In-person Glass Classes

BASKET WEAVE PLATE IN FUSED GLASS [Workshop]

Instructor: Danene Groenke

Use fusing glass and glass powder or fine frit to create a basket weave patterned plate. All supplies included.
Visit Danene’s website: danenkejewelry.blogspot.com.

Saturday, March 20: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Prior glass fusing experience required

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $55     Public – $75    Register for this class»

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD only]

 

BEYOND BASIC FLAT GLASS

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

Push yourself to learn more about the art of stained glass! Explore advanced construction and soldering techniques to create a challenging 2D panel or a 3D project. The class fee covers use of studio tools and supplies such as flux, patina, and polishing compound. Students must purchase their own glass, solder, and foil.

Tuesdays [6 weeks] March 16 – April 20: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Crafts Center’s Introduction to Stained Glass class.

Class fees by level:  NC State Students – $100   Public – $170     Register for this class»

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]

 

DISK BEADS FROM STRINGERS [Workshop]

Instructor: Kathy Driggers

In this weekend workshop you will learn to make complicated twisted stringers. Then use those twisted stringers to make large disc beads that can be make into pendants or used as decoration in wind chimes. The disc beads will be made on larger mandrels that will create a large hole in the bead. This is a more advanced bead making class and some proficiency in bead making is required.

Saturday, March 6: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, March 7: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Beginner Bead Making class, Intro to Lampworking class, or the Decorative Glass Bead Making class or be proficient in the basics of lampworking.

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $100      Public – $150     Register for this class»

 

GUIDED STUDIO: FUSED GLASS

Instructor: Danene Groenke

reactions-in-fused-glassDo you have fused glass projects that you need to finish? Have an idea for a fused piece but don’t know where to start?  This is the perfect class for you. You will be able to work at your own pace with an instructor available for design ideas and technical help. Bring your partially finished projects or project ideas and the determination to finally do something with that idea. The Crafts Center will provide the space and equipment. Students are responsible for providing their own materials.

Visit Danene’s website: danenkejewelry.blogspot.com.

Mondays [4 weeks] February 1 – 22: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Prior glass fusing experience required

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $70   Public – $120     Register for this class»

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD only]

 

INTRODUCTION TO LAMPWORKING

Instructor: Kathy Driggers

Come spend a weekend learning to make glass beads using a torch and rods of glass.  You will learn to make a variety of beads that can be used to make an item of jewelry or some decorative piece for your home. This class will teach you the basics in glass bead making such as dot placement, how to shape beads, how to encase a bead in transparent glass, and most importantly heat control of your glass. This is a beginner’s class, but even seasoned beads makers can learn from a review of the basics.

Friday, February 19: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Saturday, February 20: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, February 21: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $105      Public – $170     Register for this class»

 

INTRODUCTION TO STAINED GLASS
Instructor:
Deborah Rodgers

Add some color to your world! Learn to cut, foil, and solder an 8” x 11” stained glass panel using the copper foil method. Pattern will provided by the instructor. The class fee includes glass and materials to make one panel. Attendance at the first two class sessions is mandatory. Please do not register for this class if you are unable to attend both of the first two evenings.

Section A: Tuesdays [6 weeks], February 2 – March 9: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Thursdays [6 weeks], February 4 – March 11: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  NC State Students – $120   Public – $190     Register for this class»

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]

 

STAINED GLASS PICTURE FRAME [Workshop] 

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

 

Mother’s Day, Graduation Day, and Father’s Day are all coming up. What better way to celebrate than to create a beautiful picture frame from stained glass as a gift or to frame your own special photograph!  Supplies included..

Friday, April 9: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Saturday, April 10: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, April 11: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Introduction to Stained Glass class.

Class fee:    NC State Students – $105     Public – $165    Register for this class»

 

TINY HOUSE TERRARIUMS

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

Create a tiny garden house made of clear textured glass embellished with accents of stained glass. Choose from several patterns provided by the instructor. The last evening of class will be spent with hands in dirt, planting and filling your tiny house with soil and plants. Class fee includes materials to make the terrarium, including soil and pebbles – you provide the plants.

Thursdays [6 weeks] March 18 – April 22: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Introduction to Stained Glass class.

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $115    Public – $180     Register for this class»

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]

 


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Cancellations

Most of our classes fill quickly so there is often a wait list. Late notice cancellations require considerable processing and labor to try and fill the reserved seat. Therefore, cancellations under 10 days are not able to be refunded unless we can fill the space.
• If cancellation occurs 10 or more days prior to the start of a class, a 75% refund of payment will be issued; 25% of payment is assessed for processing charge.
• If cancellation occurs less than 10 days prior to the start of a class, a refund cannot be issued unless the space can be filled. If the space is able to be filled, a 50% refund of  payment will be issued.
If you find you need to cancel out of a class you have registered for, you must drop the class via Reporter», our new online registration system

Cancellation requests will not be accepted at the main desk or via phone or email.

Absences

To receive an optimal experience and get the most out of the class, attendance is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.

Wait Lists

Names are accepted on waiting lists via Reporter» after a class is full until the day the class begins.  Wait lists are only valid for the current semester’s class – wait lists are not carried over to the next semester.