Beginning Stained Glass Orientation, 8” x 10” project.
In this 3 week session you will learn to cut, foil, grind, solder and frame a stained glass panel. Although the project is small, it will work you thru each step of the entire process, and most students will continue developing skills in their own home studio. You will choose from one of 8 patterns for your first experience. We will provide all the tools, instruction, and clear glass you need to complete your first project. You may purchase colors separately. Choose a pattern and your glass prior to the class. $25 deposit to secure your space. Four Students, 3 weekly sessions. Aprox 3.5 hrs per sssion.
Stained Glass Repair LECTURE
Bring your broken stained glass and we will discuss techniques for repairing and replacing broken glass. Lecture will include discussion, a mini demonstration, and some troubleshooting. There will be no work-time. Repairs are to be finished at home. Questions are encouraged.
Lead in a Day
This one-day, 5-hour class is a great starter project. You will make a leaded glass piece 8”x10” using clear glass. Learn setting up your jig for your lead frame, soldering on lead, glazing and polishing. Limit 4 students. Beginning Stained Glass is required. Cutting and soldering skills required.
Stained Glass Panel Lamp – Pre-made kit
In this two week class you will use a ready-made lampshade frame to make a panel for a lamp. The photo is showing the versatility of this four sided framing system. We have done stained, fused, and mosaic projects to complete the panels.
The distance from the table to the bottom of the frame is 16". The height of the shade is 7". The total width of one panel is 15". A perfect size for a table.
In your class you will use your stained glass copper foil skills to make one of the sides. Our instruction will include showing you how the framing system works, helping you set up a lamp panel jig, and providing you with sample designs. If you are interested in creating your own design, stop in a week or so before class so we can give you a template.
Class includes the lamp base and shade system, consumables like foil, solder, and patina, and instruction needed to complete one panel. You will need to purchase your glass prior to the beginning of the class. Once you know the process, you will be able to finish at home, or you can rent shop time and work on it here. ($12.50 hr)
Stained Glass Fan Lamp
Enjoy this small but dynamic project while learning a few new tricks. Creating a fan lamp will teach you to do raw edges while giving you some more stained glass practice. You will end up with a great little lamp that measures roughly 7 by 10 inches. This two week class includes instruction, shop time, use of our tools, solder, flux, foil and the fan lamp base and cord. Some homework will be required. Stop in ahead of time to get a good look at the examples we made. Pick from a variety of patterns and purchase glass when you sign up.
Intermediate Stained Glass Candle Box
Intermediate, homework required.
Create this lovely stained glass candle surround in a two week class. We will be using our Beetle Bit Strip cutters to create squares and rectangles out of textured transparents. Add some bevels if you want! In week one, you will build a jig, cut your pieces, plus learn how to create and design a structurally sound Candle Surround. You will grind, foil, and solder the balance of your four panels at home. In week two, you will assemble your completed sides to create this three dimensional 5” high by 4” wide project. We will provide instruction, the use of our tools while in the shop, patina and wax. You will need to purchase glass and supplies before class.
Just for Fun!
We can't wait to introduce you to this quick and easy stained glass lead project. We have been making these cute 3" x 22 inch lead panels that are perfect for those long sidelites, and great for Holiday Gifts. We had so many requests for a class, that we decided to organize an event that does not require pre-existing skills, and that can be done in one day. Although this class will expose you to a few techniques, it is not a formal Lead class. We have organized it in such a way that the glass and framing stock is precut for your convenience. You will be responsible for choosing your glass pieces and bevels, cutting the lead, assembling the project, and soldering the piece together. We will be right at your side thru this process. All materials and tools included.
Stained Glass Snowflake
Create a stained glass snowflake using bevels and colorful glass nuggets. Enhance your stained glass skills by learning how to finish raw edges and using decorative foil. Enjoy the experience of creating this 8" sun catcher for the holidays. All materials and instruction included. This project has a lot of wow factor!
Square Panel Lamp
Creating this square panel lamp will not only teach you the process of creating a lamp, but also you will walk away with a stunning lamp for your home. The first two sessions are scheduled classes, but the third and final session will be scheduled with each student individually. There will be some homework and students are required to buy/bring some materials. Lamp base not included.
Learn the basics of box making. Use these tricks to move forward with more elaborate designs. Learn to use the Beetle Bit Cutting System. Glass and instruction provided. Cutting and soldering skills required.
Beginning 6 Sided Panel Lamp
Choose from one of three panel lamp patterns. Instruction, vase cap, working board, and pattern are included. Class fee does not include glass or supplies. Learn to set up your board, tin a vase cap, assembly, and more. This class runs four consecutive weeks. Stained Glass Experience is required. See in-store samples.