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Fusing with Float and Recycled Glass

at Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery - Kensington 4080-B Howard Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20895

In Nikki's comprehensive float glass class students will learn all about the properties of window glass, plate glass and tempered glass and how to use these inexpensive (and sometimes free) materials to create beautiful fused glass art works in the kiln. Through a series of projects, students will learn how to: cut thick glass how to work with...

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$795

4 sessions

Project Plate Making: Strip Cut Construction

at Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery - Kensington 4080-B Howard Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20895

In this class, you will create a fused and slumped dish using the strip cut method of construction. You will learn how to design and fuse using strips of glass on edge, crafting beautiful bubble-free projects featuring crisp linear designs in your glass. Methods for cutting strips, how to fire, and various applications for strip cut construction will...

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$149

Realism to Abstraction: Breaking Down and Zooming In

at Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery - Kensington 4080-B Howard Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20895

This accessible art class for kiln workers will be of interest to artists such as printmakers, painters, or anyone for whom visual expression in glass is desired. Starting with their own images, photos, clippings, etc., students will examine why certain imagery appeals to them, how to isolate the potency of the image, dissect, vary and ultimately move...

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$895

4 sessions

Stained Glass Weekend- Prairie Panels

at Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery - Kensington 4080-B Howard Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20895

Learn the tricks and secrets to creating traditional Mission and Prairie-style leaded panels in this weekend crash course! Unlike a typical leaded panel, students will learn strip cutting and methods of cutting on jigs, enabling them to build their piece as they cut their glass. These techniques streamline the building process and help to create beautiful...

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$275

2 sessions

Stained Glass- Beyond Beginner

at Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery - Kensington 4080-B Howard Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20895

This class has an open curriculum allowing students to continue their exploration into stained glass under the supervision and guidance of an experienced instructor. Students might select a new project like a lamp, box, panel, or bring a project in progress. This class is a great way to learn new techniques, get a refresher, have your questions answered,...

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$245

7 sessions

Copper Foil Stained Glass for Beginners

at Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery - Kensington 4080-B Howard Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20895

Learn to build a stained-glass window using the copper foil method. Everything you need to know including patterns, types of glass, glass cutting, tools, soldering and finishing are taught. Students complete a small stained-glass window approximately 11” x 14. Requires homework.

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$245

7 sessions

Stained Glass Weekend: Copper Foil

at Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery - Kensington 4080-B Howard Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20895

The copper foil stained glass technique was originally devised by Louis Comfort Tiffany to be used for his intricate designs. Unlike the more traditional lead came method, the foil technique allows for more detailed patterns, as well as construction of three-dimensional objects like lampshades and boxes. In our weekend crash course, students will...

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$275

Glass Paperweights

at Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery - Kensington 4080-B Howard Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20895

In this exciting workshop, students will learn techniques similar to those used by glass blowers to create beautifully colored glass paperweights. Learn to gather glass on a punty from a crucible kiln, pick up color, shape and use special studio finishing techniques. Class size is limited to six students. Each student will have time to make three to...

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$425

2 sessions

Creating Hot-Worked Cane and Murrine

at Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery - Kensington 4080-B Howard Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20895

Learn to make glass murrine (pattern) bars and stretch them out with glassblowing techniques modified for the kiln forming studio. Students will learn several set-ups for both cane and murrine and try different methods of stretching, twisting, folding, and pulling the glass to create a variety of effects and patterns. All parts will be made with Bullseye...

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$425

2 sessions

Learn to Fuse

at Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery - Kensington 4080-B Howard Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20895

Learn all about the exciting art of fused glass in this comprehensive workshop! A good foundation of basic fusing knowledge is essential to creating more complex and detailed projects, and we cover all the fundamentals. On the first day, students will be introduced to central concepts like compatibility, cutting, and firing by viewing samples and creating...

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$295

2 sessions

BYOB Experimental Workshop

at Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery - Kensington 4080-B Howard Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20895

Our experimental BYOB class is offered just once a year.  Always evolving, this is the perfect after-the-holidays class as we teach you how to turn glass bottles into finished projects. Bring your own bottles (up to 9) to this class and explore fusing and recycling a different way! Get creative as you learn to turn empty bottles into finished...

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$345

2 sessions

Blown Ornaments

at Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery - Kensington 4080-B Howard Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20895

Learn to make small blown glass ornaments with a Hot Head torch- create unique holiday gifts and surprise your family and friends! Starting with Glaskolben pre-made glass tubes you’ll learn the tips and tricks for blowing these ornaments over a torch and how to embellish them with color. Each student will have the opportunity to make up to six blown...

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$99

Glass Beadmaking

at Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery - Kensington 4080-B Howard Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20895

What could be more fun than learning to melt glass over a torch? In this workshop you will learn to make glass beads using a canister torch. You will become comfortable melting glass rods in a flame and creating gorgeous glass beads. After learning how to make basic beads you will have ample time to create a variety of decorated beads. Equipment, safety,...

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$195

Fire Up: Creating and Understanding Firing Schedules

at Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery - Kensington 4080-B Howard Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20895

Compiling 35 years of experience in glass making, Nancy Weisser has designed this lecture to deliver the information you need to understand firing and create your own firing schedules with confidence for various glass fusing, slumping, and kiln-forming projects. Whether you’re new to fusing or an experienced kiln former, you will gain knowledge that...

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$65

Project Plate Making: Dancing Squares

at Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery - Kensington 4080-B Howard Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20895

A great way to try your hand at fused glass, show family and friends how much fun glass art can be, or just a fun way to spend an afternoon with friends! Learn about the art of glass fusing while selecting from a wide range of color combinations to create your own custom Dancing Squares plate! Students will receive instruction, glass and other materials...

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$110
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