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FALL 2022 Stained Glass Class Schedule

By Linda Ehlers - August 17, 2022

        50% of class fee due within one week of registration

4 weeks or 2 day class fee $170

+$80 materials fee ($73.77 + $6.23 tax) or bring your own.
+$25 tool rental fee, bring your own, or purchase ($128-$203 + tax).
(So all inclusive fee is $170 + $80 + $25 = $275.)
NOTE:  Last class of the 4 week beginner sessions runs 6:30-9:30PM
Session 1B:  Monday Evening 6:30-8:45PM —
                        September 26, October 3, 10, 17                                                   
Session 2B:  Thursday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — Cancelled
                          October 27, November 3, 10, 17                                       
Session 3B:  Monday Evening 6:30-8:45PM —                                                  
                        November 28, December 5, 12, 19   
Session 4B:  Saturday all day 9AM-4PM —   Added                                               
                        January 21, 28

             Beginner Project

4 weeks class fee $130

(Tools and materials purchased separately or bring your own.)
Session 4:  Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM —
                        October 4, 11, 18, 25
Session 5:  Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM  –
                        October 5, 12, 19, 26
Session 6:  Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM —              
                        November 8, 15, 29, December 6 (no class Nov. 22)
Session 7:  Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM
                        November 9, 16, 30, December 7 (no class Nov. 23)

        Non-Beginner Project

.  COVID: All students in group classes MUST BE vaccinated and masks 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.
 .  Instructor is very allergic to fragrances.  Please do not wear any perfumes, colognes, aftershaves, essential oils, or other strong fragrances to class.
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CLASS NOTES:  Great Glass Galore is a home based business.  Due to that…
.  Parking:  Please park on street in front of my yard (from mailboxes below my driveway to lamp post above my driveway), or in my driveway.   Please do not park on the other side of the street or in front of neighbor's yards.  Any students signed up together with a friend or family member will need to drive together and park 1 car at my house.
.  Class Size:  Is limited to 5-7 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.
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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 $80 or bring you own materials.  The materials fee includes copies, transparencies, dura-lar jig waterproofing, 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, snowflakes, or another stained glass panel).  Get added help and tips to advance your stained glass skills and knowledge. 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, bring your own, or purchase tools.  You can bring your own supplies/materials, or you can purchase them from Great Glass Galore throughout the 4 week class.  You can also come pick ou patterns, supplies, tools, and glass for your project outside of class hours free of charge.  Please make an appointment to do this.