Heritage Glass Studio offers basic and "beyond the basic" fused glass classes that encompass basic skills such as cutting and design conception to create glass landscapes, pattern bars, glass weaving, and other more advanced techniques. Our small yet effective studio space also opens to well known visiting glass artists who come to the studio and share their talent and enthusiasm with us at Heritage. Keep your eyes on the page as classes are small and fill quickly.
Workshops for Glass Education
Printmaking for the Holidays
Taught by certified art educator Kirsten Sorensen and international glass instructor Alice Benvie Gebhart, you will learn the ancient technique of woodcut relief printing but with easy-to-carve block material and specifically designed carving tools. In this brand new course, you will be guided through the design process and complete the creation of your printing block. You will then use this block in a variety of ways by printing your own holiday gift tags and greeting cards. You will also create two glass ornaments by printing your design onto glass using high temperature enamel. Your design will be permanently fired onto your glass for years of festive beauty for your holiday filled home.
Meet for a full day on Friday, December 6th from 11:00-5:00
Class fee of $95.00 includes all materals needed.
Glass Ornament Drop-In Class
Make either a wire wrapped heart or berry filled wreath ornament. No previous glass experience or glass cutting necessary. Anyone from aged 8-88 is welcome to join and create a beautiful glass keepsake. Pick your colors, enjoy some holiday cheer and make a keepsake that will last throughout the year. Please note: prior sign up is not required but to assure your spot, it is recommended.
Saturday,November 30 anytime between 12-4.
Sunday, December 8 anytime between 12-4
Wreath or Heart for the Wall
In this 90 minute session, you will create a festive glass wreath or sparkling heart with a variety of opal, transparent and iridescent glasses: greens and reds are popular but use any color you would like. Ages 8-88, no experience needed. Start your season with the creation of holiday cheer. Make your wreath or heart and take it home, framed and ready for hanging only one week later.
Saturday afternoon, November 23, 2019 1:00-2:30
Class fee: $55.00 per class, materials included
Learning the Basics: Fusing and Slumping with Glass
In this 4 week workshop, you will learn the basics and be introduced to many fundamental concepts related to glass. You will use various forms of glass such as powdered glass and sheet glass. You will explore fusing, slumping, cold working and stenciling. Each week you will explore a new method. Space is limited for individual attention.
There is no need for any previous experience. Just your excitement to learn new things is required!
Beyond the Basics
In this 4 week course, you will build on the basic skills and be introduced to many more concepts related to glass. You will create using various forms of glass such as pattern bars, stringer, and part sheets. You will extend your skills in fusing, slumping and cold working with glass. Each week you will explore different methods to build your repertoire and learn to operate shop glass machinery for cold working and kiln forming. Space is limited for individual attention.
The next basics and beyond basics classes will begin Thursday evenings February 6, 2020 and continue for four consecutive weeks from 6:30-9:00 PM
Class fee: $275.00 due at signing
Materials and service fee: $95.00 due on first class meeting