Stained glass window making goes back to the 7th century, and by the 1100’s it was a pretty sophisticated operation throughout Europe. Now you can learn to make your own beautiful stained glass creations to last through the ages!
In this class, you will use the “copper foil” method to create an original stained glass project. We will have a choice of projects, dependent on your skill level. You will learn to lay out your stained glass project, cut and grind the glass, foil it, and solder it all together. At the end of the class, you will take home your project and amaze all your friends and family!
Each month, we will be adding a new pattern, and we have projects for all skill levels. So you can feed your monthly stained glass addiction with a small window/panel, a 3-D piece such as a box or candle holder, or a large sun catcher for window hanging. We are limiting these classes to six students for maximum attention and help from the instructor, and plenty of table space.
The class fee includes all supplies and tool use, including a huge selection of glass. To start each class, we will review available projects for the month, and students will decide on their project. Then we will choose glass, cut and grind pieces, solder and finish each project. The class is 3 ½ hours long, and students will be standing for large periods of time, to cut, grind, and solder. We encourage students to dress appropriately, and make sure they have comfortable closed-toed footwear. (No flip flops or other open toed shoes – we don’t want a sheet of glass to hurt anyone.) We provide protective eyewear, gloves, and aprons as necessary.