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Fall 2018 One Day Glass Classes


By Linda Ehlers - September 4, 2018

FALL 2018 ONE DAY GLASS CLASSES

Wire Wrapping 2018

$65 (Materials included. Your own tools required.)

SEPTEMBER 29th  Saturday 2:30-5 PM



Beveled Snowflake 2018 Classes

$70 (or $65 for repeat students)

(Includes tool rental and materials.)

OCTOBER 13th   Saturday 2-5 PM

NOVEMBER 10th   Saturday 2-5 PM

DECEMBER 8th   Saturday 2-5 PM


 

Fused Ornaments / Tree Dishes 2018 Class

$25 or $12.50 children ages 7-18
(Includes tool rental.  Materials $10-$32. Children 7-10 must be accompanied by an adult.)

DECEMBER 1st  Saturday 2-4 PM
                  


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Beveled Snowflake

Cut, foil, solder and assemble a snowflake using glass, bevels, and globs.  Students without any glass experience will pick a snowflake that needs no cutting, and will learn how to foil and solder it.  Choose from over 18 patterns.  Tool rental and materials included. These make great holiday gifts!  Learn how to make one, and make many more at home by yourself. 

Fused Ornaments and/or Tree Dishes
Cut and assemble up to 4 glass ornaments (3x3” bell, star, teardrop, and globe) that the instructor will fire in the kiln, drill a hole to hang it, and add a ribbon to hang it from.  Expect to spend $20-$32 ($5-8/ornament plus the cost of optional dichroic glass) on fusing supplies.  One small 2” round clear ornament is free.   

AND/OR Decorate 2 tree shaped dishes.  The instructor cuts undecorated  tree shapes out of clear or white fusing glass for you ahead of class.   Large is 7.75x9” (cost is $16 for a clear base or $17.50 for white), or small is 6x7” ($13 clear/$14.50 white).  Let the teacher know at least 48 hours ahead which sizes and colors you would like to make.  You decorate them with frit, stringers, noodles, paint, nuggets, dichroic scrap glass, and confetti glass, which are all included in the price.  Dichroic firesticks, non-scrap dichroic glass, and precut glass shapes are extra.  The instructor then fires them in a glass kiln.  No fusing or glass experience required. Tool rental included.

Note:  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.

Wire Wrapping
Learn how to wrap a glass cabachon in soft sterling silver wire to create a beautiful pendant. Materials (glass cabochon & silver wire) included in the class fee. You will need to bring or purchase the following tools: flat nose plier, round nose plier, thin needle nose plier, diagonal flush wire cutter, hemostat, dental pick, 3.22mm (or 3.25mm) crochet hook. You can purchase all the tools through Great Glass Galore for around $53. (Note: Tool prices may change.) Please request tools at least 8 days ahead of class.
 

To sign up for class, you can reply back to this email or click on the "Register For Class" button on the class page for a particular class on the Great Glass Galore website.  Instructor will reply back and confirm there is space in the class. Then payment for the class fee is due within one week of registering. Payment can be made by mailing a check or calling to pay by credit card.
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Fall 2018 Stained Glasses Classes


By Linda Ehlers - July 31, 2018


I had a great month off hiking
in the soutwest corner of the state. 
The peak behind me, is Golden Horn,
a thirteener.  Now it's time to get back
to teaching and the wonderful world
of art glass.


** 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.)



              Beginner project.
Choose from over 3 dozen beginner patterns.

AUGUST /SEPTEMBER 2018                                                            
 (No class August 29th and 30th)
Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM – August 15, 22, September 5, 12
Thursday Evening 6:30-8:45PM – August 16, 23, September 6, 13

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018
Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — September 25, October 2, 9, 16       
Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM – September 26, October 3, 10, 17


OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2018                                                           
Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — October 23, 30, November 6, 13
Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM – October 24, 31, November 7, 14
Thursday Evening 6:30-8:45PM – October 25, November 1, 8, 15
 
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018
Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — November 27, December 4, 11, 18  
Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM – November 28, December 5, 12, 19




STAINED GLASS CLASS DESCRIPTION
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.


- Class fee is due upon registration, or a check must be received within 5 days of registering.
- Class fee is only refundable if you cancel 48 hours or more ahead of the first class.  This gives me time to fill your spot.
- 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.


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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.
 




 
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GGG Vacation closure July 1-8 & 13-25 2018


By Linda Ehlers - June 19, 2018

*** Great Glass Galore closed for vacation ***
            * July 1-8 and July 13-25 2018 *


Special hours: July 9-12 6-9PM
(Please click on "Set Appointment, or call/text to set an appointment to stop by during these special hours.)

Linda is available through Saturday June 30th for your supply fix.
(Please click on "Set Appointment, or call/text to set an appointment to stop by.)


Classes start back up August 14th:

Stained Glass Class
$85 Beginner / $65 Non-Beginner


August/September 2018

(No classes August 29th & 30th)

Wednesday Morning
10AM-12:15PM — August 15, 22, September 5, 12

Thursday Evening
6:30-8:45PM — August 16, 23, September 6, 13

Fusing Hot Glass Class
$58 Beginner / $48 Non-Beginner

Saturday Afternoon:  August 18 2-5PM

 

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Fusing classes June 10th or 14th


By Linda Ehlers - June 1, 2018

*** One Day Glass Fusing Classes 2018 ***

  $58 Beginner / $48 Non-Beginner
(Includes firing fees & tool rental.  Materials separate.)

JUNE 10th 2018 Sunday Afternoon 1-4 PM
JUNE 14th 2018 Thursday Evening 6:30-9:30 PM
AUGUST 18TH  2018 Saturday Afternoon 2-5 PM
OCTOBER 27TH  2018  Saturday Afternoon 2-5 PM




GLASS FUSING CLASS (HOT GLASS CLASS, KILN WORK CLASS) DESCRIPTION

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.
 
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June-October 2018 Glass Classes


By Linda Ehlers - May 14, 2018

*** 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.)



One of 3 dozen Beginner projects


JUNE 2018
Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — June 5, 12, 19, 26
Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM — June 6, 13, 20, 27


JULY 2018
NO CLASSES (Shop closed July 1-8 and 14-22)


AUGUST /SEPTEMBER 2018
(No classes August 18th and 19th)
Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM – August 14, 21, September 4, 11
Thursday Evening 6:30-8:45PM – August 15, 22, September 5, 12


SEPTEMBER/OCOTBER 2018
Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — September 25, October 2, 9, 16
Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM – September 26, October 3, 10, 17

Popular non-beginner project


*** One Day Glass Fusing Classes/Kiln/Hot Glass Classes ***
  $58 Beginner / $48 Non-Beginner (Includes firing fees & tool rental.  Materials separate.)
JUNE 14th 2018  Thursday Evening 6:30-9:30 PM
AUGUST 18TH  2018  Saturday Afternoon 2-5 PM
OCTOBER 27TH  2018  Saturday Afternoon 2-5 PM


*** Project In A Day Classes***
***SENSATIONAL SNOWFLAKES***
$70 (
Take $7 off if you’ve taken this class before!)
(Includes tool rental AND materials.) 
    
OCTOBER 13TH Saturday 2-5 PM


***WIRE WRAPPING A GLASS CABACHON***
$65
(Includes materials. You’ll need your own tools.)
     
SEPTEMBER 29th   Saturday 2:30-5 PM

- Class fee is only refundable if you cancel 48 hours or more ahead of the first class.  This gives me time to fill your spot.
- 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.
 
***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 suncatcher using glass, bevels, and globs.  Students without any glass experience will pick a snowflake that needs no cutting, and will learn how to foil & solder them.   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.
 
WIRE WRAPPING A GLASS CABACHON:  Use soft sterling silver to hold and hang a glass cabachon.  You will need the following jewelry tools:  flat nose plier, round nose plier, thin needle nose plier, diagonal flush wire cutter, hemostat, dental pick, 3.22mm (or 3.25mm) crochet hook.   You can purchase them through the teacher for around $53. (Note:  Tool prices may change.)  Please request these at least 8 days ahead of class.  Materials (glass cabochon & silver wire) included.
 
 
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

 
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