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Leading 101
Introduction to Leaded
Stained Glass
with John Patton

2 Day Class
Saturday, October 13th and Sunday October 14th

9:00am - 4:00pm

$150
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 Vise
Lathekin
Lead Pattern Shears
Horseshoe Nails
Small Hammer
Lead Dykes
Flux
Solder

100w Soldering Iron
Grozing Pliers
Small Needle Nose Pliers
Whiting
Small Container of Leading Cement
Dust Mask
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.


Instructor Bio
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
$290

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

 




Banjo!


Fusing Images Class
with Tony Glander


2 Day Class
Saturday, October 27th
10:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday October 28th
10:00am - 12:00pm


$180

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.

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!
 




Intermediate Open Studio

Fridays
Oct 5th, 12th, & 19th
9:00am to 11:00am
$ 75

 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
Nov 10th & Nov 17th
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