Mondays, October 25, November 1, 8, 15 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuition: $144 Materials: $40
This class has four sessions over four weeks.
Thanks to a generous grant from Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, half the seats in this class will be offered at no charge to area youth (16-22). If this describes you, please call the Ely Folk School to inquire about a potential seat.
The age-old craft of stained glass continues to fascinate and delight us today. This class is open to students who have taken the Intro to Stained Glass class or have had previous experience working with stained glass. You can choose projects from design options or bring your own design and learn how to turn it into a pattern that will work. You will have an opportunity to practice and improve basic skills and learn techniques to improve your glass cutting, copper foiling, soldering, and assembling. Basic techniques of using lead or zinc came with your designs will be introduced. Came is the channel used to form the framework for your piece. Instruction will be individualized based on students’ experience and skills.
The materials fee will cover one piece approximately 12” x 12” or two smaller pieces. Additional glass and materials are available for purchase for more or larger pieces.
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.