Glass: Color & Composition: Beginner

$320.00

Enroll Now, Nov. 11–Jan. 20 This session is full.
Enroll Now, Jan. 24–Mar. 21

8-week class
Dates & Times:

  • Fridays: Nov. 11–Jan. 20 (skip 11/25, 12/23, 12/30), 12–2 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: Jan. 24–Mar. 21 (skip 2/28), 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Location: 916 Shelburne Road
Instructor: Jackie Bishop (Fridays), Staff (Tuesdays)

Explore how color theory and composition translate into fused glass art in this 8-week beginner course. Not only will we cover the basics of cutting, assembling, and creating beautiful kiln-fired glass works of art, but we will also dive deep into how color balance and light translate through the Bullseye glass color palette. Learn the difference between transparent and opalescent glasses and how they complement each other. Consider depth and light and how changing shades affects the look of the overall piece. 

You will be introduced to glass cold-working tools, including the flat-lapidary grinder, the wet tile saw, the sandblaster, the ring saw, and a table-top grinder. We will review popular styles of glass assembly, and you will also learn about the types of kiln firings that can be used to get a variety of results. Based on your preferences you can tailor your project to something you are excited to create, all while learning the basics of working with colored glass and gaining confidence cold-working your pieces.  We encourage you to come with ideas and inspirations! No experience is necessary. 

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.