Stained Glass 103: Decorative Elements
Skill Level: Beginner - Must have taken our SG 101 class, or have the equivalent basic skills.
Age Requirement: 18 and up
Only registered students may attend classes.
Now that you know the basic steps to making a stained glass suncatcher, let's do something with a little more flair! Once again, everything will be provided for you WITH THE EXCEPTION OF YOUR GLASS.
This course consists of THREE sessions of 2.5 hours each. In addition, beginning the day of your first class through the day of your final class, you will have use of the classroom and any tools needed to work on your project(s). Open studio sessions MUST be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance via phone or email.
Come into the shop BEFORE your first class session and we will help you select one of our EIGHT patterns and the perfect glass for your design and budget (typical glass cost is approx. $35-$50, but can vary depending on your choices). You may not bring in your own pattern for this class. The 8 patterns we use are selected especially for the types of cuts and assembly process that a beginner will need.
In this workshop, we will focus on creating a square/rectangle piece with a many types of cuts, various piece sizes, with designs requiring some fancy wire work and decorative soldering. You will use a ring saw and learn to twist wire for decoration, in addition to the tools used in the SG 101 course. You will also learn how to accurately square up your project and frame with zinc came for a nice clean finish.
**A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF HAND STRENGTH IS REQUIRED WHEN CUTTING GLASS. IF YOU FEEL THIS COULD BE A CONCERN FOR YOU (ie. hand tremor or arthritis) PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THE CLASS.