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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)

(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

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

(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.
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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.
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.
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.

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.

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