Illuminated scene (Moderate work level)
Details - The combination of cut glass arranged to create a picture is one of the defining applications of stained glass. In this class students will utilize a provided patterns to trace, then cut glass of various colors and textures of their choosing. When cutting stained glass it is critical to know how grain and texture can affect how a finished piece of stained glass will look. Because of this, emphasis will focus on deciding what glass is best used and how application can give you different effects. Following a brief tutorial students will use their skills to cut, assemble, then solder the glass to complete a 11.5” X 8” pictorial scene. Decision will also cover larger windows including installation. No prerequisites are required but it is suggested that a beginner class be taken before this one.
Work Involved - (cutting, tracing, soldering, foiling edges, grinding, filing, framework)
Tools & Materials - (Lead came/U channel, copper foil, 60/40 lead solder, soldering irons, various color and styles of stained glass, latex gloves, diamond files, tracing sheets, pliers, glass cutters, T pins/flat nails, pin hammers, cutting oil, glass grinder, decorative chain, tinned wire, tinned jump rings, plastic water color brushes, small plastic paint cups, paper towels, flux, and patina)
Learn the basic skills necessary to create your own journals. This will be a hands on class teaching technique, pattern making tips and traps to avoid. Students will leave with a completed faux leather-look journal.
About the Instructor:
Sandy fell in love with journal making years ago and has learned through the school of hard knocks what works and what doesn’t!
What to wear: Dress appropriately, long hair is best if tied back.
Angles and Assembly (Moderate work level)
Details: Using stained glass in three dimensions is nothing new but pulling it off takes skill and planning. In this class students will be introduced to several methods in which stained glass can be arranged and soldered into three-dimensional forms. This class will also cover methods of glass cutting, soldering, and how to patina your lead lines. Students will choose their own glass and within set parameters, will determine the height and design of the piece according to confidence, design, and skill level. No previous classes are required though a beginner course is suggested.
Work Involved - (cutting, soldering, grinding, filing, framework)
Get introduced to the beautiful craft of woodworking by making your own cutting board. You will choose from a variety of designs composed of different native hardwoods, learn proper assembling, gluing, sanding and finishing techniques and will be taught how to correctly use thickness planer and orbital sander.
After this 3-hour course, you will bring home a stylish ~ 8.5" x 11" handmade board that you can show off to your friends and family.
Check out the designs available to make during this class here
What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.
About the Instructor: Carlo has been a passionate woodworker for 5 years and recently made the move to leave his corporate job and started his own furniture-making company, Studio al Ponte. Cutting boards were the first projects that got him started, and he’s excited to share his knowledge for makers who want to learn the craft.
Make your own personalized cutting board and learn essential shop skills in this introductory class to woodworking. In this course, you will design your own unique ~16" x 12" board from scratch by choosing from a variety of different hardwoods (hardwood supplies are provided by the class), cut them to size and assemble them. You will be taught the proper techniques to use table saw*, thickness planer, jointer and orbital sander and we’ll also continue building on the skills from the first class - proper gluing, sanding and finishing techniques - to ensure that your board will last a lifetime.
*If you have never used a power tools like table saw, miter saw and don’t feel comfortable yet, I recommend starting with the course Cutting Boards I, which will focus on assembling pre-cut pieces.
Day 1 Agenda: Students will design the unique look by deciding on orientation and combination of different hardwoods that will make up their own cutting board. They will then cut the pieces to the right sizes and clamp them together with wood glue.
Day 2 Agenda: Students will remove the board from the clamps, remove excessive glue, sand the wood smooth and add details like rounded-over corners or chamfers. Finally, they’ll apply a protective coat of finish.
Throughout the entire class an instructor will guide you through the process and guarantee your safety. If you have conflicts with attending Day 2, you may join any of the upcoming Cutting Board II class Day 2s to finish up your project.
All materials as well as safety equipment will be provided.