Stained Glass

ALL STAINED GLASS CLASSES:


BEGINNING COPPER FOIL


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Dates: Wednesdays August 29 - September 26   6:15p-9:00p
Cost: $159 + Supplies
Required Skills: This is the starting beginner class

The copper foil technique is the method most used for smaller panels, sun-catchers, jewelry boxes, lamp-shades, holiday ornaments and many others. You will learn basic glass working skills including: safety, pattern prep, glass cutting, fitting, foiling and soldering. Students will complete 1 panel which is metal framed and includes a hook for hanging.

Class fee includes: a project board, metal frame, chain and miscellaneous supplies.

Students are required to have: Basic glass working tools, glass for the project, foil and solder.




UpCycle the Rim


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On Display at Western Art Glass
Dates:Tuesdays Sept 4 - Oct 5 6:15p-9:00p
Cost: $175 + $80 Supply Kit
Required Skills: Copper Foil Experience
In this 5 week class, you will be creating 1 Re-Purposed Yard Art Project

Using an actual bicycle rim, You will learn to incorporate glass and the copper foil technique to create a one-of-a-kind yard art creation. This is a great way to use some of your own collected transparent color scrap glass as no spoke design is the same and the glass does the art. The overall concept of this project is not only to re-purpose a bicycle rim into a really cool yard art project, but to take it even further to install the rim with glass back into a bicycle fork and anchor it into the ground where it can spin like wheels are supposed to!!




Boxes


Example
On Display at Western Art Glass
Dates: TBD   6:15p-9:00p
Cost: $99 + Supplies
Required Skills: Copper Foil Experience
In this 3 week workshop, you will be creating 1 dimensional art glass box

This project is done in the copper foil method. You will create your own design box lid and then learn how to accommodate in sizing to build the sides and bottom.  Students may choose their own design, but must be approved before creating.


Photo & Design by Hobbyist
This project is designed to incorporate a hinge for the box lid to be open and closed. Also connecting the lid to the box you will also solder a chain to keep the box lid attached securely and safely so the box is truly functional for whatever treasures are kept inside.

Class fee includes: Mirror for the box bottom, hinge and chain.

Students are required to have: Glass for the lid design and sides. Basic soldering tools, solder and copper foil.




Project created & designed
by Robert Didas

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH LOYALTY SUN-CATCHER


Dates: TBA 6:15p-9:00p
Cost:  $99 + Supplies
Required Skills: Foiling and Soldering experience

Show your school pride with this University of Utah logo project. This class is just in time for football season but is beautiful enough to display all year long. In this class you will create a circular/round shape sun-catcher with the University logo while you learn to apply a lead perimeter edge and hook for hanging. Actual size of finished project: 12 inch diameter.

Class fee includes: All glass, bevels, hooks and lead edging.

Students are required to have: Glass working tools, silver backed copper foil, flux and solder.





Dates: TBA 6:15p-9:00p
Cost:  $159 + Supplies
Required Skills: Copper Foil Technique Experience

Students will create a 3-sided table lamp using the copper foil method. This class is formatted to use designs from the Aanraku Stained Glass ‘Table Lanterns’ pattern books. Students will need to select a pattern before the first night of class. Actual lamp size for glass is 3 sides that measure 6”width x 12” height. These are designed for ambient accent lighting, similar to a night-light effect.

Class fee includes: Triangular wood lamp base and hardware wiring kit (inc. 40 watt bulb).

Students are required to have: Glass working tools including Morton System layout add-ons, glass for project, foil, solder and flux.  





Dates:TBA
Cost:  $79 + Supplies
Required Skills: Foiling and Soldering experience

‘Tis the season for the perfect class for holiday gift making and décor! We only offer this workshop once a year and it fills up quickly, so don’t wait to register. This project is completed in one night using the copper foil method. No glass cutting for this project. Students will create (1) snowflake in the color and configuration of their choice.

Class fee includes: All glass bevels and nuggets for (1) snowflake.

Students are required to have: Soldering tools, foil (silver backed recommended), flux and solder.





Dates: TBA
Cost:  $99 + Supplies
Required Skills: None, but previous glass cutting experience is helpful.

Add a little pizazz and color to your world with a stepping stone. Stones cam be used in a variety of settings: a garden, walkway or just as a display piece. Students will choose a pattern from our library and an 8” square or circular reusable mold prior to class. In class you will learn to mix your grout, reinforce the stone and weather seal it.

Class fee includes: Pattern and mold of your choice, grout, sealer and miscellaneous other supplies.  

Students are required to have: Glass cutting tools, and glass of your choice to complete chosen pattern.





Dates: TBA
Cost:  $179 + Supplies
Required Skills: Copper foil and glass cutting experience required.

Photos are prior
student projects
Learn how to create and assemble a panel style lamp shade. You may use an already designed lamp pattern or design one of your own with instructor approval. These lamp shades will be created using the copper foil method. You will learn about reinforcement, assembling multiple sides of shade and how to incorporate the lamp hardware. Students may choose to create a 4 or 8-sided shade. Class is (1) night a week for 5 weeks and requires additional homework time. 

Class fee includes: 

Students are required to have: Glass cutting tools and supplies for copper foil method, glass to complete chosen pattern and lamp base. You will also need access to a glass grinder outside of class to complete homework. 





Dates: TBA
Cost:  $99 + Supplies
Required Skills: None, but previous glass cutting experience is helpful.

Add a little pizzazz and color to your world with a stepping stone. Stones cam be used in a variety of settings: a garden, walkway or just as a display piece. Students will choose a pattern from our library and an 8” square or circular reusable mold prior to class. In class you will learn to mix your grout, reinforce the stone and weather seal it.

Class fee includes: Pattern and mold of your choice, grout, sealer and miscellaneous other supplies.  

Students are required to have: Glass cutting tools, and glass of your choice to complete chosen pattern.





Dates: TBA
Photos are past lead
commissions from
Western Art Glass
Cost:  $175 + Supplies
Required Skills: Advanced class requires copper foil experience and instructor approval.

Lead is the advanced method seen in traditional glass working. The basics of glass working are NOT covered. Instruction in this class is specific to working with the lead technique. This technique is appropriate for specific types of designs. Class is (1) night per week for 5 weeks (scheduled over 6 weeks). Students will learn the lead technique by creating (2) panels:

Panel 1- An Introduction Panel- All glass and supplies will be provided for this panel. Students will learn how to appropriately work with the lead technique.
Panel 2- Student Choice- Students will choose a pattern from our designs library. This will be the main class project that students will perfect their skills on.
Once the class is completed, you will have the knowledge needed to choose and complete you own patterns.  

Class fee includes: Glass and supplies for Panel 1, copies of pattern for Panel 2.  

Students are required to have: Basic glass working tools, Lead working tools, glass of your choice to complete Panel 2, and miscellaneous lead supplies.