Decorative Glass Art: Beginner
Enroll Now, Sept. 13–Nov. 1 This class is full.
Dates & Times:
- Wednesdays: Sept. 13–Nov. 1, 2023, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
- Fridays: Nov. 10, 2023–Jan. 19, 2024 (Skip 11/24, 12/22, 12/29), 12–2 p.m.
Location: 916 Shelburne Road
Instructor: Jackie Bishop
Come join us for this beginner 8-week exploration into the many creative possibilities of adding to your home decor using glass as your artistic medium. Learn the techniques of draping glass to make vases and votives, using transparent glass in suncatchers to bring color to your windows, and creating, framing, and forming art pieces for your wall or table. Other projects include functional pieces such as coasters, soap and jewelry dishes, spoon rests, or simply beautiful pieces to be admired on your table or shelf.
You will learn about the different types and forms of glass such as frit, powder, and glass stringers that can be used to create your designs. You will be taught how to use hand tools to cut your glass and then how to design and assemble your piece. You will then learn the techniques of cold working with grinders to shape your piece, as well as the basics of choosing the correct kiln firing for texturing or smoothing surfaces, as well as for slumping pieces into molds for shaping.
Whether you are an experienced artist looking for a new medium or just someone who has wanted to adventure into the arts for the first time, this is the class for you! No experience needed! We encourage you to come with ideas.
In-Class Materials fee: The cost of materials will depend on the size of your project and ranges between $30-$100 total for all class projects. We will use the credit card you have on file. No card info, checks or cash taken at class.