Fused Jewelry Class
with Laurie Hartman
Saturday, February 6th 10:00am - 4:00pm
(with a break in the middle)
Class is Full!
Good things come in small boxes (or kilns). Just in time for the Valentine's
Day, or for yourself, we are firing up a fun one
day workshop with sparkly dichroic jewelry. Come in the morning to learn all about dichroic glass and assemble a pendant
and a pair of earrings. Take a break for lunch at one of the many restaurants close by.
Come back in the afternoon to finish up your jewelry with findings and learn to make a sliding knot necklace.
Laurie Hartman is a local glass artist who owns
That's Glassic. She's taught
fusing classes locally for 4 years and is a celebrated, award winning
artist at local artist exhibits in the Washington DC area.
Introduction to Fusing Class
with Tony Glander
Saturday, February 27th 10am - 4pm
7 seats left - Don't Delay!
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!
Stained Glass Boot Camp Class
Mar 5th & Mar 12th
10:00pm to 4:00pm
More info to come!
Learn the basics of
creating a pattern, cutting glass, foiling, fluxing and soldering!
Students will create a stained glass panel from pattern design all the way
through to polishing it up!
Supplies for project available for purchase in the store.
Fritography..with a Twist!
and Kiln Casting With Castalot
with Michael Dupille
5 Days - 2 Classes
Thursday, April 28th through May 2nd
Only 4 Seats Left
Fritography - In this 3 Day course we briefly review the concepts and methods of Beginning Fritography then
explore some new techniques and working methods that will bring your work to a whole new level of fun and sophistication.
Want mayo and mustard on that? Michael will show you his process of making a ‘frit sandwich’ and all the amazing things you
can achieve using this method. We’ll focus on creating unusual shapes, surface treatments, firing schedules and cover mural
making techniques. We will also be using different frit sizes for amazing effects with single and multiple firings.
Discussions on color theory, imagery and individual assessments are also part of the course.
Previous fusing experience required, but not much…
Kiln Casting - This 2 Day workshop will cover the basics of glass casting, using several methods and materials. Learn more about the use of frits, cut pieces, inclusions and casting billets. We’ll use fiber paper, Castalot composition molds and instruction on model preparation. These techniques can help create exciting new directions for your current work or future projects.
There will be a major emphasis on open face casting for production, discussing and demo of polyurethane materials to duplicate original models.
Students need to bring their glass tool kits, a dust mask or respirator, notebook, some simple images to work from and a span of attention.
Seattle resident Michael Dupille has worked in art his entire career, as a creator, consultant and educator.
Experienced in a variety of media including animation, illustration, print, and textile design, he continues to challenge himself through invention and innovation.
Since the late 1980's he has worked exclusively with glass, having developed and refined a technique for 'painting with glass', using crushed glass in combination kiln fired methods.
Wednesday Project Nights
(or more commonly known as the Cut N Cuss)
Cancelled for the Winter. Check back in March!
Wednesday Nights from 6-9pm
3 Hour Session - $15 plus your supplies
Attend on any Wednesday you can make it. Bring your troubled project
with you or we can help you in creating your new project!
Bring your tools and your imagination, we will supply the support!
Please register in advance or call us that Wednesday to find out availability