GLASS FUSING

What Is Glass Fusing?

Believe it or not, the art of Glass Fusing has been around since about 2000 BCE. During the Renaissance period, glass fusing lost its' popularity as Stained Glass swept the charts. It wasn't until the 1960's that glass fusing re-emerged, now glass fusing considered one of the fastest growing art forms.

 

Glass fusing is the bonding of separate pieces of glass by high heat, administered in a kiln. It’s easy to learn the basics of glass fusing, it’s fun, and the possibilities are endless. There is a vast range of techniques, and we are always experimenting!

 

At The Glass Bar, you have the opportunity to experiment with glass fusing on a beginners' level. We also offer classes in more advanced techniques for those with a desire to learn.

 Cancellations made with four weeks or more notice may receive a full-refund. Cancellations made within two weeks are subject to a credit only.  We are sorry, but we cannot issue refunds or credits for cancellations made with less than 1-week notice or no-shows. 

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Seasonal Classes

Friday and Saturday Evenings

Join me for this super fun seasonal class, creating a festive nightlight. Only offered for February, I want you to have your decoration in time for March!

Students will learn the basics of glass fusing including glass cutting, grinding, and designing of 2-dimensional pieces.

We'll have fun experimenting with different shapes, textures, and mediums of glass to inspire our creations.

Pieces will be ready for pick up after firing (~2 weeks). I will mount each piece to a nightlight base to illuminate the room, even on those gloomy early March Days Perfect for the season!

Great for beginners. Age 16+
Materials included.
Maximum 8 students, Minimum 3. 

Note: If you would like to attend with your favorite younger person, please feel free to register yourselves for the kids version!

$55

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Bowl Draping

Sunday Evenings

Expand your knowledge of glass fusing to design your very own fused glass bowl.

Learned techniques include cutting straight lines, curved lines, and circles.

 

You will learn intermediate glass fusing knowledge, such as working with cold glass sheets, remnants, frits.

 

You will also gain an in depth look at kiln working.

Using this knowledge you will brainstorm an design and bring your idea to life!

Pieces will be ready for pick up after firing (~2 weeks). 

Great for beginners. Age 16+
Materials included.

Maximum 8 Students, Minimum 3

**APPLIES TO ALL CLASSES**

Our class maximum and minimum attendance requirements are subject to change to accommodate current COVID situations and needs. 

$95

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Fanatic Fusing

Tuesday Evenings 6-9pm

Love Glass Fusing? Ready to dive into something bigger?

Join us for our fantastic fanatic fusing workshop. This session meets consecutive Tuesday nights 6-9pm, new sessions begin the first Tuesday of the Month.

We're going to cover a lot during this session. Our first session will cover basic skills such as cutting and grinding, we will plan to have our designs set in place by session 1, so you can jump right in. 

Each week, we will learn and incorporate new techniques into our designs to create a 12 x 16 masterpiece.

Returning students will be challenged to expand their knowledge. This is your opportunity to grow and define your skill set. 

Great for beginners. Age 16+
Materials included.
Maximum 8 students, Minimum 3. *

$300

JUST FOR THE KIDS, (8-16)

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Seasonal Classes

Sunday Mornings

Same Great Class, Just for Kids!

Students will learn the basics of glass fusing including glass cutting, grinding, and designing of 2-dimensional pieces.

We'll have fun experimenting with different shapes, textures, and mediums of glass to inspire our creations.

Pieces will be ready for pick up after firing (~2 weeks). I will mount each piece to a nightlight base to illuminate the room, even on those gloomy early March Days Perfect for the season!

Great for beginners. Age 8+16
Materials included.
Maximum 8 students, Minimum 3. 

Notes:

*Adults are welcomed to stay, and participate! You must purchase your self a seat if you wish to stay.*

*Children ages 6-8 must be accompanied by an adult with a purchased ticket.*

$55

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Glass Fusing Intro

Saturday Mornings

Each session will begin with a thorough glass safety lesson. Then, students will learn basic glass fusing techniques such as cutting and grinding of glass and working with frit. Students will each receive a 4x4 glass base tile that they will design to their liking. The final result can be used as a functional coaster, or a decorative suncatcher.

Learned techniques include cutting straight lines, curved lines, and circles. 

Students will brainstorm ideas to create a piece they will be proud of!

Great for beginners. Age 8+16
Materials included.
Maximum 8 students, Minimum 3. 

Notes:

*Adults are welcomed to stay, and participate! You must purchase your self a seat if you wish to stay.*

*Children ages 6-8 must be accompanied by an adult with a purchased ticket.*

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$45

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After School & Half Days

Weekday Afternoons

Some kids, just don't do sports. This is your opportunity to keep them busy, while challenging and developing their inner artist.

We're currently running a few programs on different days, so take a look our schedule and pay attention to times, as each day is different to accommodate different school districts.

We're going to cover a lot during this session. Our first session will cover basic skills such as cutting, grinding, and designing.

Each week, we will learn and incorporate new techniques into our designs. Students have the option of creating a few smaller projects each using a different technique, or one larger piece using all

Returning students will be challenged to expand their knowledge. This is your opportunity to grow and define your skill set. 

Great for beginners. Age 10-16
Materials included.
Maximum 8 students, Minimum 3. *

$300