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Art Glass Classes January-March 2022

By Linda Ehlers - December 6, 2021

*** 4 Week Stained Glass Classes ***
    *****  January - March 2022  *****

     Class Fee $160 Beginner / $120 Non-Beginner
                            . Tools & materials NOT included in class fee. 

- $75 materials fee or bring your own ($69.16 + $5.84 tax).
- $25 tool rental fee, bring your own, or purchase ($128-$203 + tax).
Session 3B:  Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM —
                        January 4, 11, 18, 25                                                         
Session 4B:  Thursday Evening 6:30-8:45PM (no class March 24) —
                        March 3, 10, 17, 31                                                                                     

                   Beginner Project

Session 5:  Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM  –
                        January 5, 12, 19, 26
Session 6:  Thursday Evening 6:30-8:45PM —
                        January 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 7:  Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM (no class March 22) —
                        March 1, 8, 15, 29
Session 8:  Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM (no class March 23) –
                        March 2, 9, 16, 30

Non-beginner Project

    *** 1 Day Fusing Glass Classes ***
     Saturday February 19th:  9AM-12PM – Firing Fees includes.  Materials not included.

     Friday February 25th 2-4:15PM– Firing fees and materials not included.

        Fused 8x8" Plate

.  COVID: All students in group classes MUST BE vaccinated and masks may be required in group classes.
.  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.
.  No makeups for missed classes.
.  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.
.  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.

CLASS NOTES:  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.


Beginners:  All students make the beginner project shown on the front page.  Pick out your own class selection 24 hours or more before the first class or instructor will pick out glass for you. 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.
  • Beginners move to the non-beginner classes once they finish their first project.

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. Materials and tools not included in class fee.

Learn about the materials used in fusing and how to clean and assemble them.  Learn how to use a straight edge cutter to cut the glass and some basic hand cutting techniques.  Students will make one large square or rectangular project (7x7” candy dish, 8x8”/10x10”/12x12” shallow square slumper plate, or a 6x13”/7x14” rectangular platter).  Left over glass can be used to make a 3x3” jewelry dish, 3.5x3.5” ginger plate, or 4x4” coaster.  Expect to spend $15-$40 on materials.  Firing fees and tool rental included in the class fee.

Make one or more bowls, plates, tiles, clocks, coasters, jewelry and more.  The student assembles the projects and the teacher fires them.  The projects are shaped to ceramic or stainless steel molds and Great Glass Galore has over 60 molds available for student use.  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.   The asdmount you spend on materials and firing fees depends upon how many projects you make.  Glass cutting skills are recommended, but not required.

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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, 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.  GGG is no longer doing custom stained glass. 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 on your computer for closed dates.
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