Classes

Adult Classes

Adult classes at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass are designed for ages 16 and older. Museum Glass Studio Staff and professional artists teach a wide variety of glass making techniques to offer opportunities for different interests and skill levels. Most adult classes are designed to be around 3 hours long and include enough time for instruction and creation of a unique work of your own. The Glass Studio offers classes in a variety of glass processes to learn skills from fusing to flameworking to hot blown glass among others.

All projects will be fired and ready for pick up in 3.5 weeks.

You can register for classes here, online, or call us with questions at 920.751.4658.

Is your favorite class sold out? Check back often — new classes are added regularly!

 

Intro to Flameworking 6/22

Saturday, June 22, 2024 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Registration is currently closed
$55.00
Learn the basics of working safely with hot glass. Students will make their own beads and learn how to make other small objects out of hot glass. Pieces will be annealed, cleaned, and be ready for pickup about 2 weeks later. All experience levels Beth Wenger-Johnstone,...
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Hot Sculpted Paperweights 06/29

Saturday, June 29, 2024 | 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024
$205.00
Learn how to make your own unique glass paperweight! A trained instructor will walk you through step by step to make your own paperweight in our new mini dragon. Our mini dragon holds 15 lbs of molten glass and includes a reheating chamber. You’ll learn how to safely utilize the equipment and glass blowing tools to design then sculpt a paperweight. After it is cooled down and coldworked to get rid of any sharp edges, you’ll receive your piece back in about a week. Final piece size -...
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Paint a Pint Glass 7/09

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Spots Available: 12
Registration Cut-off Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2024
$35.00
Paint your own usable pint glass! Create a gift for someone you love or a treat for yourself. Learn how to use paints to create your own image either free hand or with a stencil. Pieces will be finished to ensure they are food safe. All experience levels Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Beaded Driftwood Suncatcher *NEW* 7/11, 7/20 & 7/27

Thursday, July 11, 2024 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Spots Available: 6
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
$145.00
*This is a three-part class, participants must be able to attend all three classes to complete project* Blend fused glass and flameworking together to create a funky piece of glass art for your home! Artists will learn how to plan a segmented fused glass piece, flamework beads, and how to arrange it into a hanging design. After fusing in our kilns, projects will be strung from a driftwood display with wire or chain available to take home on the final day of class. Thursday, July...
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Christmas in July – Fused Glass Ornaments 7/20

Saturday, July 20, 2024 | 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024
$60.00
You asked and we answered – it’s Christmas in July! Learn how to make your own glass ornaments to hang on your tree this holiday season. Participants will be able to design and create four unique ornaments. Different techniques and designs will be sampled and students can create their own. Pieces will be fired and hooks attached, then will be ready to pick up about 2 weeks later. All experience levels Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Garden Yard Art 8/15

Thursday, August 15, 2024 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Spots Available: 2
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, August 8, 2024
$68.00
Add some color to your yard or garden! Participants will create a work of art out of glass that will then be fused in a kiln. Afterwards, we will attach a metal rod which will make it perfect for a potted plant, the garden, or even in the yard! Your creation may take up to 3.5 weeks for firing, you will be notified via email when your project is ready for pick up. Final piece size – 4x11” glass and 18” metal rod Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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S-Curve Seascape 8/27

Tuesday, August 27, 2024 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2024
$75.00
Create a free-standing curved glass seascape. Students will create a glass piece that will be gently curved and be able to stand on its own after firing, perfect for using as a candle stand or for placing in a window to catch the light. Your creation may take up to 3.5 weeks for firing, you will be notified via email when your project is ready for pick up. Final piece size – 7x12” All experience levels Sara Rezin,...
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Custom Jewelry Set 8/29

Thursday, August 29, 2024 | 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
Spots Available: 14
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, August 22, 2024
$50.00
Create your own custom jewelry set out of fused glass! Students will design their own jewelry out of glass that is unique to their style. Learn how to make pendants, earrings, rings, and more! Pieces will be fired in the kiln and finished with jewelry findings to make them functional pieces of art. Your creation may take up to 3.5 weeks for firing, you will be notified via email when your project is ready for pick up. All experience levels Riley Seib,...
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Preserving Leaves in Glass (Two-Part Class) 9/05 and 9/10

Thursday, September 5, 2024 | 5:30-8:00 PM
Spots Available: 1
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, August 29, 2024
$80.00
Preserve beautiful fall foliage in glass! In Part 1 of this class, students will learn how to combine powdered glass and dried leaves to create a custom sheet of glass. The leaves will be fired into a sheet of glass that will then be cut up and incorporated into a fused glass dish in Part 2 of the class. Students should bring several pressed flat, dried leaves with stems to class. Leaves can be any color - the glass powder students add will be the final color. Fern, maple, oak, ginkgo,...
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Wine Bottle Planter 9/17

Tuesday, September 17, 2024 | 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Spots Available: 14
Registration Cut-off Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2024
$35.00
Turn your favorite wine bottle into a self-watering planter! We will utilize a special scoring tool and thermal shock to heat up and break our wine bottles. After grinding the edges to make sure they’re not sharp, we’ll set up our planters and plant optional seeds. All experience levels Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Intro to Flameworking 9/28

Saturday, September 28, 2024 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024
$60.00
Learn the basics of working safely with hot glass. Students will make their own beads and learn how to make other small objects out of hot glass. Pieces will be annealed, cleaned, and be ready for pickup about 2 weeks later. All experience levels Beth Wenger-Johnstone,...
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