Glass

For glass classes and studio use, participants must be age 18 or older, or a currently enrolled NC State student, and have health insurance. All classes include a pass for access to the Glass Studio for the current semester. Workshops do not include a studio pass. The studio is available for use without taking a class.

Learn more about studio passes and fees »

Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes.

 

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 as you create a box, lantern, or a more challenging two-dimensional panel.  The class fee covers a generous amount of glass and other supplies. Solder will be available for purchase.

Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., March 14 – April 18  This class has filled.  Add your name to the waitlist »

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

Class fee

I = $ 78
II = $ 118
III = $ 128

Mosaics in Glass: An Introduction to the Art of Fusing and Slumping

Instructor: Danene Groenke

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An introductory class. Create mosaic patterns of stained glass to be fused or slumped into jewelry components, small plates and bowls. This class combines the excitement of kiln fusing and forming with cutting techniques used in flat glass. Class fee includes glass and use of tools for projects made during class. Visit Danene’s website at danenkejewelry.blogspot.com.

Monday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., January 23 – February 13 This class has ended.

Class fee

I = $61
II = $88
III= $95

Introduction to Borosilicate Flameworking

Instructor: Jonathan Davis

Intro to Borosilicate Flameworking

Learn to sculpt glass using torches and small rods and tubes of borosilicate glass. You’ll create small figures, vessels, and other glass sculpture. A $15 materials fee payable to the instructor covers all glass used during the class. For more about Jonathan, visit: locallygrownart.com.

Saturday & Sunday, February 25 & 26, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   This class has ended.

Class fee

I = $ 59
II = $ 95
III = $ 104

Introduction to Stained Glass

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

Intro to Stained Glass
Add 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. Class fee includes all glass and materials used to make the sun catcher and panel.

Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., January 17 – February 21 This class has ended.

(and for NC State Students only, a special Intro to Stained Glass class on Friday mornings – details at for NC State students only»)

Class fee

I = $ 78
II = $ 118
III = $ 128

Introduction to Lampworking

Instructor: Kathy Driggers

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A 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

Thursday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., January 19 – February 23 This class has ended.

Class fee

I = $78
II = $118
III = $128

Reactions in Fused Glass

Instructor: Danene Groenke

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An intermediate to advanced level class. With the right glass chemistry, a thin colored line or “reaction” can occur when the glass is fused in a kiln. In this class, learn which COE96 colors react together, what reactions are possible with special glasses designed for reactions, and how to create reactions with metal inclusions. An additional supply fee of $20 payable to instructor will cover specialty glasses and metal inclusions.Visit Danene’s website at danenkejewelry.blogspot.com.

Monday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., March 13 – April 3  This class has filled.  Add your name to the waitlist »

Prerequisites: Prior glass fusing experience required.

Class fee

I = $51
II = $78
III = $85

Stained Glass Terrarium

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

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Create the perfect tiny garden housed in a container made from a mix of clear textured glass embellished with accents rich in color. Choose from several patterns and work through Sunday morning cutting, foiling and soldering glass to construct a container that suits your personal space and fancy. Sunday afternoon will be spent with hands in dirt, planting and filling your little habitat with greenery. Class fee includes materials to make the terrarium plus succulents, mosses and other plants and planting materials.

Friday, March 31, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm; Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   This class has filled.  Add your name to the waitlist »

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

Class fee

I = $91
II = $133
III = $144

 

For NC State students only

Introduction to Stained Glass on Friday mornings and Crafternoons: Sessions B & C.  View details and see more classes for NC State students only»

Register for classes

See Crafts Center registration guidelines and instructions »

Cancellations

To receive a refund, you must notify the Crafts Center staff of a cancellation at least seven days before the class or workshop begins; $10 is non-refundable. If the class or workshop is cancelled by the Crafts Center, you will receive a full refund.

Absences

To get the most out of your class, we recommend you attend each session. We do not offer make-up sessions for missed classes.

Wait Lists

Names are accepted on waiting lists 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.