Adult Classes | Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
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Adult Classes

Adult classes at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass are designed for anyone 16 and older who is interested in creating glass art. Professional artists teach a wide variety of glass making techniques to offer opportunities for different interests and skill levels. You will get a lot of personal attention and have the ability to create a piece of your dreams. Most adult classes are designed to be around 3 hours long and include enough time for instruction and creation of a piece of your own. The Glass Studio offers classes in both FUSING and FLAMEWORKING.

FUSING classes will teach you how to make different styles of art using professional tools, equipment, and materials. Each class offers instruction, use of the glass studio to create a piece, and the kiln firing of your masterpiece. Students use sheet glass to create a project that will be fused and potentially slumped after creation.

FLAMEWORKING uses gas torch flames for creating artwork with glass tubes and rods. Start out with a beginning bead or sculpture class. We will also be introducing paperweight making classes soon and adding even more hot glass opportunities.

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

IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTE: Due to current COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC and Winnebago County Health Department, face masks are OPTIONAL inside Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass. Thank you for your support.

 

Garden Yard Art 7/7

Thursday, July 7, 2022 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
$55.00
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 back yard garden. All experience levels Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Metal Clay Jewelry 7/14

Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Spots Available: 11
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022
$75.00
Create a beautiful pendant combining fused dichroic glass with silver metal clay. The basics of working with precious metal clay will be introduced, including shaping, texturing, drying, kiln firing, and finishing. Students will shape silver clay to create a setting for a piece of pre-fused dichroic glass. After kiln firing, the clay sinters to pure silver! The glass and silver pendant will be fired in our kilns and available to be picked up at a later date. All experience levels Sara...
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Mosaic Tiles 7/14

Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Spots Available: 7
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022
$30.00
Use glass pieces and ceramic tiles to create your very own mosaic masterpiece. Once attached, learn about the grouting process to finish your new artwork. Finished artwork is usually about 6x6”. All experience levels Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Pate de Verre Bowl: 07_17

Sunday, July 17, 2022 | 1:00 - 4:00pm
Spots Available: 3
Registration Cut-off Date: Sunday, July 10, 2022
$135.00
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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Fused Glass Mosaic 7/21

Thursday, July 21, 2022 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Spots Available: 11
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022
$50.00
Create a beautiful fused mosaic tray. Colorful blocks of color are placed on a background sheet of glass, and the spaces between are filled with ground glass frit to give a mosaic and grout look. After fusing, your piece will be slumped into a soft tray shape. All experience levels Sara Rezin,...
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Nightlight 7/23

Saturday, July 23, 2022 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Spots Available: 12
Registration Cut-off Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022
$40.00
Why buy a nightlight at the store when kids can make the perfect one. Participants will be able to create their own 4x4” design onto glass. After we fuse it, studio staff will attach it to a fully functioning nightlight. All experience levels Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Coral Bowl 8/11

Thursday, August 11, 2022 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Spots Available: 7
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, August 4, 2022
$48.00

Design a bowl that looks like a piece of ocean coral. Students will learn to cut and arrange strips of colorful glass for fusing and slumping into a gorgeous bowl.

All experience levels

Taylor Moeller-Roy,...

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Stringers and Line Art 8/16

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Spots Available: 10
Registration Cut-off Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
$48.00
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. All experience levels Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Reactive Glass Jewelry 8/18

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Spots Available: 10
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, August 11, 2022
$45.00
When adding sterling silver foil to kiln formed glass, a riot of 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,...
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Pate de Verre Bowl 8/21

Sunday, August 21, 2022 | 1:00PM-4:00PM
Spots Available: 9
Registration Cut-off Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022
$140.00
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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Reactive Glass 8/23

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Spots Available: 11
Registration Cut-off Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
$55.00
When adding sterling silver foil to kiln formed glass, a riot of 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 Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Ocean Wave afternoon 8/25

Thursday, August 25, 2022 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
$55.00
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. All experience levels Sara Rezin,...
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Ocean Wave evening 8/25

Thursday, August 25, 2022 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Sold Out
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
$55.00
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. All experience levels Sara Rezin,...
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S-Curve Seascape 9/8

Thursday, September 8, 2022 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Sold Out
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
$65.00
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. All experience levels Sara Rezin,...
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Stencils on Glass 9/8

Thursday, September 8, 2022 | 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Spots Available: 10
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
$55.00
Create your own personalized piece with stencils and powdered glass. For this special holiday edition, we’ll have holiday themed stencils along with our normal stencils. Add an original design, image, or symbol to the platter you design! All experience levels Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Pate de Verre Bowl 9/11

Sunday, September 11, 2022 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Spots Available: 8
Registration Cut-off Date: Sunday, September 4, 2022
$140.00
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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