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Intermediate Open Studio

Friday, February 14th
Saturday, February 15th
Saturday, February 29th
Friday, March 20th
Saturday, March 21st
Friday, March 27th

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!

 


Fusing Images Class
with Tony Glander


2 Day Class
Friday, February 21st
10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday, February 22nd
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.
In this new two day class, learn the basics of creating screens to paint or put powder through to create imagery on your glass work. Bring a photo to see a new photoshop technique to capture photo realism effects.

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!
 




Beginner Fusing Class
with Tony Glander


2 Day Class
Friday, February 28th

10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday, February 29th
12:00pm - 2:00pm

$180
Another class on 4/24 below
 

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!

 





Stained Glass Boot Camp Class

2 Saturdays
Feb 29th & Mar 7th
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!


Back by popular demand!  Cathy Claycomb is teaching 3 classes in March - Sign up for all 3 and save $75!
No need to spend $$$ flying to Vegas - Cathy is coming to you!

Wall Jewelry
No Windows!  Just Glass!

with Cathy Claycomb

Thursday, March 5th
9:00am - 5:00pm

$225
Limited to 12 Students

 

From the “Lets Learn Something Different!” class series by Cathy Claycomb. Complete contemporary work designed to imitate gems, polished stone, or fossils with textured jewelry-like metal trim. No need for windows with dazzling glass designs that are completely light independent and showcase them with feet to stand away from the wall. Select glass for its unique markings and texture rather than its color. Work with wire and open areas creating unique shadow play.

Design with solder panels, fused decoration, glass globs or other unique elements.

Cathy's artforms are a study in engineering as well as non-traditional design and fabrication. All classes reflect self developed techniques that allow students to create individualized unique work. She very much enjoys watching students create gallery quality work in a day! Cathy's artwork is displayed in galleries and private collections across the country as well as abroad. See more about Cathy on her site: https://cathyclaycombart.com

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Glass - Straight Up!
Free-form, Free-Standing Sculpture

with Cathy Claycomb

Friday, March 6th
9:00am - 5:00pm

$225
Limited to 12 Students

 

The latest from the “Let’s Learn Something Different” class series by Cathy Claycomb! Forget about window space. It’s time to take glass into your living space! Opulent free form glass joins with graceful metal shapes to create sculptural works of art.

You will work with one of a kind elements as well as flat sheet glass to create contemporary multidimensional designs with the capabilities to reflect multi glass color light play. Tall glass is small spaces!

Special attention will be paid to the engineering aspects of support and color options as well as building a customized platform system. Non-traditional surface decoration might involve fused elements, pewter attachments, and clever camouflage of soldered seams.
Great for all skill levels!

Cathy's artforms are a study in engineering as well as non-traditional design and fabrication. All classes reflect self developed techniques that allow students to create individualized unique work. She very much enjoys watching students create gallery quality work in a day! Cathy's artwork is displayed in galleries and private collections across the country as well as abroad. See more about Cathy on her site: https://cathyclaycombart.com

 

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Hidden Images
with Cathy Claycomb

Saturday, March 7th
9:00am - 5:00pm

$225
Limited to 12 Students

 

Learn how to make copper foil overlay the main focus of your work. Execute larger areas of solder in very fine detail and add solder “sculpture” to larger, more intricate patterns. Work a one sided design but add brass or copper wire and glass globs for added realism, dimension and special effects. Featured in numerous publications, signature works are executed on “head glass” and are displayed in fine art galleries and private collections across the globe. This class will dispel every rule about working directly on the glass, heat fracture, design mass, adhesion and more!  Work a stained glass masterpiece without cutting glass.
1 Kokomo Head Included

Cathy's artforms are a study in engineering as well as non-traditional design and fabrication. All classes reflect self developed techniques that allow students to create individualized unique work. She very much enjoys watching students create gallery quality work in a day! Cathy's artwork is displayed in galleries and private collections across the country as well as abroad. See more about Cathy on her site: https://cathyclaycombart.com

 

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Leading 101
Introduction to Leaded Stained Glass
with John Patton

2 Day Class
Friday, March 13th and Saturday March 14th

9:00am - 5:00pm

$150
Limited to 10 Students


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 12" square leaded panel designed provide the skills to build your own beautiful designs in the future. If you would like to learn how to create stained glass panels using the lead caming technique, this is a class you must attend!
Participants must be proficient at cutting glass to a pattern prior to class.

Things to Bring (or can be bought here):

Lead Vise
Lead Dykes
Lathekin
Lead Pattern Shears
Horseshoe Nails
Small Hammer
Lead Cement
Whiting

Small Cement Brush
1 strip each, 3/16", 1/4" 3/8" lead
Glass Cutter
Grozing Pliers
Solder
Flux
Soldering Iron
Dust Mask / Goggles / Disposable Gloves
Optional: Needle Nose Pliers & Regular Pliers

Also needed is a piece of 3/4" plywood (min of 18" square for class)
3/4"W x1/2"T wood strip to make 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.
 




Louis J. Tiffany Inspired Mosaics
with Bonnie Fitzgerald


3-Day Workshop Developed Especially for Anything Stained Glass!
March 13th, 2020  10am - 5pm
March 14th, 2020  10am - 4pm
 March 15th, 2020 10am - 12pm
$295

Limited to 12 Students
Class is Full!  See below for a 2nd class added by popular demand!


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

 

 


Sandblasting

Saturday, March 28th
1:00am - 3:00pm
 $75
Limit 6 students

 Learn the exciting technique of etching glass. Etch glass for stained glass panels, fused glass or just for etching logos on glasses. Students will learn surface etching, deep carving and even fine lettering while using flash glass, bevels and even a drinking glass!


Stained Glass Boot Camp Class

2 Saturdays
Apr 11th & Apr 18th
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!


Beginner Fusing Class
with Tony Glander


2 Day Class
Friday, April 24th

10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday, April 25th
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!

 





Louis J. Tiffany Inspired Mosaics
with Bonnie Fitzgerald

2nd Class added by popular demand!

3-Day Workshop Developed Especially for Anything Stained Glass!
April 24th, 2020  10am - 5pm
April 25th, 2020  10am - 4pm
 April 26th, 2020 10am - 12pm
$295

Limited to 12 Students
Class is Full!  Call for Wait List!

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
with Peter McGrain

3-Day Class
Thursday, May 21st - Saturday, May 23rd
9:00am - 4:00pm each day
 $650 - includes materials

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.

 





Coming in 2020!

Narcissus
Advanced Fusing
May 1st-5th

Barbara Cashman
Learn to use SilkeMat from its creator!
July 17-18

Kate MacLeod
Kate Rocks!
July

Peter McGrain
October 1st-3rd

Lois Manno
Feathers and More!
Modeling Glass
June 4th-6th

Mark Hufford
Comprehensive Fired Glass Enamels with Unique Glass Colors
August 7th-9th
Layering Mix and Details - Beyond the Pours
August 11th-13th
 


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