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!

 

Plaid Glass Dish 04/16

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
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$55.00
Learn to layer colorful transparent glass to create your own unique plaid glass dish. Wherever two transparent colors cross, a third color is created. Patterns and color combinations are infinite! Students will create a plaid tray while learning color theory and precise strip cutting techniques. Pieces will be fired and returned to participants about 2 weeks later. One fused glass class required Sara Rezin,...
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Candle Screen 04/18

Thursday, April 18, 2024 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
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$55.00
Create your own decorative color screen to place in front of candles. After fusing, the pieces will be slumped to create a standing single curve. The effect of the transparent glass in front of the light of the candle will produce a perfect decoration. Pieces will be fired and returned about two weeks later. Final piece size- 6x12” All experience levels Sara Rezin,...
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Ocean Wave 04/20

Saturday, April 20, 2024 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
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$75.00
Make a splash with your own fused glass wave! Capture the beauty of the great lakes or the ocean in glass. Cut and shape colorful glass into a beautiful fused glass wave. Your finished piece can be displayed in an iron stand, (metal stand sold separately), slumped into a dish, or a hung in a window as a stunning sun catcher. Final piece size – 10” diameter circle All experience levels Sara Rezin,...
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Hot Sculpted Paperweights 05/11

Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Saturday, April 20, 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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Candle Screen 5/14

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
$60.00
Create your own decorative color screen to place in front of candles. After fusing, the pieces will be slumped to create a standing single curve. The effect of the transparent glass in front of the light of the candle will produce a perfect decoration. Pieces will be fired and returned about 3.5 weeks later. Final piece size- 6x12” All experience levels Sara Rezin,...
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Floral S-Curve 5/16

Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024
$70.00
Create your own garden on glass! Participants will create a garden of their dreams by learning to work with fused glass. We will talk about different ways to create different flowers in glass, so every garden is unique! The pieces will be slumped after firing, to stand up on their own and be a great decoration all season long. Pieces will be available for pick up in about 3.5 weeks. All experience levels Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Flameworked Utensils 05/18

Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Spots Available: 3
Registration Cut-off Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024
$65.00
Use the basics of beadmaking to create your own unique handle to one of multiple utensils. Students will learn how to work safely with hot glass and create a large bead that will be attached to a kitchen utensil. One previous flameworking class encouraged Beth Wenger-Johnstone,...
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Pate de Verre Bowl 5/19

Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 1:00PM-4:00PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Sunday, May 12, 2024
$155.00
Create your very own pate de verre bowl with artist Deanna Clayton. Students will learn the basics of pate de verre, also known as “paste of glass”. Using glass frit create a textured bowl that is completely functional. We will keep your bowl and fire it. After, Deanna will electroplate it – a process that will add a metal finish around the rim. All experience levels Deanna Clayton,...
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Circular Garden Stake 5/23

Thursday, May 23, 2024 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
$65.00

Create a garden of glass for your yard with flowers that are always blooming! Participants will create an 8” round glass garden art piece that will then be fused in a kiln. Several varieties of glass flower options will be demonstrated using glass, frit (crushed glass), and stringers. The finished garden art piece will sit in a round garden stand, which can be purchased separately at the museum. Finished projects will be ready for pick up in about 3.5 weeks.

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Circular Garden Stake 5/28

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024
$65.00
Create a garden of glass for your yard with flowers that are always blooming! Participants will create an 8” round glass garden art piece that will then be fused in a kiln. Several varieties of glass flower options will be demonstrated using glass, frit (crushed glass), and stringers. The finished garden art piece will sit in a round garden stand, which can be purchased separately at the museum. Finished projects will be ready for pick up in about 3.5 weeks. All experience levels Sara...
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Garden Yard Art 6/06

Thursday, June 6, 2024 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, May 30, 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! Projects will be fired and ready for pick up in 3 weeks. Final piece size – 4x11” glass and 18” metal rod All experience levels Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Floral S-Curve 6/08

Saturday, June 8, 2024 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Spots Available: 3
Registration Cut-off Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024
$68.00
Create your own garden on glass! Participants will create a garden of their dreams by learning to work with fused glass. We will talk about different ways to create different flowers in glass, so every garden is unique! The pieces will be slumped after firing, to stand up on their own and be a great decoration all season long. All experience levels Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Pate de Verre Bowl 6/16

Sunday, June 16, 2024 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Spots Available: 9
Registration Cut-off Date: Sunday, June 9, 2024
$155.00
Create your very own pate de verre bowl with artist Deanna Clayton. Students will learn the basics of pate de verre, also known as “paste of glass”. Using glass frit create a textured bowl that is completely functional. We will keep your bowl and fire it. After, Deanna will electroplate it – a process that will add a metal finish around the rim. All experience levels Deanna Clayton,...
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Intro to Flameworking 6/22

Saturday, June 22, 2024 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024
$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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