Classes
     
 

Registration:
Enrollment within a class is on a first-come, first-served basis and guaranteed only by payment of a 50% deposit of the class tuition. The balance of the class tuition must then be paid in full prior to, or at the first class meeting. All tuition refunds are subject to our refund policy.

All class or workshop participants must complete our liablity waiver.

 
     
   
     
 

 

   
   
   
   
     
       
   

 

   
   
   
   
     
       
 

 

 

   
   
   
   
       
 

 

 

   
   
   
   
       
 

 

 

   
   
   
   
       
 

 

 

   
   
   
   
       
 

 

 

 

   
   
   
   
       
 

 

 

   
   
   
   
       
 

 

   
   
   
   
       
 

 

 

 

   
   
   
   
       
 

 

 

 

   
   
   
   
       
 

 

 

 

 

   
   
   
   
       
 

 

 

   
   
   
   
       
 

 

 

   
   
   
   
       
 

 

 

   
   
   
   
       
 

 

 

   
   
   
   
       
 

 

 

   
   
   
   
       
 

 

 

   
   
   
   
       
 


   
   
   
   
     
       
 

 

 

   
   
   
   
       
 

 

 

   
   
   
   
       
  Coming Soon    
  We are currently working on some exciting new classes:    
     
 

We are currently working on some exciting new classes:
Casting & mold making for jewels,
"Liquid Stringer" Fusing,
Kiln Formed Glass Bracelets,
Fused Glass Architectural Tiles,
Hollow Lampworked Beads,
Glass Paperweights,
Etched Dichroic Pendants
Fusing with Decals

 

 
   
 
All supplies (glass, tools, books, etc.) are available at Rowe Studios. Many specialty items can be special-ordered. *All students receive a 10% student discount while attending any of the above classes.
 
   
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
 

Q: What is the difference between lead and foil?
A: The copper foil method is for more intricate, delicate designs and 3-dimensional projects such as Tiffany Lamps and boxes. The lead came method is for when the design has larger pieces of glass and more straight lines than curved ones. Traditional designs, bevel clusters and bevel borders are usually leaded, rather than foiled.

Q: Which method is easier to learn?
A: It's not so much which is easier to learn, but which is easier to transition from, so we recommend starting out with copper foil, then learning lead came.

Q: Is it difficult to learn?
A: Not at all, however, it does require time and patience while you are learning. We have been teaching classes for over 25 years so we have lots of experience to share with you.

Q: What will I make in the Beginning Stained Glass class?
A: You will complete a small stained glass panel (approx. 9" X 14") or a "fan lamp" panel. Quite a few different patterns are available for you to choose from at the first class.

Q: I cannot draw a straight line. How can I make a stained glass window?
A: No problem, you do not have to be an artist. There are thousands of patterns from which to choose. However, if you like to draw, we can teach you how to adapt existing designs in our Intermediate Class, and how to take your designing even further in our Advanced Design and Special Effects Class.

Q: What kind of tools and supplies do I need?
A: That depends on the class you take. For the Beginning Stained Glass Class, we have put together two stained glass tool kits in basic and deluxe versions. We believe that good tools facilitate your learning, but we also understand budget restraints. You will receive your student discount on tools, supplies, books and glass. For the other classes, we discuss necessary supplies during the first session.

Q: What do we make in the Fusing Classes?
A: There are several types of classes offered. In the Dichroic Pendants, you will make a few (as few as 4 or 5 to as many as 9 or 10, depending on the sizes) cabochons which can be used for jewelry, mosaics, or stained glass. In the Architectural Tiles class you will make one tile, but see all the various techniques available. In the 2-day Basic Fusing Class you will make 2 pieces (approx 8-10"). In the Fused Jewelry class you will make several pieces, for example, a set of pendant & earrings, or several pins.

Q: What do we make in the Mosaic Class?

A: Two small panels about 8 x 10". One will be on glass, using the direct method, and one on plywood using the indirect method.

Q: Do we need prior experience for these classes?
A: For all the beginning classes, no. However, that being said, if you have experience cutting glass you will have an easier time in the mosaics and fusing classes. Beginning Stained Glass is the perfect gateway into the world of art glass since you will learn more than just basic techniques.

Q: What if I don't have any space to work at home?
A: You won't need that much space for any of these techniques. So, setting up on the dining room table, for example, could work on a temporary basis. If you decide to continue working at home, you might want to find a corner of a spare room, or a garage, to set up a work table. While you're enrolled in a class, you are free to use our tables and a grinder to work on your panel (but be sure to call ahead to make sure there is space available). If you're not enrolled in a class, we rent the same space for $5.00 per hour. You will need to bring, or purchase, your own tools and supplies. We don't have the facilities to rent torch space at this time, but we do allow graduates of the fusing classes to come in and run a firing in our kilns. (Price depends on the kiln you rent)

Q: What about safety? Do I need to do anything special to work at home?
A: We cover safety issues at the beginning of every class. If any process needs extra equipment or special set up, we can answer all your questions and give you suggestions to avoid any hazards.

Q: Can you teach things that aren't on your class listing?
A: There are always new techniques coming out, and, quite honestly, I don't always think of all the class ideas that we could be teaching - so just ask! We usually have new classes in some stage of development, so your interest may be just the boost we need.

     
  Refund Policy :
Refunds are issued if you withdraw from a class at least two weeks before the first class meeting. You will receive a refund of the amount paid, less a $15 service charge per class.

If you withdraw from a class within one week of the first class, 50% of the class tuition is forfeited. The balance of the tuition will be either refunded or credited toward future purchases.

After the second class, no refunds, credits, or transfers will be issued. These refund policies are strictly enforced.

Receipt of payment for a class acknowledges that you have read and understood these refund policies.

 
     
 
         
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