5104 Pegasus Court
Suite F
Frederick, MD 21704
Phone:
 800-462-1209
Local:   301-378-2218
Fax      800-231-5422

Showroom Hours:
Tue - Fri:   10am - 5pm
Sat:           10am - 4pm
Office/Phone Hours:
Tue - Fri: 8:30am - 5pm
Sat:            10am - 4pm
Sun - Mon: Closed
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Classes

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Fused Jewelry Class
with Laurie Hartman


Saturday, February 6th  10:00am - 4:00pm
(with a break in the middle)
$65
Class is Full!

Good things come in small boxes (or kilns). Just in time for the Valentine's Day, or for yourself, we are firing up a fun one day workshop with sparkly dichroic jewelry. Come in the morning to learn all about dichroic glass and assemble a pendant and a pair of earrings. Take a break for lunch at one of the many restaurants close by. Come back in the afternoon to finish up your jewelry with findings and learn to make a sliding knot necklace.
 

Instructor Bio

Laurie Hartman is a local glass artist who owns That's Glassic. She's taught fusing classes locally for 4 years and is a celebrated, award winning artist at local artist exhibits in the Washington DC area.

  


Introduction to Fusing Class
with Tony Glander


Saturday, February 27th  10am - 4pm
$175

7 seats left - Don't Delay!

An excellent way to get started in this great art form!  In this Beginner Fusing Class, we cover all the basics to get you going.  We’ll cover all the important safety factors, then go right into making samples with a variety of inclusions such as copper as well as methods to create textures on glass.  You will learn how to cut glass as well as a variety of ways to create imagery.  We’ll discuss firing schedules as well as all the possibilities of glass to use in a kiln.  We’ll even show you plenty of project ideas as you move forward.  Students will make 4 glass samples as well as a final project incorporating the learned techniques!


Instructor Bio

Tony Glander, owner of Fitzpatrick Glass Studios, is a local glass artist celebrating 26 years in glass.  He's worked at Glass Fantasies in olde Towne Gaithersburg, MD for 3 years prior to becoming owner in 1990. Glass Fantasies taught classes, sold supplies and did custom stained glass work.  In 2002 he moved to the Kentlands into the City of Gaithersburg's Arts Barn to focus on custom work and classes.  Recently he taught at the Glass/Bead Expo in Las Vegas!  Tony enjoys the medium of glass and all of its possibilities!


 




 


Stained Glass Boot Camp Class

2 Saturdays
Mar 5th & Mar 12th
10:00pm to 4:00pm
More info to come!

 Learn the basics of creating a pattern, cutting glass, foiling, fluxing and soldering!
Students will create a stained glass panel from pattern design all the way through to polishing it up!

Supplies for project available for purchase in the store.

 


Fritography..with a Twist!
and Kiln Casting With Castalot
with Michael Dupille


5 Days - 2 Classes
Thursday, April 28th through May 2nd
$1000

Only 4 Seats Left

Fritography - In this 3 Day course we briefly review the concepts and methods of Beginning Fritography then explore some new techniques and working methods that will bring your work to a whole new level of fun and sophistication. Want mayo and mustard on that? Michael will show you his process of making a ‘frit sandwich’ and all the amazing things you can achieve using this method. We’ll focus on creating unusual shapes, surface treatments, firing schedules and cover mural making techniques. We will also be using different frit sizes for amazing effects with single and multiple firings. Discussions on color theory, imagery and individual assessments are also part of the course.

Previous fusing experience required, but not much…

Kiln Casting - This 2 Day workshop will cover the basics of glass casting, using several methods and materials. Learn more about the use of frits, cut pieces, inclusions and casting billets. We’ll use fiber paper, Castalot composition molds and instruction on model preparation. These techniques can help create exciting new directions for your current work or future projects. There will be a major emphasis on open face casting for production, discussing and demo of polyurethane materials to duplicate original models.

Students need to bring their glass tool kits, a dust mask or respirator, notebook, some simple images to work from and a span of attention. (Just kidding)


Instructor Bio

Seattle resident Michael Dupille has worked in art his entire career, as a creator, consultant and educator. Experienced in a variety of media including animation, illustration, print, and textile design, he continues to challenge himself through invention and innovation. Since the late 1980's he has worked exclusively with glass, having developed and refined a technique for 'painting with glass', using crushed glass in combination kiln fired methods.


 



Michael Dupille Fritography

Michael Dupille Casting


 

Cancellation Policy


Wednesday Project Nights
(or more commonly known as the Cut N Cuss)

Cancelled for the Winter.  Check back in March!

Wednesday Nights from 6-9pm
3 Hour Session - $15 plus your supplies

Attend on any Wednesday you can make it.  Bring your troubled project
with you or we can help you in creating your new project!
Bring your tools and your imagination, we will supply the support!

Please register in advance or call us that Wednesday to find out availability


 

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Classes:

Beginner Stained Glass
Beginning Fusing
Stained Glass Lamp Class
Special Project Fusing Courses
Trouble Shooting Workshops
Fused Screen Printing Class

Learn to Do:

Strip Cut Bowls
Stained Glass Panels
Stained Glass Boxes
Suncatchers
Firing Schedules
Soldering Techniques
Foiling Techniques

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