Introduction to Fusing Class
with Tony Glander
Saturday, August 27th 10am - 4pm
Class is Full! Please call to be on
An excellent way to get started in this great art form!
In this Beginner Fusing Class, we cover all the basics 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 4 glass
samples as well as a final project incorporating the learned techniques!
Tony Glander, owner of Fitzpatrick
Glass Studios, is a local glass artist celebrating 26 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 moved to the Kentlands into the City of
Gaithersburg's Arts Barn 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!
Special Fall Festival
Come Early to the Festival and Learn Something New!
Mastering Your Morton Skills with Jennifer
3 hour class - Max 12 students
Thursday, September 15th 9am-12pm -
Come sharpen your glass cutting skills and learn to cut like the pros!
In this half day workshop 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 circle cutting. 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. Hands on
cutting will strengthen your Morton skills. Students will create a 6"
glass 'quilt square' in class that will be full fused. This class is
ideal for fusers and stained glass hobbyists. Cutting experience is required.
Students please bring to class: safety glasses, glass cutter, running
pliers, pen, and close toed shoes.
Stamping on Glass with Jennifer Walkovich-Durney
3 hour class - Max 12 students
Thursday, September 15th 1:30pm- 4:30pm -
During this workshop students will learn how to apply graphic images
onto glass using powdered enamels, Stamping Medium and rubber stamps.
This class will cover the mixing of high fire enamels with the Stamping
Medium, transferring them to the stamp and then to the glass. Mica
powders will be used to embellish some of the images. Stamped images are
permanent and durable making them ideal for fusing into jewelry or large
plates, mosaic pieces, or stained glass borders. Information on firing
with low and high fire enamels and firing schedules will be covered.
Students will create several stamped pieces in class that can be used in
Students provide: safety glasses, glass cutter, running pliers, pen and
close toed shoes.
Attend both classes for only $140!
Stained Glass Boot Camp Class
Oct 1st & Oct 8th
10:00pm to 4:00pm
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!
Wednesday Project Nights
(or more commonly known as the Cut N Cuss)
Postponed for the duration of Summer