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Adult Classes

Wine Bottle Slumping – Wine and Cheese Edition

Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 6-8pm
Spots Available: 16
Registration Cut-off Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
$35.00

Do you have a glass bottle that you would like to preserve in a unique way? Come and learn about glass bottles, glass fusing and slumping, while enjoying an evening of wine and cheese at the museum.  Bring a clean glass bottle to be slumped into a tray or condiment dish. (Remove label prior to class.) The bottle will be fused in our kiln after class and available for pick-up up at a later date.
Sara Rezin, Instructor

 

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Metal Clay and Fused Glass Pendant

Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 5-8pm
Spots Available: 12
Registration Cut-off Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
$55.00

Create a beautiful pendant combining silver metal clay and glass. The basics of working with precious metal clay (PMC) will be introduced, including shaping, texturing, drying, kiln firing, and finishing. Students will shape silver clay to create a setting for a piece of fused dichroic glass. A $10 surcharge for metal clay is included in the price of this class. All experience levels welcome.
Sara Rezin, Instructor

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Recycled Glass Buttons – Wine and Cheese Edition

Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 6-8pm
Spots Available: 18
Registration Cut-off Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
$35.00

Visit the museum and make up to five buttons out of colorful bits and pieces of glass. We will provide the glass and you will learn to cut and layer several bits of glass to create your own buttons. After your pieces are fired in our kiln, we will attach a button fastener or pin on the back in order for you to attach them to a garment or wear for decoration. The pieces will be fused in our kiln after class and available for pick-up up at a later date. Shipping is available for an additional cost. Cheese and wine will be provided. All experience levels welcome.
Sara Rezin, Instructor

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Ginko Leaf and Flower Bud Pendants

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 10am - 1pm
Spots Available: 9
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
$45.00

Want to learn how to make sculptural glass pendants? You will use a flameworking torch, glass mashers, tweezers, and a razor tool to create ginko leaf and flower bud pendants with a loop at the top. Choose your own colored glass rods to personalize your creations.
All experience levels welcome.  Ages 16 and up, or at least 13 and must be accompanied by an adult.
Karen Crown, Instructor

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Frit Slurry Painting

Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 5-8pm
Spots Available: 11
Registration Cut-off Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
$45.00

Class date changed to August 24, 2017

Blend frit and glass to create a colorful painted dish, even if you have no prior experience with painting. Colorful slurries made of frit and water will be blended to create a tie-dyed, marbleized or watercolor look on glass. All experience levels welcome.
Sara Rezin, Instructor

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Introduction to Glass Beadmaking

Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 10am - 1pm
Spots Available: 10
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017
$45.00

Basic bead making techniques will be covered in this three hour introductory class. Learn about safe and proper handling of equipment, tools, and materials. You will learn how to pull stringers, layer color, and apply surface decoration. By the end of the class, you will have created several of your own glass beads.
Level: Beginner.  Ages 16 and up or at least 13 and must be accompanied by an adult.
Beth Wenger-Johnstone, Instructor

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