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Stained Glass & Mosaic Arts


Stained Glass in a Day!

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Come try your hand at stained glass! In this class you will choose a project, learn to cut glass, grind, foil, solder, and patina your piece. There will be dozens of colors and projects to choose from. Clear sparkly bevels will be incorporated into each panel. You will be able to choose your own colors and individualize your projects.

Instructor will help you choose a project that is appropriate to complete in this one-day workshop. Projects will be approximately 8 x 10 inches.

Sat., Feb. 2
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

At Kiss My Glass, 660 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz
Register before Jan. 28: $118
Register after Jan. 28: $125
Register 2 or more: $110 each
plus $55 materials fee paid in class

register online


Jackie Marr - see bio below



Fused Flower Rounds

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Learn to cut glass in a variety of shapes and colors for fusing, then let your imagination run wild with floral dreams. Create an 8- or 10-inch floral round to hang in a window, or to place on a table top wrought iron display. A colorful array of glass and other embellishments will be available to choose from, and all tools are provided. Projects are fired after class and will be available for pick up one week after class at Kiss My Glass. Students may bring their own glass cutting tools if they have them, but they should be marked clearly with your name.

No previous experience required.

Mon., Feb. 4
6:00 - 9:00 pm

At Kiss My Glass, 660 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz
Register before Jan. 28: $68
Register after Jan. 28: $75
Register 2 or more: $60 each
plus a $40 materials fee for 8″ round or $60 for 10″ floral round

Materials fee paid in class. Optional wrought iron display available for purchase at Kiss my Glass for additional fee, prices vary.

 

register online


Jackie Marr - see bio below


Fused Glass Heart Bowls

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Create colorful, kiln-cast and slumped glass heart-shaped bowls as you play with colorful glass and learn about glass fusing - the magical interaction of glass and heat. In class, we'll learn to prepare molds, cut glass, and fill a casting mold to design your unique bowl. We will cut a heart shape, and refine by grinding, and learn how to create a "blank" for slumping with art glass, dichroic glass or glass frit, and cover safety practices as well. You’ll have the opportunity to experiment with arranging the glass in the casting mold for luminous and fluid effects.

Bowls will be fired after class, for pickup on Feb. 13th.

No experience necessary! Class size is limited to 10 so register early!

Sat., Feb. 9
12:00 noon - 6:00 pm

At Creator Haven, 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before Jan. 28: $95
Register after Jan. 28: $110
Register 2 or more: $90 each
plus a $60 materials fee paid at registration

register online


Pat Evans - see bio below

 



Fused Glass Garden Art

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Play with colorful glass and learn about  glass fusing - the magical interaction of glass and heat - as you make whimsical glass-art for your yard or garden. Create abstract patterns, or springtime garden imagery in this easy project that is perfect for this one day workshop. Learn to cut, layer and design art glass, and how the glass reacts in the kiln to create design elements. We'll use embellishments and inclusions, and cover safety practices as well. Student may add hardware after firing to transform their art glass into pieces that can be displayed outdoors.

No experience necessary! Class size is limited to 10 so register early!

Sun., April 28
12:00 noon - 6:00 pm

At Creator Haven, 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before March 25: $95
Register after March 25: $110
Register 2 or more: $90 each
plus a $40 materials fee paid at registration

register online


Pat Evans teaches metal clay, fused glass, and traditional metal jewelry-making nationwide and at her studio, Creator Haven, in Watsonville. She has a passion and talent for bringing out the creativity in every student. Pat is a Senior Art Clay Certifying Instructor and is president of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild.

 


Round Stained Glass with Bevels

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Beveled glass creates a stunning, prismatic effect in certain lighting conditions, as light is reflected and refracted. Join us for this class and incorporate beveled glass into a beautiful round piece full of color and light! Your bevels can be traditional, like a palm tree, seahorse, winged heart, or dolphin, or a variety of other shapes and images that are available. In class, stel arudents will learn how to design the round panound your choice of beveled glass, then cut, fit and foil your glass, solder, roll the lead border, patina and polish your piece.

Prior to class students will choose a cluster of beveled glass, as well as the glass for your background and border, at Kiss My Glass located at 660 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz. Tool kits and glass may be purchased ahead of, and in between classes, but will not be available for purchase during class at Cabrillo. Materials costs will depend on the project chosen, and most are under $100. Students may also use tools provided in class.

2 Wed., Feb. 20 & 27
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Room: Horticulture 5010
Register before Jan. 28: $135
Register after Jan. 28: $148

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Jackie Marr - see bio below

 


Mosaic Mirror

Join us for a creative date, grown-up art play date with a friend, or an evening get away to create your personal magic mirror as we reveal the mysteries of cutting glass! Combine tiny treasures and luminous colored glass pieces to create a beautiful framed mirror in the style of your home or as a gift. We provide the mirror, stained glass, Van Gogh glass, silver coats, special glue, applicators and oak frames. Then work on silver mirror surface for your colored glass, which makes the colors POP. A large selection of glass cutting tools are provided, and students may bring their own clearly marked with their name. Students may bring shells, stones, beach glass, small souvenirs or other small treasures. Finished size including an oak frame is 14"x 16".

Sat., March 9
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Room: Horticulture 5010
Register before Jan. 28: $80
Register after Jan. 28: $85
Register 2 or more: $75 each
plus a $65 materials fee paid in class

register online


Jackie Marr - see bio below

 


Stained Glass Intensive

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Create a unique, custom designed stained glass piece with expert guidance and support as you go! Choose from florals, mission style, and several other patterns, or create your own unique, custom design. Students will create a stained glass panel roughly 1-3 square feet. Projects can be a little larger or smaller, based on complexity.  Please note that custom designs must be approved by the instructor to be sure they can be completed in the time available during class.

Before class, you will begin at Kiss My Glass to select or design your pattern, and choose your glass. Completing this prep work ahead of time allows you to have the pattern you have chosen, and all of your glass, ready ahead of time so you may use the entire class time working on your project.

Students should bring two copies of their pattern and all of their glass for their project to class.

Students may bring their own tools if they have them—but please mark your tools clearly with your name! You may also choose to use the tools provided in class. Glass purchase ahead of time is required but other miscellaneous materials like lead, zinc, solder and chemicals can be purchased in class for a flat discounted rate of between $40 -$60, depending on your project.

Kiss My Glass is located at 660 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, and their hours are Monday thru Saturday 10 am to 6:00 pm. Please be sure to stop by and choose your project at least 2 days prior to the class start.

2 Mon. & 2 Wed., April 1, 3 & 8, 10
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Room: Horticulture 5010
Register before Jan. 28: $198
Register after Jan. 28: $225
plus a materials fee paid in class (varies based on project)

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Jackie Marr, BA, has been a stained glass artist for over 20 years and is owner of Kiss My Glass. She enjoys teaching stained glass techniques and glass bead making and can make it fun and easy.


Mosaic Basics

The brilliant colors, dimensional texture and playful quality of mosaic is like no other medium. If you’ve ever wondered where to start, what tools or materials you should use for your projects, this informative and creative weekend is the answer. <pstyle:cd>Students will produce one 12” x 12” simple mosaic ready for framing, while learning about different tools, techniques and materials. Jenni will discuss and demonstrate how to use a variety of cutting tools, different types of glass, tile, and other mosaic material, what types of surfaces are best for which types of use, how to select and use different adhesives, and how to successfully complete a project with grouting and sealing.

This is a great workshop for beginners, or as preparation for larger, more complex projects you may be planning. Skills and knowledge that students take away from this class may be used for mosaic sculpture, stepping stones, pique assiette, and many other projects. <pstyle:cdb>All tools and materials will be provided in class. All you need to bring is your imagination!

No experience necessary! Class size is limited to 15 so register early!

Sat. & Sun., March 2 & 3
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Room: Horticulture 1605
Register before Jan. 28: $180
Register after Jan. 28: $195
Register 2 or more: $175

plus a $35 materials fee paid at registration

register online

 

Jennifer Iams-McGuire - see bio below


Mosaic Birdbaths

Create a colorful, mosaic birdbath for your garden while keeping your bird friends happy and hydrated. Shallow basin bases (approx. 16″ diameter) are constructed from repurposed materials and architectural cement. Then you'll learn how to apply mosaic surface treatment selected from a wide assortment of mosaic supplies provided in class. Choose from a brilliant, colorful array of ceramic tiles, glass, and other objects to create patterns and personality for your piece.

Students are welcome to bring their own embellishments or materials with which to experiment, though all necessary materials will be provided in class. Projects may be ready to grout during the final session, depending on the complexity of student’s designs, or easily completed at home following the instructor's in-class grouting demonstration.

Mosaic cutting tools, design basics, and technical details will all be discussed.

While birdbath stands will not be provided, options for how to use stands, posts, or other outdoor displays will be discussed in class.

No experience necessary! Class size is limited to 15 so register early!

Please go to our Class Resources page for additional, important information about this class.

Sat. & Sun., March 30 & 31
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Room: Horticulture 5010
Register before Jan. 28: $195
Register after Jan. 28: $210
Register 2 or more: $185

plus a $45 materials fee paid at registration

register online

 

Jennifer Iams-McGuire - is an award-winning mosaic artist whose work is exhibited in various galleries in the United States and abroad. She teaches at Sierra College, the Crocker Museum and from her home studio. For more information about her and her work go to jennimcguiremosaics.com

 


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