Come learn about glass...in The Glass Studio's new space!

Class Schedule...limited space available for most classes. Call 323.387.9705 email info@theglassstudio.net for more information or to sign up.

Glass Blowing is in the house!!!

Fresh classes just listed...daytime weekly classes added. 4 week Beginning Jewelry Making Workshop...4 week Beginning Fusing Workshop...Hollow Glass Beads and Disks...Intro to Kiln Forming (which includes fusing and slumping)...Earring Basics...Beginning Glass Blowing (torchwork glass ornaments)...Pattern Bars - Fused Glass Tiles..Glass Casting...Vitrigraph...Torchwork for Fusing....more information below...and traditional glass blowing!! We've got it on the schedule but classes will be available almost every weekend. We're only taking 2-3 per class which means they'll fill fast. If you want to schedule a weekday class just let us know.

November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014 • 11-2pm or 6pm-8pm- Jewelry Tuesdays -In this four week beginning jewelry making workshop you'll explore fundamental jewelry techniques and design to give you the ability to make your own jewelry. Wire wrapping, forging, enameling, and light soldering as well as bead stringing and some macrame will be explored. Most materials will be provided as well as tools. Additional materials are available for purchase. This class is available day or night. $250

November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2014 • 11-1pm or 6pm-8pm -Fused Glass Wednesdays - This four week beginner class in glass fusing is a well rounded taster of a number of different techniques, including vitrigraph and parts sheets, as well as the basics of cutting, firing and coldworking. There are two options to take this class, day or night. Materials and tools included, just bring your imagination. $200

November 1 , 2014 • 12pm-4pm -Make Glass Art! -I like to think of this as painting with glass. Freely express yourself with color and create and abstract expressionist glass painting using frit, stringer vitrigraph and sheet glass. You have 3 hours, what can you create? $150.

November 7, 2014 • 6pm-8pm -Blown Glass Ornaments -This is some very basic glass blowing. But it is glass blowing. You'll make ornaments. Pretty blown glass ornaments with a small torch and glass globes. Add frit for color, heat and blow...simple, sort of. Give it a try! $40.

fritNovember 9, 2014 • 12am-4pm - Fused Glass Tiles Painting with Frit and Powders - In this beginning fusing class you'll make3 glass tiles. This class is a great place to get started in your fusing/kiln forming education. We'll go over some basic but important information regarding glass and what you need to know to move forward. To create your designs on your tiles you'll use frit and powders, a form of painting with glass since the results can have a very paiterly effect. The possibilities are endless...almost. You'll need to pick up your tiles once they've been fired in the kiln. The class is 4 hours and all supplies and tools are provided. If you want to make more tiles there will be an extra charge depending on the glass used. Also, your project will have to be picked up after it's been fired but we can mail it to you if you'd like. $100.

November 14, 2014• 6pm-8pm - Fused Glass Pendants - This is where it gets started. The ultimate project class to get you started with glass fusing, also known as kiln forming. In this short but concise class you'll get your first experience with fusing glass. You'll create a lovely glass pendant or two and begin your kiln forming education. This class will wet your curiousity for further learning about glass and what you can do with it. We'll go over some basic but important information regarding glass and what you need to know to move forward. You'll need to pick up your pendants once they've been fired in the kiln. It's short class at 2 hours and all supplies and tools are provided. If you want to make more pendants there will be an extra charge depending on the glass used. Also, your project will have to be picked up after it's been fired but we can mail it to you if you'd like. $35.

November 15-16, 2014• 11pm-4pm - Hollow Beads & Disks - We'll start with making disks to prepare for making hollow beads. Day 1 will have your first hollow made and day two concentrates on form and decoration. Experience required. Beads will be kiln annealed and available for pick up the next day or can be shipped. All supplies and tools are provided for this 2 day 10 hour class. Just bring your desire to learn and your imagination. $250.

 

November 21, 2014 • 6pm-8pm -Blown Glass Ornaments -This is some very basic glass blowing. But it is glass blowing. You'll make ornaments. Pretty blown glass ornaments with a small torch and glass globes. Add frit for color, heat and blow...simple, sort of. Give it a try! $40.

November 22, 2014 • 11pm-4pm -Beginning Glass Blowing - We work with a crucible kiln to gather molten glass that will then be formed into paperweights and maybe even a drinking glass. This is glass blowing. It's fun. The class is small. Maybe 3 people at the most. All tools and materials provided as well as snacks and drinks. You'll be able to make at least 2-3 paperweights and maybe a glass. $250.

November 23, 2014 • 11pm-4pm -Beginning Glass Blowing - We work with a crucible kiln to gather molten glass that will then be formed into paperweights and maybe even a drinking glass. This is glass blowing. It's fun. The class is small. Maybe 3 people at the most. All tools and materials provided as well as snacks and drinks. You'll be able to make at least 2-3 paperweights and maybe a glass. $250.

November 22-23, 2014• 11pm-4pm - Clay to Plaster - Beginning Glass Casting - You start with a slab of clay that you will create a form with. Could be a flat sculpture, could be a texturized surface. It's then covered with plaster. Once the plaster sets up, the clay is removed. Day two involves clean up and pres=p of the mold, glass selection, as well as determination of the quantity of glass required to cast the piece. The casting will take a couple of days. Some light cold working may be required once your piece is out. $250.

 

November 28, 2014 • 6pm-8pm -Torch Fired Enamel - Enamel is finely ground glass. We'll use enamels and a small torch to add color to metal. This class will use copper pieces to make a pendant and a pair of earrings. This is a great beginnier class. All materials and toos are provided. $60

necklaceNovember 29-30, 2014 • 11-5pm -Let's Make a Lampwork/Metal Clay Charm Necklace! -So much to learn and a fabulous necklace will be the result. There will be metal clay, simple mold making, soldering, and wire wrapping to help you create your one of a kind charm necklace. Everything is supplied for this 2 day, 12 hour class. $250.

December 5, 2014 • 6pm-8pm -Blown Glass Ornaments -This is some very basic glass blowing. But it is glass blowing. You'll make ornaments. Pretty gblown glass ornaments with a small torch and glass globes. Add frit for color, heat and blow...simple, sort of. Give it a try! $40.

December 6-7, 2014 • 12pm-3pm -Parts Sheets and Plates - Parts sheets are made as accents for fused glass pieces. In this 2 day class you'll make parts sheets that will be fired overnight. You'll use powder, frit, stringer,and other stuff. On day two you'll cut up the parts and use them to make two plates in conjunction with other glass. The plates will be slumped in an additional firing and can be picked up a few days after class. $250.

December 6, 2014 • 11pm-4pm -Beginning Glass Blowing - We work with a crucible kiln to gather molten glass that will then be formed into paperweights and maybe even a drinking glass. This is glass blowing. It's fun. The class is small. Maybe 3 people at the most. All tools and materials provided as well as snacks and drinks. You'll be able to make at least 2-3 paperweights and maybe a glass. $250.

December 7, 2014 • 11pm-4pm -Beginning Glass Blowing - We work with a crucible kiln to gather molten glass that will then be formed into paperweights and maybe even a drinking glass. This is glass blowing. It's fun. The class is small. Maybe 3 people at the most. All tools and materials provided as well as snacks and drinks. You'll be able to make at least 2-3 paperweights and maybe a glass. $250. This class is now full.

December 12, 2014 • 6pm-8pm -Cast Glass Pendants -Casting in its most basic form. You'll make cast glass pendants using frit, which is crushed glass and pre-made molds. Frit comes in all kinds of colors and can be mixed and matched. These pendants will be fired in the kiln so you'll need to return to pick them up or they can be shipped to you. $40.

December 13-14, 2014 •12pm-4pm - Pattern Bars...Fused Glass Tiles -Create one-of-a-kind designs by making pattern bars. But what's a pattern bar you ask? It's a grouping of glass, maybe rods, strips, stringer and frit that's been fused together in a bar. Sort of like murrini, if you know what that is. It's then sliced up with a tile saw and the patterns are then used to accent tiles and plates and other goodies. You'll make 4 tiles with your pattern bars. All materials and tools are supplied for this 2 day, 8 hour class. Beginners welcome. $225.

December 13, 2014 • 11pm-4pm -Beginning Glass Blowing - We work with a crucible kiln to gather molten glass that will then be formed into paperweights and maybe even a drinking glass. This is glass blowing. It's fun. The class is small. Maybe 3 people at the most. All tools and materials provided as well as snacks and drinks. You'll be able to make at least 2-3 paperweights and maybe a glass. $250.

December 14, 2014 • 11pm-4pm -Beginning Glass Blowing - We work with a crucible kiln to gather molten glass that will then be formed into paperweights and maybe even a drinking glass. This is glass blowing. It's fun. The class is small. Maybe 3 people at the most. All tools and materials provided as well as snacks and drinks. You'll be able to make at least 2-3 paperweights and maybe a glass. $250.

December 19, 2014 • 6pm-8pm -Blown Glass Ornaments -This is some very basic glass blowing. But it is glass blowing. You'll make ornaments. Pretty gblown glass ornaments with a small torch and glass globes. Add frit for color, heat and blow...simple, sort of. Give it a try! $40.

December 20, 2014 • 11pm-4pm -Beginning Glass Blowing - We work with a crucible kiln to gather molten glass that will then be formed into paperweights and maybe even a drinking glass. This is glass blowing. It's fun. The class is small. Maybe 3 people at the most. All tools and materials provided as well as snacks and drinks. You'll be able to make at least 2-3 paperweights and maybe a glass. $250.

December 21, 2014 • 11pm-4pm -Beginning Glass Blowing - We work with a crucible kiln to gather molten glass that will then be formed into paperweights and maybe even a drinking glass. This is glass blowing. It's fun. The class is small. Maybe 3 people at the most. All tools and materials provided as well as snacks and drinks. You'll be able to make at least 2-3 paperweights and maybe a glass. $250.

December 20 , 2014 • 12pm-4pm -Make Glass Art! -I like to think of this as painting with glass. Freely express yourself with color and create and abstract expressionist glass painting using frit, stringer vitrigraph and sheet glass. You have 3 hours, what can you create? $150.

December 21, 2014 • 6pm-8pm -Blown Glass Ornaments -This is some very basic glass blowing. But it is glass blowing. You'll make ornaments. Pretty gblown glass ornaments with a small torch and glass globes. Add frit for color, heat and blow...simple, sort of. Give it a try! $40.

January 3-4, 2015• 11pm-4pm - Beginning Glass Bead Making - Learn to make glass beads with a professional bead making torch. This two day class will take you through safety and set-up, creating stringers, twisties and other simple component parts and making simple glass beads in a variety of shapes and sizes. All supplies and tools are provided for this 2 day 10 hour class. Just bring your desire to learn and your imagination. $250.

 

January 9, 2015 • 6pm-9pm - Earring Basics -Everyone loves earrings! And they are so easy to make. There are so many options. Well, we'll explore a bunch of earring options in this beginning jewelry making class using wire and headpins, chain, beads and simple wire working tools. Expect to make at least 3 pairs of earrings if not more. Most supplies and tools provided but other supplies such as sterling silver and handmade beads and findings are also available for purchase. $60.

January 10, 2015 • 11am-4pm - Silver Glass Bead Making - One of the next classes you'll want to take after your beginning class. We'll focus on silver glass, which is so beautiful and wonderful to work with. We'll reduce and encase and strike and make really lovely beads. Some bead making experience is required. All supplies and tools are provided for this 6 hour class. Just bring your desire to learn and your imagination. $150.

January 16, 2015 • 6pm-8pm -Wire Wrap Bead Rings -They're simple to make and so much fun to wear. You'll make two wire and bead rings, one with a disk as the focal and one as a lentil or square bead as the focal. It's a great class for beginners. The wire used for class is sterling silver and the glass beads handmade. You'll leave with two lovely rings. All materials included for two rings. Additional materials are available for purchase. $75

 

More classes to be announced!!