Shapes, Color, and Patterns (Moderate work level)
Details - Choosing how to cut and arrange glass is important because grain and texture can affect how a finished piece of stained glass will look once assembled! This class will focus on cutting glass into various shapes and how to use textures and glass grain to your advantage. Students will choose and cut their own glass using a provided template. In a step by step process various techniques will be utilized to cut glass into shapes such as compound and convex curves,,and circles! No prerequisites are required but it is suggested that a beginner class be taken prior to this one.
Work Involved - (cutting, soldering, 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)