21 E Gentile St. Layton, Utah 84041 | (801) 544-2565

Education

Classes

Classes will meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. This class will run for six weeks.The cost of the class is $60.

The Intermediate & Advanced Stained Glass class is conducted as an “open studio” venue where students work on their projects at their own pace. Our knowledgeable and experienced instructors provide “over the shoulder” assistance. This class normally runs for six weeks.

CLASS FEES MUST BE PRE-PAID AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS PRIOR.
CLASS FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE FOR CANCELLATIONS WITHIN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE

Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. This class will run for six weeks.The cost of the class is $60.

The Intermediate & Advanced Stained Glass class is conducted as an “open studio” venue where students work on their projects at their own pace. Our knowledgeable and experienced instructors provide “over the shoulder” assistance. This class normally runs for six weeks.

CLASS FEES MUST BE PRE-PAID AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS PRIOR.
CLASS FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE FOR CANCELLATIONS WITHIN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE

Cost: $69.00, plus basic tools and supplies.

Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. This class normally runs for six weeks. You can expect to pay approximately $250.00 for tools and supplies, spread out over the first three weeks.

The Beginner I Stained Glass class meets once a week (2 1/2 hour sessions) for six weeks. A suggested list of tools and supplies is below. All tools and supplies can be bought at our store at very competitive prices. Some supplies are optional, and you will not be required to purchase everything at once. You can expect to pay approximately $200-$225 over the first three weeks of a 6- week session.

All students will be required to wear protective eye shields and closed toed shoes while in class. Protective eye shields will be for sale if you need them. These safety precautions are requisite to taking any stained glass instructions from Designer Glass Works or any of our instructors. Safety is paramount and will be stressed in class. Neither Designer Glass Works, Connie Johnson nor other instructors are responsible for any injury. No one under the age of 15 will be allowed to take this class.

A good glass cutter is an absolute necessity. The first session we will learn to score and break glass. You will get a chance to use all the different styles of cutters. Then you will be able to make an informed choice on a cutter.

Your class fee includes glass and pattern for the first project. The first three weeks will be spent learning basic skills such as pattern selection, glass selection, cutting patterns, scoring and breaking glass, grinding glass, foiling glass and of course, soldering your piece together.

During the last three weeks, you will use these skills in making a piece of stained glass of your own choosing. You will get to select your own pattern (30 pieces maximum) and choose your own glass. By the end of the six weeks, you will be able to take home a finished piece of stained glass, possibly two pieces. After the first three weeks, everyone works at their own pace. Focus will be placed on the skills, rather than being pressured to finish a whole piece.

Don’t be afraid of stained glass, anyone can do it. You don’t have to be an artist to be able to do stained glass. There are plenty of books and patterns available on the market that are full of designs you can use. You can do it with just a little time and patience from the skills you’ll learn in this class. Please bring a notebook for taking notes each week and safety glass if you have them.

Basic Tools and Supplies

These tools are required for beginning stained glass:
MOST of these items are available for purchase at Designer Glass Works (spread out over the first 3 weeks)

Eye shields or goggles
Soldering iron
Soldering iron stand
Rheostat (Temperature control for soldering iron)
Morton work surface
Glass Cutter (we will choose glass cutter the first night of class)
Cutting oil
Grozing/breaking pliers
Running pliers
Pattern shears for foil
7/32 silver backed foil
Rubber cement
Metal push pins
Waterproof black and silver markers
Flat fid
Patina
Polishing compound
50/50 Canfield solder
Flux (Denver)
Xacto knife
Masking tape (1/2″ – 1″)
Deoxidizing wire brush
#0000 steel wool
Cotton balls
Old toothbrush
Tool tote box
1 piece of sheet rock with taped edges (slightly larger than your project)
Table brush

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Cost: $69.00

Take your stained glass skills to the next level. Learn how to build windows and other stained glass items using lead came. Learn the differences in laying-out and cutting pieces for lead vs. foil and learn how to putty your piece for added strength.

Students will need to pick up the leaded glass pattern and choose glass for the project prior to the first day of class.

This class is designed for students with prior stained glass foil work experience (minimum four foiled projects).

Cost: $60.00

Classes will meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. This class will run for six weeks.

The Intermediate & Advanced Stained Glass class is conducted as an “open studio” venue where students work on their projects at their own pace. Our knowledgeable and experienced instructors provide “over the shoulder” assistance. This class normally runs for six weeks.

CLASS FEES MUST BE PRE-PAID AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS PRIOR.
CLASS FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE FOR CANCELLATIONS WITHIN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE.

Cost: $60.00

Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. This class will run for six weeks.

The Intermediate & Advanced Stained Glass class is conducted as an “open studio” venue where students work on their projects at their own pace. Our knowledgeable and experienced instructors provide “over the shoulder” assistance. This class normally runs for six weeks.

CLASS FEES MUST BE PRE-PAID AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS PRIOR.
CLASS FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE FOR CANCELLATIONS WITHIN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE.

Cost: $69.00, plus basic tools and supplies.

Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. This class normally runs for six weeks. You can expect to pay approximately $250.00 for tools and supplies, spread out over the first three weeks.

The Beginner I Stained Glass class meets once a week (2 1/2 hour sessions) for six weeks. A suggested list of tools and supplies is below. All tools and supplies can be bought at our store at very competitive prices. Some supplies are optional, and you will not be required to purchase everything at once. You can expect to pay approximately $200-$225 over the first three weeks of a 6- week session.

All students will be required to wear protective eye shields and closed toed shoes while in class. Protective eye shields will be for sale if you need them. These safety precautions are requisite to taking any stained glass instructions from Designer Glass Works or any of our instructors. Safety is paramount and will be stressed in class. Neither Designer Glass Works, Connie Johnson nor other instructors are responsible for any injury. No one under the age of 15 will be allowed to take this class.

A good glass cutter is an absolute necessity. The first session we will learn to score and break glass. You will get a chance to use all the different styles of cutters. Then you will be able to make an informed choice on a cutter.

Your class fee includes glass and pattern for the first project. The first three weeks will be spent learning basic skills such as pattern selection, glass selection, cutting patterns, scoring and breaking glass, grinding glass, foiling glass and of course, soldering your piece together.

During the last three weeks, you will use these skills in making a piece of stained glass of your own choosing. You will get to select your own pattern (30 pieces maximum) and choose your own glass. By the end of the six weeks, you will be able to take home a finished piece of stained glass, possibly two pieces. After the first three weeks, everyone works at their own pace. Focus will be placed on the skills, rather than being pressured to finish a whole piece.

Don’t be afraid of stained glass, anyone can do it. You don’t have to be an artist to be able to do stained glass. There are plenty of books and patterns available on the market that are full of designs you can use. You can do it with just a little time and patience from the skills you’ll learn in this class. Please bring a notebook for taking notes each week and safety glass if you have them.

Basic Tools and Supplies

These tools are required for beginning stained glass:
MOST of these items are available for purchase at Designer Glass Works (spread out over the first 3 weeks)

Eye shields or goggles
Soldering iron
Soldering iron stand
Rheostat (Temperature control for soldering iron)
Morton work surface
Glass Cutter (we will choose glass cutter the first night of class)
Cutting oil
Grozing/breaking pliers
Running pliers
Pattern shears for foil
7/32 silver backed foil
Rubber cement
Metal push pins
Waterproof black and silver markers
Flat fid
Patina
Polishing compound
50/50 Canfield solder
Flux (Denver)
Xacto knife
Masking tape (1/2″ – 1″)
Deoxidizing wire brush
#0000 steel wool
Cotton balls
Old toothbrush
Tool tote box
1 piece of sheet rock with taped edges (slightly larger than your project)
Table brush

Register Today! 801-544-2565 or Toll Free: 1-877-776-1850

Please Note: 

Classes will be taught at our new location: 21 East Gentile Street, Layton, UT 84041.

Most classes and workshops have a fee which can be seen on unique event page.

Class fees must be pre-paid at least seven days prior.

Class Fees are not refundable for cancellations within 7 days prior to start date

 

Workshops

Cost: $49.00

$30.00 of class fee can be applied to purchase of Bead Making kit

In the Beginner Bead Making class, you will learn how to melt glass with a torch to make beautiful beads for your own jewelry creations.

You will learn the basics: how to get a good bead shape, pull a stringer, use frit and various techniques to decorate a bead.

Safety will be covered.  Please wear closed toe shoes and clothes made of natural fiber.

IMG_1951-Bead Making Supplies_edited-1Class fee can be used as credit towards purchase of a Beginning Bead Making Kit, which includes:

  • A “Hot Head” torch
  • 10 1/8″ stainless steel mandrels
  • Bead rake
  • Grooved marver plate
  • Rod scrubber
  • Hotline Air-Dri bead release
  • Heat resistant work board
  • Table clamp
  • Fiber blanket
  • Selection of glass rods
  • Selection of Millefiori Slices
  • and a $14 instruction manual as an extra gift.

Cost: $49.00

Do you own the Morton Portable Glass Shop and don’t know how to use it? This is the perfect class for you. We will teach you how to set it up and how to cut straight borders, angles, triangles, diamonds and much more. If you do not own one we have them for purchase.*

*$10.00 of PGS purchase price can be applied to the class fee. If you pay for the class first, $10.00 of the class fee can be applied to the purchase of the PGS. We highly recommend you obtain your PGS prior to the class. See us.
Morton Portable Glass Shop

The Portable Glass Shop is a jig cutting accessory for all Morton Surfaces. The 2012 version features a reversible squaring fence for regular and thin art glass, and new fixtures like a fence extension, a new cutter slide (acts as a scoring aide) and quick start instructions (the audio CD is no longer included). Not compatible with other grid surfaces.

To view a tutorial that will teach you the in’s & out’s of the Glass Shop.
http://www.mortonglass.com/pages/Prod/PG01B/PG01B-T2/V2+PG01B.html

The cost of the workshop is $49.

The Morton Circle & Border System is an extension class to the Morton Portable Glass Shop (which deals with geometric cuts) that will give you the ability to cut circles and round borders.

*$10.00 of CBS purchase price can be applied to the class fee. If you pay for the class first, $10.00 of the class fee can be applied to the purchase of the CBS. We highly recommend you obtain your CBS prior to the class. Can be purchased at our shop, Designer Glass Works.

Cost of Workshop is $135.00

Fusing is the exciting art of melting glass together in a kiln. In this class, students will learn the basics of fusing: glass compatibility, basic kiln knowledge, full fuse and slumping. Each student will be able to create a 5 1/2″ square sushi plate and take home plenty of reference materials. This maximizes the hands-on experience. Due to kiln cool down schedule, projects may not be transportable until the next business day. The cost of the class includes all materials and use of kilns.

Have you ever looked at a beautifully detailed painted face on a church window and wondered how it was done? Our Traditional Painting on Glass Class will show you the secrets of painting faces on glass, using powdered glass as a pigment. The skills learned in this class can easily be applied to various other painted themes. The hardest thing to master is the mixing and applying the paint, we will get you well on your way.

Class Fee; $375.00 – Must be paid at least two weeks in advance. ****Includes glass, traditional paint kit, use of our light boxes and three firings in our kilns. A template of artwork can be provided. Please contact Connie Johnson, number below, to discuss artwork for your painted piece. Artwork needs to fit on 11″ X 14″ piece of glass and black and white or grayscale. See an example of provided artwork below class schedule.

Contact Connie Johnson for more info at 801-544-2565.

 

   *Includes supplies and/or glass (call for details)

 ** $30.00 of class fee can be applied towards purchase of Bead Making Starter Kit

*** $10 of class fee can be applied towards Morton Systems

 

Painting on Glass Class photos

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We are always amazed by our student work. We love teaching and we would like you to join us in a wonderful experience.

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