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The Craft Center Glass Studio is one of the largest spaces in the Craft Center, and is comprised of several rooms. The torch room has several annealing kilns, hookups for both boro and soft glass and the necessary ventilation systems. As an attendant is required to be present during use, the torch space is available for use during classes or for experienced torchers during our Open Torch sessions. The stained and fused glass areas include a number of grinders, soldering stations with special ventilation, a kiln room with 4 fusing kilns, a large number of molds available for use by members, a glass cutting table and a number of glass cutting boards. Cutting tools and soldering irons are available for checkout at the front desk.

Glass Studio Policies Glass User Agreement Glass Torch User Agreement

Fall 2020 Class Schedule

Schedule: TBD
Fee: Free
Length: 30 minutes
Course: GLA-0
Instructor: Marilyn Hinds

This class is required for all new and returning members who are not registered in a stained glass class. Learn how the glass studio works and be informed of changes or updates to the studio. Pre-Registration Required. Orientations are good for one academic year with continuous membership.

Schedule: TBD
Fee: Free
Length: 30 minutes
Course: GLA-1
Instructor: Marsha Rathja

This class is required for all new and returning members who are not registered in a glass class. Learn how the glass studio works which may include changes or updates in the studio area. Pre-Registration Required. Orientations are good for one academic year with continuous membership.

Schedule: TBD
Fee: Free
Length: 30 minutes
Course: GLA-2
Instructor: Kristopher Perry

This class is required for all returning torchwork members who are not registered in a torch class. Learn how the glass studio & open torch sessions work, which may include changes or updates in the studio area. Orientations are good for one academic year with continuous membership.

Schedule: TBD
Fee: $85
Length: 3 hours
Course: GLA-21
Instructor: Marilyn Hinds & Marcia Babel

Learn to cut glass, draft a pattern and solder using traditional copper foil methods. Equipment and tools are provided but students furnish glass and supplies; these are available for purchase at the Craft Center.

Schedule: TBD
Fee: $75 Course Fee + $35 Gas Fee ($110 Total)
Length: 2.5 hours
Course: GLA-37
Instructor: Todd Weber

Learn torch operation and safety procedures while making pendants, beads, marbles, sculpture, and more. Students will purchase their own glass; instructor will assist students in making selections in the first class.

Schedule: TBD
Fee: $45 Course Fee + $18 Gas Fee ($63 Total)
Length: 2.5 hours
Course: GLA-37
Instructor: Todd Weber

Take your boro work to the next level! Intermediate lampwork classes aren’t offered every term, take advantage during this term. Students should already have basic knowledge and skills, and be ready to level up. Students will purchase their own glass.

Schedule: TBD
Fee: $65 Course Fee + $40 Glass Kit ($105 Total)
Length: 2.5 hours
Course: GLA-29
Instructor: Deb Scheele 

Learn cutting, grinding, fusing, and glass slumping. Glass cutting experience is recommended. Beginners will purchase a special glass kit with start- up materials.

Schedule: TBD
Fee: $60
Length: 2.5 hours
Course: GLA-31
Instructor: Marsha Rathja & Deanna Peters 

Learn new fusing techniques! Prior glass fusing experience is required. Beginning Glass Fusing will meet this requirement. Students will provide their own glass or purchase new glass from the Craft Center.

Schedule: TBD
Fee: $70
Length: 2.5 hours
Course: GLA-38
Instructor: Kelly Ensor

Learn to make beads, jewelry and/or elements for mixed media or fusing projects. Students will purchase coe-104 or coe-90 rods from the Craft Center supply store on the first night of class, with the assistance of the instructor. Wear cotton or natural fiber clothing and closed-toed shoes.

Fall 2020 Workshops

Schedule: TBD
Fee: $30 for members & $42 for non-members
Length: 4 hours
Course: GLA-8
Instructor: Heather Fjord

Combine striking shapes and color while learning the basics of the copper-foiling method of stained glass work. At the end of this 5-hour workshop, you’ll walk out with a beautiful suncatcher or wall-hanging of your own design. In this class, you will draft your own design (4-6 pieces max), cut and grind your glass, copper-foil, and solder to finish. All supplies are provided!

Schedule: TBD
Fee: $35 for members & $47 for non-members
Length: 5 hours
Course: GLA-38
Instructor: Deb Scheele

Colorful glass Valentines Day decorations! A fun one-day workshop. No glass experience necessary. Tools and glass provided by the Craft Center. Bring a snack.

Schedule: TBD
Fee: $30 Course Fee + $17 Gas Fee ($47 Total)
Length: 5 hours over 2 days
Course: GLA-39
Instructor: Todd Weber

Learn torch operation and safety procedures while making beautiful glass flowers. Students will purchase their own glass; instructor will assist students in making selections in the first class.

Schedule: TBD
Fee: $35 for members or $47 for non-members
Length: 6 hours over 2 days
Course: GLA-12
Instructor: Deb Scheele & Kelly Ensor

Experience both glass torchwork and fused glass. Two of our glass instructors are teaming up to bring you this fun 2-day workshop. One day will be spent with Kelly in the glass torchroom, creating elements to be used the next day with Deb to make unique fused glass pieces.

Schedule: TBD
Fee: $30 per person or $50 per couple
Length: 5 hours over 2 days
Course: GLA-38A
Instructor: Kelly Ensor

Membership not required! Learn some of the basic techniques used in modern soft-glass! All tools and supplies are provided. Wear natural fiber clothing and closed-toe shoes.