Glass

You must be 18 or older, or a currently enrolled NC State student, and have health insurance to take classes at the Crafts Center.

Classes are available in varying session lengths as an ongoing study in a specific studio. For classes that are 15 hours and over, students will have access to the studio in which they are enrolled for the duration of the semester. For classes less than 15 hours, students have the option to sign up for other classes and/or purchase a membership.

Workshops are focused sessions that are held for several consecutive days. Workshops do not include additional studio access; however, students will have access to the studio during the time in which the workshop is being conducted.

Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes.


Class Prerequisites:

Each class is designed specifically for a designated level of experience. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR AN INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED COURSE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE REQUIRED EXPERIENCE.Please refer to this key, which designates each class level:

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Beyond Basic Flat Glass

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

Beyond Basic Flat Glass

Push yourself to learn more about the art of stained glass! Explore advanced construction and soldering technique to create a box, lantern, or more challenging two–dimensional panel. Class fee covers two 12”x12” pieces of stained glass and studio supplies, such as flux, patina, and polishing compound. Students must purchase solder, foil, and additional glass.

Tuesdays [6 weeks], October 9 – November 27 [skip Oct. 16 & Nov. 20]: 6:30 – 9:30pm 

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

Class fees by level:  I – $90   II – $135  III – $150     Register for this class»

Includes semester membership for this studio.

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Designing with Strips, Stringers and Dots

Instructor: Danene Groenke
Designing with Strips, Stringer, & DotsLearn techniques for using strips, stringers, and dots as design element in your fused glass pieces. Strip cutting, reshaping stringers, capturing bubbles, creating stringer “glass” patterns,creating glass dots will be covered.  A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class for tube of stringers and glass dots. Visit Danene’s website: danenkejewelry.blogspot.com.

Mondays [4 weeks], October 15 – November 5: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: Prior glass fusing experience required.

Class fees by level:  I – $80   II – $110   III – $120   Register for this class»

 

 

 

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Introduction to Borosilicate Flameworking [Workshop]

Instructor: Jonathan Davis

intro to boro glass_story block imageLearn to sculpt glass using torches and small rods and tubes of borosilicate glass. You will create small figures, vessels, and other glass sculpture.  A materials fee of $15 payable to the instructor covers all glass used during the workshop. For more about Jonathan, visit: www.jonathanmichaeldavis.com.

Section A:

Saturday, October 27: 10:00 am – 5:00pm

Sunday, October 28: 10:00 am – 5:00pm

Section B:

Saturday, November 10: 10:00 am – 5:00pm

Sunday, November 11: 10:00 am – 5:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $60   II – $95   III – $105   Register for this class»

 

 

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Introduction to Lampworking

Instructor: Kathy Driggers

intro-to-lampworkingA beginner’s class. Make really cool beads from molten glass. Use glass rods and flame to form decorative beads around a metal mandrel. Only basic techniques will be taught. Come see if you have a knack for working with fire! Class fee includes glass rods and fuel for use during class.

Thursdays [6 weeks], August 30 – October 18 [skip Sept. 27 & Oct.4]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:  I – $100   II – $145   III – $155  Register for this class»

Includes semester membership for this studio.

 

Beginner's green asteriskIntroduction to Stained Glass

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

Intro to Stained GlassAdd some color to your world! Learn to cut, foil and solder flat glass using the Tiffany copper foil method while making a simple sun catcher. Students in this beginning level class will also create an 8” x 11” panel using a pattern of their choice. The class fee includes glass and materials used to make the sun catcher and panel.

Section A: Tuesdays [6 weeks], August 28 – October 2: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Wednesdays [6 weeks], August 29 – October 3: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $100   II – $145   III – $160    Register for this class»

Includes semester membership for this studio.

 

Stained Glass Ornaments and 3-D Stars[Workshop]

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

3-D Stained Glass OrnamentsStained Glass Ornaments_Deborah RodgersCelebrate 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, November 30: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Saturday, December 1: 10:00am – 5:00pm

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

Class fees by level:  I – $65   II – $90   III – $95    Register for this class»

 

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The Art of Fusing and Slumping

Instructor: Jean Cheely
fusing_1_story block imageAn introductory class. In this exciting class, you will learn the basics of casting, tack fusing, full fusing and forming glass in a kiln. Projects include making cabochons, small plates, bowls and tiles. Learn to cut glass formulated for fusing and how to create designs with your favorite colors! Class fee includes glass and use of tools to create class projects. Visit Jean’s website: jeancheely.com.

Mondays [4 weeks], August 27 – September 24 [skip Sept. 3]: 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $85   II – $115   III – $155    Register for this class»

 

Register for classes

See Crafts Center registration guidelines and instructions »

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.