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Intermediate Open Studio

Friday, October 18th
Saturday, October 19th
Friday, November 8th
Saturday, November 9th
Friday, November 22nd

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!

 


Stained Glass Boot Camp Class

2 Saturdays
Oct 12th & Oct 19th
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!

 


Special Deal!  Take Both Scandia Classes and save $50 when we process the order!

Positive Reactions
with Scandia Wood

Thursday, October 24th 9:00am - 4:00pm
$195

This one-day workshop will walk you through many examples regarding how to create intriguing reactions in your artwork through combining copper bearing glasses with those containing sulfur and tin.  It is designed to take the mystery out of understanding how to utilize different colors of Oceanside Compatible glass to create beautiful reactions where the glasses make contact.  We will also discuss the how to avoid creating reactions when unwanted.  We will also explore the versatile and wonderfully complex nature of Vanilla Cream Opal. With a solid understanding of what you can expect when combining specific colors, you will gain confidence regarding how to add reactive expression to your artwork. Attendees will create several studio samplers, as well as a glass patchwork of reactions project.

Students should bring:
Glass cutter, running pliers, miscellaneous other favorite hand tools.  We will supply the glass.  

Instructor Bio:
In addition to teaching glass fusing workshops, Scandia enjoys working on her own glass art endeavors. Previously the Marketing Manager for Spectrum Glass, she now provides educational and technical services support for Oceanside Glass & Tile. Scandia spends the majority of her free time on her personal glass art endeavors, with a focus on Frit painting. She earned her BFA from The University of Texas @Austin



Getting Creative with Stringers, Noodles & Frit
with Scandia Wood


2 Day Class
Friday, October 25th 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday, October 26th 9:00am - 4:00pm
$295

Explore elegant and fun ways to use accessory glass to spark your creative imagination. Materials to be explored include Stringers, Noodles and Frit, as well as pre-made "designer accessory sheet glass". In this 2-day workshop, numerous techniques will be demonstrated and attendees will have a range of factory produced Oceanside Compatible and instructor pre-made designer glass/pre-formed materials to work with. Each attendee will make 3-4 projects and Anything in Stained Glass will fire the pieces and have available for pick up 1-2 weeks after the class, or can offer shipping for those traveling outside of the area.

Students should bring: Glass cutter, running pliers, miscellaneous other favorite hand tools.  We will supply the glass.

Instructor Bio:
In addition to teaching glass fusing workshops, Scandia enjoys working on her own glass art endeavors. Previously the Marketing Manager for Spectrum Glass, she now provides educational and technical services support for Oceanside Glass & Tile. Scandia spends the majority of her free time on her personal glass art endeavors, with a focus on Frit painting. She earned her BFA from The University of Texas @Austin



The Cosmos: Interpretations in Glass Mosaicic
with Bonnie Fitzgerald


3-Day Workshop Developed Especially for Anything Stained Glass!
Friday, November 1st  10am - 5pm
Saturday, November 2nd  10am - 4pm
Sunday, November 3rd 10am - 12pm
$290

Includes substrate, adhesive, grout and decorative glass embellishments

Learn how to create your own mosaics using photographs of the cosmos as inspiration. All skill levels are invited. For experienced students you will find the techniques taught in the class are important skills to have in your arsenal.

Students are guided through the complete process of working in the direct method of mosaic making using stained glass, milleflori, fusions and other glass products. Instructor will provide a selection of images from the Hubble Telescope and NASA for students to select from.

Workshop fee includes properly prepared substrate, your selected image cropped and scaled to size, adhesive and grout. Artworks are for interior display and measure 12”x 12” or 11” x 14”. Although tools will be available to borrow, students encouraged to bring their own glass scorer, running pliers and good quality wheeled nipper.

Students will be responsible for providing their own stained glass. And our class will have access to the scrap bins at AISG.

This workshop is suited for anyone new to mosaics or folks wishing to take their work to a new level. Students can expect a great deal of personal instruction and guidance and no question will go unanswered!

If you wish to provide your own image, please send to instructor 2 weeks in advance so image can be properly prepared for our purposes

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 visit www.maverickmosaics.com



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Beginner Fusing Class
with Tony Glander


2 Day Class
Friday, November 1st

10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday, November 2nd
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!

 





Mastering Your Morton Skills
with Jennifer Walkovich

Thursday, November 14th 9:00am - 4:00pm
$250

Come sharpen your glass cutting skills!
 In this class the Morton Portable Glass Shop will be featured. For over 30 years the Morton System has provided hobbyists and professional glass Artists the ultimate tool for producing accurate and repetitive glass pieces. A brief portion of class will be dedicated to a discussion on cutting tools available and proper cutting technique, as well as how to easily cut a perfect circle (time permitting). Many styles of glass cutters will be available in class for participants to sample. Students will learn how to set up the MPGS for cutting strips, geometric shapes, angles, and how to quickly cut diamonds and triangles from strips and squares. Experienced glass artists all agree you will benefit greatly by understanding all the MPGS has to offer. Hands-on cutting and demonstrations will strengthen your Morton skills. Using 96 COE, students will create a large geometric piece which we will fuse for you. This class is ideal for glass fusers as well as stained glass artists.

Students should bring: Toyo glass cutter, safety glasses, running pliers, miscellaneous other favorite hand tools.  We will supply the glass.
 



 


Impressive Images on Glass
with Jennifer Walkovich

2 Day Class
Friday, November 15th 9:00am - 4:00pm &
Saturday, November 16th 9:00am - 3:00pm
$350

Adding designs to the surface of your glass is easy with the Stamping on Glass and Fossil Vitra techniques. During this workshop students will learn how to apply graphic images onto glass using frit, powdered enamels, Stamping Medium and rubber stamps. This class will cover the proper techniques for mixing enamels, transferring the enamel onto the rubber stamp and then from the stamp onto the glass. To further embellish the pieces, students will learn how to apply mica powder over the stamped images. Students will create multiple stamped pieces that will be fired and incorporated into their class project and/or future projects. Information on using low and high fire enamels and firing schedules will be discussed in class. Whether used in jewelry, mosaic pieces, stained glass or large fused pieces, Stamping on Glass will add a unique beauty to your projects. The Fossil Vitra technique will also be covered. This technique leaves (no pun intended) beautiful fossil like images on your glass. There are definite tips and tricks that will make you successful with this technique. COE 96 will be used in class. Each member of the class will create a 12” piece that will be full fused for them.

Students should bring: Glass cutter, safety glasses, running pliers, miscellaneous other favorite hand tools, apron and a NIOSH 95 approved particulate mask (for use with powdered enamels and micas). Vogmasks will be available for purchase in class if needed. We will supply the basic glass to make the projects.  If the muse is upon you telling you to use specific glass, it is available for purchase.
 





Stained Glass Boot Camp Class

2 Saturdays
Dec 7th & Dec 14th
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