Mondays, March 21, 28, and April 4, 2022
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuition: $108 Materials: $40
The age-old craft of stained glass continues to fascinate and delight us with the interactions of color, light, and design. This class is open to beginners as well as those with some experience. Beginners are encouraged to choose a simple design or pattern with a focus on learning well the techniques of cutting patterns, scoring glass, copper foiling, soldering, finishing, and framing with zinc came.
Experienced students may choose a pattern, work with their own design, or bring a project that has been sidelined and is yearning to be completed. Basic techniques of using lead came with appropriate designs will be introduced. Instruction will be individualized based on students’ experience and skills. Everyone will have the opportunity to complete a project during a 3-week session or choose to work on a larger project over the course of ongoing studio sessions. Students are also welcome to work independently on their projects during Maker Mornings on Thursdays from 9:30 to 12:30.
All the tools, supplies, and safety glasses will be provided. If you regularly wear glasses, please bring them. The materials fee will cover one piece approximately 12” x 12” or two smaller pieces. Additional glass and materials are available for purchase for larger or additional pieces.
This class has scholarship seats available for youth and members of the Northern Lights Clubhouse. Please call to inquire about eligibility and availablity!
Please do not wear scented personal products to class due to chemical sensitivities.
About the instructor: Betty Firth loves an abundance of colors and light and surrounds herself with as much of each whenever she can. Stained glass combines the beauty of both with unending, delightful possibilities. Betty has also indulged her love of color and craft working with pottery, fabric collages, weaving, beading, and watercolor painting.
Betty has taught many subjects to students from six years old to 90 and always enjoys the opportunity to open up new worlds to students.
This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature's general and arts and cultural heritage funds.