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Adult Classes

In the Glass Studio, anyone 16 and older can learn a variety of glass working techniques from professional artists. With classes designed to have a low student to instructor ratio, you will have lots of personal attention to help your creativity flow into your project. Bring a friend or come and do something nice just for yourself. You will come away with a substantial work of art you can be proud of. You can register for classes now or call us with questions at 920.751.4658.

 

Glass Flower Dish

Thursday, July 29, 2021 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
$45.00
Learn to cut and layer curved pieces of glass to create a beautiful fused glass flower dish. Capture the beauty of spring flowers in glass, by incorporating frits, stringers, and iridized glass, along with lower firing temperatures. The finished flower trays will feature gently textured surfaces. All experience levels Sara Rezin,...
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Art Activity Day: Lighthouse Charm

Saturday, August 7, 2021 |
Spots are Available
Registration Cut-off Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021
$15.00
Make a charm that symbolizes strength and safety – a lighthouse! This is a good charm to keep attached to your purse, a wall, or a window. The Glass Studio will fire your glass art creation and you can pick it up one week later at the museum.
  • Projects are $15 each.
  • Drop-in anytime between 10am and 1pm.
  • Pay at the event, no registration is needed. (Credit, Debit, Cash are accepted)
  • Membership discounts do not apply.
All...
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Bubbles in Glass

Thursday, August 19, 2021 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
$48.00
Learn how to capture waves of colored bubbles or a regular pattern of bubbles in fused glass. Participants will gain an understanding of trapped air in fused glass, and how to control the bubbles to add magic to a piece. All experience levels Sara Rezin,...
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Pate de Verre Bowl – 08/22

Sunday, August 22, 2021 | 1:00 - 4:00pm
Spots Available: 8
Registration Cut-off Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
$125.00
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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Stringers and Line Art

Thursday, August 26, 2021 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Spots Available: 11
Registration Cut-off Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
$45.00
Students will learn creative techniques for incorporating stringers into a glass piece. Lines, one of the basic elements of art, can be added to fused glass art in several ways. Students will bend stringers in candle flames and add them to the front or back of a fused glass piece. Sara Rezin,...
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Art Activity Day: Barn Quilt

Saturday, September 4, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Spots are Available
Registration Cut-off Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
$15.00
Barn quilts can be found on barns all across Wisconsin. Create your own barn quilt to hang at home even if you don’t have a barn! The Glass Studio will fire your glass art creation and you can pick it up one week later at the museum.
  • Projects are $15 each.
  • Drop-in anytime between 10am and 1pm.
  • Pay at the event, no registration is needed. (Credit, Debit, Cash are accepted)
  • Membership discounts do not apply.
All ages...
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Photos in Glass – Family Class

Thursday, September 9, 2021 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Spots Available: 7
Registration Cut-off Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
$50.00
Transfer your favorite photo or image into fused glass to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Participants will email a digital copy of a photo to the museum prior to class so it will be ready to be transferred onto the glass on the day of the class. After fusing the image into a plate or tray, the image will have a warm sepia tone. Choose a photograph that you would like fused into glass:
  • The finished size of the project will be about 7” x 7”, so your image should be...
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Intermediate Sgraffito

Saturday, September 11, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Spots Available: 12
Registration Cut-off Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
$48.00
Build on skills from “Sgraffito for Beginners”. Participants will be able to choose the shape of their work and learn to build layers of color with not only powder but sheet glass and other types of glass as well. NOTE: Participants must have taken Sgraffito for beginners Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Pate de Verre Bowl – 09/12

Sunday, September 12, 2021 | 1:00 - 4:00pm
Spots Available: 6
Registration Cut-off Date: Sunday, September 5, 2021
$125.00
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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Frit Slurry

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Spots Available: 6
Registration Cut-off Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
$48.00
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 Sara Rezin,...
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Ocean Wave – 10/07

Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
$48.00
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, (additional cost for the stand), slumped into a dish, or hung in a window as a stunning suncatcher. All experience levels Sara Rezin,...
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Art Activity Day: Halloween Ghost

Saturday, October 9, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Spots are Available
Registration Cut-off Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
$15.00
Make a spooky decoration for your home! With this kit, you can create a decoration to add to your Halloween collection. Complete it with a hook and invisible hanging line to make your ghost mysteriously float! The Glass Studio will fire your glass art creation and you can pick it up one week later at the museum.
  • Projects are $15 each.
  • Drop-in anytime between 10am and 1pm.
  • Pay at the event, no registration is needed. (Credit, Debit, Cash are accepted)
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Preserving Leaves in Glass – Two session class – 10/14-10/16

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Spots Available: 8
Registration Cut-off Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
$55.00
Preserve the 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. Fern, maple, oak, ginkgo, ivy, etc. leaves all work well with this process. IMPORTANT NOTE: When...
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