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.
Beyond the Basics in Fusing and Slumping Glass
This four week class meets once a week and is inteaded for those who have complete the "Basics" glass class at Heritage and wish to extend their knowledge in kiln-formed glass. In this four week course, you will be introduced to many more concepts related to glass. You will use and create various forms of glass such as pattern bars, stringer, and part sheets. You will extend your skills in fusing, slumping, cold working and add weaving with glass to your skill base. Each week you will explore different methods to build your repertoire. In addition, you will learn to operate shop glass machinery for cold working and kiln forming. Space is limited for individual attention.
Prerequisite is Heritage Basic Glass Class or previous experience in kiln formed glass.
Wednesdays, March 27, April 3, 10, 17 from 6:00-8:30
$275.00 due at signing
$95.00 materials fee due at first class
Fused Glass Heart
Easy-peasy lemon squeezey!
If you are aged 8 to 80, come and create a heartfelt token for yourself or someone special. During this 90-minute event, you will create a beautiful framed glass heart in your choice of colors. Absolutely no experience in glass needed! All materials glass and frame included.
Make this a full evening out and finish it off with dinner at one of the amazing restaurants in East Greenwich.
Friday Night March 29th from 6-7:30 pm. $50.00
Pick up your fired and framed completed heart the next day at the gallery between 12-4!
Diptych Treed Landscape in Glass
Kiln fired glass artist Alice Benvie-Gebhart will teach her layered techniques utilizing sheet glass, frit, and stringers to create two landscape diptych panels in fused glass. You will gain insight into color theory, composition and design while using technology to manipulate your image for translation into glass.
What else will we do? We will:
Composition success with color, balance, and space
Create color scheme test tiles
Internet search and understanding copyright
Use photoshop to transform imagery into a successful composition.
Adding texture and detail to glass.
Highlighting mood in glass.
Kiln fired enamels.
Four day workshop being offered Friday-Monday May 3, 4, 5, and 6 from 10:00-4:00
Must have glass experience. Some photoshop experience helpful but not necessary.
$550 plus $185 materials fee due at first class.
Wine Bottle into Etched Glass
Have you ever wondered what you could do with your empty wine bottles? In this class you will learn how to use the studio's equipment to cut your bottle; grind it to a smooth surface; design a simple stencil; and etch that design onto your bottle. Learn how to make your bottle into a drinking glass, candle holder, or vase. Once you have the expertise, come into the studio and rent time to make a full set! This is a wonderful and versatile skill you can learn in an afternoon and go home with a unique keepsake. All you need is a cleaned empty bottle and an afternoon.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 1:00-4:00 $50.00
No experience necessary.
Atmosphere in Your Glass Landscape
Be the first to take this new course with kiln fired glass artist, Alice Benvie-Gebhart. In this workshop you will explore a variety of glass techniques and combine them to create a landscape with atmosphere and luminosity. Some of these techniques have been explored in other courses but this workshop puts the focus on atmosphere and mood.
What will we do? We will:
Layer sheet glass
Pull vitrigraph stringer
Create powder glass wafers
Quench glass frit
Cast a glass base
Add accents with enamel and gold
If you have taken a landscape class before, you can use the skills you have learned and combine them in a way that
highlights the mood in your glass work.
Three and-a-half day workshop being offered Thursday-Saturday, October 17, 18, and 19 from 10:00-4:00
and Sunday 10:00-12:00
Must have glass experience.
$500 due at signing plus $150 materials fee due at first class.