible for any of the classes later this year, you will need at least one Beginner level course completed, so if you are interested, jump into one of the Beginner classes!