Glass Club summer classes


Hod Wells

The Glass Club of SaddleBrooke has over 60 members now and is able to offer classes during the summer months. There will be some classes in June and more in July and August. The list below outlines the classes available after the publication of this article.

Beginning Foil Construction: Thursday, July 19 through August 23, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. This six-week class teaches construction with copper foil. Two projects will be made, a wall insert and up to a 12” x 12” panel. Pattern preparation, cutting glass, soldering and all steps from beginning to end in constructing a stained-glass piece.

Lead Came Construction: Monday, July 23 through August 13, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. This four-week class teaches construction with lead came. The project is an 11” x 17” panel. Experience in cutting glass and pattern preparation is required.

Workshops: Thursday, July 26, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. or Thursday, August 23, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. These free workshops are the perfect opportunity to finish a project left over from a class. Take advantage of these times to come work on a project and meet other members.

Basic Fusing 101: Thursday, August 9, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. This one-day class is for students who have no experience in cutting or working with glass. Introduction to fusing, the project is four suncatchers or coasters (4” x 4”).

Basic Fusing 201: Monday, August 20, 9:00 a.m. to noon. This one-day class is for students who do have current experience with cutting glass and pattern preparation. Introduction to fusing, the project is one 4” x 8” panel and two 4” x 4” suncatchers.

We are excited about our fall schedule: Coming out in August for September through December.

Basic Fusing 101 and 201 will be offered again, as well as continuing classes for more projects and teaching more techniques.

Beginning Foil Construction and Lead Came Construction will also appear again.

New! Kaleidoscopes: This two-week class will be using a kit which includes a pattern, surface mirror and hardware needed to build one kaleidoscope. Intermediate to Advanced. Really good soldering skills is a must.

New! Lead Construction with a Bevel Cluster: This four-week class teaches how to incorporate a bevel cluster into a panel. Choose a cluster, size and design. Intermediate. The first Lead Class is a prerequisite.

New! Mosaic Garden Post: This three-week class takes you to the next level of mosaic – multi sided. Make a 4” x 4” x 48” garden post with a PVC fence post sleeve. Design your own pattern. Intermediate. Basic Mosaic is a prerequisite.

Contact Esther Olson for further details and for signing up for any of the set classes or to show an interest in future classes.

Esther Olson [email protected] or phone 936-697-1925.

For More information about the Glass Art Club contact: President Diane Clary [email protected] or phone 720-339-7977 or Secretary/Treasurer Hod Wells [email protected] or phone 520-818-0763.