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Fused Frit Dragonfly
with Margot Clark

4-hour Class
Sunday Sept 9th
8:00am to 12:00pm
$ 125
Limited to 15 Students! - 10 Seats Left!

Learn to create a fused, dimensional dragonfly using Unique Glass Colors NT opaque enamels and Artisan enamels (they will create the bubbles in the background), Black MUD for all the design outlining and more MUD and frit to create the dragonfly body and then ACCENTS and frit for the iridescent wings. Two pieces of 6” x 8” clear glass.

All products needed to create this project will be provided in class including written instructions that include step-by-step color photos.  Student will take home leftover colors from their class project, a student MUD Kit and a brush.

Finished fused panel could be displayed as stand-alone artwork, installed as a backsplash in a tiled area, incorporated into a stained glass piece or mounted to a framed mirror so light reflects back through the glass acting as backlighting. Techniques learned can be used in many other glass fusing projects. All materials included.

Skill Level: All

Instructor Bio:
Margot Clark is an artist that works in multiple mediums, meaning that she loves to create art in many different forms. She work in glass, acrylics, watercolor and MUD! She is also a co-owner of Unique Glass Colors and uses her products to create her glass art. Margot Clark on Facebook
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MUD Florals with Watercolor Background
with Margot Clark


4-hour Class
Sunday Sept 9th
1:00pm to 5:00pm
$ 125
Limited to 15 Students!  9 Seats Left! 

Learn how to create an abstract, watercolor background on one piece of glass using UGC NT opaque enamels and then create a more realistic dimensional floral design using White MUD glass texture medium to “paint” the design on the top piece of glass. Two pieces of 6” x 8” clear glass. All the techniques learned in class can be applied to many other projects.

All products needed to create this project will be provided in class including written instructions that include step-by-step color photos.  Student will take home leftover colors from their class project, a student MUD Kit and a brush.

Finished fused panel could be displayed as stand-alone artwork, installed as a backsplash in a tiled area, incorporated into a stained glass piece or mounted to a framed mirror so light reflects back through the glass acting as backlighting. Techniques learned can be used in many other glass fusing projects. All materials included.

Skill Level: All

Instructor Bio:
Margot Clark is an artist that works in multiple mediums, meaning that she loves to create art in many different forms. She work in glass, acrylics, watercolor and MUD! She is also a co-owner of Unique Glass Colors and uses her products to create her glass art. Margot Clark on Facebook
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Fuse It - Cast It - Shape It
with Petra Kaiser


2-Day Workshop
Monday Sept 10th & Tuesday Sept 11th
9:00am to 4:00pm
$ 295
Limited to 12 Students - 2 seats left!

In this inspiring two day workshop, students will have a choice of creating projects like floating bowls, freestanding sculptures, clocks and light screens. Petra will guide you through the process of creating your own unique mold or modules from Kaiser Lee Board, which can be used over and over again to create a variety of different projects. She will also introduce you to several interesting glass design techniques with Wissmach 96 sheet glass, luminescent coated glass, textured glass and the new Wissmach frit. Students will also get a first look into the newest kiln forming adventure called KLENDOX.

Make It Truly Yours with Kaiser Lee Board molds and modules. They are reusable countless times and can be used for slumping, draping and castings. Nearly anything you can think of can be realized with KL-board. It is the only tool that enables us to make some of the most unusual glass art objects with surprisingly little effort. KL-board is very versatile and will definitely expand your pallet of kiln worked glass.

Petra Kaiser has taught workshops all over the United States and abroad, and is the author of the popular books, Introduction to Glass Fusing, Fuse It and Glass Forming with the Mold Block System. She specializes in the creating and developing of new forms and products. One of the latest and most challenging techniques is the combination of cast glass elements and fairly thin glass - only 1 to 2 layers thick. Petra will share her ideas and techniques that she has discovered over the past 15 years of kiln forming glass via slide show, samples of her exquisite art work and demonstrations.

This 2-day workshop will give you an opportunity to connect and collaborate with fellow artists. "Only by sharing we can progress to the next level of creating stunning art work" - Petra Kaiser.

Use of tools, 1 12"x12" KL Board, scrap glass and kiln firings are included in cost, but please bring your favorite cutter and runners.
Projects will be using Wissmach Glass COE 96.
 Wear comfortable cotton clothing - No open toe shoes or sandals.

 


 


 


Stained Glass Boot Camp Class

2 Saturdays
Sept 22nd & Sept 29th
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.
 


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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 - 8 seats left!


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 - 1 Seat Left!

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 visit www.bonniefitzgeraldart.com, to see countless student projects visit www.maverickmosaics.com

 




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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