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Updated 2020 January-June Art Glass Classes

By Linda Ehlers - November 18, 2019

Note: Great Glass Galore closed March 2nd - 9th 2020

        *** 4 Week Stained Glass Classes ***

     $89 Beginner / $69 Non-Beginner (Tools & materials separate.)
         (OR Beginner $179 all inclusive fee - class fee ($89), tool rental ($20), + materials & taxes ($70).)
         (Non-beginners can also pay $18 to attend one day if space available.)

JANUARY 2020                                                                                             
Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — January 7, 14, 21, 28                          
Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM – January 8, 15, 22, 29
Thursday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — January 9, 16, 23, 20

Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM – February 4 ,11, 18, 25
Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM – February 5, 12, 19, 26

Beginner Project Example

*** 5 Week Stained Glass Classes ***
 $99 beginner/ $85 non-beginner ($189 beginner all inclusive fee)

MARCH/APRIL 2020 – 5 weeks
Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7             
Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM – March 11, 18 ,25, April 1, 8
Thursday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9

APRIL/MAY 2020 – 5 weeks
Monday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — April 13, 20, 27, May 4 ,11
Tuesday Evening
6:30-8:45PM — April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12                 

Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM – April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13

MAY/JUNE 2020 – 5 weeks (No classes the week of June 1-5)
Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — May 19, 26, June 9, 16, 23                 
Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM – May 20, 27, June 10, 17, 24

*** Glass Fusing One Day Classes ***
  $60 Beginner / $50 Non-Beginner (Includes firing fees & tool rental.  Materials separate.)
       JANUARY 11TH   2020  Saturday Afternoon 2-5 PM 
       JANUARY 12TH   2020  Sunday Afternoon 2-5 PM 
       FEBRUARY 22ND 2020
 Saturday Afternoon 2-5 PM                 

       APRIL 4TH   2020 Saturday Afternoon 2-5 PM
         MAY 16TH   2020  Saturday Afternoon 2-5 PM
        JUNE 15TH   2020  Monday Evening 6:30-9:30 PM

Valentine's Day Fusing Examples

  *** Project In A Day ***

    Wire Wrapping a Glass Cabachon:   
         February 8th  Saturday 2-5 PM - $70 (Includes materials.)

Wire Wrapping Examples

- Class fee is due within 1 week of registration:  Call 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 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.
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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.
  • Stairs:  Classes are in my garden level basement.  You must be able to go up and down stairs.


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.  The 5 week class will also covering using patina to change the color of the solder.
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  11x14" that is 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.  Also learn how to cut your own frames and patina solder in the 5 week class.

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.

Learn how to wrap a glass cabachon in soft sterling silver wire to creat a beautiful pendant.  Materials (glass, cabachon & silver wire) included in the class fee.  You will need to bring or purchase the folloing 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 some or all of the tools through Great Glass Galore for around $53.  (Note:  Tools prices may change.)  Please request tools at least 8 days ahead of class.

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.  Business hours by appointment.  Call, text, or click on “Set Appointment” at top of website to set an appointment.  Also, check upper right hand corner of website for closed dates.  Closed March 2nd-9th.