2019 Glass Courses - Introduction to Stained Glass Art

These are beginner introduction courses held one night per week. Most beginners will require the 6 nights to complete the art project. Participants would benefit from skill and confidence in using hand tools or similar such devices.

During these classes you'll be required to hold glass, handle it and cut it.

Patience is required in order to execute a suitable finished product 

These classes are ongoing with students working on either lead, copper foil or fusing. You may find it enjoyable and inspirational to see others working on a similar or different glass art style       

All Materials required and Equipment needed is included in the course fee 

 

Starts: Nov 14th


 

The Lead Project - A leaded art glass panel about 12" x 16". It consists of approximately 36 individual pieces, 16 which you cut and shape yourself plus 20 beveled glass pieces that are already cut to size

Lead Wrapping - With this art method your glass selection is cut as close as possible to the required size and then using a glass grinder, ground to shape. Each piece of glass is then inserted into channels of lead. Zinc border is placed around the outer edges and the project is then soldered together at the joints with solder and a soldering iron. Putty is added to the gaps between the glass and lead. Chemicals can be added to change the color of the lead. Your final piece is solid, secure and weather resistant

 


                                                      

Lead Wrapping Class - Starts Thursday Nov 14th

6:30 to 9:30 pm 

6 Thursday nights in total

Cost: $250 plus tax 

Please register in advance by phone or email with payment to hold your spot. We accept Visa, MasterCard or Interac e-Transfer® 

These classes are ongoing with students working on either lead, copper foil or fusing. You may find it enjoyable and inspirational to see others working on a similar or different glass art style. 

 

 

Registration: ph: 604 877-1332 email: info@konaglasslessons.com

Returning artists. If you've previously taken a course with Kona you can join in at anytime to do a project of your choice for $40 per night or sign up for a complete course and save 10%.


Copper Foiling - With this art glass technique glass is cut and shaped to an exact size using glass cutters, specialized tools and glass grinders. Pieces are then cleaned and then an adhesive backed copper foil tape is evenly wrapped around the edge of each piece. The pieces are then then laid flat and arranged to pattern size. Solder is then applied with a soldering gun to all joints and all exposed edges, front and back. Chemicals can be applied to the solder lines changing the silver color to black or copper

 The Copper Foil Project - Your Copper Foil panel is 12" x 16" and consists of 21 +/- pieces all of which you cut and shape yourself. Students will learn how to cut glass,  fabricate, solder and patina. There is 28 plus different designs to choose from or it is possible to bring your own design keeping in mind that the design should stay within your skill level. There will be individual discussion on design and colour choice. 

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Copper Foiling Class- Starts Thursday Nov 14th

6:30 to 9:30 pm 

6 Thursday nights in total

Cost: $260 plus tax

Please register in advance by phone or email with payment to hold your spot. We accept Visa, MasterCard or Interac e-Transfer® 

These classes are ongoing with students working on either lead, copper foil or fusing. You may find it enjoyable and inspirational to see others working on a similar or different glass art style. 

 

Registration: phone: 604 877-1332 email: info@konaglasslessons.com

Returning artists. If you've previously taken a course with Kona you can join in at anytime to do a project of your choice for $40 per night or sign up for a complete course and save 10%.