Current Classes

Thursday, February 29
Fast-Track Copper Foil | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Lindsay Foxx

In this 3-week class, students will learn the copper foil technique of stained glass by building on the skills they learned in the lead stained glass class. This will include copper foil construction, soldering, framing and patina application. This is designed as a condensed class based on the difference between lead and copper foil. Some work outside of class will be necessary. You will choose from several basic beginner patterns for their class project. Tools and materials not provided. Note: It is a prerequisite to have taken the 6 week lead stained glass class.

IMPORTANT: Before the 1st class, students will need to come to Blue Moon Glassworks to pick out their pattern and buy glass for their project. Then bring your glass, pattern, and glass cutting tools to the 1st class. (It is advised not to do stained glass while you are pregnant.)

Tuition: $165

One day a week on Thursdays, from 6:30pm-9:00pm for 3 weeks.

Class will be from February 29th through March 14th, 2024.

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Saturday, March 2
Beginner Bead Instruction | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Instructor: Lisa Jo Bass

We are now offering our beginner bead instruction in a group classroom setting where you can learn flame working and make beautiful glass objects in a torch flame. In this 4 hour class, you will learn how to use Effetre Italian glass rods, mandrels, and marvers to create and shape simple beads.

All tools, materials and glass rods will be supplied for the class.

Tuition: $195

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Saturday, March 9
Art Strips Stained Glass | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Instructor: Kris

This stained glass art strip project is a great introduction to leaded stained glass construction, whether you are just interested in having fun making this single panel, or trying to decide if this is an art form that you wish to continue with.

In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn how to make simple glass cuts, frame in lead, and solder. You get to select from a large selection of 3" wide pieces of beautiful stained glass. Find all of your favorite colors! Your finished panel's length will be about 15"-20" long, and you will be shown how to solder hangers at the top so that you can display your talent with pride!

No experience required and all tools and supplies are provided. (It is advised not to do stained glass while you are pregnant.)

Tuition: $135

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Tuesday, March 12
Beginner's Lead Stained Glass | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Kris

Students learn the basics of the art of stained glass including glass cutting techniques, design considerations, lead construction, soldering, framing and cementing.

Students will complete an abstract lead panel with a pattern which is provided, but using your own stained glass that you have selected.

Tools and materials are not supplied. Glass, tools and supplies will run approximately $400-$500 and are available for purchase at Blue Moon. (These expenses will be spread out over the 6 weeks.) If you have your own tools, please bring them to class. (It is advised not to do stained glass while you are pregnant.)

Tuition: $195

One day a week on Tuesdays, from 6:30pm-9:00pm for 6 weeks.

Next class will be from March 12th through April 16th, 2024.

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Wednesday, March 13
Fused Glass Mod Plate | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Instructor: Terry Mothersole

Come join the groovy Mod Squad in this 2 hour, retro-style glass fusing workshop! Students will get to select glass, learn how to cut straight lines, and create glass stacks to make a multi-color plate which will be fused and slumped in a mold.
All glass and materials provided, and no previous fusing knowledge is needed.

Tuition: $135

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Saturday, March 16
Stained Glass Kwirky Birds | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Instructor: Lisa Sejnowski

Add a little springtime color to your window year-round with a whimsical suncatcher you’ve made yourself. In this 3 hour class, students will make one Kwirky Bird (choose from 4 styles), and learn to cut the glass, wrap it with lead, solder the pieces together and add that final kwirky touch of silliness with a decorative wire tail or top-notch. No experience needed. All tools and materials provided. (It is advised not to do stained glass while you are pregnant.)

Tuition: $135

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Wednesday, March 20
Open Studio for Fusers | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Come collaborate and create during this dedicated studio time just for fusers! And then take advantage of sharing the costs of kiln space with others! Studio time is on a Wednesday from 4-7pm.

Projects taking up to a square foot, will be $15 to fire. To fill up a 13" square kiln shelf, will be $25 to fire. You can select to do a Full Fuse or a Tack Fuse.

Tuition: $40
All tools, grinders, and table space will be available for you.

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Saturday, March 23
Art Strips Stained Glass | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Instructor: Kris

This stained glass art strip project is a great introduction to leaded stained glass construction, whether you are just interested in having fun making this single panel, or trying to decide if this is an art form that you wish to continue with.

In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn how to make simple glass cuts, frame in lead, and solder. You get to select from a large selection of 3" wide pieces of beautiful stained glass. Find all of your favorite colors! Your finished panel's length will be about 15"-20" long, and you will be shown how to solder hangers at the top so that you can display your talent with pride!

No experience required and all tools and supplies are provided. (It is advised not to do stained glass while you are pregnant.)

Tuition: $135

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Monday, March 25
Beginner's Copper Foil Stained Glass | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Lisa Sejnowski

Students learn all the basics of the art of stained glass including glass cutting techniques, design considerations, copper foil construction, soldering and framing a stained glass panel.

Students will complete a copper foil project. We have many patterns to choose from, or you can supply one of your own (subject to approval). Tools and materials are not supplied. Glass, tools and supplies will run approximately $400-$500 and are available for purchase at Blue Moon. (These expenses will be spread out over the 6 weeks.) If you have your own tools, please bring them to class. (It is advised not to do stained glass while you are pregnant.)

Tuition: $195

One day a week on Mondays, from 6:30pm-9:00pm for 6 weeks.
(May require some homework to be done outside of class time, depending on complexity of pattern.)

Next class will be from March 25th through May 6th, 2024.
(no class on April 8th)



Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Saturday, March 30
Stained Glass Feathers | 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Instructor: Lisa Sejnowski

Get an introduction to copper foil stained glass construction while making a fun and colorful feather sun-catcher. In this 3 1/2 hour workshop, you will learn basic glass cutting, foiling and soldering. Then, for a unique extra touch, add a few colored Czech-glass beads if you like. This is also a good way to "try your hand" at stained glass to see if you want to advance on to the complete 6-week class. (It is advised not to do stained glass while you are pregnant.) All materials provided, with some beautiful glass to select from!

Tuition: $135

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Wednesday, April 10
Introduction to Fusing and Slumping | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Instructor: Terry Mothersole

In this 4 week class, students will learn the basics of fusing glass together in a kiln and slumping it in molds to achieve various shapes. Instruction includes cutting glass, cutting circles, how a design can be realized with the use of different forms of glass, understanding the firing of a kiln and other cool techniques.

Students will design and complete 4 projects: a sampler tile, a 6" square plate, a night light or sun dangle, and the last project will selectable by each student.

Tuition: $195

(Tools are provided, as well as materials for the first night's project. Students can expect to spend approximately $100 for glass for the 3 remaining projects.)

Next class will be on Wednesdays, April 10th through May 1st, 2024, from 6:30-8:30pm.

Call 512-380-0770 to schedule.
Saturday, April 20
Silver Clay Pendant and Earrings | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Guest Instructor: Lydia Johns

Learn the basics of working with silver clay while creating a lovely earring and pendant set. This class is an introduction to shaping, texturing, firing and finishing pieces made with this fascinating material, which is actually very fine silver particles mixed with an organic binder.

These pieces look so complex, but are actually easy and fun! Each student will receive 20g of clay and the findings you need to finish up your projects. There will be many, many stamps available to use to customize your clay design. All tools and materials will be supplied for use in class and no experience required.

Tuition: $235

A sandwich tray will be provided by Blue Moon.
(With cookies of course!)

Call 512-380-0770 to register.


 
Wednesday, May 8
Fused Glass Picture Frame | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Instructor: Terry Mothersole

Memories of special occasions need to have a special frame. Make a fused glass picture frame to display that special 4"x6" photo of a recent wedding, Mother's Day or a graduation.

You will learn how to cut and nip pieces of fused glass, build your frame, and have it fused in a kiln. It will then be glued onto an acrylic standing display.

Lots of fun ways to decorate the glass frame with glass embellishments.

All glass and materials provided, and no previous fusing knowledge is needed.

Tuition: $135

Call 512-380-0770 to register.