NEW DAY CLASSES - Every Wednesday morning or afternoon

Mosaic Fusing with Norma Jean  
 
One of the best aspects of fusing is the ability to use all small scrap glass and even reincorporate projects that did not meet expectations.  
This will be a fun class, making a mosaic style plate and learning to make small glass dots and cabochons for accents. 
The size of plate is approximately 8 inches square.  
Please email a sketch a few days prior to class of your ideas.
  
Date: Wednesday May 22 and 29. 10:30 to 1:30 pm 
 
No experience necessary 
All materials provided 
Cost: $65 plus tax 

Open Studio with Norma Jean 
This is the opportunity to either make the project you always wanted but thought might be beyond your skill set or to build on skills you already have but would like to improve. 
This will be an open studio environment with people able to use studio tools and be able to ask questions and receive some help.  
This is an ongoing event with the benefit of being able to drop in  and participate as your timetable permits. 
 
Time: Wednesday afternoons from 2-5
  
Starting May 22
Cost: $25 plus tax 
Participants will be expected to supply or buy their own supplies
 


THE ART of GLASS FUSING

Glass fusing has become quite popular over the last few years. It is possible to construct an impressive art piece within the 2 night time line we offer for the fusing classes. With fusing the main effort is put into the cutting and shaping of the glass. Once that part is completed the glass kiln does the rest of the work. With glass fusing there is no lead work, or copper foiling or soldering. In turn, the amount of time required is significantly less. Consider the two night fusing classes to the six night classes for copper foiling or lead work.

Most glass fusing methods involve stacking thin sheets of different colored glass to create patterns or images. The stack is then placed inside a kiln to be heated through a series of ramps and soaks until the separate pieces bond together

The program listed below will introduce the basics of glass fusing. All projects will require participants to use shop hand tools and equipment while handling, cutting and shaping the glass to size

Using a glass cutter, shapes are cut from the glass using a pattern as a guide. A glass grinder is used to finalize required edge work. Glass is stacked, glued in position, then placed in a kiln

Once the glass is placed inside the kiln, a firing program needs to be entered into the digital controller and then a fusing process starts and lasts for approximately 16 hours reaching a high temperature of 1400 degrees Fahrenheit

After the fusing has been completed a flat piece of fused glass is now ready for the next step. The fused glass piece is put back in the kiln, atop a mold to give it shape and then run through a slumping program

Your finished piece is now complete and ready for your enjoyment

 

Choice from the selection of projects below

 Two nights Thursday 23 & 30 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  $125 plus tax

Please register in advance by phone or email with payment to hold your spot.

We accept Visa, MasterCard or Interac e-Transfer® 

email: info@konaglasslessons.com 

phone: 604 877 1332 

 


Retro Wrap Plate

At full fuse, Clear glass placed on top of an Opal will push into, and displace, the Opal glass underneath it. What’s left behind are transparent pools wherein shadows become an element of the overall design. In this piece, the Clear was cut to echo the shape of the opal glass resulting in a very clean and modern look.

Click on the link below or on the image to see the project instructions: Retro Wrap Plate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two nights

Thursday May 23 & 30

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  

$125 plus tax

 

 


Peppermint Candy Dish

This adorable project couldn’t be easier to create. It’s a perfect dish to whip up for the holidays since it looks so much like crushed peppermint candy around the border. Makes a great gift too!

Click on the link below or on the image to see the project instructons: Peppermint Candy Dish

 

 

 

 

Two nights

Thursday May 23 & 30

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  

$125 plus tax

 

 


Spirited Colors Dish

Using Clear-based System 96 Spirit glass, this elegant plate combines strips of translucent pale colors with a base layer of Murano Spirit. 

Visit our store before the first night of the glass and choose your colors! 

Click on the link below or on the image to see the project instructions:Spirited Colors Dish Instructions

 

Two nights

Thursday May 23 & 30

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  

$125 plus tax

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

      Classic Pattern-Shift Design

Another easy to arrange project for the beginner artist, this pattern-shift design project takes advantage of the strikes patterns found in mixed color glasses. 

From a mix-color glass sheet, the student will cut a sequence of strips, trying to keep the continuity of the color pattern. The strips then are assembled between two "bookend" pieces of solid color glass.

Visit our store before the first night of the glass and choose your colors!

Click on the link below or on the image to see the complete project instructions: Pattern-Shift Design Dish Instructions

 

 

 

Two nights

Thursday May 23 & 30

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  

$125 plus tax


 
 
Optical Weave Technique
 
This technique creates the illusion of a weaved dish by placing an extra square of clear glass in an alternating pattern in the checkerboard design
 
 
 
This project measures 8 inches each side, and has a 1/4-inch clear border, but you can use other colors for the border as well. 
 
Visit our store before the first night of the glass and choose your colors!
 
Click on the link below or on the image to see the complete project instructions: Optical Weave Technique Instructions

 

Two nights

Thursday May 23 & 30

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  

$125 plus tax

 

 



Fused Glass Pinwheel Bowl

 

Inspired by a beautiful blown glass bowl by Nicholas Kekicof of Tsuga Studios.com, this fused glass project consists of twelve cut to size pieces of glass arranged on a wavy edge clear base.

Glass cutting skills come into play on this project as accuracy is important. All pieces are irregular shapes so there is time to be spent on each piece.

The diameter size of the bowl is 12 inches and the colors are pre-set depending on in-store stock availability.

This class is designed for the beginner and most beginners will need the 3-1/2 hours class time to complete the project. For those needing more time to complete the project, studio time is available.

 

All workstations have a full set of necessary equipment and course costs include all necessary fusing materials and glass

Visit our store before the first night of the glass and choose your colors!

 

 

Two nights

Thursday May 23 & 30

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  

$125 plus tax