Stained Glass Classes
At Glass Expressions we offer an eight week course to learn how to make Stained Glass Windows. We welcome new students and also those with stained glass experience. The beginning classes are for students with no Stained Glass knowledge and also for those who need a review. They are scheduled on Thursday daytime and Wednesday evening. We also have a Wednesday day class for more advanced students. Our classes are flexible and you can start at any time during the class sessions.
Daytime classes (11am to 2pm) are held year round.
Wednesday 11am-2pm Stained Glass
Thursday 11am-2pm Stained Glass
Wednesday evening classes (6pm to 9pm) are held in three sessions:
Session I: January, February, March
Session II: May, June, July
Session III: September, October, November
You may continue the eight weeks consecutively or as your schedule allows. In these classes we have beginning students, intermediate students and advanced students all working together which make the classes not only interesting but also very stimulating.
- Class Fee is $175. Students should expect to spend about $175-$200 for tools and supplies. This will get you a basic set of hand tools and supplies to complete at least two projects. Students must have their own hand tools and supplies which can be purchased at class time. All students receive a 10% discount. Work tables and some of the studio tools (for example grinders & soldering irons) can be used during the class and at any time during the week. Students may come in and work in the shop outside of class time. This will give the average student good groundwork for learning the procedures for making windows and the confidence to complete one on their own.
Students can choose to learn the copper foil method, the lead came method, or both! For the copper foil technique the glass is cut and ground, then wrapped with a sticky back copper foil tape. The pieces are then soldered to hold them together. The traditional leading technique uses lead strips to separate the pieces of glass and are soldered at the joints to give the window structure. You are encouraged to make at least two windows but can produce as many as your time will allow.
Come in and see the beautiful things that you can make yourself! We have a full line of tools and supplies. We also have finished projects which you can look at or purchase. We also do sandblasting, custom stained glass for your home, repairs, glass beadmaking and fusing.
JUST BE SURE TO HAVE FUN!!!!!!
Beginner Copper Foil Project
Students can choose to do a small window or a suncatcher for their copper foil project.
Beginner Leaded Window
Choose from a selection of simple patterns for leaded glass windows. Students will complete the first project in two to three weeks. This is an example of a beginner leaded window in progress.
We offer a Membership to students after they complete the Beginning Stained Glass Class. The benefits of the membership include attendance of the regular Stained Glass sessions and to receive a 10% discount on tools and supplies. This is an excellent way to get help with your projects, have a place to work and have the camraderie of other students and members working at all levels.
Cost is Only $200 per trimester (16 weeks)
An added benefit of the membership is it includes the Fusing Club Class Fee*. Other classes will be offered at reduced fees for Members
*Materials Fee not included
There is also a one session class fee available if you just need short term help or workspace.
$25 per session