In-person Glass Classes

BEGINNER BEAD MAKING

Instructor: Kathy Driggers
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, July 9: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Saturday, July 10: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, July 12: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $105      Public – $170    Register for this class»

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

 

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.               

Thursdays [6 weeks] May 27 – July 1: 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 – $100   Public – $170     Register for this class»

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

 

GLASS IN THE GARDEN [Workshop]

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers
Glass Garden StakeAdd some sparkle to your garden or landscape this fall with a striking 16” x 5” garden stake made from scrap pieces of stained glass, glass nuggets, zinc came and brass rod. Learn construction techniques to create a sturdy, long lasting piece of indoor/outdoor art that will provide year round color and interest in your home or garden.

Friday, May 21: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Saturday, May 22: 10:00 am – 5:00pm
Sunday, May 23: 10:00 am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

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

Class fees by level:  NC State Students – $105   Public – $165     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.                                                                

Mondays [6 weeks] June 14 – July 26 [skip July 5]: 6:30 – 9:30pm  

Skill Level: Beginner              

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $120      Public – $185     Register for this class»

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

 

INTRODUCTION TO STAINED GLASS

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers
Add some color to your world! Learn to cut, foil, and solder an 8” x 11” 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], May 25 – June 29: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Wednesdays [6 weeks], May 26 – June 30: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  NC State Students – $120   Public – $190     Register for this class»

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

 

WINDCHIME IN STAINED GLASS AND FUSED GLASS [Workshop]

Instructors: Deborah Rodgers and Jo Ellen Westmoreland
Combine stained glass and fused glass to create a charming and colorful glass windchime. Pattern to be provided by instructors. All supplies included.

Friday, June 18: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Saturday, June 19: 9:00 am – 5:00pm
Sunday, June 20: 10:00 am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

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

Class fees by level:  NC State Students – $105   Public – $170     Register for this class»  coming soon…

 


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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.