G-105: TRADITIONAL STAINED GLASS
TUITION: $85, plus $50 materials fee paid to instructor at first class session
Lead came (lead channel) construction is ideal for traditional or geometric panels, bevel panels, and large architectural construction, but it can be challenging to learn, because it is so different from copper foil work. Using simplified techniques, artist and instructor George Ayars will guide you through the process, teaching you how to create beautiful lead came work, in this five-week class. Topics include helpful tips for cutting glass specifically for lead came projects; making & using piece patterns; assembly, cementing, and cleanup techniques. Students will choose a pattern from a group selected by the instructor for this class. Some previous glass cutting and soldering experience is recommended, but not required. All tools are provided or you may bring your own glass tools to class.
INSTRUCTOR: GEORGE AYARS
G-301 (MayFaire): MOSAIC GARDEN STEPPING STONES (age 10+)
Saturday, May 5, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Simple to make, colorful and durable stepping stones set a path through crowded gardens and provide extra color when flowers aren’t in bloom. A fun class for both adults and kids aged 10 and up. Students create a concrete and glass, 8”x8” square stone. Concrete needs 24 hours to harden before removal from molds. Completed stones can be picked up at the School after a few days.
Or, you maypurchase the reusable mold for an extra $12 and take your project with you immediately. No previous glass cutting experience is necessary.
INSTRUCTOR: GEORGE AYARS
G-700: GLASS - OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS
Each session is 2-1/2 hours; take as many or as few as you like. $15 per session. Indicate DATE in the Notes when you pay. May also pay at session.
Get back into glass, complete an old project or knock out a new one, in these unstructured sessions. Includes the use of equipment and technical advice in a comfortable group setting. Open to all grads of our previous glass classes, whether stained or fused glass.
Thursday, April 12, Noon-2:30pm
Saturday, April 14, 10am-12:30pm
Tuesday, April 17, 6:30-9:00 pm
Tuesday, April 24, Noon-2:30pm
Thursday, April 26, Noon-2:30pm
Remember, the Clifton Forge School of the Arts offers gift certificates, making it easy for you to give - or get - wonderful classes as gifts! Check the homepage, or call the school at 540-862-7275.
FUSED GLASS (jewelry, suncatchers & larger projects)
STAINED GLASS (copper foil & traditional lead came)
BEGINNERS and INTERMEDIATE LEVELS.
If you are interested in a PRIVATE GROUP CLASS
for a group of friends, scout troop, or an organization,
please contact the School directly to make arrangements.
540-862-7175, speak with Laura Rainone.