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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

Friday April 19th
Friday April 26th
Friday May 3rd
Saturday May 4th
Friday May 17th
Saturday May 18th

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!

 


Intermediate Fusing Class
with Tony Glander


2 Day Class
 
Thursday, April 25th
10:00am - 4:00pm
Friday, April 26th
12:00pm - 2:00pm

$195
Limited to 10 Students

Take your fusing fun to the next level. In this class Tony will teach a wide range of kiln skills.
 Safety first then on to strip plates, the perfect slumped bowl, draping and casting!

·         Strip plates are made from strips of glass cut to consistent widths and set into a casting mold,
 playing with the patterns of the strips. 

·         Students will work with the Vitrigraph to pull stringers to use in a plate project. 
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We will also look at pattern bar construction and fabricate a bowl using a pre-made pattern bars. 
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Using casting molds we will look at how to fill and measure for the perfect results
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We will also look at draping techniques to give your glass pieces more unique shapes.

Scrap glass will be provided for projects.  However students are encouraged to bring their own colors of compatible glass for projects, if they prefer. 

Glass needs:
           Strip Plate: minimum (3) colors each 6x6 (minimum)
            Slumped Bowl:          (1) clear 8x8
                                             (1) opal 8x8
            Draped Bowl      (2) 8x8


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!
 



 


Stained Glass Boot Camp Class

2 Saturdays
April 27th & May 4th
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!


 SPECIAL EVENT!

Peter McGrain Lecture

THURSDAY EVENING
 MAY 9th - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Q&A to follow
$30

 THE POETRY of PAINTED WINDOWS:  
1000 years of Narrative Illustration in art glass.

For centuries the fine art of glass painting has been used to achieve sensational imagery throughout the glass medium.  From the biblical storied windows of the ancient cathedrals to the cutting edge architectural work of modern times, no other technique has so effectively brought glass art to life. 

 Come join us for this very special evening event, where one of our favorite instructors, Peter McGrain, will lead you on a personal journey through the amazing world of painted glass.  You’ll see how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most expressive art forms of our industry.  Peter will share his insights into how this engaging, narrative technique has been developed and used to stir emotions in its’ viewers for a thousand years.  And an examination of recent work by numerous contemporary artists, all of whom are pushing the process forward with their experimental work, will leave you more inspired and excited about glass than ever before.  This event is a must for anybody who shares a deep passion for glass of any kind.  And who knows?… You may even find yourself itching to dive in and start painting on glass yourself.  As one of the oldest forms of glass art, it continues to maintain it’s prominent standing as the most inspirational and spectacular of all!  Come and find out for yourself!

 


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
Class is Full! - Please call for wait list.

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.

 





Stained Glass Boot Camp Class

2 Saturdays
May 18th & May 25th
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!


Dichroic Avalanche
with Kate McLeod

3 Day Class
Tuesday, May 21st
Wednesday, May 22nd
Thursday, May 23rd
9:00am - 5:00pm each day
 $660 - plus materials
9 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
Friday, May 24th
Saturday, May 25th
9:00am - 5:00pm each day
 $440 - plus materials
5 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.

 







Stained Glass Boot Camp Class

2 Saturdays
June 8th & June 15th
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!


   

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