Adult Classes | Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

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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.

 

Hot Sculpted Paperweights 3/09

Saturday, March 9, 2024 | 12:00-5:00 PM
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$200.00
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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Mosaic Tiles 3/12

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
$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” on a flat white tile. Final piece size- 6x6” or 3x8” All experience levels Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Stringers and Line Art 3/19

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Friday, March 15, 2024
$55.00
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. Final piece size- 6.5x6.5” or 4x11” All experience levels Sara Rezin,...
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Metal Clay Jewelry 3/21

Thursday, March 21, 2024 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024
$85.00
Create a beautiful pendant combining fused dichroic glass in 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 perfused dichroic glass. The glass and silver pendant will be fired in our kilns and available to be picked up at a later date. Final pieces size – 2-3 pieces of jewelry about 1” maximum All experience...
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Intro to Flameworking 03/23

Saturday, March 23, 2024 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Saturday, March 16, 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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Garden Yard Art 3/28

Thursday, March 28, 2024 | 5:30-8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
$60.00
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! Final piece size- 4x11” glass with 18” metal rod All experience levels Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Bubbles in Glass 4/4

Thursday, April 4, 2024 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024
$58.00
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. Final piece size- 4x11” or 6.5x6.5” All experience levels Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Reactive Jewelry 4/09

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024
$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 fused glass jewelry. Final piece size – 3-4 pieces of jewelry about 1.5” maximum All experience levels Sara Rezin,...
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Garden Yard Art 4/09

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024
$65.00
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! Final piece size – 4x11” glass and 18” metal rod All experience levels Riley Seib,...
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Intro to Flameworking 04/13

Saturday, April 13, 2024 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Saturday, April 6, 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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Plaid Glass Dish 04/16

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Spots Available: 2
Registration Cut-off Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2024
$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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Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, April 11, 2024
$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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Registration Cut-off Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024
$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
Spots Available: 3
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
Spots Available: 6
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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