Fused Glass Solar Mushroom
We teach numerous classes here at Bee's Stained Glass. Please click on the following class titles and you will be taken to the class descriptions page.
Basic Silk Screen Printing on Glass:
~~1-session class (3.5 hours)
Prior glass cutting experience is required (exceptions are at teacher's discretion)
Limited to 4 students. (Seat will only be held if you pre-paid before class date)
We need to have at least 2 students to hold this class.
If you have ever wondered how this is done and want to learn how in incorporate this technique in your stained and fused glass pieces…Well, here’s the chance to learn an easy way to silk screen print on glass.
You don’t need any expensive equipment or chemicals to create your own reusable silk screen, but you do need the sun (so class is during the day). You will create your screen with using numerous different items, and then actually use that screen to print on a piece of glass using glass paints. That piece of glass will then be fired in the kiln to make the paint permanently part of the glass. Once that is done then the glass can be cut apart and can be used in other pieces of your fused or stained glass creations (you will not be doing this during this class).
Only supplies used to create your screen will be supplied and kiln time…
Any glass, with the exception of Float glass is extra (i.e.; System 96 fusing glass or regular glass used to create a stained glass piece)
Fused Glass Lantern
~~1 day class - 3 hours~~
No experience necessary!
You will create four unique glass panels to fit into a white or black indoor/outdoor metal lantern.
All instructions and materials are supplied.
You will use cut glass, crushed glass, rods, stringers, beads, and more. Each piece will be of
your own design. The glass panels you create will go into one of our kilns, over night, and then they will be ready to fit back into your lantern.
You will need to return at a later date to pick up your finished lantern.
Class is limited to 4 students
This is a stock photo,
Your mushroom will look different.
Example of incorporating your
silkscreened piece in a fused glass panel.
Please check out the CLASS POLICIES before signing up for classes.
Example of what you will create in class.
INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS
~~3-session class (1 @ 3 hours, 2 @ 2 hours)
Glass fusing is an exciting and liberating glass art which enables artists to create glass designs by fusing compatible glass pieces together in a kiln. In this class students will create a one-of-a-kind project. You will pick your mold from the molds here in the studio and create your project based on the size and shape of this mold. In addition we will examine various finished projects and discuss how they were made. Students will learn basic glass cutting and shaping skills; cleaning and layering techniques, and some basic kiln programming.
In this Fused Glass Mushroom Class you will learn some of the basic fusing techniques.
If you want the "Full" fused glass class, please take the Intro to Fused Glass Class.
That is the more intensive fusing class.
Your fused glass Mushroom will be mounted on a solar light base
Included in the price of the class: (along with the use of the studio tools)
6"round blank, a variety of frit and scrap glass, a solar path light, and free firing charges.
Limited to 3 students
No experience is needed
Please check out our CLASS POLICIES before signing up for any of our classes. -
2-week class (first class is longer)