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Beginner Stained Glass Project

BEGINNER STAINED GLASS SESSIONS 2021
4 weeks $160 
$75 materials fee or bring your own.    
$25 tool rental fee, bring your own, or purchase.
Session 1B:  Thursday Evening 6:30-8:45PM 
September 30, October 7, 14, 21

Session 2B:  Thursday Evening 6:30-8:45PM 
October 28, November 4, 11, 18
 

Beginners: All students make the 11x14” fifteen piece beginner project shown on this page.  Beginners learn the steps of the copper foil method of stained glass (cutting, grinding, fitting, foiling, soldering, and framing). Try Great Glass Galore tools the 1st week, then purchase or rent tools by the 2nd week. Rent tools ($25), purchase tools ($128-$203 plus tax), or bring your own tools.  Pay the materials fee of $75 or bring you own materials.  The materials fee includes copies, transparencies, dura-lar, glass, foil, solder, flux, metal frame, hooks, and chain.  Pick out your own class selection 24 hours or more before the first class or instructor will pick out glass for you.   Beginners move to the non-beginner classes once they finish their first project.

Non-Beginner Stained Glass Project
by Christine Adams

NON-BEGINNER STAINED GLASS SESSIONS 2021
  

4 weeks $120 
Materials and tool rental not included in the class fee.

Session 1:  Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM (every other week) 
September 29, October 13, 27, November 10

Session 2:  Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM (every other week) 
October 5, 19, November 2, 16     

Session 3:  Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM 
December 1, 8, 15, 22

Session 4: Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM 
November 30, December 7, 14, 21

Non-Beginners: Work on whatever you want at your own pace. Some of the different types of projects you can work on are lamps, boxes, clocks, large windows, fusing, mosaics, stepping stones, beveled snowflakes, or another stained glass panel.

NOTE: Materials and tools NOT INCLUDED in class fee. Material costs vary greatly depending upon the size of the project and glass selection. Rent in-class tools for $25 for the 4 weeks, or purchase tools for $128-$203. Beginners have the option of paying an all inclusive fee for an 11"x14" beginner project (class fee $160 + tool rental $25 + materials $69.16 + tax on materials $5.84) of $260. Please see our Supplies Page for more information on tool prices and required tools.

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General In Studio Group Class Information

  • COVID: All students in group classes MUST BE vaccinated and masks may be required. 
  • Class fee:  50% of class fee is due within one week of registration.  Remainder due first day of session.
  • 50% Class fee deposit is only refundable if you cancel 72 HOURS ahead of the first class.
  • Missed classes:  Cannot be made up.
  • 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.
  • Students required to bring own safety glasses:  Great Glass Galore has new safety glass for $5 each.
  • Students required to wear closed toed shoes:  No sandals or flip flops.  Sorry I don’t sell shoes.
  • 2 Hour class plus 15 minutes for cleanup:  Classes are scheduled for 2 hours of class time and 15 minutes for cleanup.  If you are still working on you project 5 minutes into the cleanup time, you will be charged $5 extra for every addition 15 minutes over the 2 hour class time.  Note:  This does not apply to beginners.
  • Any tools/supplies/glass stored at GGG:  by students will be dispose of after a year of no use.
  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding:  Do not take any of the stained glass classes.


Great Glass Galore is a home based business.  Due to that…

  • Parking: Only 4 cars maximum will be allowed to park at my house.  Please park on street in front of my yard (from mailboxes below my driveway to lamp post above my driveway), or 1 car in the left side and one 1 car on the right side of my driveway.   Please do not park on the other side of the street or block the middle bay of my garage.
  • Class Size:  Is limited to 4-6 students.  With the limit of 4 parked cars, 2 cars would need to park with 2 students commuting together to my house to have a max of 6 students.
  • 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.
  • In-Class Supplies:  Each student gets their own grinder, grinder cookie, and Nick’s Grinder’s Mate.  Each student (or pair coming together) gets their own workbench, Windex, Paper Towels, Alcohol, Cotton balls, ruler, and silver sharpie.  Any used supplies must be cleaned by student using disinfectant wipes at the end of class.  Students will share straight edge cutters and may not be 6 feet apart at all times.
  • Appointment to look at glass/supplies:  Students can make an appointment to come 30 minutes before class to look at glass.  Only one spot available per class.  Students can also schedule an appointment to shop a day or time outside of class time, just not the hour after class. 
  • Health Concerns:  If you have health issues with hand eye coordination, hand/wrist strength, brain injuries  or vision problems, please call and talk to the instructor before signing up for class
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7 Part Beginner Stained Glass Class Video

Beginner Video Project
$70 for a 6 month access.
Intro, Cutting, Grinding and Fitting videos are FREE.
Go to the "Great Glass Galore"  YouTube Channel to see the FREE videos.

Video

Learn how to do stained glass at home by following along with the Great Glass Galore beginner stained glass 7 part instructional videos. Owner/Instructor, Linda Ehlers, guides you through the process of making an 11x14” fifteen piece stained glass copper foil project (sun/lake/grass/mountains/tree scene).  These videos cover pattern making, jig making, cutting, grinding, fitting, foiling, soldering, metal framing, adding hooks, applying patina, and cleaning.  These videos are available on YouTube or on an encrypted memory stick that you can pick up or have mailed to your house. Click here to see the introduction to the stained glass class video.

Help

For help, call or text Linda with questions for free, call on the “Duo” App at a cost of $24/hour, or schedule private lesson time at $36 for one person or $48 for two.

TOOLS:  $315-$450 (plus Tax)

You will need to have your own tools/home studio set up to do this project at home.  A list of required tools and their cost is provided.  You can buy these through Great Glass Galore or obtain them on your own.

Tools, Materials, & Supply List For Beginner Stained Glass Video Project can be found here.

MATERIALS:  $75 (includes Tax)

You can pay one materials fee  (or obtain your own supplies), which covers all the materials for the 11x14” mountain/sun scene shown in the videos.  This includes glass, copper foil, solder, flux, framing, hooks, chain, and glass polish. (Note:  Windex, 91% Alcohol, and patina not provided.)  A list of materials needed is also provided with the tools list.

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