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)
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)