6-Week Courses

​Beginner Lamp or Window Course

Class Cost: $315.00 tax included
Weekly for 6 Weeks: Day to be determined, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Want more time? Add extra classes as a drop-in: 2 1/2 hours – $52.50 incl. tax, per class.

Prerequisites: Glass cutting or Weekend Window and Pattern workshops
Tools & supplies needed: All glass working tools, supplies, & glass for lamp

A very satisfying course! You get to hang your new window or your new lamp shade (or on a table base) in 6 weeks! The student will create an 8” to 14” lampshade or an 11 x 13 window with the copper foil method. It is best if you can come in prior to the course to select a pattern, so you can get to work right away. You can expect to spend approx. 30 hours to complete your project, so homework is essential to get 100% value from the course. Tools & supplies are at your expense, unless you want to rent my tools – Please advise me of this choice. You can work in the studio if no room at home and/or use the glass grinders for $5/hr. No instruction during this time – Not fair!

This course will give you the knowledge to continue on creating beautiful stained glass lamps, windows, sun catchers, boxes, vases, gifts… You get the picture! Oh yes, picture frames too! As with other classes, students have the option to extend the course for 1 or 2 more weeks for an additional fee of $52.50 w/txs per night, per student. There are more workshops, and other courses to perfect your skills to take you farther on that wonderful journey.

​​Intermediate Copper Foil Course

Class Cost: $315.00 tax included
Weekly for 6 Weeks: Day to be determined, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Want more time? Add extra classes as a drop-in: 2 1/2 hours – $52.50 incl. tax, per class.

Prerequisites: Beginner Lamp Course
Tools & supplies needed: All glass working tools & supplies- Glass, pattern, templates, etc.

This course takes you to the next level of stained glass, where the focus is to improve your skills, as well as new techniques. You will learn the all-important “attention to detail” to achieve a more professional looking work of art. The student will create a larger window, or maybe a true Tiffany style lamp on a mold, or a more complicated panel lamp. You pick what you want to do. If you aren’t sure what to make, there is help with that too!

As an option, you may want to do a “Working with Bevels Workshop in this class, and make the bevel project as well as design it. Or you may want to do a “Finish It” or “Repair It” workshop in this class, and some quick sun catchers for gifts.

Some come to this course to refresh their skills by making a small project before tackling a larger one – highly recommended for those who have been away from glass for a while. There is a Refresher Weekend Workshop with less time commitment if you prefer.

Some students come to every course, using it as motivation to keep creating, instead of losing the time to do stained glass due to other obligations or as an incentive to finish their project. It is a social night out too!  We can get into installing hard came borders, handy hangers, & adding restrip. It all depends on what comes up with each student’s choice and how the weeks progress. With everyone working on various projects, you will learn something different for sure!

 As with other classes, students have the option to extend the course for 1 or 2 more weeks for an additional fee of $52.50 w/txs per night, per student.

​Intermediate Lead Window

Class Cost: $315.00 tax included
Weekly for 6 Weeks: Day to be determined, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Want more time? Add extra classes as a drop-in: 2 1/2 hours – $52.50 incl. tax, per class.

Prerequisites: Novice Lead mirror Workshop
Tools & supplies needed:

  • All glass & lead working tools & supplies,
  • Glass, pattern, templates, & a jig 20”x 24”approx. size
  • Hacksaw with 32 teeth blade if using hard cames

If you are taking this course, you must have enjoyed making the lead mirror, which was a great intro to lead work, but you didn’t get into the complicated lead joints or how to incorporate a copper foiled piece into a leaded or hard came piece. In this course, you do!
Patterns will be available first night (16” x20”) for you to choose from, and to begin working on.
Different hanging methods, alternate corner joins, using thicker or ripple glass, grey or black cement, using patinas, repairing, and clean up will all be addressed.
We will discuss the types, sizes and uses for different lead cames available, including reforce lead, single sided cames, and the hard cames, brass, copper & zinc. A new product that replaces cementing with more strength & less mess, called “No Days Glaze”. (Pros & cons) will be explained and is an option to try.