6-Week Courses

Beginner Copper Foil Course

Class Cost: $450 + taxes
Weekly for 6 Weeks: Thurs 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm OR Thurs 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Includes consultation prior to class!

Drop In – $75 (taxes included)

Prerequisites: Glass cutting and Pattern workshops
Tools & supplies needed: Glass tools, supplies, glass, pattern, templates, etc.

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 12 x 16 ish  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 at no charge during course. No instruction during this time – Not fair!
This course will give you the knowledge to continue 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 per student.
There are more workshops and courses to perfect your skills to take you father on the wonderful journey into glass art.

​​Intermediate Copper Foil Course

Class Cost: $450.00 + taxes
Weekly for 6 Weeks: Thurs 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm OR Thurs 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Includes consultation prior to class!

Prerequisites: Beginner Lamp Course and/or Weekend Copper Foil Workshop
Tools & supplies needed: Glass 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 per student.

The journey into stained glass continues! (I really like that line, can you tell?)

​Intermediate Lead Window

Class Cost: $450 +tax
Weekly for 6 Weeks: Day to be determined, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm OR 1:00 to 3:30

Prerequisites: Weekend Lead mirror/window or prior knowledge.
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/window, 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, burnishing, using patinas, repairing, polishing and cleanup 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

Even though we have machines and new supplies to help create stained glass quicker and easier, I think of the hundreds of years this has been done!!! Oh so humbling.

Intermediate Mosaic Workshop

Class Cost: $450 +tax
Weekly for 6 Weeks: Day to be determined, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Prerequisites: Mosaic Direct, Glass on Glass or Mold Method Workshop
Tools & supplies needed: Tools & supplies for method chosen, drafting supplies.
Optional: We can supply glass, tools, resist, adhesive or forms for students who do not have them. Cost will vary according to size and design – Please discuss with me!

  • Student to supply a ¾” thick board sized to fit project for the mold method for support, topping mix, cement, colorant and rags
  • Student to supply substrate, adhesive for direct method, sanded grout & rags

This is another chance to get the creative juices flowing! This is a great opportunity for the student who doesn’t have the room, the tools or glass to make a larger mosaic piece, or for the student who just wants more advice, instruction or companionship. I will show how to make a simple straight glass frame with hard came for those who would like to learn (soldering experience needed!!). Or I have many forms that can be used for the course including but not limited to, garden bench, butterflies, large squares, circles, Pac man, address stone, & even wall tile molds. Make ten or twelve 4” x 4” tiles to mix in with ceramic tiles for a wonderful accent in the kitchen or the bathroom! Please arrange with me to come & choose your mold prior to the workshop. With the direct method, students can bring an old tray, table top, bottles, wooden or cement blank, flower pot, or? We will spend part of the first night prepping any or all substrates.

You may have time to complete a couple of projects especially if you get ideas from some-one else’s project!

This is another Art form that has been around for centuries! Isn’t it just so wonderful to be a part of this connection of art between the past, the present and the future?