Adult Classes | Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
Today’s hours: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
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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.

Due to COVID-19 levels in our area, protective masking is required inside the museum at all times. Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass has and will continue to use all Center for Disease Control and Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommended masking and vaccination guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors.


Dichroic Glass Jewelry

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Use dichroic glass to create glass jewelry. Participants will be able to design and create a full jewelry set (Pendant and earrings) using special dichroic glass. Students will learn how to cut glass, add layers, and pick out jewelry findings to finish their fused glass jewelry. All experience levels Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Ocean Wave 01_29

Saturday, January 29, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Saturday, January 22, 2022
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 hung in a window as a stunning suncatcher. All experience levels All Experience Levels Sara Rezin,...
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Snowman Family Portrait 02_03

Thursday, February 3, 2022 | 5:30 – 8:00 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
Make your own curved display with a family of snowmen! Learn about different ways to make snowmen in fused glass. Participants will create a family of snow people in a winter wonderland. The pieces will be slumped after firing, to stand up on their own and be a great decoration all season long. This is a great class for families! All experience levels Taylor Moeller-Roy, Instructor *Each registration is for one...
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Stamping on Glass (Two Part Class)

Thursday, February 10, 2022 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
In this two-part class, you will add design and sparkle to your fused glass by stamping on glass with mica and enamels. In part one of this class, students will design sheets of glass using rubber stamps and colorful mica and enamels. The designs will be permanently fused to the glass. In the second session, the custom sheets will be cut up and incorporated into a fused glass tray. Session 1: Thursday, February 10 – 5:30-8:30pm Session 2: Thursday,...
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Pate de Verre Bowl – 02/20

Sunday, February 20, 2022 | 1:00 - 4:00pm
Spots Available: 5
Registration Cut-off Date: Sunday, February 13, 2022
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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Open Weave Platter

Thursday, March 3, 2022 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Create an open weave basket out of glass. Students will create a fused glass platter from layers of colorful glass strips. Baskets will be fused and slumped into an open weave shape perfect for a display or holding beads at your dinner table. All experience levels Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Stencils on Glass

Thursday, March 10, 2022 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Spots Available: 2
Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
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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