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], March 13 – April 17, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Prerequisite: Completion of Crafts Center’s Intro to Stained Glass class.

Class fees by level:  I – $87     II – $133     III – $145
Includes semester membership for this studio.

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Introduction to Borosilicate Flame Working (Workshop)

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 materials fee of $15 payable to the instructor covers all glass used during the workshop. For more about Jonathan, visit: www.jonathanmichaeldavis.com.

Saturday, January 20, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Sunday, January 21, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Class fees by level:  I – $65     II – $105     III – $116

 

Beginner's green asteriskIntroduction to Lampworking

Instructor: Kathy Driggers

Intro to LampworkingMake 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 and see if you have a knack for working with fire! Class fee includes glass rods and fuel for use during class.

Thursdays [6 weeks], January 18 – February 22, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Class fees by level:  I – $96     II – $142     III – $154
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], January 16 – February 20, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Section B: Wednesdays [6 weeks], January 17 – February 21, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Class fees by level:  I – $100     II – $146     III – $158
Includes semester membership for this studio.

Reactions of Fused Glass

Instructor: Danene Groenke

Reactions in Fused GlassAn intermediate to advanced level class. With the right glass chemistry, a thin colored line 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: http://danenkejewelry.blogspot.com/.

Mondays [4 weeks], February 5 – 26, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Prerequisite: Previous glass fusing experience required.

Class fees by level:  I – $64     II – $94     III – $102

Beginner's green asteriskThe Art of Fusing and Slumping

Instructor: Jean Cheely

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In this exciting class, learn the basics of casting, tack fusing, full fusing and forming glass in a kiln. Projects include making cabochons, small plates, bowls and tiles. Class fee includes glass and use of tools needed to create class projects. Supplies included. Visit Jean’s website: jeancheely.com.

Mondays [4 weeks], March 19 – April 9, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Class fees by level:  I – $83     II – $113     III – $121

Tiny House Terrariums

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

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 provided by the instructor and construct a container to suit your personal space and fancy. The final evening of class will be spent with hands in dirt, planting and filling your little habitat with greenery. Class fee includes all supplies to make one terrarium – you provide the plants!

Wednesdays [6 weeks], March 14 – April 18, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Prerequisite: Completion of Crafts Center’s Intro to Stained Glass class.

Class fees by level:  I – $96     II – $142     III – $154
Includes semester membership for this studio.

 

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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 our online Cancellation Form »

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 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.