Current Classes

Saturday, July 21
PMC Playdate | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
We are hosting another PMC Play Date. Basics of working with precious metal clay are required, as Lydia will be assisting with advice and guidance, but not instructing.

Bring your tools, PMC, molds, and anything else you would like in order to create some "precious" pieces in the company of other "precious" artists! Lydia will bring all of her fun molds also. Kilns, dehrydrator and tumblers will be available. We will also have 28g packs of PMC+ available for purchase.

All tools and supplies will be provided if needed.

Saturday, July 21st, 10am-3pm
(Lunch will not be provided. Please bring your own. We will supply the refrigeration!)

Call to register 512-380-0770
Saturday, July 28
Stained Glass Art Strips | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Instructors: Bob McLaughlin and Susan Stegall
Are you looking to get your feet wet with lead stained glass? Or an experienced crafter looking for new ideas for all those glass scraps?

In this 3 hour workshop, learn the basics and a few little twists while making a gorgeous art strip! You get to select from a large selection of 3" wide pieces of beautiful stained glass, and then choose glass embellishments to make it truly a one-of-a-kind! Your finished panel's length will be about 21" long, and you will be shown how to solder hangers at the top.
All tools and supplies are provided.

Tuition: $95

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Tuesday, July 31
3-Panel Table Lantern | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Lisa Sejnowski
Add that extra spark of light and ambience to any room with a stained glass lantern you’ve made yourself! In this intermediate copper foil stained glass class, you will make a 3-panel lantern consisting of 1 patterned panel and 2 side panels of solid glass (If you choose to have all 3 sides patterned, you will need to build the other 2 at home). You can either design your own pattern or we have pattern books for sale. Copper foil stained glass skills required.

Please come to the first class equipped with your glass cutting tools, your pattern (6” wide by 12” high) and your glass.

Tuition for this 4 week class is $165.
One day a week on Tuesdays, from 6:30-9pm for 4 weeks.

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Wednesday, August 1
Introduction to Fusing and Slumping | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Instructor: Terry Mothersole

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, 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 complete 5 projects of their own designs. All tools will be available for use in class.

Tuition: $175

This 5 week class meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm.

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Saturday, August 4
2 Day Color in the Flame! Enamels on Copper | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
In this two day workshop with local artist Holly Cooper, the magic fusion of glass and metal will be explored to produce colorful and expressive pendants and amulets. This 2 day class will focus more on techniques than the 1 day class, with new projects!

Using Thompson’s enamel on copper sheet that we cut ourselves, we will apply enamel and then fire with a torch to create eye-catching little art pieces.
This class is about making interesting small scale works using a variety of techniques and materials including sgraffito, metal leaf, silver foil, lusters, color liquid enamels, and seed beads.

The pieces we make will require basic jewelry making skills and tools. We will use torches supplied by the studio for the class session. All skill levels welcomed!

Tuition: $450

This 2 day class will be on Saturday, August 4th and Sunday, August 5th, from 10am-5pm.

Lunch is provided as well as tools and materials.

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Tuesday, August 7
Mosaic Bling! | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Instructor: Mindy Graber

Come join us for a creative make-and-take and create two handmade mosaic jewelry pieces.

In this two hour session, you will learn how to use Apoxie Sculpt in pendant and ring base substrates. We will have quite a variety of beautiful silver and copper plated bases to select from! By adding small mosaic pieces including murrine and glass in these substrates, you can experiment with your own design style and create your own bling!

Tuition is $95.
Price includes over $40 of materials - silver or copper plated pendant and ring bases, Apoxie Sculpt, murrini, millefiori, and stained glass.

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Thursday, October 4
Master the Art of Blown Glass Beads | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Coming all the way from the Venetian island of Murano, Italy, we welcome Davide Penso, who will be instructing students in the centuries-old art of blown glass beads.

This two day class focuses on the techniques and skills needed for making hollow glass beads with a blow pipe.

Day one begins with information about the tools and the process of blowing.He will then demonstrate a round blown bead on the torch, and show the use of transparent and opaque glass as well as encasing, frits, and simple decorations like dots, spirals and zig zags. Following each in-depth demonstration, students will have the opportunity to make their own blown beads.

Day two progresses to the intermediate stage of blowing, shaping, and designing symmetric patterns on the beads. There will also be an exploration of silver foil with a special combination of glass colors.

Tuition: $525.
(A deposit of $262.50 is required to secure your place in this class)
Blowpipes and diamond shears are provided and available for purchase.

This 2 day class will be Thursday, October 4th and Friday, October 5th, 2018.

Classes each day will run from 10am to 5pm, and lunch will be provided by Blue Moon.

Call 512-380-0770 to register.