Upcoming Classes

March 25 at 9:00 AM - March 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Mark Hufford Intermediate Painting
You will not want to miss out on this opportunity to learn from artist, graphic designer, and art instructor Mark Hufford. Mark will be teaching his fresh and dynamic designs created specifically for the fused glass community using Colors for Earth fired glass enamels. In addition to the featured project, Mark will be teaching his Color Theory project to help student understand the proper use of color,
shading, and blending which will increase your use of color awareness and build on
individual observation skills to create realistic works of art.
Event Location
7515 Eckhert Rd, San Antonio, Tx 78240
Tuesday, April 4
Beveled Filigree Cross, April 4, 6pm | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A cross will be made using bevels and lead.  How your cross will look is totally up to you.  All supplies are included.  Student needs to bring their soldering equipment or you may rent it for $5.00.  
Prerequisite:  None
Class Schedule: April 4, 6pm

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Event Location
7515 Eckhert Rd, San Antonio, Tx 78240
Tuesday, April 4
Painted Starfish, April 4, 6pm | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This starfish will be great as a pendant, pin, or magnet, your choice.  Using Colors for Earth we will show you how to paint this beginner piece. All supplies included.
Prerequisite:  None
Class Schedule: April 4, 6 pm

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Event Location
7515 Eckhert Rd, San Antonio, Tx 78240
Wednesday, April 5
Jellyfish April 5 and 12 6pm | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Well I have never considered a jellyfish strikingly attractive until now.  These beautiful fused jellyfish will be a wonderful addition to any beach house or patio. The sound of the wind blowing through the tennicals are sure to help anyone relax after a long day.  You will choose your glass and embellishments to make this project your own. Some Supplies needed.  
Prerequisite: Cutting Skills
Class Schedule:  April 5 and 12 6pm

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Event Location
7515 Eckhert Rd, San Antonio, Tx 78240
Thursday, April 6
Retro Stacked Plate April 6, 6pm | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Using an 8” base of white, black, or clear and depending on how you cut and stack your glass, you will get a look uniquely your own.  We will provide some colors, if you want hot colors, (red, yellow, or orange) bring your own or they will be available for purchase. 
Prerequisite:  Cutting Skills
Class Schedule:  April 6, 6 pm Additional days available to complete if you are not done by 8pm.

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Event Location
7515 Eckhert Rd, San Antonio, Tx 78240
April 8 at 9:00 AM - April 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM
All About Fusing Boot Camp 4-8-17 & 4-9-17
This comprehensive course is perfect for you if you have tried fusing and want to go further with your knowledge, want to buy a kiln, or have a kiln but are concerned about using it.  We will discuss different types of kilns and what is right for your specific needs, kiln safety, proper preparation of kilns and shelf, Co-efficiency of glass, levels of fusing results, types of molds and mold preparation, types of shelf paper and their uses, use of kiln logs, how to work with different types of glass, and much more.  Your knowledge will be enhanced with the different projects you make. 
 
Course Schedule: April 8, 9-5 and April 9, 12-5

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Event Location
7515 Eckhert Rd, San Antonio, Tx 78240
April 8 at 9:00 AM - April 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Get the lead Out Boot Camp April 8 and 9
Traditional Lead construction is the method of the masters.  Lead method is wonderful in larger windows, sidelights, and doors and is a great technique for geometric designs and straight lines.  During this two-day boot camp, you will construct an elegant window while learning the complete process of working with lead channel (came).  We will discuss the different types of lead came and in the end, you will “play in the mud” during the glazing process.  Students need to have all glass cut, ground, and ready to assemble prior to class.
Prerequisite:  Tiffany Foil Method.  Some supplies needed.
Class Schedule:  April 8, 9-5 and 9, 12-5

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Event Location
7515 Eckhert Rd, San Antonio, Tx 78240
Thursday, April 13
Mosaic Table, April 13, 20, May 4 and 18 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
This class has been very popular and our instructor does a great job helping you create a fabulous table to enjoy game night, an evening on the patio, or a focal point that will have your friend talking about the amazing job you did.  Each student needs to purchase their table, no larger than 36” and prep it at home.  Upon registration, we will discuss with you how select and prep the table.  In class, we will work on the pattern, apply the glass and do a dry grout cleanup. Come to the first class with a design in mind or bring a selected pattern.

Prerequisite:  Cutting skills helpful but not required

Class Schedule: April 13, 20, May 4 and 18, 1:30pm

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Event Location
7515 Eckhert Rd, San Antonio, Tx 78240
Tuesday, April 18
Square Kaleidoscope | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
I have always loved the magic of looking through a kaleidoscope, it is so fascinating to see the changes in color and design!  They are easy to make if you know a few tricks to ensure your success.  Join us for this workshop and make a square kaleidoscope using a wand where the image is created adding even more to the amazing reflection.
Prerequisite: Kaleidoscope Workshop, Beginner.  Some supplies needed.
Class Schedule:  April 18, 6pm

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Event Location
7515 Eckhert Rd, San Antonio, Tx 78240
Wednesday, May 3
Inking Around | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for playful freedom in this “Just for Fun” workshop where you will learn how to use alcohol inks in a variety of different ways.  Make great backgrounds for photos, decorative tiles, and even incorporate it into you glass projects.  You will walk away with several examples of this beautiful art and will have the knowledge to continue creating your own artwork at home.  To show off your work, we have frames and display items for purchase.
Class Schedule:  May 3, 6pm

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Event Location
7515 Eckhert Rd, San Antonio, Tx 78240
Thursday, May 4
Intermediate Foil Flat Panel | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
This class is the next step to improving your skills learned in the Beginner Tiffany Foil Method.  In this class, you will learn:
Working in the round, open backgrounds, or pieces that extend outside the edge.
Basic pattern modification if needed
Additional cutting methods-to include saw cuts
Incorporating bevels into a piece
Foiling and working with thick, rippled or heavy textured glass
Additional soldering techniques to include limited reinforcement techniques as needed
Wiring around edges and came bending
Use of foil overlays and filigrees
We recommend that you work on a piece that is larger than you have done before and that presents some of the challenges listed above that you have not yet experienced.
 
Prerequisite: Tiffany Foil Method
Class Schedule:  May 4, 18, and 25, 10:30am

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Event Location
7515 Eckhert Rd, San Antonio, Tx 78240
Friday, May 5
Layers in Glass | 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Have you filled all your windows with glass? Do you desire a new technique? This is the class for you!! This technique is building a unique piece using head glass layered on several planes and is great for hanging on walls or above a fire place. You will learn how the let the beauty of the glass speak for itself without the help of a light source while making it structurally sound.  Some Supplies needed.
Prerequisite: Tiffany Foil Method
Class Schedule: May 5 10:30

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Event Location
7515 Eckhert Rd, San Antonio, Tx 78240
Tuesday, May 16
Soldering 101 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Do you always look at your soldering and think why doesn't mine look like the professionals?  Do you get bleed thru on your solder seams and don't know how to stop that from happening?  Do you get volcanoes/fish eyes and want to know how to easily close them up?  These are some of the issues we address in this class along with proper use of your equipment. Bring you soldering equipment, solder and flux


Prerequisite:  Tiffany Foil Method
Class Schedule:  May 16, 6PM

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Event Location
7515 Eckhert Rd, San Antonio, Tx 78240