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Fuse It with Petra Kaiser!

 

Petra Kaiser is a renowned Fusing Artist and the author of fusing books such as Fuse It, Introduction to Glass Fusing, and Glass Forming with the Mold Block System.   For the past 19 years Petra has experimented with glass and Kaiser Lee Board to create the most unusual objects with ease.  With this system, it creates a fast and fearless approach to glass fusing.

Petra will be visiting our Fall Festival to demonstrate projects created with Wissmach Glass. Since she is already here, we were able to recruit her to teach some classes. In this series of classes, she will teach all kinds of different aspects of glass design and kiln forming with the Kaiser Lee Board and Wissmach Glass.


Kaiser Lee Board makes glass fusing more reliable and repeatable process, since you only have to worry about the heating of your glass and not the combination of clay and glass. Kaiser Lee Board does not absorb heat, it reflects heat!  This ability makes it work well with Wissmach Luminensce Glass.

 

Because we wanted everyone to have the opportunity to attend Petra's teachings, we decided to offer a variety of short projects in small 2 to 3 hour sessions.  This way you can choose to attend one, two or even all 6 classes.  Due the short nature of these sessions, we will have to stick to the theme offered in each particular session.

No matter which session(s) you choose, everyone will learn how fun, easy and reliable it is to kiln form with Kaiser Lee Board and Wissmach Glass.

 

Each session is limited to 10 students.  The class fee is $50 per session, but if you sign up for more than one session, we will reduce the cost to only $ 40 for each session.  Kaiser Lee Board will be available for additional purchase at the class.  Each class description will list the required board size for each class, but you can always buy a bigger size and make the project bigger or taller. Come find Petra either during our open house to find out more.

 

Each class comes with some written instructions and firing schedules, but please bring your notepad, since Petra is sharing a lot of tips and tricks which are often the result of your questions and will not be in the handouts. 
 

Drape Glass with the KLB Drape System and its Possibilities
with Petra Kaiser

Monday, Sept 11th
10:00am to 12:00pm
$ 50


When glass forms over a mold, we call it a Drape. The Kaiser Lee Board is a system that is so versatile, you can drape nearly anything from bowls to vases, from candle holders to baskets.  The best part is that you don't have to buy other drape molds!. This system is space and cost effective and will last you through your entire kiln forming adventure. Besides making the mold kit, you will learn how to set it up for a multitude of shapes. You may also choose a project made in any technique you desire. You will also prepare a piece of Wissmach Glass that you can either take at home to fire or have it fired here, at Anything in Stained Glass.

Class fee does not include supplies.  Kaiser Lee Board can be purchased in store.
Students should buy 1 Kaiser Lee board 1.5" x 8" x 9" and one board 1" x 8" x 9" as a shelf.
 About and 1 sq ft of glass and some scraps will also be needed.
 

PK1CLASS

4 Spots Left

Reverse Fusing with Wissmach Luminescent Glass
with Petra Kaiser


Monday, Sept 11th
2:00pm to 4:00pm
$ 50


Wissmach Luminescent Glass and reverse fusing molds made with Kaiser Lee Board are a perfect match. The luminescent coating gets a dichroic-like appearance and Petra will show you several ways to create objects with a variety of reverse fusing molds. By adding texture to the glass you will get the most unique little dessert dishes or bowls. You will also get the patterns for several other reverse fusing molds and projects.

Class fee does not include supplies.  Kaiser Lee Board can be purchased in store.
Students should buy at least 1 Kaiser Lee board 1.5" x 6" x 6".
 About and 1 8"x8" of Wissmach Luminescent glass.
 

PK2CLASS

3 Spots Left

Stretching Your Glass
with Petra Kaiser


Monday, Sept 11th
6:00pm to 8:00pm
$ 50


Petra has experimented with all kinds of drop out forms this past summer and has created her share of mishaps. So now she knows what to do and what to avoid. Kaiser Lee Board is ideal for making unique drop out molds. You will learn how to make drop out molds with interesting rims, so that you do not have to take them off. But as with every other KLB mold, you can use them in many different ways. After you made your mold, you will make the glass plank and learn about how to fire it.

Class fee does not include supplies.  Kaiser Lee Board can be purchased in store.
Students should buy 2 Kaiser Lee boards 1" x 8" x 9".
 About 2 pieces of 8"x9" glass and some scraps will also be needed to decorate.
 

PK3CLASS

5 Spots Left

Casting a Pattern bar, a Bird, a Vase or a Sculpture
with Petra Kaiser

Tuesday, Sept 12th
10:00am to 12:00pm
$ 50

Learn the fastest and easiest way to create your own casting mold. We will provide you with several patterns, that have proven to work. But you can also bring a few of your own and learn about the ins and outs of creating your own open face casting mold. Casting with Kaiser Lee Board has several advantages - fast firing schedules, endless reuses, unlimited designs, and many more.

Class fee does not include supplies.  Kaiser Lee Board can be purchased in store.
Students should buy at 2 Kaiser Lee board 1" x 6" x 6" or larger.
 Scrap Glass and Frit is ideal for this project.
 

PK4CLASS
 

3 Spots Left

Multi Tasking the Kaiser Lee Board Mold
with Petra Kaiser

Tuesday, Sept 12th
2:00pm to 4:00pm
$ 50


This class is an ideal introduction to working with Kaiser Lee Board. Petra will show you several ways of using a 8" x 9" x 1" piece of KL board and how to cut it to create 2 molds that when combined can be used in many different ways. You will learn how to cut and carve KLB and how to fire a dish in one easy firing.  Each student will leave with several original molds and project possibilities and the confidence to utilize KLB for even more unique projects.

Class fee does not include supplies.  Kaiser Lee Board can be purchased in store.
Students should buy at 2 Kaiser Lee board 1" x 8" x 9.
1 piece of 8"x9" glass and some scraps will also be needed to decorate.
 

PK5CLASS

3 Spots Left

Working with Textures
with Petra Kaiser

Tuesday, Sept 12th
6:00pm to 8:00pm
$ 50


Textures add a lot of interest to your glass work. In this class you will learn 5 different methods to add texture to your glass. Petra will show you how to keep the texture on Wissmach textured clear glass after firing and what to do with it. You will also learn how to create your very own textures in glass using several different materials including Kaiser Lee Board of course.

Class fee does not include supplies.  Kaiser Lee Board can be purchased in store.
Students should buy at 1 Kaiser Lee board 1" x 8" x 9.
1 piece of 8"x9" glass and some scraps will also be needed to decorate.
 

PK6CLASS

5 Spots Left


Stained Glass Boot Camp Class

2 Saturdays
Sept 16th & Sept 23rd
10:00am to 4:00pm
$ 99
Class is Full!  Please call for wait list.


 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!


Introduction to Fusing Class
with Tony Glander


Saturday, Oct 7th
10am - 4pm

$175

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!


Instructor Bio

Tony Glander, owner of Fitzpatrick Glass Studios, is a local glass artist celebrating 29 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!


 





Leading 101
Introduction to Leaded
Stained Glass
with John Patton

2 Day Class
Saturday, October 28th and Sunday October 29th

9:00am - 4:00pm

$150

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 Cutting knife or Exacto #6 with #18 blades
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 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.


Class only holds 10!
 

 


Fused Holiday Ornaments Class
with Laurie Hartman

Saturday, November 18th  12:00pm - 2:30pm - $50
Supplies and Holiday Festiveness Included

This class was a lot of fun last December so we are bringing it back!  Students get to make multiple ornaments ready for hanging.  Students will pick up ornaments at a later date.  Scrap glass will be available to use.  Please bring your own cutter and runner if you have them!

Instructor Bio
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.




 

Exploring Mosaics in Glass
with Bonnie Fitzgerald


3-Day Workshop Developed Especially for Anything Stained Glass!
April 20th  10am - 5pm
April 21st  10am-5pm
April 22nd 10am - 12pm 2018
$285

A comprehensive workshop offering a strong foundation for constructing decorative art mosaics. Students will be introduced to several types of glass materials applicable to mosaics. Each student will be guided through the design process to create a 10” x 10” home décor piece for interior display.  This workshop is suited for anyone new to mosaics or folks wishing to take their work to a new level. Students can expect a great deal of personal instruction and guidance and no question will go unanswered!

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



to read more about the class and what supplies are needed!

Cancellation Policy


Wednesday Project Nights
(or more commonly known as the Cut N Cuss)

Select Wednesday Nights from 6pm-9pm
3 Hour Session - $15 plus your supplies

No Open Dates Currently

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


 

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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:

Strip Cut Bowls
Stained Glass Panels
Stained Glass Boxes
Suncatchers
Firing Schedules
Soldering Techniques
Foiling Techniques

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