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. Students will only have access to the studio for the duration of the class to practice during the timeframe in which the class is being conducted. Classes listed with this symbol: Z provide participants options to utilize a PunchCard and/or purchase a ClassPass:

OPTION 1: PunchCard can be utilized for three additional studio visits after the class has ended to complete [only] projects started in class. The card will be made available on the last day of class.

OPTION 2: ClassPass is offered for designated classes and extends studio access beyond the actual time frame of the class. Students enrolled in second session continuing classes [meaning halfway or more through the semester] will be able to purchase a ClassPass to utilize prior to the start of class – pending enrollment verification.

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 and Workshops 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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BEGINNER BEAD MAKING [Workshop]

Instructor: Kathy Driggers

Intro to Lampworking

This three-day workshop will introduce you to the art of making glass beads. Using oxygen/propane torches you will learn to melt glass rods and form a bead on a metal rod [mandrel] using heat control, gravity, and a few hand tools. All materials provided.

Friday, February 21: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Saturday, February 22: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, February 23: 10:00am – 4:00pm

 Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $95   II – $140   III – $150      Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

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] February 25 – April 7 [skip March 10]: 6:30 – 9:30pm  

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

Class fees by level:  I – $90   II – $135   III – $150      Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

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

 

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FLORAL BEADS [Workshop]oo

Instructor: Kathy DriggerS

This class will dig deep into floral bead making. Learn to make floral cane and use these canes to create tiny gardens in glass. Surface design as well as encased florals will be taught.  All materials provided.

Thursdays [4 weeks] January 16 – February 6:  6:30 – 9:30pm 

Prerequisites: Completion of Beginner Bead Making class Lampworking 101 class with intermediate level lampworking skills.

Class fees by level:  I – $85   II – $115   III – $125

 

 

 

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Guided Studio: Fused Glass

Instructor: Danene Groenke

Do 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 3 – 24: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: Prior glass fusing experience required

Class fees by level:  I – $55   II – $85   III – $90    Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

Z [Class includes a PUNCH CARD only]

 

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IMPROVE YOUR SOLDERING SKILLS [Workshop]

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

Not happy with your copper foil soldering or just need to brush up on your skills? Let Deborah help you improve your soldering skills to create smooth, rounded bead edges, interior seams and neat solder joints. Learn how to prepare your glass and your soldering equipment correctly so you can solder safely and easily. Cut and foil practice glass and scrap pieces from a pattern provided by the instructor. All supplies provided.

Saturday, April 4: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday, April 5: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Prerequisites: Must have completed an introductory level stained glass class

Class fees by level:  I – $50   II – $65   III – $70      Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

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INTRODUCTION TO BOROSILICATE GLASS ORNAMENTS [Workshop]

Instructor: Matthew Sturgess [NC State student]

Learn the basics of solid glass shaping and coloring techniques using torches while developing all the skills necessary to make your very own glass ornaments. Make icicles and other simple shapes and learn how to make a loop so they can be hung as decoration. Class fee includes glass and use of torches & tools to create class projects.

Saturday, February 1: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, February 2: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    I – $65     II – $100     III – $110      Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

 

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INTRODUCTION TO GLASS FUSING & SLUMPING

Instructor:  Jo Ellen Westmoreland

Intro to Glass Fusing & Slumping

[For NC State students only]. An 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.

Thursdays [5 weeks] February 13 – March 26 [skip February 27 and March 12]: 6:30 – 9:30pm                 

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     I – $95

Z [Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]      Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only]

 

Beginner's green asteriskINTRODUCTION TO STAINED GLASS

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

Intro to Stained Glass

Add some color to your world! Learn to cut, foil, and solder an 8” x 11” stained glass panel using the copper foil method. Choose one of several patterns 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 either of the first two evenings.

Section A: Tuesdays [6 weeks] January 7 – February 11: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Wednesdays [6 weeks] January 8 – February 12: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $110   II – $155   III – $165

Z [Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]      Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

 

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MORTON GLASS CUTTING SYSTEM [Workshop]

Instructor: Danene Groenke

The Morton Glass Cutting System is great for cutting geometric shapes but the manual can be a bit overwhelming. In this workshop you will learn how to use the Morton System to cut diamonds, triangles, angles, and other geometric shapes.  If time allows we will also learn about how to cut circles and ovals with the Morton circle cutter. Prior glass cutting experience required. Visit Danene’s website: danenkejewelry.blogspot.com.

Mondays [2 weeks] January 13 – 27 [skip January 20]: 6:30 – 9:30pm       

Prerequisites: Prior glass cutting experience required.

Class fees by level:     I – $75     II – $90     III – $95      Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

 

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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, March 27: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Saturday, March 28: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, March 29: 10:00am – 4:00pm

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

Class fees by level:     I – $90    II – $130    III – $140

Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

 

 

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THE ART OF FUSING AND SLUMPING

Instructor: Jean Cheely

The Art of Fusing and SlumpingAn 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] March 2 – 30 [skip March 9]: 6:00 – 9:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     I – $85     II – $115     III – $125      Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

Z [Class includes a PUNCH CARD only]

 

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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.

Wednesdays [6 weeks] February 26 – April 8 [Skip March 11]: 6:30 – 9:30pm  

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

Class fees by level:  I – $100   II – $145   III – $160      Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

Z [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.