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Adult Education Courses
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Intermediate Open Studio

Postponed until further notice!


$ 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
Apr 11th & Apr 18th
10:00am to 4:00pm
$ 99!
  Class is Postponed!

A 2-day Tiffany-style (copper foil) stained glass class.  Designed for all skill levels, each student will learn all of the skills necessary to create an 8"x8" stained glass panel.  Techniques include: glass selection, glass cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering, and zinc framing.  In addition, students will be shown how to recognize and fix problems with patterns, how to choose colors that work well together, and how to use the glass to make the mode of their project.  As individual attention is emphasized, class size is limited.

Supplies for project available for purchase in the store.
 


to read about the class and what supplies are needed!


Beginner Fusing Class
with Tony Glander


2 Day Class
Friday, April 24th

10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday, April 25th
12:00pm - 2:00pm

$180
Class is Postponed

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 31 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!

 





Louis J. Tiffany Inspired Mosaics
with Bonnie Fitzgerald


3-Day Workshop Developed Especially for Anything Stained Glass!
August 21st, 2020  10am - 5pm
August 22nd, 2020  10am - 4pm
 August 23rd, 2020 10am - 12pm
$295

Limited to 10 Students
Class is Rescheduled from April

The Tiffany Studios began producing mosaic artwork in the late 1870’s. These mosaics were known for their deeply saturated colors and lustrous surfaces. In this workshop we will create contemporary reproductions of Tiffany Mosaic Designs. There are many contemporary stained glass manufacturers creating glass mimicking the brilliant Favrile glass developed by the Tiffany Studios, and an exceptional selection is available at Anything in Stained Glass. Students will be guided through the process of fabrication of mosaics in the direct technique, creating a beautiful interior mosaic fine-art work.

Instructor will provide Tiffany inspired design patterns, substrates, adhesive and grout. Students provide own glass. AISG store will be open throughout the workshop hours for your convenience and AISG will loan hand tools if student does not already own. AISG also provides access to their scrap, no charge, a bonus!

Class will begin with a historical overview of Tiffany Mosaics using the book The Mosaics of Louis Comfort Tiffany by Edith Crouch as a primary resource.

Students will be introduced to the nuances of working with stained glass as a mosaic material, including cutting techniques, sourcing and preparation of materials and fabrication methods.

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

 

 


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

3-Day Class
Thursday, October 1st - Saturday, October 3rd
9:00am - 4:00pm each day
 $650 - includes materials
Limited to 12 students

Postponed until Spring 2021

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.


Slide presentations, demonstrations, and combined individual and group projects guarantee that this workshop will be informative, educational, and FUN. Students will leave the workshop with a high level of enthusiasm as well as some great masterpieces they’ve made.
 
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.

 






Creative Mold-Making with SilkeMat
Barbara Cashman

2-Day Class
Friday, July 17th - Saturday, July 18th
9:00am - 4:30pm each day

 $295 - includes materials

Class postponed!

If you have ever wanted to create your own unique fusing, slumping, casting, pot melt or vitrigraph molds; then join us for a fun, fast-paced weekend workshop. You will make several SilkeMat molds for yourself and fire a couple of glass projects, using those molds. SilkeMat is fast becoming the first choice for one-of-a-kind molds. Just use your imagination! Non-carcinogenic, moldable and reusable! All levels are welcome, but previous glass fusing experience is preferable.

Barbara Cashman - Barbara J Cashman has been a glass fuser since 1979 and was an early pioneer in commercial fused glass tile, opening GlasTile Inc in 1990, which produced quality handmade production and custom glass tile. A creative problem-solver, Barbara was encouraged to find a safe, non-carcinogenic refractory product that the hobbyist and professional alike would be comfortable to use in their glass art processes. A special rigidizer for the refractory blanket was added and SilkeMat was born!

 






Join Mark Hufford as he teaches two fantastic courses using Unique Glass Colors enamels and products!
Comprehensive Fired Glass Enamels with Unique Glass Colors
Mark Hufford

3-Day Class
Friday, August 7th - Sunday, August 9th
9:00am - 5:00pm each day

 $495 - includes materials
Limited to 12 students

Postponed until Spring 2021

In this comprehensive 3-day course, students will learn skills using and incorporating Unique Glass Colors enamels in multiple applications.  Students will create 8-10 sampler tiles with techniques Mark uses in his work.


Mark Hufford is an Artist, Instructor and Graphic Designer whose passion for the arts began at the age of four when he first put pencil to paper. While Mark is an accomplished Artist in many mediums, his early love of graphite not only endured, but grew. After years of limitless exploration into the layered subtleties of graphite drawing, along with his experimentation and development of various techniques, he yearned to share what he had mastered with others. 

His unique method of teaching is not to simply arm students with technical skills, but to guide his students to see the world through brand new eyes as they awaken to the nuances that surround them in the simplicity of everyday life.

Mark obtained his Degree in Graphic Arts from the Art Institute in 2012 and has published the book The Art of Fused Glass Enamel Painting – a guide of applications for all skill levels.

 






Layering Mix and Details - Beyond the Pours
Mark Hufford

3-Day Class
Tuesday, August 11th - Thursday, August 13th
9:00am - 5:00pm each day

 $495 - includes materials
Limited to 12 students

Postponed until Spring 2021

In this 3-day course, students will learn innovative uses of this remarkable Unique Glass Colors product and create several samplers with techniques Mark has developed.  The pours are at a height in popularity, but Layering Mix goes well beyond!


Mark Hufford is an Artist, Instructor and Graphic Designer whose passion for the arts began at the age of four when he first put pencil to paper. While Mark is an accomplished Artist in many mediums, his early love of graphite not only endured, but grew. After years of limitless exploration into the layered subtleties of graphite drawing, along with his experimentation and development of various techniques, he yearned to share what he had mastered with others. 

His unique method of teaching is not to simply arm students with technical skills, but to guide his students to see the world through brand new eyes as they awaken to the nuances that surround them in the simplicity of everyday life.

Mark obtained his Degree in Graphic Arts from the Art Institute in 2012 and has published the book The Art of Fused Glass Enamel Painting – a guide of applications for all skill levels.

 






Fused Feathers and More with Modeling Glass
Lois Manno

3-Day Class - Rescheduled!
Friday, April 23rd - Sunday, April 25th
9:00am - 4:00pm each day

 $395 - includes materials

By combining powdered glass with a dry binder, water, and a liquid medium, Lois Manno has developed this class with her Modeling Glass™ system that turns messy powder into a manageable material with the consistency of clay.  With this system, students are able to create three dimensional objects without the labor intensive steps involved in pate de verre, as no molds are involved or freezing required.  Similar to clay, the material can be thinned with water into a paste or formed into a shape and dried before firing.  Likewise, the need to coldwork has practically been eliminated as all clean up can be done with sandpaper before the firing! 

In this three day class, Lois will teach her method of mixing Modeling Glass™ and students will learn, step-by-step, how to use the material to make their own life-like glass feathers. Students will also do several other projects exploring various techniques like combining Modeling Glass shapes with sheet glass, making landscape images with enamels over Modeling Glass, and sgrafitto carving.  We will discuss display, mixing tricks, firing schedules, and the nearly limitless ways to work with this exciting product!

Lois Manno - founder of Glass Bird Studios, has been a professional artist and author for the last 30 years. During her college years in Texas, she studied Drawing & Painting, and has illustrated books for numerous publishers.  After decades of working in two-dimensional, conventional media like acrylic paint and pastel, Lois began working in kiln-formed glass.  She has developed several techniques unique to her own interest: creating three-dimensional sculptural glass objects without the need for molds. Using glass powder, she creates art inspired by what she loves—feathers, the sky, birds, and other forms from nature.  See more of her work at www.glassbirdstudios.com.

 





Coming in 2020!

Bonnie Fitzgerald
Mosaics
August 21st-23rd

Bonnie Fitzgerald
Mosaics
October 23rd-25th
 


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