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Frederick, MD 21704
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Sat:           10am - 4pm
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Adult Education Courses
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Intermediate Open Studio

Saturday February 23rd
Friday March 1st
Friday March 8th
Saturday March 9th
Friday March 15th
Saturday March 16th
Saturday March 23rd
Friday March 29th
Saturday March 30th

9:00am to 11:00am

$ 25 per session

 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 started!

 


Introduction to Photoshop Elements Class

Saturday, March 2nd
10:00am to 3:00pm
$ 150


Get an introduction to the computer program Photoshop Elements.  Learn how to manipulate photos, create lettering or geometrics to help design your glass art projects.  The class will be part lecture and part independent work.  Bring your own laptop.  Skills learned can be used in screen printing and photo emulsion sandblasting.  Students should bring laptop with Photoshop Elements 10(or higher) loaded.  Please call Tony with any questions.

 
 


Stained Glass Boot Camp Class

2 Saturdays
March 2nd & March 9th
10:00am to 4:00pm
$ 99 - Class is Full!


 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!


Sandblasting

Saturday, March 16th
12:00am - 4:00pm
 $75
Limit 6 students - Class is Full!

Come help us break in the new sandblaster! Learn the exciting technique of etching glass. Etch glass for stained glass panels, fused glass or just for etching logos on glasses. Students will learn surface etching, deep carving and even fine lettering while using flash glass, bevels and even a drinking glass!


Flowers, Leaves and Landscapes in Glass Mosaic
with Bonnie Fitzgerald


3-Day Workshop Developed Especially for Anything Stained Glass!
March 15th, 2019  10am - 5pm
March 16th, 2019  10am - 4pm
March 17th, 2019 10am - 12pm
$290

Limited to 15 Students - Class is Full!

Create a beautiful mosaic flower, leaf or landscape composition in stained glass mosaic. Working from photographs or master paintings, students learn the nuances of working in stained glass and cutting techniques especially suited for this subject matter. Covered in class lecture are the principals of color, tone, perspective and cutting techniques.

Workshop fee includes preparation of your substrate, adhesive, prepared images and grout. Artworks are for interior display and measure 12" x 12" or 11" x 14".

Instructor provides a wide variety of inspirational images, with our timeframe in mind. Students welcome to provide his or her own inspiration art, however instructor must approve 2 weeks in advance so image can be prepared for use in the workshop.
Students can expect a great deal of personal instruction and guidance and no question will go unanswered. The rich selection of materials offered at Anything in Stained Glass will be available throughout the workshop. Students also have access to AISG scrap bins (yummy!).
If you own mosaic tools please bring. AISG will loan tools as needed, but your tools have a memory!
All skill levels welcome, no experience necessary. This workshop is 3 consecutive days, Sunday is a short day for finishing.
 

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

 



Beginner Fusing Class
with Tony Glander


2 Day Class
Friday, March 22nd

10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday, March 23rd
12:00pm - 2:00pm

$180

An excellent way to get started in this great art form!  In this Beginner Fusing Class, we cover all the basics like cutting, melting and bending art glass 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 a number of 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 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!

 





Spring Pour Class
with Jan Labbate


Saturday March 30th
10:00am to 3:00pm
$ 220 - all materials included

 Come learn how to get incredibly vibrant colors in your fused glass!

 Students will work with EZ Fire enamels to create three different paint pouring projects.  Instructor Jan Labbate will show how to create vibrant colors using various paint pouring techniques to get textures and patterns in your fused glass projects.  Projects made in class can be slumped into bowls or plates or they can be cut up and be great eye-catching elements in larger projects.  Students will create (1) 10” round and (2) 8” squares.  Firing schedules will also be discussed.

 Students recommended to bring mask, gloves, aprons, pen and paper.

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UGC Bowl Pour


Sandblasting for Fusers

Friday, April 12th
11:00am - 3:00pm
 $95
Limit 6 students

Take your etching skills to the next level and learn how to add sandblasting to your fused glasswork.  We will etch using iridized glass.  We will create textures and patterns using simple techniques as well as learn how to create photographic imagery using photo emulsion techniques.
 


Animals in Mosaics Class
with Bonnie Fitzgerald


3-Day Workshop Developed Especially for Anything Stained Glass!
April 12th, 2019  10am - 5pm
April 13th, 2019  10am - 4pm
April 14th, 2019 10am - 12pm
$295

Limited to 15 Students - Class is Full!  Call for Wait List.

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

 




Banjo!


Stained Glass Boot Camp Class

2 Saturdays
April 27th & May 4th
10:00am to 4:00pm
$ 99!


 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!


Kiln Fired Glass Painting and Vitri-Fusaille Made Easy
with Peter McGrain

3 Day Class
Thursday, May 9th
Friday, May 10th
Saturday, May 11th
9:00am - 4:00pm each day
 $650 - includes materials
3 Seats Left!

Painting on glass is by far the most effective way to add energetic expression and the appearance of gestural immediacy to your glass artwork. Whether you want to depict delicate angel faces or outrageous abstract designs, learning the basics of traditional glass painting will enable you to achieve all the visual effects you've been dreaming of. Glass paint can be used on anything from stained glass windows and fused panels to jewelry, light fixtures, and even tableware. In this action-packed, HANDS-ON SESSION, renowned artist and instructor Peter McGrain will show you just how easy it can be to accomplish all of the genuine glass painting techniques. Students will learn how to specially prepare and apply these paints to any glass surface . He will show you how to effectively develop any type of image using painted linework, texture and shading. All the finer points will also be discussed including the techniques of tracing, matting, stippling, controlling hardness, application, alternatives, studio set-up, historical overview and more. Students will have the opportunity to create several experimental examples, including Peter's amazing Vitri-Fusáille technique where Glass painting is combined with basic glass fusing. This class is an absolute must for anybody who wants to take their glass artwork up a notch into a more exciting and visually stunning direction. You will discover for yourself that with very little practice and just a few simple tools that you too can create painted masterpieces of your own.
 
Peter McGrain is an internationally acclaimed artist and educator who has been working with glass for 35 years. As a popular workshop leader he has generously shared his knowledge of glassworking and design techniques with countless students. His award winning work, which ranges in scale from massive architectural installations to intimate art pieces, can be found in public spaces, private collections, and art galleries the world over. He currently resides in Southwest Florida where he operates his own private studio.

 





Dichroic Avalanche
with Kate McLeod

3 Day Class
Wednesday, May 22nd
Thursday, May 23rd
Friday, May 24th
9:00am - 5:00pm each day
 $660 - plus materials
10 Seats Left!

Kate’s newest, innovative techniques are fully revealed in this three-day comprehensive course.  You will enrich dichroic glass by firing on angle with accessory glass, perfecting a variation of sgraffito, performing successful brush strokes through powder, and pulling dichroic vitrograph stringer.  These newly developed techniques produce mesmerizing, blown glass like patterns of reflected, refracted, and transmitted color.  Your newly achieved advanced knowledge of dichro will allow your creativity and sales to soar! Come share in Kate’s adventure through her most recent revolution in dichroic glass.

This course is suitable for intermediate to advanced students. You will produce a series of 9" x 9" tiles, which use all of the new techniques.

 
Kate McLeod is a renown glass artist working from her studio at Bend, Oregon. Her artistic endeavors in glass art focuses on one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces for specific environments using a multitude of glass forming techniques. When called upon to create a site-specific commission, Kate captures the feeling and essence of the intended environment and designs her glass art to fit the precise location where the finished work will be displayed.

 





Kate Rocks!
with Kate McLeod

2 Day Class
Saturday, May 25th
Sunday, May 26th
9:00am - 5:00pm each day
 $440 - plus materials
9 Seats Left!

Want to lighten it up and play with glass casting? Join Kate MacLeod to explore easy yet effective methods to cast with CBS Dichroic glass, extract, glow power, and frit flakes. Learn how to create your own cast, use pre-formed casts to their best advantage, and cast extraordinary pendants with concentric circles. Wondering what to do with your dichroic scrap? This fun, two day class is for you!

Students will cast four pieces using four methods, yielding one of Kate Rocks!, two cast glass pieces and four pendants. This class is structured for beginning to intermediate fusers. Basic glass cutting skill and fusing knowledge required.

What to Bring: A very small spoon and scraping tool, a circle cutter, decent pair of scissors, glass cutter.
 
Kate McLeod is a renown glass artist working from her studio at Bend, Oregon. Her artistic endeavors in glass art focuses on one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces for specific environments using a multitude of glass forming techniques. When called upon to create a site-specific commission, Kate captures the feeling and essence of the intended environment and designs her glass art to fit the precise location where the finished work will be displayed.

 




   

Classes::

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

Learn to Do:

Fused Screen Printing
Stained Glass Panels
Stained Glass Boxes
Suncatchers
Firing Schedules
Soldering Techniques
Foiling Techniques