CLASSES AT THE GLASS UNDERGROUND

As an artist with professional training, I teach a myriad of glass techniques to beginning and intermediate students. My courses are very reasonably priced, and include all glass*, materials, tools, refreshments, and lunch for multi-day classes.

INTRO TO GLASS FUSING

 

September 6, 7 & 8 2014 (Friday-Sunday) 10AM-4PM



This is a hands-on course designed to teach beginning/intermediate students about the fascinating world of glass fusing. Learn about the properties of glass, kilns and firing schedules, different glass media, basic coldworking, and color in glass.

 

Day 1: We will begin by discussing the unique properties of glass. We will then learn about and execute a pot melt in order to get the feel of the glass. You will then begin to hone your cutting and color skills by designing and implementing a complex two layer color shift project. 

 

Day 2: After removing and examining the first night's firing, we will delve into basic coldworking, after which your color shift project will be put into the kiln for slumping. We will then explore frit, stringers, confetti, and other glass media, which you will use to embellish 4 tiles. If time allows, we will then learn to create a 3 dimensional freeze n' fuse project.

 

Day 3: We will examine the original first slumped pieces, pot melts, and small projects, and put on our finishing touches. Small projects and pot melts can be coldworked. A lecture on kilns, firing schedules, basic studio practices and Q&A will end the session.

 

Class price: $375 includes all glass*, tools, materials and lunch.

 

Students who complete this course are entitled to then participate in open studio.

 

Tuition is due upon registration. There is a 72 hour cancellation policy for a full refund.

Please call 866-285-2795 or email theglassunderground@gmail.com to register. If emailing, please specify class name and date.

NEW CLASS!! PATTERN LAYERING

March 28, 29, 30 2014 (Friday-Sunday) Friday 9AM-5PM, Saturday 1PM-3PM, Sunday 11AM-4PM

 

In this class you will learn precision pattern cutting using transparent colors. Students will design two different patterns which will be cut out of transparent colored glass. These patterns will be layered to produce an effect that has incerdible depth and color. Experience in glass cutting is a plus, but not necessary.

 

Class Price: $400 includes all glass*, tools, materials and lunch.

 

Tuition is due upon registration. There is a 72 hour cancellation policy for a full refund.

Please call 866-285-2795 or email theglassunderground@gmail.com to register. If emailing, please specify class name and date.

MAKE YOUR OWN COASTER/TILE SET

May 15 2014 (Thursday) 6:30-8:30/9:30PM

 

This 2-3 hour class will give students a chance to explore using different types of glass products by making a set of four decorative tiles.

 

Class price: $75 includes all glass*, tools and materials.

Tuition is due upon registration. There is a 72 hour cancellation policy for a full refund.

Please call 866-285-2795 or email theglassunderground@gmail.com to register. If emailing, please specify class name and date.

Note: Time differential is due to speed of student.

COUPLES FUSING

July 11 & 18 2014 2 Consecutive Fridays 6:30-9:30

 

Get in touch with your romantic side and bring your significant other to this hands-on glass fusing class. Students will create a 6" tile to be used as the centerpiece in a beautiful wooden keepsake box for presentation to their partner. Students will get the opportunity to explore different glass products and learn basic coldworking skills.

 

Class price: $120 per person for both sessions, includes all glass, refreshments*, tools and materials. BYOB!

Tuition is due upon registration. There is a 72 hour cancellation policy for a full refund.

Please call 866-285-2795 or email theglassunderground@gmail.com to register. If emailing, please specify class name and date.

*Not including BYOB.



PAINTING WITH GLASS POWDERS

2 1/2 Consecutive Days

August 2-4 2014 (Saturday-Monday) 10AM-4PM, (10AM-12PM last day)

 

Learn to work with glass powder on glass in this 2 1/2 day intensive. You will gain experience in different techniques using this versatile medium. We will be sifting, combining powder with other media, manipulating, drawing, layering, stenciling, and finally combining different projects to make a spectacular design. The possibilities for using powders are practically endless. Come and explore this wonderful glass technique.

 

Class price: $325 which includes all glass*, lunch, tools and materials.



Tuition is due upon registration. There is a 72 hour cancellation policy for a full refund. 

COLDWORKING 101

 

Learn how to use a wet belt sander, flat lap, hand lap, diamond pads, lathe, sandblaster, grinder, tile saw, and ring saw. In this 3 hour class you will take a finished glass project and try different techniques on all of our coldworking equipment.

 

Class price: $60 which includes refreshments, tools and materials.

Tuition is due upon registration. There is a 72 hour cancellation policy for a full refund.

Please call or email to register. If emailing, please specify class name and date.

GO WITH THE FLOW

 

Learn how to form organic shapes in glass using volume and negative space and flow to achieve this interesting effect.

 

Class price: $250 which includes all glass*, refreshments, tools and materials.

Tuition is due upon registration. There is a 72 hour cancellation policy for a full refund.

Please call or email to register. If emailing, please specify class name and date.

GLASS WEAVING

 

In this class you will learn how to make glass have the appearance of being woven, by using glass stingers and a tile saw. Color considerations, the use of textured glass, coldworking, glass cutting and assemblage will be some of the techniques that will be covered. The finished product will be a unique plate or platter. We will meet once a week for 4 consecutive weeks.

 

Class price: $300 which includes all glass*, refreshments, tools and materials.  

Tuition is due upon registration. There is a 72 hour cancellation policy for a full refund.

Please call or email to register. If emailing, please specify class name and date.

OPEN STUDIO

Open studio time is $15 per hour and is by appointment. Students who have completed the Intro to Glass Fusing class and those who have take 20 hours of private lessons are eligible to attend open studio. Other applicants must be evaluated before being accepted into the studio. Students are expected to work independently while in studio. An instructor will be on hand to supervise and advise if necessary. Includes use of all tools and small machinery. Kiln time and use of molds will incur extra fees.

 

Glass must be purchased on site. A 40% discount is offered on all glass. Glass and accessories are as priced in studio.

 

Payment is expected at the end of the work day.

Please call or email to register.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Private instruction is offered in one hour increments or in a package. You can choose to learn about fusing, slumping, dropping or draping glass. Instruction in frits and powders, using stringers and rods and other glass media is also offered. Finally, all aspects of coldworking can be explored. It's all up to you! All glass*, tools and materials are included.

One hour of instruction is $50. Save 20% by purchasing lessons in 10 hour packages for $400.

Bring a friend and get 50% off his/her hourly rate. ($75 per hour for two)

Please call or email to schedule an appointment.

Recent Student Work

*Some glass colors, such as pink, are made with gold and a premium will be charged.

 

 

 

 

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