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August-December 2019 Glass Fusing Classes


By Linda Ehlers - August 13, 2019

*** Glass Fusing Classes/Kiln/Hot Glass Classes ***
  $60 Beginner / $50 Non-Beginner (Includes firing fees & tool rental.  Materials separate.)
AUGUST 15TH  2019  This Thursday Evening 6-9 PM
SEPTEMBER 28TH  2019  Saturday Afternoon 2-5 PM
NOVEMBER 9TH  2019  Saturday Afternoon 2-5 PM











Had a great summer hiking in Ridgway, Telluride, Ouray, Silverton, and Snowmass, although tough to hike up above 10,000 feet at the beginning of July because of all the snow this year.  Below is a photo of my favorite hike Ice Lakes.  It was under 5' of snow at the beginning of July and we weren't able to hike it until the end of July. 








Also had some water fun on Elk Lake in Michigan with my immediate family.

Now it's time to get back to helping all of you improve your glass skills.  Hope to see you all this fall. Linda Ehlers

Great Glass Galore is your full service home based art glass store offering stained glass supplies, art glass supplies, fused glass supplies, stained glass tools, stained glass, stained glass classes, fused glass classes (glass fusion classes, hot glass classes, or glass kiln classes), art glass classes, custom stained glass panels, glass cabinets, glass gifts (fused jewelry, glass jewelry, fused bowls, fused dishes, fused plates, stained glass hangings, stained glass windows, stained glass panels), glass instructions, and stained glass repair.





 
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August-December 2019 Glass Classes


By Linda Ehlers - June 15, 2019

          ** GLASS CLASSES **

        *** 4 Week Stained Glass Classes ***
     $85 Beginner / $65 Non-Beginner (Tools & materials separate.)
         (OR Beginner $175 all inclusive fee - includes class fee ($85), tool rental ($20), + materials & taxes ($70).)
         (Non-beginners can also pay $18 to attend one day if space available.)
AUGUST /SEPTEMBER 2019                                                            
Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — August 20, 27, September 3, 10
Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM – August 21, 28, September 4, 11
Thursday Evening 6:30-8:45PM – August 22, 29, September 5, 12

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019
Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — September 24, October 1, 8, 15        
Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM – September 25, October 2, 9, 16   
Saturday  9AM-4PM — October 19, 26 ($120 Sign up through BVSD’s Life Long Learning program)

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2019                                                           
Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — October 22, 29, November 5, 12
Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM – October 23, 30, November 6, 13
Thursday Evening 6:30-8:45PM – October 24, 31, November 7, 14

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019
Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — November 19, December 3, 10, 17
Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM – November 20, December 4, 11, 18


*** Glass Fusing Classes/Kiln/Hot Glass Classes ***
  $60 Beginner / $50 Non-Beginner (Includes firing fees & tool rental.  Materials separate.)
AUGUST 15TH  2019  Thursday Evening 6-9 PM
SEPTEMBER 28TH  2019  Saturday Afternoon 2-5 PM
NOVEMBER 9TH  2019  Saturday Afternoon 2-5 PM


  *** Project In A Day Classes***
SENSATIONAL SNOWFLAKES:  $70  (Includes tool rental AND materials.)
Take $5 off if you’ve taken this class before!
      OCTOBER 5TH Saturday 2-5 PM
      NOVEMBER 2ND  Saturday 2-5 PM
      DECEMBER 7TH Saturday 2-5 PM

FUSED ORNAMENTS & TREE DISHES:  $25 or $12.50 children ages 7-18
(Includes firing fees & tool rental.  Materials separate.) 
   (Children 7-10 must be accompanied by an adult)
     NOVEMBER 17TH     Sunday 3-5 PM      
                     
            

- Class fee is due within one week of registering.  
Mail check made out to Great Glass Galore or Linda Ehlers, or call to pay by credit card (Visa, MC, or Discover).
- Class fee is only refundable if you cancel 48 hours or more ahead of the first class. 
- Missed Classes  must be made up within 30 days of the last class of the session.
- Cancelled classes (due to weather or instructor illness) must be made up on the day class is rescheduled by the instructor or within 30 days of the last class of the session.
- Tools and Materials are not included in the class fee unless specified.
*     *      *
CLASS NOTES:  Great Glass Galore is a home based business.  Due to that…
  • Parking: Students will park and meet 15 minutes before class at the Rock Creek Pool and Tennis courts (1650 S. Indiana St.) on the southeast corner of Rock Creek Parkway and Indiana Street.  From there, you can walk 5 minutes to my house, or the instructor will drive you over in her car (a red Ford Explorer).
  • Cats:  I have cats.  So if you are allergic to cats, don’t sign up for class or take precautions.
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
GLASS FUSING
All students:  Make one or more bowls, plates, tiles, clocks, coasters, jewelry and more. The projects are shaped to ceramic or stainless steel molds and Great Glass Galore has over 60 molds available for student use.  The firing fees for all your projects are included in the class fee, but expect to spend $30-$80 on materials. Glass cutting skills are recommended, but not required. Ask about scheduling an optional 1.25 hour glass cutting workshop (cost $20).   System 96 glass is used during the class.  If you decide to make more projects outside of class and don’t have a kiln, you can pay Great Glass Galore to fire them.
Beginners: 
Learn about the materials used in fusing and how to clean and assemble them.  You will also learn a basic firing schedule for a small project, and about the changing properties of glass as it heats and cools.  You will have time to make one large project (up to a 12x12” square or 12” round plate) and several smaller projects.
Non-Beginners:  Just work on projects at your own pace, or learn more details about firing schedules, setting up your own kiln, kiln wash, molds, fiber papers, or other fusing techniques.


STAINED GLASS

Beginners:  Make one of over 3 dozens patterns of 15 pieces or less, learning the steps of the copper foil method (cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering, and framing). Try Great Glass Galore tools the 1st week, then purchase or rent tools by the 2nd week.
Non-Beginners:  Work on whatever you want at your own pace (lamps, boxes, clocks, large windows, fusing, mosaics, stepping stones, or another stained glass panel).  Get added help and tips to advance your stained glass skills and knowledge.  You can also learn the lead came method of stained glass.


SENSATIONAL SNOWFLAKES

Cut, foil, solder and assemble a stained glass snowflake suncather using precut glass, bevels, jewels, and globs.  Over 18 patterns to choose from.  Tool rental and materials included.  These make great holiday gifts.  Learn how to make one and make many more at home by yourself.  No glass experience required.


FUSED ORNAMENTS AND/OR TREE DISHES
Decorate your ornaments or tree dishes with glass frit, stringers, noodles, paint, pebbles, dots, dichroic, and confetti. Dichroic firesticks, non-scrap dichroic glass, and precut glass shapes cost extra.  The instructor then fires them in a glass kiln. There is enough class time to make 4 ornaments, or 1 tree dish + 2 ornaments, or 2 tree dishes.  Ornaments take 2 days for the instructor to fire/drill holes, and tree dishes may take up to a week to fire.  No fusing or glass experience required. Tool rental included.
Materials: One 2” round ornament is free.  
     .
Ornaments: 3” bell, star, teardrop or round shape $5-8 each
     .
Tree Dishes: (Please order tree dish color and size one week ahead of class.)
         
- Large Tree 7.75x9” clear base $20
         
- Large Tree white base $22
          -
Small Tree 6x7" clear base $15.5
         
- Small Tree white base $17
         
- Ornaments $4.25-$8


BUSINESS HOURS: Retail and wholesale customers are welcome by appointment. To make an appointment, call or text Linda’s cell: 303-641-3575 or email

Great Glass Galore is your full service home based art glass store offering stained glass supplies, art glass supplies, fused glass supplies, stained glass tools, stained glass, stained glass classes, fused glass classes, art glass classes, custom stained glass panels, glass cabinets, glass gifts (fused jewelry, glass jewelry, fused bowls, fused dishes, fused plates, stained glass hangings, stained glass windows, stained glass panels), glass instructions, and stained glass repair.



 
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GGG Summer 2019 Vacation Closures


By Linda Ehlers - May 29, 2019

Great Glass Galore Summer 2019 Vacation/Closure Dates
June 1-9
July 1-27
August 3-11


I will be away hiking these dates and my business, Great Glass Galore, will be closed.  So please plan your supply purchases and studio time around these dates.
Classes will start back up the week of August 19th.
Have a great summer!
Linda Ehlers

May/June 2019 Art Glass Classes


By Linda Ehlers - April 17, 2019

*** 5 Week Stained Glass Classes ***
     $95 Beginner / $80 Non-Beginner (Tools & materials separate.)

         (OR Beginner $185 all inclusive fee - class fee ($95), tool rental ($20), + materials & taxes ($70).)
         (Non-beginners can also pay $18 to attend one day if space available.)

MAY/JUNE 2019
Monday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — May 6, 13, 20, June 10, 17
      (No class May 27 or June 3)

Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — May 14, 21, 28, June 11, 18  (this class is full)
     
(No class June 4)                

Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM – May  15, 22, 29, June 12, 19
     (No class June 5)


JULY 2019 - NO CLASSES

 
Beginner Stained Glass
     Project Example



*** Glass Fusing Classes/Kiln/Hot Glass Classes ***
  $58 Beginner / $48 Non-Beginner (Includes firing fees & tool rental.  Materials separate.)

JUNE 13TH   2019  Thursday Evening 6-9 PM



- Class fee is due within 1 week of registrationCall to pay by credit card or mail a check.
- Class fee is only refundable if you cancel 48 hours ahead of the first class.
- Missed Classes  must be made up within 1 month of the last class of the session.
- Cancelled classes (due to weather or instructor illness) must be made up on the day class is rescheduled by the instructor or within 1 month of the last class of the session.
- Tools and Materials are not included in the class fee unless specified.
*     *      *
CLASS NOTES:  Great Glass Galore is a home based business.  Due to that…
  • Parking: Students will park and meet 15 minutes before class at the Rock Creek Pool and Tennis courts (1650 S. Indiana St.) on the southeast corner of Rock Creek Parkway and Indiana Street.  From there, you can walk 5 minutes to my house, or the instructor will drive you over in her car (a red Ford Explorer).
  • Cats:  I have cats.  So if you are allergic to cats, don’t sign up for class or take precautions.
  • Stairs:  Classes are in my garden level basement.  You must be able to go up and down stairs.


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

GLASS FUSING
All students:  Make one or more bowls, plates, tiles, clocks, coasters, jewelry and more. The projects are shaped to ceramic or stainless steel molds and Great Glass Galore has over 60 molds available for student use.  The firing fees for all your projects are included in the class fee, but expect to spend $30-$80 on materials. Glass cutting skills are recommended, but not required. Ask about scheduling an optional 1.25 hour glass cutting workshop (cost $20).   System 96 glass is used during the class.  If you decide to make more projects outside of class and don’t have a kiln, you can pay Great Glass Galore to fire them.
Beginners: 
Learn about the materials used in fusing and how to clean and assemble them.  You will also learn a basic firing schedule for a small project, and about the changing properties of glass as it heats and cools.  You will have time to make one large project (up to a 12x12” square or 12” round plate) and several smaller projects.
Non-Beginners:  Just work on projects at your own pace, or learn more details about firing schedules, setting up your own kiln, kiln wash, molds, fiber papers, or other fusing techniques.

STAINED GLASS
Beginners:  :  Make one of over 3 dozens patterns of 15 pieces or less, learning the steps of the copper foil method (cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering, and framing). Try Great Glass Galore tools the 1st week, then purchase or rent tools by the 2nd week.
Non-Beginners:  Work on whatever you want at your own pace (lamps, boxes, clocks, large windows, fusing, mosaics, stepping stones, or another stained glass panel).  Get added help and tips to advance your stained glass skills and knowledge.  You can also learn the lead came method of stained glass.





 
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April Art Glass Classes


By Linda Ehlers - March 25, 2019



        *** 4 Week Stained Glass Classes ***
     $85 Beginner / $65 Non-Beginner (Tools & materials separate.)
         (OR Beginner $175 all inclusive fee - class fee ($85), tool rental ($20), + materials & taxes ($70).)
         (Non-beginners can also pay $18 to attend one day if space available.)

APRIL 2019
Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — April 2, 9, 16, 23                                 
Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM – April 3, 10, 17, 24

Thursday Evening 6:30-8:45PM - April 4, 11, 18, 25


*** Glass Fusing Classes/Kiln/Hot Glass Classes ***
  $58 Beginner / $48 Non-Beginner (Includes firing fees & tool rental.  Materials separate.)
APRIL 6TH  2019  Saturday Afternoon 2-5 PM


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:
GLASS FUSING

All students:  Make one or more bowls, plates, tiles, clocks, coasters, jewelry and more. The projects are shaped to ceramic or stainless steel molds and Great Glass Galore has over 60 molds available for student use.  The firing fees for all your projects are included in the class fee, but expect to spend $30-$80 on materials. Glass cutting skills are recommended, but not required. Ask about scheduling an optional 1.25 hour glass cutting workshop (cost $20).   System 96 glass is used during the class.  If you decide to make more projects outside of class and don’t have a kiln, you can pay Great Glass Galore to fire them.
Beginners: 
Learn about the materials used in fusing and how to clean and assemble them.  You will also learn a basic firing schedule for a small project, and about the changing properties of glass as it heats and cools.  You will have time to make one large project (up to a 12x12” square or 12” round plate) and several smaller projects.
Non-Beginners:  Just work on projects at your own pace, or learn more details about firing schedules, setting up your own kiln, kiln wash, molds, fiber papers, or other fusing techniques.

STAINED GLASS
Beginners:  :  Make one of over 3 dozens patterns of 15 pieces or less, learning the steps of the copper foil method (cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering, and framing). Try Great Glass Galore tools the 1st week, then purchase or rent tools by the 2nd week.
Non-Beginners:  Work on whatever you want at your own pace (lamps, boxes, clocks, large windows, fusing, mosaics, stepping stones, or another stained glass panel).  Get added help and tips to advance your stained glass skills and knowledge.  You can also learn the lead came method of stained glass.





 
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