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Leading 101
Introduction to Leaded Stained Glass
with John Patton

2 Day Class
Friday, November 12th and Saturday November 13th
(New Date!)

9:00am - 5:00pm

$199
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" Flat H came
Glass Cutter
Grozing Pliers
Solder
Flux
Soldering Iron
Dust Mask / Goggles / Disposable Gloves
Optional: Needle Nose Pliers & Regular Pliers

Also needed for class is a piece of 3/4" plywood (min of 18"x18" up to 24"x24")
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.
 




Animals in Mosaics Class
with Bonnie Fitzgerald


3-Day Workshop Developed Especially for Anything Stained Glass!
November 5th, 2021  10am - 5pm
November 6th, 2021  10am - 4pm
November 7th, 2021  10am - 12pm
$295

Limited to 10 Students

Class is Full!  Call to be on Waitlist!


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 using stained glass.

 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 to instructor one week IN ADVANCE (electronically). Instructor provides prepared substrates and appropriately cropped photographs. A separate $10 supply fee payable to the Instructor the first day of the workshop includes preparation of your animal image and substrate. We work approximately one square foot of mosaic. Instructor will contact you as a reminder to send photo in mid-October.

Included in your overall workshop fee are adhesives, grout, use of grinders and other hand tools as needed (loan only during workshop hours). Also access to ATISG scrap glass, yummy! Students are responsible for providing their own stained glass.

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 known for creating beautiful art and unique learning experience.   Helping students discover and connect with their own personal artistic voice through the art and community of mosaics is a driving purpose. She is the author of “Guide to Mosaic Techniques”” (2015) and “300+ Mosaic Tips, Techniques, Templates and Trade Secrets” (2012), which has been translated into 5 languages (both available from ATISG). Her Make It Mosaics YouTube Channel boasts over 17,000 subscribers. To learn more visit www.maverickmosaics.com
 




Banjo!


Kiln Fired Glass Painting and Vitri-Fusaille Made Easy
Peter McGrain

3-Day Class

 $650 - includes materials
Limited to 12 students

Class is Postponed

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.


Slide presentations, demonstrations, and combined individual and group projects guarantee that this workshop will be informative, educational, and FUN. Students will leave the workshop with a high level of enthusiasm as well as some great masterpieces they’ve made.
 
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.

 






Creative Mold-Making with SilkeMat
Barbara Cashman

2-Day Class
 $295 - includes materials

Class postponed!

If you have ever wanted to create your own unique fusing, slumping, casting, pot melt or vitrigraph molds; then join us for a fun, fast-paced weekend workshop. You will make several SilkeMat molds for yourself and fire a couple of glass projects, using those molds. SilkeMat is fast becoming the first choice for one-of-a-kind molds. Just use your imagination! Non-carcinogenic, moldable and reusable! All levels are welcome, but previous glass fusing experience is preferable.

Barbara Cashman - Barbara J Cashman has been a glass fuser since 1979 and was an early pioneer in commercial fused glass tile, opening GlasTile Inc in 1990, which produced quality handmade production and custom glass tile. A creative problem-solver, Barbara was encouraged to find a safe, non-carcinogenic refractory product that the hobbyist and professional alike would be comfortable to use in their glass art processes. A special rigidizer for the refractory blanket was added and SilkeMat was born!

 






Join Mark Hufford as he teaches two fantastic courses using Unique Glass Colors enamels and products!
Comprehensive Fired Glass Enamels with Unique Glass Colors
Mark Hufford

3-Day Class
 $495 - includes materials
Limited to 12 students

Class is Postponed

In this comprehensive 3-day course, students will learn skills using and incorporating Unique Glass Colors enamels in multiple applications.  Students will create 8-10 sampler tiles with techniques Mark uses in his work.


Mark Hufford is an Artist, Instructor and Graphic Designer whose passion for the arts began at the age of four when he first put pencil to paper. While Mark is an accomplished Artist in many mediums, his early love of graphite not only endured, but grew. After years of limitless exploration into the layered subtleties of graphite drawing, along with his experimentation and development of various techniques, he yearned to share what he had mastered with others. 

His unique method of teaching is not to simply arm students with technical skills, but to guide his students to see the world through brand new eyes as they awaken to the nuances that surround them in the simplicity of everyday life.

Mark obtained his Degree in Graphic Arts from the Art Institute in 2012 and has published the book The Art of Fused Glass Enamel Painting – a guide of applications for all skill levels.

 






Layering Mix and Details - Beyond the Pours
Mark Hufford

3-Day Class
 $495 - includes materials
Limited to 12 students

Class is Postponed

In this 3-day course, students will learn innovative uses of this remarkable Unique Glass Colors product and create several samplers with techniques Mark has developed.  The pours are at a height in popularity, but Layering Mix goes well beyond!


Mark Hufford is an Artist, Instructor and Graphic Designer whose passion for the arts began at the age of four when he first put pencil to paper. While Mark is an accomplished Artist in many mediums, his early love of graphite not only endured, but grew. After years of limitless exploration into the layered subtleties of graphite drawing, along with his experimentation and development of various techniques, he yearned to share what he had mastered with others. 

His unique method of teaching is not to simply arm students with technical skills, but to guide his students to see the world through brand new eyes as they awaken to the nuances that surround them in the simplicity of everyday life.

Mark obtained his Degree in Graphic Arts from the Art Institute in 2012 and has published the book The Art of Fused Glass Enamel Painting – a guide of applications for all skill levels.

 






Fused Feathers and More with Modeling Glass
Lois Manno

3-Day Class - Rescheduled to 2022!
Friday, April 22nd - Sunday, April 24th 2022
9:00am - 4:00pm each day

 $395 - includes materials

By combining powdered glass with a dry binder, water, and a liquid medium, Lois Manno has developed this class with her Modeling Glass™ system that turns messy powder into a manageable material with the consistency of clay.  With this system, students are able to create three dimensional objects without the labor intensive steps involved in pate de verre, as no molds are involved or freezing required.  Similar to clay, the material can be thinned with water into a paste or formed into a shape and dried before firing.  Likewise, the need to coldwork has practically been eliminated as all clean up can be done with sandpaper before the firing! 

In this three day class, Lois will teach her method of mixing Modeling Glass™ and students will learn, step-by-step, how to use the material to make their own life-like glass feathers. Students will also do several other projects exploring various techniques like combining Modeling Glass shapes with sheet glass, making landscape images with enamels over Modeling Glass, and sgrafitto carving.  We will discuss display, mixing tricks, firing schedules, and the nearly limitless ways to work with this exciting product!

Lois Manno - founder of Glass Bird Studios, has been a professional artist and author for the last 30 years. During her college years in Texas, she studied Drawing & Painting, and has illustrated books for numerous publishers.  After decades of working in two-dimensional, conventional media like acrylic paint and pastel, Lois began working in kiln-formed glass.  She has developed several techniques unique to her own interest: creating three-dimensional sculptural glass objects without the need for molds. Using glass powder, she creates art inspired by what she loves—feathers, the sky, birds, and other forms from nature.  See more of her work at www.glassbirdstudios.com.

 





Coming in 2021!

Hopefully a COVID-19-Free World!
 


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