Introduction to Leaded
with John Patton
2 Day Class
Saturday, October 13th and Sunday October 14th
9:00am - 4:00pm
Limited to 10 Students - Class is Full!
A great opportunity to learn "Why do I need to use lead came and How do I do
it?" Learn the art of reinforcing leaded panels, design considerations,
round vs flat came, glazing, how to apply putty/cement, and how to replace a
broken piece in an existing panel. Each student will construct a small leaded panel to understand how to make a leaded glass panel.
If you would like to learn how to create stained glass panels using the lead caming technique, this is a class you must attend!
Things to Bring (or can be bought here):
Lead Pattern Shears
100w Soldering Iron
Small Needle Nose Pliers
Small Container of Leading Cement
Small Cement Brush
Also needed is a piece of 3/4" plywood (min of 18" square for class)
1"x2" furring strip. Screw this in a right angle on two sides of the plywood.
Bring the wood to class and boards can be made during the break.
John Patton, owner of Frederick Stained Glass, is a local glass artist celebrating over 40 years in glass. He started
in stained glass in 1974 working for a studio in Frederick, MD. He attended the Stained Glass School of America
taking classes in Leading and Repairs. John works in all types of stained glass from suncatchers and lampshades
to church windows that can be found throughout the MD, VA, WV, PA and DC area.
Animals in Mosaics Class
with Bonnie Fitzgerald
3-Day Workshop Developed Especially for Anything Stained Glass!
October 19th, 2018 10am - 4pm
October 20th, 2018 10am - 4pm
October 21st, 2018 10am - 12pm
Limited to 15 Students - Class is Full!
Create a stylized glass mosaic animal portrait. Working directly from photographs, students learn
to apply mosaic techniques in a portrait of an animal of their choosing.
You can make your beloved pet into a work of art!
Covered in class lecture are the principals of color,
tone, perspective and cutting techniques. Special cutting and laying techniques are introduced to determine what is best
suited for your animal.
This is a terrific first step to mastering the portrait in mosaic.
Students MUST submit images electronically to instructor at least one week IN ADVANCE.
Instructor provides prepared substrates and appropriately cropped photographs
for the class.
Included in workshop fee will be your animal image preparation, mosaic substrate, square or rectangular (depends on your animal), adhesive and grout.
Students also have access to AISG scrap bins (yummy!) We work with approximately one
square foot of mosaic.
Students are responsible for providing their own stained glass. AISG will loan glass cutting tools and mosaic wheel nipper,
although always best to have your own tools. Recommended supplemental tool and supply list will be sent in advance.
On Friday there will be a picture presentation and demonstrations that will help you determine the best cutting “style” for your animal. We work throughout the day with lots of conversation about mosaic technique. Saturday is a full working studio day filled with fun and creativity.
Sunday will be spent on grouting and finishing techniques, friendly critique and Q & A.
All skill levels welcome, no experience necessary. Students can expect a great deal of personal instruction and guidance
and no question will go unanswered.
Stained glass cutting experience
required, previous mosaic experience helpful but not required.
About the Instructor:
Bonnie Fitzgerald is an artist, teacher and author. Her passion is
designing and creating one-of-a-kind artwork and guiding art enthusiasts,
young and old alike, on the journey to discover and develop their own
personal artistic voice through the art of mosaics. She is the author of
“300+ Mosaics Tips, Techniques, Templates and Trade Secrets” and “Bonnie
Fitzgerald’s Guide to Mosaic Technique”. To view Bonnie’s portfolio with
many glass mosaic examples please and to see
countless student projects visit www.maverickmosaics.com
Fusing Images Class
with Tony Glander
2 Day Class
Saturday, October 27th
10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday October 28th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Learn the technique of fusing images onto glass so that they may be
incorporated into other glass mediums and projects.
The two processes that will be demonstrated in this glass will be screen
printing and image transfer using Fired-On Fusing Paper.
Tony Glander, owner of Fitzpatrick
, is a local glass artist celebrating 30 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 began 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!
Intermediate Open Studio
Oct 5th, 12th, & 19th
9:00am to 11:00am
After a beginning class, it is time to get going on your own projects.
Use the tools, molds and kilns for your artistic visions along with the
support and guidance of an experienced instructor. Whether it is
stained or fused glass you want to explore more about, sign up today to get
Stained Glass Boot Camp Class
Nov 10th & Nov 17th
10:00am to 4:00pm
This is a fun class that takes you from beginning to end on how to create a
small 8”x8” stained glass panel. If you are a beginner (never done
stained glass) or experienced, it is guaranteed you will learn something new and have FUN!
Supplies for project available for purchase in the store.
to read about the class and what supplies are needed!