Class & Shop Rentals

Scheduling:

7 Days a Week

Requested Start Times  & Days Available.

Call For Reserving a Date:  505.256.1675

Age & Saftey Restrictions 14 yrs & up

 

Glass Paperweight Making 101 - Hot Shop

 

 

If you ever wanted to experience glass blowing, this is the place to start. This is a 4 -5 hour class. One student, one instructor. Typically, the student makes 4 - 6 pieces, which they will keep. The following day they will do cold work (grinding) if needed. All materials provided. $250

Glass Blowing 202 -

Hot Shop

Same as above, except you will be blowing ornaments, pumpkins, and bowls. Blowing glass is harder than making paperweights and it is recommended you take the paperweight class first. All materials provided. $250

Glass Etching 101

 

Learn how to enhance any glass surface with etching techniques.  

You will learn how to turn any ordinary glass surface into a unique piece of art. In this class, you will learn the skills required to make your own custom template designs.  We will use acid etching as well as sandblasting.  You will finish this class with the knowledge and skills to immediately create your own artistic designs on any glass surface.  After the class you will take home the remainder of your etching cream, resist cutting tool and etching resist.  Go for it and have a good time with your new skills.  Class size 3 to 6 students

smaller classes available call for details.  $160.00 per student

Bead Making 202:  Shapes, Designs, and Textures

Pulling Glass Flowers - Hot Shop

 

Let your creativity bloom. This is a 3 hour class that can accommodate 1 -3 students. Technically, this is the easiest of the hot shop classes and can be a good first step toward playing with hot glass. Get 2 friends together and split the cost.

1 - 3 Students: $240 total

Borosilicate Lampworking 101

Learn the fundamental flameworking techniques of creating hard glass objects such as marbles, pendants and small sculptural animals. You will use a Minor Oxy/Propane torch. 1 on 1 instruction. 3 hours.

 

No experience necessary. $150 Total

Hot Shop for Fusers

 

The new "Hot Shop for Fusers" class is here.  You will not learn how to blow glass.  That is a different set of classes and a different direction in glass art work.  You will learn hot shop tools and techniques required for you to make unique sub-assemblies to incorporate into your fused and slumped art.  Together, we will make Kane,  Kane wrap arounds, Millefiori, Bobbles, Wing Dings, and anything else creative minds can come up with.  Great fun and you keep what you make.  Students are then eligible to rent hot shop time and make more and more goodies.  Glass used is all COE 90.

 

1 - 3 Students: $240 total

Beads!

Bead Making 101:  Beads for Beginners

Learn the art of making beads in the 3.5-hour introductory glass course.  Students will create round and cylindrical beads while learning the basics of using a hot head torch to melt colored glass rod to form a bead.  Students will also learn how to apply extra color and dots using frit and stringers.  Class starts at 9:00 AM. You will clean your beads and string them into a necklace that you take home at the end of the class.  Class size is 1 to 2 students and the cost is $125.00 per student.

Take your bead-making skills to the next level.  Learn how to make a variety of different shapes including cubes, prisms, and discs.  Create designs by combining opaque and transparent colors as well as by dragging, raking, feathering, or swirling, and introduce textures such as grooves and bubbles.  Students will have ample time to develop their own bead creations.  Class starts at 9:00 AM.  You will clean your beads.  Class size 1 to 2 students and the cost is $125.00 per student.

We will cover

  • Tools, materials, safety

  • Pulling stringers

  • Basic bead shapes

  • Application of dots

  • Layered dots (warring states techniques)

  • Flowers

 

Call For Reserving a Date:  505.256.1675

 

Hot Shop Rental

 

After completion of a hot shop class, hot shop rental is available. We will pair you with another student. You will take turns assisting each other and split the rental cost of $50 per hour.

You also may rent all the shop time and we will arrange an assistant for you.

Stained Glass 101

 

Enjoy the process of making stained glass panels. You will learn glass cutting, grinding, foiling, and soldering.  Class hours : 6-8

Group Class 3-4 Students  $170.00 each

1on 1 class is $275.00

Glass Fusing 101

This class requires no previous experience. While making 2 pendants and a dish, you will learn the basic fusing and slumping processes. This includes glass cutting, grinding, assembly, compatibility rules and kiln operations. It's lots of fun and you will leave with what you make and a firing schedule, in case you have a kiln. Day 1, assemble all pieces and fire them to fuse flat. Day 2, load slumping molds and your fused glass that will become a dish. Add bails and chains to your pendants. 4 students. $125 ea.

Glass Fusing/Casting 202

Experience required, previous experience or the 101 class. You will learn more advanced techniques such as strip bowls, building dams, kiln casting, grinding/polishing and working with more exotic materials. Projects: a 9" diameter x 1/2" thick slumped bowl and a negative relief cast piece. 2+ days. 1-3 students. $260 ea.