Virginia Stained Glass
6356 Springfield Plaza, Springfield, VA  22150             703-866-1235
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2016 WINTER/SPRING

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

 

 

HEART DISH PANEL

 

Sat., 2/6/16, 11:00-3:00    Fee: 40.00        Instructor: Amber and Nancy   Skill Level: Easy

Learn how to incorporate a heart shaped glass dish into a small free form heart shaped glass panel. This technique will teach you the skill of adding found or purposeful objects into a panel with a touch of decorative solder. Glass dish and pattern provided.

 

 

USING CHINA AND UTENSILS

 

Sat., 2/13/16, 11:00-3:00   Fee:  40.00     Instructor: Diane    Skill Level: Easy

There are some really fun ideas for creating projects using china plates and that extra flatware you may have around your house. Maybe you have some special dishes from Grandma that could be repurposed into a meaningful gift for a loved one. You will learn how to cut the china with different tools that can be used for mosaics as well as stained glass. Project ideas include Angels, mirrors, Jewelry, Garden art.

 

 

SCRAP GLASS

 

Sun., 2/27/16, 11:00- 4:00   Fee: 40.00     Instructor: Jeanne     Skill Level: Intermediate

Everyone has it but does everyone use it? There are endless ideas for using some of that extra glass, let’s just call it “free” glass since it probably otherwise would never get used. Perfect for that quick gift that doesn’t require purchasing more glass and are quick to  make. Bring your scrap and any other jewels, costume jewelry, wire or found bobbles.

 

 

GLASSLINE FUSED PLATE

 

Sun., 2/28/16, 12:00-3:00   Fee: 50.00   Instructor: Colleen   Skill Level: Intermediate

This is a Great new fusing class on how to use Glass Line Paints and Thin Fire. You will be making an 8” fused plate with an abstract design. The look and technique makes this fused plate unique and one you’re sure to be impressed with!

 

KALEIDOSCOPE MAKE-UP CLASS

 

Sat., 3/5/16, 11:00 – 4:00 Fee: 40.00     Instructor: Donna   Skill Level: Advanced

This is a make –up class for registered students from 12/3.

If you are interested in this class please check to see if space is available. Purchase of kit is required for project.

 

EASY BREEZY DRIFTWOOD CLASS

 

Sun., 3/6/16, 12:00-4:00   Fee: 40.00     Instructor: Jeanne   Skill Level: Intermediate

This is a three dimensional project which combines your glass project with a piece of store bought or natural driftwood. You will learn how to make it three dimensional if you choose and how to secure your piece of art together. Preclass homework required and purchase of driftwood from us or a pet store necessary. Ideas are limitless with this one.

 

 

PAINTING ON GLASS

 

Sat., 3/19/16 & 3/20/16 , 10:00-3:00   Fee: 75.00 Instructor: Diane

Skill Level: Intermediate

Have you ever wondered how they do it? In this class you will learn how to paint on glass to add definition, shadow and detail or just add your own impression on a piece of glass. We will use a technique similar to those gorgeous church windows. Preclass work is required

 

 

MOSAIC MIRRORS

 

Sat., 4/16/16,   11:00-4:00   Fee: 40.00        Instructor: Diane   Skill Level: Intermediate

A mosaic is a decoration on a surface made by using small pieces of colored glass or stone creating an image or pattern. People have been using this art form for centuries. We will teach you all about the tools and procedures while creating your very own work of art. A 10x10 wood frame will be included with your class.

 

 

 

Winter/Spring 2016 Class Schedule

 

Introduction to Stained Glass – In this weekend class you can make a small stained glass panel from start to finish. You have four patterns to choose from for your project.  All tools and materials will be provided for this class.

 

Saturday

Sunday

Fee

Jan. 9, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Jan. 10, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

$125

Feb. 20, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Feb. 21,  12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

$125

 

 

Beginning Stained Glass – Students will construct a 12” x 14” panel using the copper foil method.  Choose from 25 specific patterns.  Cost of tools and supplies averages $400.  Completion of weekly homework is required.

 

Day/Date

Time

Duration

Fee

Tues., Jan. 5

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

6 Weeks

$90

Tues., Jan. 5

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

6 Weeks

$90

  Tues., Feb. 23

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

6 Weeks

$90

Tues., Feb. 23

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

6 Weeks

$90

Tues., Apr. 5

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

6 Weeks

$90

Tues., Apr. 5

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

6 Weeks

$90

Tues., May 17

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

6 Weeks

$90

Tues., May 17

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

6 Weeks

$90

 

 

Intermediate Stained Glass (Lead & Mosaics on Tuesday Evenings Only)Here is your chance to work on anything under the sun.  This class is for students with stained glass experience wishing to work on more advanced projects at their own pace.  This is a self-directed class to work independently with help and guidance as needed.

 

Day/Date

Time

Duration

Fee

Tues., Jan. 5

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

5 Weeks

$100

Wed., Jan. 6

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 Weeks

$100

Thurs., Jan. 7

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

5 Weeks

$100

Wed., Feb. 10

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 Weeks

$100

Thurs., Feb. 18

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

5 Weeks

$100

Tues., Feb. 23

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

5 Weeks

$100

Wed., Mar. 23

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 Weeks

$100

Thurs., Mar. 24

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 Weeks

$100

Tues., Apr. 5

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

5 Weeks

$100

Wed., Apr. 27

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 Weeks

$100

Thurs., Apr. 28

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

5 Weeks

$100

Tues., May 17

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

5 Weeks

$100

 

Fusing – In this class, students can make bowls, plates, jewelry and more!  This is the perfect chance for you to experiment with frits, stringers, and dichroic glass.  Students will be limited to firing two items or two 9” plates of jewelry per class.

 

Day/Date

Time

Duration

Fee

Mon., Jan 4

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 Weeks

$125

Tues., Jan 5

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

5 Weeks

$125

Wed., Jan. 6

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

5 Weeks

$125

Thurs. Jan. 7

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 Weeks

$125

Wed., Feb. 10

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

5 Weeks

$125

Mon., Feb. 15

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 Weeks

$125

Thurs., Feb. 18

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 Weeks

$125

Tues., Feb. 23

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

5 Weeks

$125

Wed., Mar. 23

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

5 Weeks

$125

Thur., Mar. 24

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 Weeks

$125

Mon., Mar. 28

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 Weeks

$125

Tues., Apr. 5

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

5 Weeks

$125

Wed., Apr. 27

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

5 Weeks

$125

Thurs., Apr. 28

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

5 Weeks

$125

Mon., May 2

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 Weeks

$125

Tues., May 17

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

5 Weeks

$125

 

 

 

HOW TO KNOW IF A CLASS IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

 

We know everyone is busy these days and to help make the best use of your creative time we added this guide to assist you with class selections. Unless otherwise noted, we foresee you to be familiar with glass basics and encourage you to stretch your ability and knowledge of glass. In most cases you will need your own tools and have preclass prep.

 

Skill Levels

 

No Experience Needed: We will provide what is needed for class. These classes are generally our Living Socials or our two day Intro to Stained Glass.

 

Easy: These classes require basic cutting and soldering skills with limited experience, maybe a project or two.  Must have your own tools and supplies.

 

Intermediate:  These classes are designed to enhance or teach new skills. Cutting and soldering experience and personal tools expected .Usually preclass prep of pattern choice and/or cutting, grinding foiling. There is a possibility for purchase of additional items.

 

 Advanced: Designed to stretch your skill set. Previous project and class time with ability to work individually with instruction. These classes include more complicated projects and not always finished in class. Individual tools required homework prep and possible purchase of additional items for completion of project.

 

****  Class Policy  ****

We follow Fairfax County school closings pertaining to inclement weather.  If you have to miss a class, you can make up any missed classes during these sessions!

For all classes or workshops you must have stained glass experience and have your own tools.  All supplies and tools are the responsibility of each student for any class you register for, unless otherwise noted.

Please call us at 703-866-1235 to sign up today! Don't wait and be disappointed!

Ø  Class tuition is not refundable or transferable.

Ø  Pregnant women and nursing mothers should consult their physicians prior to enrolling in class.

Ø  Students in multi-week classes should anticipate 2 hours of homework per week to complete the requirements of their class.

Ø  Please no perfume or cologne in classes - many people are allergic and we appreciate your understanding.  Thank you!

Ø  Your continued patronage helps keep class fees down.

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