All classes are held at Dakota Stained Glass (2300 N. Westport Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57107, Ph. 605-331-4963). Class fees and supply costs are listed with each class. You are required to pay the class fee at the time of registration. We realize that sometimes things happen and plans need to be changed. If you need to cancel, please contact us at least 7 days before the class begins and we will give you class credit (meaning your class fee can be applied to an upcoming class.) If you cancel less than 7 days before the class begins, you will lose 50% of your class fee and the other 50% will be given to you as class credit. Cancellations the day of or no shows will forfeit the class fee. PLEASE NOTE! There are no refunds for classes. Class credit is good for one year. USE IT OR LOSE IT! THERE IS NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR MOST OF THESE CLASSES. For photos of class projects go to www.dakotastainedglass.com. You may also register and pay for classes online!
Wednesdays, September 5,12,19, and 26 from 5:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesdays, October 31, November 7, 14, 28 from 5:30-8:30 pm<
This is the basic beginner’s class for stained glass. Week 1: You will pick a pattern consisting of 15-25 pieces. The pattern is traced using cardstock. Practice using the pattern shears followed by cutting out the cardstock pattern pieces. Glass selection begins as well as practice glass cutting and equipment use. Week 2: Cutting of the glass using the pattern pieces. Week 3: Copper foiling around each piece of glass. Week 4: Soldering, framing and hanging of the completed stain glass piece. At the end of this class you will have a beautiful stained glass art piece to hang in a window.
Mon. Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 6:30-9:30 pm
Wed. Apr. 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 6:30-9:30 pm
Wed. July 11, 18, 25 and Aug.1 6:30-9:30pm
This class builds on the skills learned in the beginning copper foil class. It will serve as an introduction to working with lead came. You will further your glass cutting skills. Then you will learn and work with the three types of lead joints. Finally you will solder your project together and glaze it. When finished you will have a leaded panel.
Tues. Apr. 10, 17, 28 and May 8, 15, and 22 6:30-9:30 pm
In this class you will bring the dimensions for a space you would like to make a window. Then we will help you develop the design that appeals to you. After selecting colors, you will begin the process of cutting the glass, grinding it and begin leading. After soldering, you determine the reinforcement techniques for your window. You will have a beautiful window for your space.
Thurs. Jan. 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1 from 6:30-9:30 pm
Thurs. Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 6:30-:30om
Explore what copper foil was really designed for - making three dimensional objects such as a lamp. You will create a flat panel lamp with one to three tiers. The tricks to making a lamp will be explained and demonstrated in detail. This is a great class to expand you knowledge of copper foil.
Tues. Mar. 6, 13, 20 and 27 6:30-9:30 pm
Learn these terrific new techniques for creating pattern bars. You will work with a triangular and obtuse pattern bar former and will also do two different types of flow bars. Once fired you will have the opportunity to saw your bars into slices to create bowls and trays to complete your projects.
Thurs. May 3, 10, 17 and 24 6:30-9:30 pm
In this new class you will work with float glass and shattered tempered glass to create beautiful, large vessels in just a single fire. You will learn how to use the clear side and tin side of float glass to create interesting designs. You will also be able to add mica to float castings to create stunning display pieces. The shatter glass technique is truly amazing. Both of these processes are very inexpensive to do. Most tempered and float glass can be obtained at commercial glass companies for little or nothing. See samples in our store to get a better idea of the truly stunning projects you can create.
Tues. June 5, 12, 19 and 26 6:30-9:30pm
Create two beautiful new garden flowers using new techniques and new molds. You will choose your colors and embellishments and you will cut and assemble these two flowers to fit in their unique molds. This is a perfect way to begin a collection of fused glass flowers for your garden!
Thurs. July 12, 19, 26 and Aug. 2 6:30-9:30 pm
This is a really cool and unique class combining fused glass panels with an old window frame. Once you have acquired your frame, you will design the panels. You will interpret your scene into frit, glass scraps and stringers so that it gives you the depth and perspective you want for your piece. You may choose a scene, still life or floral. The more panels, the more interesting, especially if you leave your frame in a rustic state.
Saturday, April 21 8:00 –5:00pm
Sunday, April 22 9:00-4:00pm
This class covers all the instruction that we provide in our four week classes for both copper foil construction and lead construction. On Saturday you will learn basic skills in glass cutting and shaping. Then you will prep a copper foil pattern and construct your panel during the afternoon., On Sunday you will cut glass to create a leaded border around your copper foil panel. You will learn how to cut the lead channel and solder the joints together. When finished you will have a beautiful panel using a combination of copper foil and lead came.
Tues. Jan 9, 16, 23 and 30 6:30-9:30 pm
This class will introduce you to several incredible techniques to enhance your fused jewelry. You will work with Glassline paints, alcohol inks and satin shimmers. Using mica and frit with metallic inks will also create some unique pieces. Finally you will work with dichoric glass and illusion transfer. You will create six truly beautiful pieces.
Wed. Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28 6:30-9:30pm
Add true sparkle and metallic color to your fused projects with mica. You will learn five different ways to apply mica and make a small project using each method. You will also be exposed to the fossil vitra technique using plant material to create designs using colored mica. By the end of this class you will have a greater understanding and what these techniques can do for your fused projects.
Tues. July 10, 17, 24 and 31 6:30-9:30 pm
Make your stake as realistic or whimsical as you wish. There will be several patterns from which to choose or we will help you develop a specific one just for you. You will choose all your colors and embellishments. You will use the assembly techniques to create the look you need for your stake. Once fired, your stake will be mounted on a copper frame you will create. Add color and elegance to your garden this summer with these beautiful stakes.
Please remember that you can come in to work in our studio during our regular business hours or at night when we are teach-ing other classes. You will be on your own and the location may vary where you can work. The fee for this will vary according to how much you spend on materials and what equipment you need to use. The maximum charge will be $3.00 an hour. Just ask Ken or Lori if you are interested in this opportunity.