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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., April 27
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

At Kiss My Glass, 660 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz
Register before March 25: $118
Register after March 25: $125
Register 2 or more: $110 each
plus $55 materials fee paid in class

register online


Jackie Marr - see bio below

 


Stained Glass Art - Get the Lead Out!

Come try your hand at stained glass while designing and creating your own piece. Spend an evening creating beautiful hanging stained glass art with mixed media, including glass, jewels, shells, bevels and other ornamental pieces in a unique design framed in curved lead. Learn how to solder and work with lead safely. No glass cutting required for this project.

Projects will be approximately 7-10 inches across and you can create any shape you like!

A wide selection of colorful materials will be provided, as well as stained glass tools for use in class. Students may bring their own beach glass, shells, glass or other objects to incorporate.

Please bring a small hammer and needle nose pliers.

Wed., May 22
5:30 - 8:30 pm

At Kiss My Glass, 660 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz
Register before March 25: $75
Register after March 25: $78
Register 2 or more: $68 each
plus a $55 materials paid in class

register online


Jackie Marr - see bio below

 


Introduction to Fusing Glass

Glass fusing is the process of cutting, stacking, layering, and melting glass at high temperatures to create patterns or images. Fused glass can be used for jewelry, wall art, as well as functional pieces like bowls and plates.  Learn about tools and frit (granulated glass), get hands on practice with glass cutting skills, and learn the principles and terminology of fusing, including an overview of kilns, and different CoE's of glass (a measurement of the rate that glass will expand and contract when it is heated and cooled).  Students will make six small projects that may be used for pendants or magnets. These will be fired and available for pick-up at Kiss My Glass 1 to 2 weeks after class. Depending on your pace, there may also be time to complete a larger project like a tile, a wall hanging, or a plate.

All materials are provided. Materials for second projects will be limited to three 4-inch tiles, two 6-inch squares, or one 10-inch piece. You may choose from a selection of molds for an additional firing into bowls or plates. Tools will be available to share, and if you have glass cutting tools of your own, please bring them (labeled with your name!).

Sat., June 1
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Kiss My Glass, 660 7th Ave, Santa Cruz
Register before May 30:  $95
Register after May 30:  $110
plus $75 materials fee payable to instructor in class

register online


Jackie Marr - see bio below

 


Making Glass Beads  

Come play with fire and learn the techniques used for centuries by Italian masters to make your own custom glass beads. Use brilliant, rich colored glass rods that are primarily made in Murano, Italy as you learn how to safely light your torch, and control and shape molten glass. Use as many colors as you like to make round, square, cylinder and multicolored beads.

Each student will use a small oxygen/ propane torch to make your beads. Morning beads will be ready to come out of the kiln in the afternoon. Afternoon beads will be ready for pick up the next day.

Sat., June 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kiss My Glass,  660 7th Ave, Santa Cruz
Register before May 30:  $110
Register after May 30:  $125
plus $50 materials fee paid in class

register online


Jackie Marr - see bio below

 


Stained Glass Feathers

These stained glass feathers will brighten any window or wall, or catch the sunlight as they flutter in the wind, or hanging in your garden. You’ll choose from dozens of brilliant colors and patterns of art-glass, learn to cut the glass, then solder your elegant piece.  

Feathers range from 5 to 9 inches in size. Students may make one or more, as time allows.
No experience necessary!

Thu., July 18
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Room: Horticulture 5010
Register before May 30:  $68
Register after May 30:  $75
Register 2 or more: $58 each
$40 materials fee payable to instructor in class

register online


Jackie Marr - see bio below

 


Stained Glass Box

           

Create a delicate, luminous box with a hinged stained glass lid, stained glass bottom, and beveled glass sides. Students may choose from a wide range of stained glass colors and patterns, and may add feet to their boxes as well. There will be three patterns to choose from that are approximately 2x3, 4x4 and 6x6 inches.

No previous experience necessary!

Thu., July 25
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Room: Horticulture 5010
Register before May 30:  $72
Register after May 30:  $80
Register 2 or more:  $68
$45 materials fee payable to instructor in class

register online

 

Jackie Marr - see bio below

 


Stained Glass Boot Camp

Spend a whole weekend creating 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.  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 your entire weekend working on your project. Please note that custom designs must be approved by the instructor to be sure they can be completed in the time available during 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 flat discounted rate of between $40-$60, depending on your project.

You will bring two copies of your pattern all numbered and all the glass you will need.

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.

Sat. & Sun., August 3 & 4
9:00 am– 4:00 pm
Location: Kiss My Glass, 660 7th Ave, Santa Cruz
Register before May 30:  $120
Register after May 30:  $145
Materials fee payable to instructor in class and will vary depending on project

register online

 

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.

 


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- see bio below

 


Fused Dichroic Glass Jewelry

Learn to make several different fused jewelry pieces using dichroic glass, a sparkling glass that changes color depending on how you look at it. Learn to cut glass and assemble pieces, learn about glass fusing, adding inclusions, making your own embellishments, how to drill holes in glass, and add jewelry findings.

After firing student may pick up pieces 1 week after class.

Register Early! This workshop is limited to just 10 participants.

2 Sat., June 8 & 15
10:00 am- 1:00 pm
Creator Haven - 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before May 30:  $95
Register after May 30:  $110
plus$ 35 materials fee paid at registration

register online

 

Pat Evans- see bio below

 



Make a Custom Wine or Olive Oil Stopper from Fused Glass

These one-of-a-kind fused glass wine or olive oil stoppers make great gifts, conversation starters at your party, or add elegance and color to your kitchen! Create your own small piece of art in this fast and fun glass fusing class. Learn the art of fusing glass, which is layering and melting glass at high temperatures in a kiln. Learn to add embellishments and layers to create one or more fused glass pieces, then learn to attach the piece securely to your wine or olive oil stopper blank.

Finished stoppers are available to pick up one week after class after firing.

Register Early! This workshop is limited to just 10 participants.

Wed., June 12
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Creator Haven - 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before May 30:  $65
Register after May 30:  $85
plus$ 25 materials fee paid at registration

register online

 

Pat Evans- see bio below

 



Metal Clay and Fused Dichroic Glass Jewelry

Dichroic glass sparkles and changes color depending on how you look at it. Metal clay is a magic product that works like clay and, when fired, becomes pure fine silver. Learn to create unusual earrings or pendants by combining these two unique materials. Students will learn the qualities of fused glass, how to create fused glass "gemstones", and how to set the glass pieces in fine silver metal clay. Learn about kiln firing processes for glass and metal clay, as well as ways to shape and texture metal clay to hold and showcase the glass.

Students will leave with several fused glass pieces, at least one of which they will set in metal clay. The metal clay piece will be picked up a week after class after firing.

Register Early! This workshop is limited to just 10 participants.

Tue. & Thu., June 25 & 27
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Creator Haven - 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before May 30:  $95
Register after May 30:  $110
plus$ 45 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.

 


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., June 8 & 9
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Room: 1304
Register before May 30: $180
Register after May 30: $195
Register 2 or more: $175

plus a $35 materials fee paid at registration

register online

 

Jennifer Iams-McGuire - see bio below

 


Mosaic Sculpture

Create three-dimensional mosaic sculptures using architectural cement with re-purposed materials. Learn to transform all manner of recycled bases (styrofoam, cardboard, water bottles, newspaper) into simple cement forms, ready to mosaic (or leave as is). Students will enjoy a wide assortment of mosaic materials supplied by instructor. Students will complete one ready-to-grout lightweight piece in class.

No experience necessary!

Class size is limited to 15 so register early!

1 Fri. & Sat. & Sun., July 12, 13 & 14
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Room: Horticulture 5010
Register before May 30: $180
Register after May 30: $195
plus a $35 materials fee paid at registration

register online

 

Jennifer Iams-McGuire - see bio below

 


Mixed Media Mosaic Translation

Explore the inspiring combination of music, painting, and mixed media that is then translated to an expressive, abstract mosaic piece. This is a process-oriented mosaic technique which synthesizes multiple art genres --primal painting, mosaic, and music. Similarly, stirring fluid colour and sound into the mix of hard-edged mosaic-making causes something completely new to emerge. Concern with outcome is secondary to exploration of inner experience. Regardless, engaging and beautiful work emerges.

No previous experience required - this class allows everyone to benefit from this fun and freeing cross-genre experience.

Sat. & Sun., August 10 & 11
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: Horticulture 5010
Register before May 30:  $180
Register after May 30:  $195
Plus $35  materials fee payable 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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