2-Day Weekend Workshops

Weekend Beginner Copper Foil Window

Class Cost: $315.00 tax included
Day 1: Saturday: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Day 2: Sunday: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Prerequisites: None
Tools & supplies needed: None

Talk about a weekend warrior! You will have a lot to do, but fun & interesting stuff. It is a possibility that some “homework” on Saturday evening will need to be done. Please bring a lunch or snack if you want for the breaks. I will have the coffee or tea on! The purpose of this course is to give you a “taste” of stained glass, to see if it is something you want to learn, and invest in. The window you will create will be beautiful, but simple, as we only have so much time. You will have the basic knowledge (But not the tools & supplies) to continue on making wonderful stained glass in the copper foil method. The tools needed to continue will be explained to those who are interested. After this workshop if you live locally, the studio area is available for those who have nowhere to work at home, and you can use my tools as well if you do not want to purchase your own right away. Please inquire about studio rates if interested. If this whets your appetite, a glass cutting workshop is a must to expand your skills. It is recommended for you to take a Beginner course to work on a more complicated piece. Foiling & Soldering Workshops are a great help as well. This could be the start of an incredible glass journey!

Weekend Beginner Leaded Window

Class Cost: $315.00 tax included
Day 1: Saturday: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Day 2: Sunday: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Prerequisites: None
Tools & supplies needed: None

Another busy but enjoyable weekend! A great way to see if you like it as well; as it is totally different than copper foil work. Please bring a lunch or snack if you want for the breaks, I will have the coffee or tea on! This workshop is for the total novice or the copper foil glassworker who wants to learn leadworking. If there is a mix of “yes I can cut glass” and “no I can’t cut glass” then we will start with cutting glass with a straight edge, if not, we will jump right in! You will make a leaded mirror or window to learn the basics of the traditional method of stained glass. We will discuss the few extra tools needed to continue at home. Bonus! This also gives you the techniques to work with the hard cames, brass, copper, and zinc! The first day will be spent cutting glass, fitting to pattern, and leading. The second day, you will solder, add a hanging wire, and cement your new artwork. This is messy! Please wear old clothes or bring an apron. I will show you some ways to “dress up” the mirror with foil work or metal findings. Increase your confidence & expertise with more workshops and courses, or if you love this method, take an Intermediate Lead course to learn even more.

Weekend Refresher Window Course

Class Cost: $315.00 tax included
Day 1: Saturday: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Day 2: Sunday: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Prerequisites: Completed Beginner Course
Tools & supplies needed: None

So you have the tools and supplies, you took the course, but it was quite a while ago! Maybe you aren’t as busy now and want to get back into glasswork. This weekend workshop is for you! You will make a quick little window to refresh your skills so you can begin to create again. Glass cutting, fitting, foiling, soldering, cleaning and patinas will be covered. You can dust off your own stuff or use mine, whatever works for you. There will be a choice of patterns for you to make, so everyone is able to complete the project within the time frame. Please bring a lunch or snack if you want for the breaks. Jan will have the coffee or tea on! There is studio area available for those who have nowhere to work at home, and you can use her tools as well if you gave yours away? Please inquire about studio rates if interested. The purpose of this course? To give you a “Welcome Back” to the wonderful world of glass!