All classes are held at Dakota Stained Glass (2300 n. Westport Ave. Ph. 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 come up and throw your plans out the window. 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.
Tuesday, September 12, 19, 26 and October 3rd from 6:39-9:30 pm
Wednesday, October 11, 18, 25 and November 1st from 6:30-9:30 pm
Thursday, November 9, 16, 30 and December 7th from 6:30-9:30 pm
This is the basic beginner’s class to learn how to do stained glass. You will learn how to prep and cut out your pattern. After selecting your glass for your project, you will learn how to cut and shape the class to your pattern. The next step is to apply the copper foil to the edges of the glass and burnish it down. Then you will learn to solder your panel together. At the end of this class you will have a beautiful stained glass win-dow.
Monday, September 11, 18, 25 and October 2nd 6:30-9:30 pm
Tuesday, October 10, 17, 24 and 31st 6:30-9:30 pm
This class will teach you all the basics of glass fusing. You will learn beginning firing schedules for fusing and slumping. Size and thickness will be discussed in relationship to thermal shock. You will make three projects. One will be a tile illustrating tack fusing. Another project will work with contour fusing. Your final bowl will use a full fuse approach. Time will also be spent discussing dependable web sites for additional information. Cold working will be explained at the end of class.
Wednesday, November 8, 15, 29 and December 6th 6:30-9:30 pm
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.
Monday, October 9, 16, 23 and 30th 6:30-9:30 pm
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 great understanding and what it can do for your fused porjects.
Tuesday, November 7, 14, 21 and 28th 6:30-9:30 pm
In this class you will create 3 different pattern bars. You will make a triangular bar, an obtuse bar and a flow bar. All three require different techniques and set up. You will also be able to use a different color palette for each bar type. Once you have sliced your bars you will make variety of finished projects. There will be many tricks also passed along during the class.
Wednesday, November 7, 14, 21 and 28th 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.
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.