Best Wishes for Happy Holidays and good health in the New Year!
We have been busy here at the Studio finishing up the latest round of classes with students creating some really beautiful pieces and Kate and I finishing an all clear glass roundel window for a house in Westchester County, NY. We are starting to line up our schedule of commissions for the new year and if you have been stewing some ideas for a project, please send me an email and let's start playing with some ideas and designs.
And for those of you interested in more instant gratification, there is still another week to go in our 25% off sale of in-studio works! Check out the For Sale page if you want to see what pieces we still have left.
CLASSES: I'm trying another new concept for our first set of Classes in 2019..."The Tiffany Style." Most of the projects we produce in class are constructed in the copper foil method which most people think of as a Tiffany style, but the Tiffany Studio was more known for its use of opalescent glass, essentially "painting" with the inherent streaks and patterns and textures within the glass. I have a huge stock of opalescent glass so we'll be able to create fantastic panels in a variety of images including birds, fish, butterflies, flowers and of course landscape imagery that Tiffany is well known for. In the Monday Beginner class, we will limit the number of students to six so we can give extra attention in acquiring the basic skills to create a hanging stained glass panel. Tuesday and Saturday classes will be limited to eight students in each class and we will be including more advanced techniques such as decorative soldering, jewels and chunks and multiple layering of glass to create underwater or atmospheric perspective effects. Pretty exciting stuff!
ALL CLASSES WILL MAKE PROJECTS IN THE TIFFANY STYLE
BEGINNER I: 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 some of the more complex techniques that I offer 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 14" square of original or stock design.
Cost: $350 includes materials to complete the project. Studio tools are available for use for students who don't own their own.
Sessions: 6 weeks. Monday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30 pm
1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Class limited to 6 students.
BEGINNER IA: This class is for students who have some experience and want to advance their skills and explore making more complex projects. There will be some review of technique but not enough for a rank amateur so this class is for experienced students only. This class can also be used to make larger complex projects that extend beyond just the six classes and continued into the next set of classes and doing work in your own home studio. The project will include design, patterning, glass cutting, foiling, soldering/assembly, lead framing and patina options. Students must have previously taken my Beginner I class.
Cost: $350 includes materials to complete your project. Studio tools are available for use for students who don't own their own.
Sessions: 6 weeks. Tuesday evenings 6:30 - 9:30
1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19
Class limited to 8 students.
BEGINNER IA "Makers": 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 students' skill 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. Students must have previously taken my Beginner I class.
Cost: $350 includes materials to complete the project and offers 24 hours of time at the bench, the most hours of any stained glass class anywhere. Studio tools are available for use for students who don't own their own.
Sessions: 6 weeks. Saturday afternoons from 12:00 - 4:00 pm
1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23
Class limited to 8 students.
Make up classes available for all students on 2/16, 2/23, 2/25, and 2/26.
I'm hoping to see lots of my regular students back and some new faces in the Monday class!
Again, my warmest wishes for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.
Sincerely, Dan Maher