5104 Pegasus Court
Suite F
Frederick, MD 21704
Phone:
 800-462-1209
Local:   301-378-2218
Fax      800-231-5422

Showroom Hours:
Tue - Fri:   10am - 5pm
Sat:           10am - 4pm
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Sat:            10am - 4pm
Sun - Mon: Closed
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Adult Education Courses
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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 is Full!



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.





Stained Glass Boot Camp Class

2 Saturdays
Dec 2nd & Dec 9th
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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Introduction to Fusing Class
with Tony Glander


Saturday, Dec 16th
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!


 





Introduction to Exterior Mosaics in Glass
with Bonnie Fitzgerald


3-Day Workshop Developed Especially for Anything Stained Glass!
March 2nd  10am - 5pm
March 3rd  10am-5pm
March 4th 10am - 12pm 2018
$285

This workshop is for anyone interested in creating mosaics for outside applications. We will cover how to put mosaic together for permanent outdoor use (surviving freeze/thaw). Workshop kicks off with a comprehensive review of all materials suited for exterior applications including glass and ceramic. Students learn how test tiles and other tesserae to determine feasibility for exterior application. Lecture and picture presentation will also cover exterior substrates, adhesives, setting, grouting, sealing and installation overview.

Students will gain hands on experience using tools and designing and creating a 12" x 12" garden paver using stained glass. This is an excellent first exterior mosaic project, you learn to manage thin-set adhesive, cut appropriate size tesserae and complete a project in a relatively short period of time. On Friday we begin with a lecture and picture presentation about exterior mosaics. The rest of the day and all day Saturday are full working days filled with countless conversations and tips about creating exterior mosaics. Sunday will be spent on grouting and finishing techniques, friendly critique and Q & A.

Included in workshop fee is your adhesive and grout. Our adhesive is thin-set. Students are asked to bring their own concrete paver measuring one square foot (round or square, available from Home Depot, Lowes, garden center, etc.) Students also provide their own stained glass. Anything in Stained Glass store will be open during workshop hours for easy purchases. Students have access to the scrap bins at AISG (yummy, free!)

Last but not least, students provide their own stained glass cutting tools and mosaic wheel nipper (available from ATISG). Instructor will bring patterns, although students are welcome to do their own designs.

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


Artist: Julie McKee

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Exploring Mosaics in Glass
with Bonnie Fitzgerald


3-Day Workshop Developed Especially for Anything Stained Glass!
April 27th  10am - 5pm
April 28th  10am-5pm
April 29th 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. On Friday we begin with a lecture and picture presentation about contemporary glass mosaics and the role of classical mosaic techniques when working in glass. Each student will be guided through the design process to create a 10” x 10” home décor piece for interior display. 


Students are welcome to bring their own designs, however instructor will have optional patterns available for those who feel more comfortable creating from an existing design. We spend a portion of Friday analyzing our design, deciding how we wish to “lay” our tesserae, our “tiles”. Once we know how we want our tesserae cut we begin preparing our materials.

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.

Included in workshop fee will be your mosaic substrate measuring 10” x 10", adhesive, grout and supplemental specialty materials including vitreous tiles, art glass tiles, millefiori, fused glass and glass gems. Students have access to the scrap bins at AISG (yummy, free!)

Students will be responsible for providing their own stained glass, glass cutting tools and mosaic wheel nipper (available from AISG).

 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



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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:

Fused Screen Printing
Stained Glass Panels
Stained Glass Boxes
Suncatchers
Firing Schedules
Soldering Techniques
Foiling Techniques