Ceate a beautiful spring bowl of flowers and leaves! Start with a cut and cleaned gourd and create a pretty flower and leaf pattern using woodburning techniques. Then, cut away the negative space to create an open-cut bowl. Seal the inside and edges and color the flowers and leaves using Adirondack inks or markers. Bring your own woodburner and mini jig saw if you have them. Supply fee of $12.00 payable to the instructor.
Create one-of-a-kind ornaments in fused glass to decorate your house this holiday season. Bring your own patterns or choose from patterns available in the class. Cut glass in holiday shapes and decorate them. All pieces will be fired and returned to students within a week or two following the class. No glass cutting experience is required. $25 supply fee payable to the instructor.
Make your own holiday gifts and give them to the special people in your life. Create unique and beautiful glass pendants, bracelets, pins, wine bottle stoppers and more, using fusible glass, dichroic glass, frit, and mosaic pieces. Supply fee of $25 payable to the instructor in class. No glass cutting experience required.
This creative evening allows those interested in gourd crafts to share ideas and tips to get the most from their gourds. It is open to anyone who has previously taken a gourd class. Cost is $10 per semester. The Gourd Group meets once a month and participants are notified of the meeting dates by email. Current meeting date is the last Wednesday of the month.
Learn (or enhance) your chip carving skills! We will use "U" shaped hand gouge tools to chip patterns onto a birdhouse that the bird will flock to! Bring your own gouges or borrow the instructor's (firstname.lastname@example.org). Finish the exterior with leather day, spray varnish, and a leather strap ready to hang. $10.00 fee payable to the instructor.
Bring your mini saw and transformer to create an awesome jack-o-lantern. Use a supplied gourd and cleaning tools to create your jack-o-lantern and then color him with orange, leather dye. Paint the inside black for a finished look. Instructor has one mini saw to share for those who do not have one. Supply fee of $10 payable to the instructor.
Learn to cut and clean a gourd and then apply a pine needle rim, complete with caps, for a wonderfully finished rim. Cut the gourd down to a pretty-sized bowl and finish the interior with paint and the exterior with dye. $11.00 fee payable to the instructor.
Use a gourd that has been cut and cleaned, and decoupage handmade paper to the interior for a lovely interior finish! Either polish the outside or dye it a matching color. Finish it off with a twisted yarn rim! No tools needed - everything supplied for a $ 11.00 fee payable to the instructor.
Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials known as tesserae. Small pieces, normally roughly cubic and made of stone or glass of different colors are used to create a pattern or picture. Learn this unique art form as you create your own mosaic. Supply fee of $40 is payable to the instructor at the first class session.
Learn the art of Japanese braiding to create stunning necklaces to complement your fused-glass pieces and wire-wrapped creations. Supply fee of $30 payable to the instructor in class. Supplies include Kumihimo board, cord, bobbins, findings, and glue. Pendants are NOT included.
And the countdown begins! Christmas is too exciting to be contained within a single day. Celebrate this expansive season with an Advent calendar to remind you that each day is a precious treat. Featuring holiday hues, this simple, graphic wreath lets you decorate with style and substance. All supplies included.
Create a stunning mosaic bird bath for your yard or garden. Using terra cotta flower pots, a terra cotta saucer, and glass pieces, you will design an amazing project that stands approximately 20 inches tall and 16 inches wide. The birds will LOVE it! No glass-cutting experience required. Supply fee of $65 payable to the instructor at the first session.
Design and create at least three glass projects. Learn the history and techniques of glass cutting, soldering, and copper foiling. Students should wait until first class session to know what supplies are needed. Students are responsible
for cost of supplies at approximately $75.
Now that you have mastered the basic stained glass skills and techniques, you can design your own window panels and Tiffany-style lamps. If time allows, leading will be added. Prerequisite: Stained Glass Beginning.
Create unique glass pendants by placing small photos or pressed flowers in between clear glass, foiling the pendant with copper foil, soldering the piece and incorporating decorative wire for a bail. No glass cutting or soldering experience is required. Students may bring in a photo to use for their pendant. Photo should be roughly an inch in diameter. $25 supply fee payable to the instructor.
Need designated time and space to work on your stained glass project? Join Marge Nichols each week for stained glass studio time. NO INSTRUCTION is included but advice and suggestions abound. For the experienced stained glass lover.