Stained Glass Classes
Instructed by 
Kimberly - Mary - John 

Classes fees$100.00 for the first month. $45.00 every month thereafter.

The student must purchase, or have, a glass cutter, grinder head, glass, lead, and solder.

Pattern books available for purchase.

$50.00  Non-Refundable Deposit required at sign-up.  May be transferred twice.

Class Times  Tuesday - Wednesday - Friday

11:00 am  to 1:30 PM
 2:00 PM to  4:30 PM

Classes are once a week for 2 1/2 hours per week.  After the student finishes their first project they may come in more than once a week, if there are open table spaces.

Makin Glass & Pottery will supply oil board, breakers, runners, lead dykes, soldering iron, and flux for the first project, the student is responsible for purchasing their own oil board and flux on future projects.

Students will each have a 4 foot by 4 foot space to work.  Two students per table, per session.  Each student will also have a grinder and storage area for their project.  Storage boxes will be provided for the students personal tools, but the box is property of Makin Glass & Pottery.

Students will learn the craft of stained glass construction or mosaics.  The student may chose either a leaded project, a foil project, or a mosaic project.  

Students will learn the basics from the beginning drawing through the entire process.  

Soy Wax Batik
A Fabric Design Class
Kathy Kadar Pauletich

Class Fees $85.00 this includes materials.
Student brings lunch and 2 yards of white prewashed 100% cotton muslin.

Non-Refundable Deposit of $25.00 required at sign-in

Soy wax is a non-toxic and enviromentallly safe.  The wax is heated and applied to cotton fabric.  We will be using an assortment of household/garage items to stamp the wax onto cotton fabric.  Then paint/fabric dyes will be brushed over surfaces to create unique designs/textures.  After drying, an iron will remove the wax.  1,2, or 3 layers of wax can be applied with different colors of watered down acrylic paints/fabric dyes.  No experience needed so come and join us as we create one-of-a-kind fabric, that you can frame, sew, and quilt with.  You will have a very therapeutic day.

More information at
dpaulietich@aol.com




Thermal formed Glass
Gil Reynolds

Class Fees $450.00 

Non-Refundable deposit of $100.00 due at sign up.

Learn how to use Liquid Stringer, Kiln Casting, and the Mini Glory Hole with renowed glass artist Gil Reynolds.

Students will be using COE 96 Glass.

Handbuilding Workshop
Beginner/Intermediate
Paul (Palul) Rideout
Master Ceramic Artist and Potter
www.palul.com

Class fees $95.00 plus $15.00 Materials fee
Non-refundable deposit of $45.00 due at sign-up

Requires 6 or more students

Introduction to the use of clay and history.  Beginner to experienced students will creat 2 to 6 pieces of art and/or functional pieces using a variety of hand-built techniques.

Ages 12 and up (minimum enrollment: 8 students)

 Instruction from a master ceramic artist!

  Intro to Clay - Handbuilding techniques - pinch and coil, attachments.

  Slab construction - introdction to slab roller, forms and textures.  Decoration - Textures, slips and carving clay.

 Finish pieces and prepare for bisque (hardening) fire.

 Review process, glazing basics, colorants.  Decoration of bisque-fired pieces using underglazes and glazes, prepare for glaze firing.

  Kiln opening and post fire discussion, pot luck brunch.

THIS IS NOT A POTTERS WHEEL CLASS

Throwing on the Wheel Workshop
Beginner/Intermediate
Paul (Palul) Rideout
Master Ceramic Artist and Potter

Beginners/Intermediate

Class Fees $180.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee

Limited to 8 Students

Throwing on the Wheel with Brandon Hawkins

Beginners/Intermediate

One workshop $50.00 plus Materials
Three Workshops - $100.00 plus Materials
Workshops scheduled as needed by individuals


Basic Bead Making Classes

Classes fees$150.00  All materials included.

$50.00  Non-Refundable Deposit required at sign-up.  May be transferred twice.

Class Times  first Saturday of every third month.  Call or check Internet for dates.

10:00 am  to 2:00 PM

Class is for one day only.

Makin Glass & Pottery will supply the glass, tools, glasses and kilns for the first project, the student is responsible for purchasing their own glass, mandrels, and glasses on future projects.

Students will each have a torch space to work.  Two students per table, per session.  Maximum of 8 students per class.

Students will learn the basics of glass bead making.  


Beginning Fusing Glass Classes

Classes fees$150.00  All materials included.
$50.00  Non-Refundable Deposit required at sign-up. 

9:00 am  to 4.00 PM

Class is for one day only.
Min 3 Students - Max 6 Students

Makin Glass & Pottery will supply the glass, slump molds, glue, fusible shelf paper, and the firing for the first project, the student is responsible for purchasing their own glass, glue, molds, shelf paper, and firings on future projects.

  Maximum of 10 students per class.

Jewelry Fusing Glass Classes

Classes fees$150.00  All materials included. (Extra Dichroic and COE 90 available for purchase)

$50.00  Non-Refundable Deposit required at sign-up. 

10:00 am  to 2:30 PM

Class is for one day only.

Makin Glass & Pottery will supply the glass, glue, fusible shelf paper, and the firing for the first project, the student is responsible for purchasing their own glass, glue, molds, shelf paper, dichroic glass and firings on future projects.

  Maximum of 10 students per class.

Lightweight Concrete Sculpture

Class Fees - $200.00 - $75.00 Materials Fees
$75.00 non-refundable deposit is required at sign-up

Minimum class size is 3
Maximum class size is 16

Learn how to make you very own concrete sculpture that is easy to move around and work on.  You will learn how to properly carve and treat your concrete piece for many years of outdoor use.  You will be able to build your own creation from materials that are found locally.  This is a fun filled workshop for beginners, intermediate, or more experiences students.




Corina Tettinger
www.corinabeads.com
Masterclass to Master Glass

Intermediate/Advanced Glass Beadmaking

Class Fees - $525.00  (no materials or kit fees)
$100.00 non-refundable deposit is required at sign-up

Description from Corinas Web Page

You think that title sounds arrogant? Ha, me too! I still love the title, because it rhymes, and those of you who know me, know that I am anything but arrogant about my work.... So, let's live with it for a while, until someone sends me a nasty email about it and makes me feel 2 inches tall...

What does this class teach? Pretty much all of the things in "Passing The Flame", and a bunch of  new stuff as well: how to make a round bead in no time, dot-application and designing with dots, dot-manipulation like poking, twisting, silver-lined dots. And then of course (the one thing that most students want to learn from me): stringer control. We will make a variety of twisties and striped cane, encased goldstone stringer, use of dichroic - and then we'll encase, of course. The type of beads we'll work on as the "graduation" pieces depend on the desire of the students, we either make florals, or tidepool/fossil beads, or something else altogher. 

The main goal of this class is to gain maximum control over glass - so that it will do what you want it to do. Accordingly, I do NOT teach any type of organic bead, or the use of silvered glass etc. 

Who should take this class? Anybody who is interested in "classic beadmaking techniques" (as described above), versus "tricks" or "effects". Beginners are welcome (as long as they know how to turn a torch on without singing their eyebrows), but be aware that I do NOT spend any time on safety issues, eye protection or ventilation. I expect students to already know about this. Would intermediate to advanced beadmakers benefit from this class? Absolutely! I had many advanced students in my classes who told me: "I wish I had known that a long time ago..."

I hope that all of my students will feel the same after the class!

Corina Tettinger
www.corinabeads.com

Quarks

Class Fees - $525.00  (no materials or kit fees)
$100.00 non-refundable deposit is required at sign-up

In this workshop learn to make Quarks with Corina.  I wonderful experience of making your own millifiori, stringers, and other playful quarks.  Then learn to put it all together to make an exciting and intriguing bead.

 Quarks and Quirks - 2 days

Initially I offered this as a 1 day class, but I always wished we had at least half a day more...- which is why I now only offer it as a 2 days, which makes the whole think a lot more relaxed and informative.

I am typically not fond of classes who teach one specific design, because the students often go home with a bunch of beads that look like the beads the teacher makes - and when they want to sell the beads, they have to start defending their beads, or, even worse, being accused of being a copycat. I am sure you all know what I'm talking about. 

The reason I teach a specific design ("The quark") anyway is because I believe that the skills you will learn come in handy in a huge variety of designs. By "skills" I am talking about: making complex twisties and even more complex striped cane, graphic murrini (like the checkerboard), the use of dichroic (even in twisties), application of commercial murrini, and then finally the 3-dimensional encasing of all this stuff. 

In order to have a larger variety of "ingredients" to work with at the end, students have to cooperate and each work in different color schemes to trade for the design of the final bead(s). 

Be prepared for this class to last a little longer than the usual 7/8 hours, if the "host studio" allows. 

Student level: intermediate to advanced

This class has a limited size of 10 people.

Corina Tettinger
www.corinabeads.com

Ocean Beads

This Class has been added to the Quarks Workshop above.

Inside-Out Ocean Bead - 2 days

A variation on the Quark beads in a way - this class focuses on making components for "sea-creatures", and assembling them on the surface of the bead, rather than in the classic (and time-consuming) encased aquarium bead. 
Depending on the interest of the students, we will make sea-weed, corals, anemones, jellyfish, turtles, starfish, octopus, crab, as long as time doesn't run out. 
We will also discuss  how these creatures can be encased later on, and MAKE an encased Ocean bead at the end of the second day, if time allows.

Student level: intermediate to advanced. 



Leah Fairbanks 
www.leahfairbanks.com
Sea & Shore

Intermediate/Advanced glass beadmaking

Class Fees - $375.00 Plus a $75.00 Material Fee
$100.00 non-refundable deposit is required at sign-up.

Class size - minumum of 6

In this workshop, Leah will increase your skill level and expand your knowledge of beadmaking. Some of the techniques that will be covered will include floral and cased canes, surface decorations, feathering, several different types of latticino canes and clear casing. There will be an emphasis placed on design, color blending, and precise application of surface decorations with a focus on florals, perfecting your bead shapes and refining ends.

We will be using “soft glass” in this class, Effetre glass rods from Italy. A variety of materials will be provided to experiment with including palladium, copper and gold leaf, silver foil, glass powers, multi-colored handmade frit, and dichroic glass.

Leah’s style of teaching balances demonstration with one on one attention. Throughout the workshop, students will be assisted with their individual needs.



Sam Russo
Christmas Ornaments on the Torch

Class Fees - $450.00 All supplies included
$100.00 non-refundable deposit is required at sign-up

Learn to make several different types of Christmas ornaments, blow a few Christmas bulbs, twist some glass, and make some angels for the tree.

You will be using COE 32 glass (Simax) on a mini Carysle CC torch, which is an oxygen/propane setup.

This is a great class for beginners as well as intermediate skill levels.

Sam has taught here with us for the past 4 years, we always enjoy his classes and we are constantly learning new things with Sam.


Laurel Besecker

Batik

Class Fees - $75.00 This includes materials
$25.00 non-refundable deposit is required at sign-up

Use hot wax and cloth to make interesting works of art.

Jewelry Making With Polymer Clay

Class Fees - $50.00 This includes materials
$25.00 non-refundable deposit is required at sign-up

Make small jewelry using this versatile product.

Asian Brush Strokes

Class Fees - $50.00 This includes materials
$25.00 non-refundable deposit is required at signup

Learn brush strokes using bamboo brushes and ink sticks.

Tye Dye

Class Fees - $50.00 This includes materials
$25.00 non-refundable deposit is required at sign-up

We all now Tye Dye

Paper Making

Class Fees - $50.00 This includes materials
$25.00 non-refundable deposit is required at sign-up

Learn to make paper using flower and scents.

Glaze Techniques

Class Fee is $40.00  This includes materials
$25.00 non-refundable deposit is required at sign-up

Minimum of 5 students

Learn the difference between low fire, med range fire, and high fire glazes.  Englobes, staines and colored slips.

This is a 3 hour workshop.

Debbie Cavette LMT

208-201-1241
www.DebbieCavette.com

Debbie has been professionally involved in the healing arts since 1981.  During her career she has been inspired to learn many modalities in body, mind, spirit and emotion.  For more complete information, please visit her web page.

Joshua Read

info@jarpottery.com

Adult Hand Building Clay Workshop

Class Fee is $110.00
$25.00 non-refundable deposit is required at sign-up

3-20 Students

This is a 4 week course

Whether you are a beginning in clay or are at an intermediate level, this is a great class to explore and express your creative ideas in clay.  This hand building class focuses on the fundamentals of hand building.  You will learn basic hand building techniques, how to think creatively, and how to glaze your bisque fired pots by dipping them with different glazes.

You can expect to learn the following skills:

Pinch Pots
Coil Building
Slab Building
Altering and Sculpting forms.

over the course of 4 classes you will walk away with a minimum of four finished projects.  Continuing students futher explore these basic forms and expand thier skills to bigger pieces.




Important Information

Projects left over 3 months, without notice from the student, will be disassembled and put into a box or bag and kept for an additional 3 months, at which time the tools will be removed and sold as used and the glass will be put into a scrap box for sale, all proceeds will go to Makin Glass & Pottery.

If Makin Glass & Pottery finishes projects that are left over 6 months, the student will be called and they may “purchase” their finished project, if they do not respond to Makin Glass & Pottery, their project will be sold as inventory.

Students are required to wear closed toe shoes and long pants.  Students will take responsibility for themselves and their injuries if they choose to wear shorts and/or sandals.  These injuries can be severe enough to require a doctors visit or a trip to the emergency room.  Students should not eat at their work area, as glass may inadvertently be ingested.  



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Debbie Cavette