FUSING, MOSAICS, STAINED GLASS & MORE

Beginner Stained Glass:

Tuesday, January 8th – January 29th  from  5:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday, January 5th – January26th  from  12pm-3pm

Tuesday, February 5th – February 26th  from  5:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday, February 9th – March 2nd  from 12pm-3pm

Tuesday, March 12th – April 2nd  from  5:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday, March 16th – April 6th   from 12pm-3pm

Tuesday, April 16th – May 7th  from  5:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday, April 20th – May 11th  from 12pm-3pm

 

Intermediate Stained Glass:

Tuesday, January 8th – February 5th    from  6-9pm

Wednesday, January 9th – February 6th   from  6-9pm

Thursday, January 10th – February 7th    from  1-4pm

Tuesday, February 12th – March 12th   from  6-9pm

Wednesday, February 13th – March 13th   from  6-9pm

Thursday, February 14th – March 14th  from 1-4pm

Tuesday, March 19th – April 16th    from  6-9pm

Wednesday, March 20th – April 17th    from  6-9pm

Thursday, March 21st – April 18th    from  1-4pm

Tuesday, April 23rd – May 21st     from  6-9pm

Wednesday, April 24th – May 22nd     from  6-9pm

Thursday, April 25th – May 23rd     from  1-4pm

McMow Art Glass Winter 2019 Specialty Class Schedule

 

JANUARY

 

NEW! MASTER EXPERIENCE: CREATE YOUR OWN CLASS

$500 – Day & Time CUSTOMIZABLE

Customize your very own PRIVATE class with McMow Master, Phil Materio!

Spend a full day learning skills or creating a project of your choosing. Have you always wanted to EXPERIMENT with our tools, kilns and unique glass styles? Now you can! Unleash your inner artist and gain confidence in the art glass medium you love. This experience is customizable and includes a one hour consultation prior to your class. Technique, skills, and materials will be discussed and decided on prior to class day. Choose a technique of your choice – stained, fused and even mosaic glass. Size limitations may apply. Day and Time to be determined based on student/teacher availability.

 

Introduction to Fusing

 Wednesday, January 9th

6pm-8pm  with Phil  $75

*Beginner Level*

In this two hour session, students will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers.  You will complete your very own set of four fused glass coasters.  Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art.  The completed fired pieces will be available for pick up the following week.  All materials are included.

 

 Open Fusing Workshop

Saturday, January 12th

10am-2pm with Faith & Phil  $45

*Fusing Experience Required*

Create a STUNNING fused glass project of your choice!  Come in with your idea, and Faith or Phil will help you make your dream project a reality.  Faith or Phil will help you determine design, materials, and kiln firings – which you can pay for separately.  Experience is required – both beginning fusing knowledge and cutting experience is required.  This is also a GREAT way to meet other fusing fanatics!  Note: Materials and kiln firings not included

 

Cutting Course

Wednesday, January 16th

6pm-9pm with Phil  $85

*Intermediate Level*

In this Three hour course, Phil will teach students about different cutting and breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s and don’ts of cutting glass.  The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System.  This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills.  After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own.  A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

Pattern Adaptation

Saturday, January 19th

10am-1pm with Jordan $65

NEW and Highly Requested!

Ever wanted to turn one of your photos into a stained, leaded or mosaic glass?  Learn from McMow Master Jordan on how to convert a photo or image into an art glass pattern design.  Bring in a photo of your choice and get ready to create. Jordan will also teach you how to adapt existing patterns to be more sophisticated OR simplify cut lines. This is the perfect class for someone wanting to take their glass art to the next level. Pattern size is limited to six square feet.

 

Tie-Dye Fusing

Wednesday, January 23rd

6pm-8pm with Phil $75

Back by popular demand!

Learn how to create this SUPER FUN tie dye from fused glass, frits, and powders!  This class includes all materials and one kiln firing – options to create plates, etc. available with the purchase of slumping firings.

 

Go With The Flow

Saturday, January 26th

9am-3pm with Phil $300

*Experience Required*

In this Master Class Students will learn the process of using heat, gravity, and beautiful Bullseye Glass to create a dimensional piece of kiln-formed art.  Learn the following:  The basics of how glass moves; the fundamental tools and materials necessary to harness flow within a body of glass; how to fire sheet glass arranged within an assembled mold that includes a ramp or incline to achieve flow within a finished piece. Students will also come back at a later date to learn how to coldwork their finished piece. All materials and kiln-firing are included.

 

How to use your tools: Glass Drills & Saws

Wednesday, January 30th

6pm-8pm with Phil $45

NEW!

*All skill levels welcome!*

The key to every great artist is learning how to use your tools for optimum results. Knowing how to properly utilize a drill and glass saw for your art glass projects can take a project to the professional level. This class will give you the essential tricks of the trade and give you insights into how these can be used for glass.

 

 

FEBUARY

 

Stained Glass Lampshades

Saturday, February 2nd, 9th,16th, and 23rd

9am-12pm with Linda $195

NEW!

* Cutting/Foiling/Soldering Experience Required *

Create and keep this STUNNING stained glass lampshade in your own glass choices! Learn some tricks for ensuring a successful fit every time. Intermediate students will enjoy taking their skills to a higher level. This project will provide you challenge, enjoyment and a finished product that makes a fabulous gift! Vase cap, pattern, and bevels are included. Students will supply all other glass, tools, and materials. Class size will be limited to first 8 students to register.

 

Introduction to Fusing

Wednesday, February 6th

6pm-8pm  with Phil  $75

*Beginner Level*

In this two hour session, students will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers.  You will complete your very own set of four fused glass coasters.  Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art.  The completed fired pieces will be available for pick up the following week.  All materials are included.

 

Stained Glass Painting

Wednesday, February 13th , 20th , 27th , and  March 6th

5:30pm-8:30pm with Jordan $375

Back by Popular demand! Space is limited! All levels welcome!

Learn from McMow master Jordan Day on advanced shading and coloring techniques.  This class will focus on detail and dimension.  Students will also learn how to apply this new knowledge to stained, fused, and mosaic art glass.  All materials and kiln firings included.

 

MARCH

 

Strip Cut Rounders with Phil

Saturday, March 2nd and March 9th

12-3 pm $185

*Cutting experience required*

In this two day class, students have the opportunity to learn how to take simple strips of glass and turn them into functional rounders. What’s a rounder you say? Think glass light fixtures and stand alone pieces. Learn how these forms are created and take your glass fusing to the SALEABLE level. This is the most saleable type of functional glass art! Learn proper techniques for strip cutting, damming your fusing piece, coldworking, slumping and so much more! Materials, kiln firing, slumping and coldworking included. Project size is 8”x 8”.

 

Fused Glass Cacti

Saturday, March 9th

9-11am with Patti $75

Back by popular demand!

*Cutting Experience Required*

Design and create your very own cacti garden! In this fun & creative class students will create two potted fused glass cacti.  Students will use sheet glass, wire, murrine, and other fused glass accessories to create these charming southwest inspired “plants”.  All materials and kiln firings included.

 

Introduction to Fusing

Wednesday, March 13th

6pm-8pm  with Phil  $75

*Beginner Level*

In this two hour session, students will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers.  You will complete your very own set of four fused glass coasters.  Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art.  The completed fired pieces will be available for pick up the following week.  All materials are included.

 

Mosaic Garden Stones

Saturday, March 16th

9am-3pm with Phil  $175

*Cutting Skills required*

Make that special presentation in your garden or make an exciting walkway for your home.  This mosaic class will show you how to produce decorative glass garden stones using the indirect method of pouring concrete into a form.  This beginner method shows how easy it can be to add new uses for your stained glass.  Students will leave with a garden stone at the end of the class, along with the knowledge to repeat this technique over and over again.  All materials are included.  Do not pass this class up.  Also makes a great holiday gift!

 

Pattern Bar Casting

Wednesday, March 20th & 27th

6pm-9pm with Phil $150

*Intermediate level*

In this exciting class students will produce a 3/8” thick fused glass pattern slab.  Students will learn tack fusing, saw cutting, designing, and fuse casting techniques.  Students will also learn how to calculate the amount of glass to fill any size mold and all the firing schedules to complete a beautiful work of art.  Your friends will be amazed at the finished piece and you will be happy to know how truly easy it is to do.  The finished piece can be slumped into a sushi plate mold for a $10 additional fee.

 

Painted & Fused Flowers

Saturday, March 23rd

10am-12pm with Phil $75

Learn to manipulate Glassline paints like a pro! Create painterly effects with this exciting glass medium.  You won’t believe how these flowers are achieved using a variety of unique techniques you have never seen before.  This class includes all materials and one kiln firing– options to create plates, etc. are available with the purchase of slumping firings.

 

I Dream of Murrine – Function & Form with Phil

Friday March 29th 6pm-9pm

Saturday March 30th 9am-2pm

Sunday March 31st 9am-12pm

$450

NEW! Did you take our popular Mastering Murrine Class? Then you will LOVE this class!

Murrine (singular: murrina) are colored patterns made in a glass cane that are revealed when the cane is cut into cross-sections. Murrine can be made in infinite designs from simple circular to complex detailed designs. Murrine production first appeared in the Middle East more than 4,000 years ago and was revived by Venetian glassmakers on Murano in the early 16th century. In this three-day class students will not only learn the ancient artform of murine pulling but will also create a one-of-a-king kiln formed piece. This next level class will push not only your design abilities, but also expand upon your kiln forming skills. All materials, kiln firings and coldworking included. Did you take our Mastering Murrine Course? Learn the NEWEST way to utilize Murrine in your projects!

APRIL

 

Intermediate Mosaics with Susan Casbarro

Saturday April 6th 9am-3pm & Saturday April 13th 9am-12pm

$275

Want to get more depth into your 2-D Mosaics? Learn how to use “layering” and the “feathers, fur & fins” techniques to create more dimensionality on your own floral wall hanging to celebrate the coming of Spring. Join us for a day and a half session. As this is an Intermediate Level class, basic glass cutting experience is required. All materials are included.