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Reactive Glass

Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 10am - 1pm
Spots Available: 1
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
$45.00

When adding sterling silver foil to kiln formed glass, a variety of surprising effects can occur. Students will learn how to create subtle or strong reactions in glass using silver foil and reactive glass, and how to incorporate foil when designing a fused glass piece.  All experience levels
Sara Rezin, Instructor

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Wine Bottle Hanging Lanterns

Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 6-8pm
Spots Available: 19
Registration Cut-off Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
$35.00

Bring a wine bottle to the museum and make it into a hanging lantern for your garden or patio. You will learn the process of bottle cutting using a scoring tool, a candle and a bucket of ice water. We will discuss several ways to create art from recycled bottles and students will learn how to wire their bottle into a candle holder. Cheese and wine will be provided. Please remove labels prior to class.  All experience levels welcome

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Open Weave Glass Baskets

Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 5-8pm
Spots Available: 11
Registration Cut-off Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
$45.00

Create a basket out of glass! Students will create a 7” fused glass basket from layers of colorful glass strips. Baskets will be fused and slumped into an open weave shape perfect for a display or for holding breads at your dinner table. All experience levels welcome.
Sara Rezin, Instructor

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Fused Glass Garden Art

Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 10am - 1pm
Spots Available: 12
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017
$45.00

Add a bit of color to your garden this year with a piece of fused glass art. Students will create a piece of yard art mounted on a metal stake perfect for a flower pot or garden. All experience levels welcome.
Sara Rezin, Instructor

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Survey Glass Class

Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 5-7:30pm
Spots Available: 9
Registration Cut-off Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
$45.00

Try a bit of everything. You will have a chance to try flameworking and fusing all in one class. Basic beadmaking on  a torch while adding color and surface decoration will be covered. You will also create a fused piece of art, learning the basic properties of fused glass.  All experience levels welcome.
Beth Wenger-Johnstone and Sara Rezin, Instructors

 

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Intensive Borosilicate Lampworking with Tom Galbraith 2 Day Class

Saturday, June 24, 2017 | 10am - 4pm
Spots Available: 7
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
$200.00

2 DAY CLASS
Saturday-Sunday, June 24-25, 2017, 10am-4pm (both days)

In this course, we will explore basic lampworking, including hollow tube and solid rod techniques. We will first review basic lampworking skills such as pulling points, fire cutting, scoring, and rotation skills. Using solid rod, we will create marbles, pendants, earrings and other jewelry forms. With the hollow tubing, we will construct small ornaments, perfume bottles, and small vessels. We will further dive into the intricacies of gold and silver fuming which allows us to create iridescent colors. We will also learn to use opal, metal, and dichroic glass as inclusion elements that can add increased luminescence to our creations.
This class is ideal for those who have some lampworking experience. Individuals with beading, welding, or other torch work will be a good fit for this class. Glass shop safety will be reviewed in this course, we will emphasize proper eyewear, clothing, and sound practices to ensure a safe and positive environment. Over the course of this two-day class, students will not only be able to create pieces of their choice, they will also learn techniques to further facilitate their glass creations after the course is complete.
Tom Galbraith, Instructor
Intermediate level but beginners are welcome.

 

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Batik Glass Fusing

Saturday, June 24, 2017 | 10am - 1pm
Spots Available: 15
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
$45.00

Do you want to try your hand at glass fusing, but are intimidated by the cutting process? This batik design class utilizes glass powders and your imagination! You will love the look of the crackly texture beneath the smooth surface of your 7” slumped dish. We will be safely working with NIOSH-approved particle masks. All experience levels welcome.  Emilie Steinmann, Instructor

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Wine Bottle Slumping – Wine and Cheese Edition

Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 6-8pm
Spots Available: 18
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: 14
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: 20
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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