Classes

Check out our Weekly Projects page for an informal option to learn with more schedule flexibility.

 

Formal Class Basics

The main goals of each class are to have fun and make awesome glass piece(s).  Check out our Studio Calendar page for dates and time.

We have a variety of classes to choose from and most classes are repeated on different days and times.  If you would like a particular class that does not work with your schedule, just let us know and we can try to work with your schedule for future planning.

All classes are considered special events and are By Reservation Only!  All classes must be paid for in advance to reserve your spot.  For your convenience you can register and pay through the 417 TIX website. Or, call (417) 693-4991, email us or fill out the form if you have additional questions or would like to pay another way.  You can either pay in the studio prior to class or request an emailed invoice that you can pay with your credit card.  If you have any questions, please contact Rebekah at (417) 693-4991.

Classes will be marked regarding age appropriateness and recommended experience levels.  If a minor is NOT a class participant we encourage you to not bring them with you since the studio is full of sharp edges and breakable items.

During class times that fall during normal open studio hours, the studio will only be available for class participants or for project pickup.

Class List

Glass Fusing – Six Class Series

Themes Available: Nature, Animals, Holidays, Your Choice

Description: Make beautiful glass while learning a series of techniques building up to your larger multi-day project.  This class includes learning techniques and includes discussions about how the glass behaves in the kiln and how this information impacts your design.  You will learn by doing and by actively discussing.

Week 1: Learn cutting & grinder basics, make a 4” full fuse coaster and a 1.5” puddle

Week 2: Learn diamond ringsaw basics, make a 4” partial fuse suncatcher and break puddles

Week 3: Balance colors and shapes, make a mosaic 5” spoon rest/jewelry dish

Week 4: Learn to bend stringer, make a frit design 5”x7”

Week 5: Design and cut background for large piece 8×10 (s-curve or large lamp bender)

Week 6: Fill in details of large piece

You can make extra pieces, time allowed, at a discounted rate off the open studio rates.  No glass experience is necessary. Your glass pieces will be ready to pick up within a  couple of weeks.   Shipping is available for an additional fee.

Experience: Beginner/Intermediate

Age: 17+

Project Sizes: Various – minimum 5 pieces.

Event Size: 8 people

Event Length: Six 2.5-hour sessions

Cost: $250

Glass Fusion 101

Description: Learn how to make beautiful fused glass pieces. This class includes the basics of glass cutting, using grinders and the diamond ring saw, discussions about how the glass behaves in the kiln and how this information impacts your design.  We will also review basic kiln firing including mold prep, glass separator options and common firing schedules.  You will learn by doing and by actively discussing.  You will make 2-3 pieces throughout the day that will utilize a variety of techniques.  The number of pieces you make depends on the size of the projects you select.  You can make extra pieces, time allowed, at a discounted rate off the open studio rates.

No glass experience is necessary. Your glass pieces will be ready to pick up within a week.   Shipping is available for an additional fee.

Experience: Beginner/Intermediate

Age: 17+

Project Size: Multiple options.

Event Size: 8 people

Event Length: 7 hrs

Cost: $145

Fusing with Powdered Glass 

Description: Learn how to use powdered glass to make a beautiful fused glass piece. The glass is fine enough to shift onto a stencil, push through a screen print*, and manipulate with a variety of items for interesting textures. You will learn by doing and by actively discussing.  The studio will be closed to other customers during this class due to safety precautions while using the powdered glass. Students will be required to wear the provided face mask whenever powder is in use by anyone else near them.

*Screen prints will NOT be made during this class. If you are interested in making a custom screen print for use during the class this will need to be done ahead of time and costs $20 per 8.5×11 screen.

No glass experience is necessary. Your glass pieces will be ready to pick up within a couple of weeks.   Shipping is available for an additional fee.

Experience: Beginner/Intermediate

Age: 17+

Project Size: You will make one 8″ piece or two 8.25″x4″ pieces. You can make extra pieces, time allowed, at a discounted rate off the open studio rates.

Event Size: 8 people

Event Length: 3 hrs

Cost: $75

Summer Camp for Young Adults

Description: Learn something new this summer with an Interactive Art Experience.  Make interesting, beautiful glass while learning how the glass behaves in the kiln and how this information impacts your design.  You will learn by doing and by actively discussing.

Week A – Nature Scene: You will make a 9.5″ nature scene and a pet micro mosaic suncatcher. Bring two things: (1) a photo or idea of a basic landscape you like – beach, mountains, safari, etc., and (2) a 4″ sq image of your favorite pet or animal.

Week B – Checker/Chess Set: You will make an 8.5″ checkered board and a full set of checkers and chess pieces all out of glass.

Week C – Sea Creatures: You will make two 7″ pieces with your favorites sea creatures on them – sea turtle, dolphin, octopus, shark, etc.

You can make extra pieces, time allowed, at a discounted rate off the open studio rates.  No glass experience is necessary. Your glass pieces will be ready to pick up within a  couple of weeks.   Shipping is available for an additional fee.

Experience: Beginner/Intermediate

Target Age: 16-24

Project Sizes: Various depending on Theme.

Event Size: 8 people

Event Length: Three 3-hour sessions

Cost: $125

Email, call or use this form to make a reservation or ask a question about a special event.

Reservation Contact Form
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