Subject: June and July Classes at Prism Glass www.prismglassworks.net 419-897-4100 IN THIS ISSUE Dear Sharon, Lead in a Day Hope everyone is having fun gardening. We sure have! Of course, our garden is often growing glass. Stained Glass Panel Lamp Melissa has been having fun creating some new sample test pallets based on reactives. Stop in to check them out, and yes, there are more to come. Edgy Jewelry I have been having fun helping some crafty artists with their projects. Sometimes people just need a little boost for one part of a process, and we always enjoy accommodating, with a private session. These are best accomplished during the daytime, by appointment. Just call for details. Christmas in July Glass on Glass Mosaic Inking Around Birch Tree Branch Out Pot Stickers Intro to Fusing I will be traveling to San Antonio at the end of June for my annual glass binge! Thanks for making my "Understanding your Kiln" and "Edge Up Projects" so popular. I will be sharing those classes with my Retail Store peers, and while I'm at it, I will have the opportunity to take some wonderful classes from some National Teachers. Gil Reynolds, Diann Sonnenberg, Laura Rendlen, Denny Berkery, Zoi Sandy, and Jesse Baines. How fun.......and I can't wait to bring all the new knowledge back to you. Faux Woven Basket Plaid Party Of Coarse You Can! Glass Cutting 101 Understanding Your Kiln Beginning Stained Glass Open Studio Time By the way, we developed a fun new class in the edgy technique. Check out the edgy pendants! Ohhhhh, Shiny! Credit Card Info Twitter and Facebook L E AD I N A D AY $ 10 5. 0 0 Intermediate Plus, all of you that asked for Xmas ornaments in July.......Here it comes. Hope to see you soon! Sharon and Melissa Prism GlassWorks, Ltd. 419-897-4100 www.prismglassworks.net This one-day, 5-hour class is a great starter project. You will make a leaded glass piece 8"x10" using clear glass. Learn setting up your jig for your lead frame, soldering on lead, glazing and polishing. Limit 4 students. Beginning Stained Glass is required. Cutting and soldering skills required. Saturday, July 25th @ 11:00 S T AI N E D G L AS S PAN E L L AM P $1 90. 0 0 pl us gl a ss Intermediate In this two week class you will use a ready-made lampshade frame to make a panel for a lamp. The photo is showing the versatility of this four sided framing system. We have done stained, fused, and mosaic projects to complete the panels. The distance from the table to the bottom of the frame is 16". The height of the shade is 7". The total width of one panel is 15". A perfect size for a table. In your class you will use your stained glass copper foil skills to make one of the sides. Our instruction will include showing you how the framing system works, helping you set up a lamp panel jig, and providing you with sample designs. If you are interested in creating your own design, stop in a week or so before class so we can give you a template. Class includes the lamp base and shade system, consumables like foil, solder, and patina, and instruction needed to complete one panel. You will need to purchase your glass prior to the beginning of the class. Once you know the process, you will be able to finish at home, or you can rent shop time and work on it here. ($12.50 hr) Thursday, June 11th and 18th @ 5:30 C H RI S TM AS I N JUL Y FU S ED O R N AM E N TS $9 5. 0 0 Intermediate Get an early start on your Holiday gift making! The holidays are only just around the corner! Create ornaments for your Holiday events. Firing and materials are included. Use frit, scraps, dots, and your creativity to make some beautiful decorations and/or gifts. You may create as many as can fit on our black tray, up to 8 ornaments. Create turkeys, trees, pumpkins, leaves, diamonds, balls, snowmen, santas, and more! Previous fusing and basic cutting skills are required to register. Tuesday, July 28th @ 6:00 EDGY JEWELRY $65.00 for three "Just for Fun" Enjoy a relaxing couple hours creating some very unique and shiny pendants in the edgy style. We will supply all the transparent colored and clear glass, your choice of dichro slide, two firings, and instructions for three beautiful pendants. If you want to bring a beverage, please do. No previous experience required. Tuesday, July 7th @ 6:00 G L AS S O N G L AS S MO S AI C $ 12 5. 0 0 Beginner During this class, you will make a 10x12 inch "glass on glass" mosaic. Choose from our patterns or design your own. This project teaches the direct method. Most materials provided, including the frame. Cutting skills are highly recommended, but not required. This project cannot be finished in a few hours, so there will be homework. *Grout session will be scheduled during class. Saturday, June 6th @ 11:00 I NKI NG AR O UN D - F U N WI TH AL C O HO L I N KS $5 5. 0 0 Just For Fun! In this "Just for Fun" class, you'll learn how to use alcohol inks in a variety of different ways. Make great backgrounds for photos, create your own paper, make decorative ceramic tiles, even incorporate it into your glass projects. You will walk away with several examples on ceramic tile of this beautiful art and will have the knowledge to continue creating your own artwork at home. Melissa has spent many hours testing, learning, testing, and learning, so she can point you in the right direction on your Ink journey. She shares the tricks, and the No No's to help you be successful without spending a huge amount of money! We will have frames and display items for purchase if you wish to show off your work! Tuesday, July 14th @ 6:00 B I R C H TR EE, FU SE D P AN E L $8 5. 0 0 Just for Fun Create a 8 x 12" birch tree scene on a dark background and watch the magic happen. You can choose the season just by switching up the colors of the falling leaves. You will learn a couple techniques for coloring the trunks and the background to acquire the illusion of depth. These panels are not quite full fused so as to keep their texture! They may be displayed on a table or plate stand. This project is so cool that some people are doing it more than once! All materials and one firing included. We will have fun! Saturday, June 13th @ 1:30 B R AN C H O U T - TRE E O F PI E CE S $ 75. 0 0 Just For Fun! Grow your skills creating this beautiful fused tree from all those mini pieces of fusible glass that we have at the bottom of our class bin. We will provide all the materials, show you samples, and guide you thru the process. We will fire your 10 " round project. Stand not included. Tuesday, June 16th @ 6:00 POT STICKERS $50.00 Just for Fun! Get your garden started with these sturdy, fused glass stakes. You will make three 9 1/2 inch stakes, decorated to suit your planters, gardens, or pots! We will provide clear glass bases, and small glass pieces, dots, noodles and stringers for embellishments. Precuts will be available for purchase. We will also demo how to label your stakes using "after fire" paint markers. Tuesday, June 9th @ 6:00 I N TRO D U C TI O N TO F U SI NG - FU S ED P E ND AN T $ 9 5. 00 Beginner This is one our most popular beginning classes! Formal instruction and all materials are included in this professional introduction to glass fusing.! We open with a 45 minute lecture with "show and tell" about the basic concepts of glass fusion theory. Then, you will create 10 glass cabochons that you may make into pendants or magnets. Prism will fire your pieces and they will be available for pick up a few days later. Basic bails are included. No experience required. Glass Cutting 101 is recommended, but not required. (Private party arrangements and accommodations for larger groups) Saturday, June 20th @ 1:00 F AU X WO V EN B AS K E T $ 75. 00 pl u s gl a ss Intermediate This 11" square basket would look great on any table, and is fairly easy to build. You just need to select two complimentary colors, cut your strips and assemble!The spaces in between are empty and create a basketweave effect. We have other samples in other colors in the studio for your viewing pleasure. This class always fills very quickly, so don't hesitate! Saturday, July 11th @ 12:30 P L AI D P AR TY $ 55. 0 0 Intermediate Because you asked for it! We've come up with a mini class to introduce you to the plaid technique. The plaid effects that were created when Melissa did all her color studies attracted so much attention that we have developed a 6" version that will teach you the technique! We will provide instruction, one firing, clear glass, and a rainbow of colors for your first experience. These babies really glow, stop in to take a peek! Since we are doing the technical part of the fusing process, you can join us if you have never fused. All materials and flat firing included. We can slump it into a bowl for you for $15.00 extra. Tuesday, July 21st @ 6:00 O F CO AR S E YO U C AN ! $ 7 5. 0 0 Just for Fun! Everyone wants to make something big and shiny! Well here is your chance to create dynamic art on a large fused project that requires no experience! In this 2 hour workshop you will use Coarse Frit (glass chips) to create a simple design using our wide selection of patterns. We will do all the hard cutting, and will include the kiln firing and all glass! You do the artwork! Stands not included. Tuesday, June 2nd @ 6:00 G L AS S C U TTI NG 10 1 $ 45 Beginner This is where it all starts! Glass cutting is the basic skill that is required for most glass media projects. During this skills class you will learn the theory of glass cutting including tools, safety, pattern cutting, and grinding. Whether you are doing stained glass, mosaics, or plan on fusing, classes are geared towards the needs of the students. By the end, you will have cut straight pieces, circles, and everything in between. You will have use of our tools during class. No experience necessary. Saturday, June 20th @ 10:30 Thursday, July 9th @ 5:30 U N D ER S T AN D I NG YO U R KI L N $ 45. 00 Lecture This seminar is great for anyone who owns or plans on owning a kiln. We will discuss ordering, setup, testing and running your kiln. There will be special emphasis on programming, care, and shelf materials. There will be a Q & A session to help with individual needs. It's a great learning experience for all you "firing newbie's", or a great refresher for current kiln owners. Session lasts about 2 hours. Reservations required. Saturday, June 13th @ 10:30 B EG I N NI NG S T AI N E D G L AS S $ 17 5. 00 8 X 10 Orientation PROJECT In this 3 class session you will learn to cut, foil, grind, solder and frame a stained glass panel. Although the project is small, it will work you thru each step of the entire process, and most students will continue developing skills in their own home studio. You will choose from one of 8 patterns for your first experience. We will provide all the tools, instruction, and clear glass you need to complete your first project. You may purchase colors separately. Choose a pattern and your glass prior to the class. $25 deposit to secure your space. Four Students, Three sessions. Aprox 3.5 hrs per session. Our summer class will be a bit different. We will hold the first two classes on Thursday evenings, and the third class will be on a Saturday. Thursday, July 9th, July 16th @ 5:30 and Saturday, July 18th @ 11:00 O P E N S TU DI O TI ME / KI LN R EN T AL Our Open Studio time on Tues, Wed and Fri has been a great success! Need to get some projects finished? Call us to schedule time between 12:30 and 4 and we will do our best to accommodate you! Pricing will vary based on the projects you choose. Also remember, we rent out our kilns for those of you who want to make your pieces at home. The large oval is $100. Our smaller kilns are $35 and $45. Call to reserve a kiln!