Current Classes

Saturday, October 21
Fused Holiday Stand-Ups | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Welcoming back guest fusing and mosaic artist, Wesley Wong, for some holiday classes!

In this first one day class, create a fused glass stand-up Christmas tree or menorah for the holidays. A dichroic star-topper can be added to the Christmas tree, and a set of candle cups will be provided for the menorah. Learn how to make these interlocking holiday symbols that can be disassembled and packed away after the holidays. You can also make some small ornaments or a mezuzah to add to the holiday festivities.

Tuition: $195.
All materials and tools will be provided.
Basic glass cutting skills required.
Lunch will be provided by Blue Moon.

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Sunday, October 22
Freeze and Fuse Day of the Dead! | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Welcoming back guest fusing and mosaic artist, Wesley Wong, for some holiday classes!

In this second one day class offering, create some fused glass skulls of various sizes for Halloween and Day of the Dead. The smaller skulls can be incorporated into a mosaic, or used for jewelry. Glass powders are packed into silicone or plastic molds, frozen, and fired in the kiln. The larger skulls are also packed with fiber blanket that is soaked with rigidizer, resulting in a piece that is hollow and light weight after it is fired in the kiln.

Tuition: $195.
All materials and tools will be provided.
No fusing or glass cutting skills required.
Lunch will be provided by Blue Moon.

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

Tuition: $145
(Glass, tools and supplies will run approximately $300 and are available at Blue Moon.)

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

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Monday, October 30
Kaleidoscopic Mosaic Mirror | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Mindy Graber
Create an 18" burst of colored glass and shapes while exploring the use and concept of concentric circles of mixed media materials all surrounding a 7" mirror. In this 4 week mosaic class for all levels, you will go from design, to creating your piece, to grouting and having it ready to hang by the last class.

Basic glass cutting, grinding, and nipping will all be covered as we progress in construction. A great way to bring creative art and function together.

Supplies that will be included: an 18" round Wedi board substrate, glue, hangers, grout, and a 7" mirror. As well as plenty of colorful stained glass, vitreous tiles and more.

There will be many other materials available for purchase at Blue Moon, such as Italian smalti, mirrored tile, millefiori, and other treasures you may discover in the store. You are welcome to bring personal small mementos of metal or stone to add to your piece.

Tuition $205.

This is a Monday night class that will run for 4 weeks. Fun for all skill levels.

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Saturday, November 4
Fishy Fusion! | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor: Terry Mothersole

In this 4-hour intermediate fusing workshop, based on a pattern book, “Warm Glass Plates and Platters” by Dione Roberts, you will have 2 different fish patterns to choose from: a trout or a mackerel. You'll also learn a neat trick for hanging your glass art!

Some fusing experience is nice to have, but glass cutting skills are required.

The materials and supplies for this 4-hour class will include a fish pattern, a water-jet cut Bullseye COE 90 Tekta clear fish base, small pieces of glass for the fins and embellishments, frit, stringers, paint, and a locking Hang Your Glass stand-off.
You will need to purchase or supply your own glass for the fish body. We recommend a couple of different colors of sheet glass about 5”x10” in size.

Your fish will then be full fused and slumped on a double-curve mold that we like to call the fish tail mold!

Tuition: $125

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Wednesday, November 8
Fused Mosaic Dichroic Pendants | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Instructor: Terry Mothersole

Awesome fused jewelry class for adults and teenagers alike! Design and build 2 of your own pendants with vibrant, patterned dichroic fusing glass. Make something fun to wear for the holidays and these make great, personal gifts!

Tuition and materials is $55.

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Wednesday, November 15
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! 
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: $30.
All tools, grinders, and table space will be available for you.

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Wednesday, November 29
Fused Glass Tree Ornaments | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Instructor: Terry Mothersole

Come have some fun making your own fused glass ornaments for your tree! Using scrap glass, you can make a tree, a candle, a snowman, or any other creative holiday idea you might have!

Ages 13 and up will enjoy making 2 ornaments that will be treasured for years!

Tuition and materials is $55

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Saturday, March 31
"Lexi" and "Miguu" Beads | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
We are very excited to have Frank Miguletz from Germany, coming to Blue Moon to teach a 2 day class of his signature "Lexi" and "Miguu" beads. Each day you will learn how to make at least 3 beads! On day one, the classic "Lexi", "Bouquet", and "Lexi cone". On day 2, the "Miguu", "B&W -Miguu", and the "Black Linea" beads.

On the first day, you will learn how to make his signature "Lexi" pattern with preferred color combinations, breaking the color scheme with his "Maxi Lexi", and some hints on how to make this pattern work on other beads like "Lexi-Sticks".

On the second day, you will learn how to make his beloved "Miguu" beads. Learn different methods to start the bead, and how to keep the lines crisp till the end. Also learn the special techniques for the Black&White Miguu design, preparing the different canes for the "Black Lineas" - perfecting encasing the whole bead and protecting the colors , and let the glass flow using gravity!
These are intermediate level classes, so previous flame working experience is required.

Tuition: $450
(A deposit of $225 is required to secure your place in this class)

This 2 day class will be Saturday, March 31st, and Sunday, April 1st, 2018.
Lunch will be provided by Blue Moon.
Call 512-380-0770 to register.