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CLASSES

***CORRECTION***The CUTTING WORKSHOP is $50

September is always the start of a new school year...and that means new stained glass classes!

As usual I will be offering my Beginner I class on Monday and Tuesday nights. If you have never taken a class with me this is the class for you. My beginner classes focus heavily on fundamentals that are a must if you want to advance your skills set. Many of my students take the Beginner I class several times and for those of you who have taken this class before you will be able to do a more complex project than the newbie beginners. All are welcome!

On Saturdays I will again offer the Makers Class. Students will be able to make a stained glass panel including anything we have done in a previous class. Photo imaging, fusing, Tiffany style or a roundel centerpiece are all techniques that can be part of the panel. This is a more advanced class and you must have taken my Beginner I class as a prerequisite.

I'm trying a few new things this year as well. A Cutting Workshop to learn and build the most critical skills necessary for stained glass. Also Open Bench time for students to come in and finish previous projects as well as Open Bench time at the end of the term to finish our projects. Open Bench time can be used as make up days for missed classes at no charge or to add more days to the class for $50 per Open Bench session. Also if you want to show your skills to the general public we are having one of our Makers class on September 28...which is Cambridge Open Studios. If you want to bring in a panel or two, I will make some space to display some of my students' work...of which I am super proud!

Please contact me if you are interested in attending any of these classes.

BEGINNER I ~ Intro to Stained Glass: This class 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.

Cost:  $300 includes all materials to complete your project. Studio tools are available for use for students who don't own their own.

Session:  5 weeks ~ Monday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30 pm
September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21

Session:  5 weeks ~ Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30 pm
September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22

Class limited to 6 students.


BEGINNER IM ~ Makers:  The Makers class offers more time and the student can create a project in any style or technique they have learned in a previous class. The student will also have the option to finish an ongoing project. This course will focus on advancing 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. 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.

Session: 6 weeks ~ Saturday afternoons from 12:00 - 4:00 pm
September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19

Class limited to 8 students.


CUTTING WORKSHOP:  The Cutting Workshop is for beginners or repeat students and will include the same intensive instruction and practice we do in the Beginner I class. Cutting is the most important skill to develop in order to have a happy stained glass hobby. Cutting can be incredibly frustrating and my approach to cutting helps build accuracy, speed, and hopefully the aesthetic results for your projects.

Cost:  $50

Session: 1 week ~ Monday evening from 6:30 - 9:30 pm
September 16


Open Bench Time:
Cost:  $50 ~ no charge if used as a make-up class.

Session: 5 weeks
September 14, 15, October 13, 20, 26


I hope to see lots of my previous students and I always look forward to having new students discover the fun of stained glass as a creative hobby or vocation. Send me an email if you have any questions and let me know if you'd like to take a class and send a check to reserve your spot. 

Happy Fall and I hope to see you all soon!

Best Wishes, 
Dan Maher