In-person Glass Classes

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.               

Mondays [6 weeks] September 27 – November 8 [skip Oct. 4]: 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 – $90    Public – $150       Register for this class»

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

 

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.

Mondays [4 weeks] August 23 – September 20 [skip Oct. 6]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Prior glass fusing experience required

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $60   Public – $100       Register for this class»

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD only]

 

INTERMEDIATE LAMPWORKING [Workshop]

Instructor: Kathy Driggers

Intermediate LampworkingAn intermediate level class. This class will take your lampworking skills to the next level. Each week a new technique will be introduced. Learn to make complex twisted stringers and Latticino. We will learn ways to use bead presses and learn the bases for hollow beads. Learn to reduce and strike silver glass. The class fee includes glass rods and fuel for use during class.

Thursdays [4 weeks], September 23 – October 14: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

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

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $85   Public – $125       Register for this class»

INTERMEDIATE GLASS KILN FUSING & FORMING [Workshop]

Instructor: Jean Cheely

Create four fused glass projects using skills beyond basic beginner. Learn how to cut circles, curves, and shapes with a circle cutter and mosaic cutter; how to work with Glassline paints, frit, noodles and stringers; and use of fiber board. Class fee includes glass, Glassline paints, frit, noodles, stringers, and fiber board needed for class projects. Additional glass will be available for purchase                                                          

Saturday, November 13: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Skill Level: Intermediate              

Prerequisites: Completion of The Art of Glass Fusing & Slumping class or Introduction to Glass Fusing & Slumping class at the Crafts Center or 1+ years of experience with kiln fusing glass.  Must be able to work independently and safely with glass.

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $95      Public – $150       Register for this class»

 

INTRODUCTION TO GLASS FUSING AND SLUMPING

Instructor: Jo Ellen Westmoreland
Intro to Glass Fusing & SlumpingAn introductory level class – no experience necessary. Learn the basics of fusing and forming glass in a kiln. Projects include making small plates, bowls, soap dishes, tiles and jewelry. Create designs with both transparent and opaque glass in a range of colors!  Class fee includes glass and use of tools to create class projects.                                                                

Friday, August 20: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Saturday, August 21: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, August 22: 10:00am – 4:00pm     

Skill Level: Beginner              

Prerequisites: None

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

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD only]

 

INTRODUCTION TO LAMPWORKING

Instructor: Kathy Driggers

Intro to LampworkingCome 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, September 17: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Saturday, September 18: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, September 19: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $95      Public – $140     Register for this class»

 

INTRODUCTION TO STAINED GLASS

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

Add some color to your world! Learn to cut, foil, and solder a 6″ x 14” stained glass panel using the copper foil method. Pattern will be 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] September 14 – October 26 [skip Oct. 5]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Wednesdays [6 weeks] September 15 – October 20: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  NC State Students – $110   Public – $170     Register for this class»

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

 

ROUND GLASS GARDEN STAKE WITH METAL FRAME [Workshop]

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

Add some sparkle to your home or landscape this fall with a beautiful garden stake consisting of a round stained glass panel with a custom made metal stand. Perfect for your garden or a large potted plant. Make the stained glass panel (from a pattern provided by the instructor) in colors of your choice and then learn to make the metal mounting frame and stake.

Friday, September 24: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Saturday, September 25: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, September 26: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

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

Class fees by level:  NC State Students – $115   Public – $170    Register for this class»

 

STAINED GLASS ORNAMENTS AND 3D STARS [Workshop]

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

Celebrate your Holiday Season by making ornaments in stained glass. Create one significant piece such as an open-center star, and/or make a series of simpler flat glass ornaments to give away as gifts! Various patterns to choose from will be available. Glass and solder is included in the supply fee.

Friday, October 15: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Saturday, October 16: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Skill Level: Intermediate/advanced

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

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $80    Public – $115    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 afternoon of the last day 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.

Tuesdays and Thursdays [6 evenings] October 28 and November 2, 4, 9, 11, 16: 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

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

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $110    Public – $170    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.