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Tucson, AZ 85712
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Fusing & Slumping
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 Frit Pix #1- 2 - Three Hour Sessions
This is another wild fun class. Thank you Wanda for sharing!! Some of you may have seen our first piece and got excited enough to get a class going. This will take you back to the days of playing with colored sand, but better! Once again, due to time, we will limit the project size to no bigger than 10x10 inches. There will be a hand out explaining the different reactions you will get using different types of frit. You will also be tortured with other possibilities for your project, that I won't go into detail about until class time. 
Class Fee $60.00 + $15.00 Kit Fee + Supplies
November 1st & 8th   11 am - 2 pm           
Instructor Melanie


FRIT PIX Dos (aka: Wavy,Beautiful) – 2- Three Hour Sessions
This is a more spun up version of the first class. You need to take the first class before this one. You will be doing different types of inclusions with your frit, as well as sizes and shapes.
Class Fee $75.00 + $20.00 Kit Fee
T.B.A.                                                         
 Instructor Melanie
Mardi Gras Fused Glass - 2 - Four Hour Sessions
Lora (aka our "bracelet/ Stack Your Glass Lady) who is quickly becoming the "Queen of Scrap" has another great, fun way to use up some of your 96 scrap glass. This time you will use opal and cathedral glass to make an amazingly colorful and fun triple layer fused dish with lots of depth. This is a mosaic technique so bring all of your glass cutting and breaking tools. You will need mosaic nippers as well. Once again, the possibilities are endless and gorgeous. The base for your project will be a single layer of clear 96, 10 x 10 inches, which you may bring to class or get it when you come in.
It is a lot of fun watching your colors take shape. Some cutting experience is required but no fusing experience is necessary. Just time and patience to turn out a pretty spectacular project. There will be small breaks during class. I will have a sample here soon!
Class fee $75.00 + $15.00 kit fee + supplies
T.B.A.      Instructor Lora
What? More Scrap? - 1 - Four Hour Session 
Yes!! Bring your scrap glass, large and small pieces. Lora (firmly immersed now as our Queen of Scrap) has several samples of different ideas for your precious bits and pieces. The samples are all from one kind of glass but you can and should use whatever colors you like, including iridized and even some Dichroic. You may want to build your dish on a clear base. The choice will be yours, if you have it bring it.
Class fee $60.00 + Supplies
T.B.A.                                                           
 Instructor Lora

Special Fusing and Slumping - 3-  Three Hour Sessions
This is the class of classes. A combination of 4 classes combined into 3 - 3 hour sessions. Some glass cutting skills required. The $15.00 kit fee includes shop supplies, like frit, stringers, noodles, confetti, kiln time, etc. Please, bring your tools!! You will need you glass cutter, breaking pliers & running pliers. There will be home work assigned and must be completed for your next session. The following is what will be covered in class. 
Mold treatment and care, Devitrification solutions (sometimes called Devit), Double Fluted Vases, Woven Stripe Dish, Basket Weave Dish, Opal Art Dish, Wind Chimes and Fused/ Slumped Bottles.
Class fee $75.00 + $15.00 Kit Fee
October 15th, 22nd & 29th      11 am - 2 pm      
 Instructor Jack
Organic/ Fossil Vitrofusion - 3 - Three Hour Sessions
Carole has mastered this very unique and fun art form, This is an exciting class because the results of the projects are so surprising and unpredictable. Please bring your glass cutting and breaking tools. Basic glass cutting skills are required. The $15.00 kit fee covers some shop supplies like frit, stingers, noodles, confetti, kiln time, etc.
Organic Vitrofusion is a method of imprinting organic material onto glass. This includes fresh, dried or semi - dried leaves, flower blossoms, grass, seeds, etc. We will look at two methods of Organic Vitrofusion.
First Session: The first method involves imprinting organic matter on one sheet of glass using 1/8" fiber paper. You will decide whether you wish to do a set of coasters or a dish or both. You will select the leaves and flowers you want to use from the ones available for the class (or you can bring your own) and learn how to enhance them with frit and inclusions. You can bring your own leaves and flowers for the next session.
Second Session: You will take fused piece and decide how to finish it. Examples of different finishing techniques will be available. You will learn how to fuse leaves and flowers between two pieces of glass without enhancements. this will give a shadow effect.
Third Session: This involves fusing several finished pieces with inclusions to create a piece with depth and dimension. There will be so much more presented at class with a project handout.
P.S. Carole has designed more advanced techniques for this class. REQUIREMENT:You must complete the first class before taking the advanced one. Sorry, no exceptions.
Class Fee $75.00 + $15.00 Kit Fee + Supplies
T.B.A.                                                            Instructor Carole

***NEW*** Inclusions with Paper - 2 - Three Hour Sessions
Okay, you guys got me! Many of you have asked for this class, so here it is!! This class will show you how amazing the Glassline Fusing Paper is. In the first session you will plan & design your project. I will show some different ideas for the background glass before the paper is applied. After cutting the paper, you can use frit, chalk, noodles, stingers, enamels or paint, to really set your glass project off. The kit fee will include the use of shop supplies, like the fusing paper ( for 1 project ) frit, chalk, etc. Should you decide you need more than what the kit will cover, we do carry the full line of paper.
Class Fee $7500 + $20.00 Kit Fee + Supplies
T.B.A. I have been getting asked for this class, but I need solid commitments so I can schedule coverage for the store.
 Stack Your Glass - 2- Sessions
Lora (our “Bracelet Lady”) would like to teach some interesting and fun new ideas, so we came up with this class to start. This is a two session class; however, the second one will probably be short. Her completed projects are just amazing! I even did one just to see if this could be of interest to others……and I do believe it is!! So, you will be making a striking dish using a simple glass stacking technique. Learn options for thicker pieces. Find out about firing tricks and techniques for various edge contours and finishing. Firing schedules will be discussed in as much detail as you want (or not). This will be a great opportunity to use up some of your System 96 scrap glass of all kinds – colors, clear, patterns, even small pieces of iridized and dichro. The base will be made from two 10x10 pieces of sheet glass which you may bring or purchase at the shop.
Class Fee $60.00 + supplies

 Instructor Lora
*** NEW***Special Fused Wall Sconces - 3 - Three Hour Sessions
Let's play and get creative!! These lighted wall sconces are fun and easy to do, as they require no drilling or slumping of the glass. We want you to use the time to make these simple pieces, extra extraordinary! You will be shown different ways to use frit, paint enamels, to initially decorate your piece before the first firing. Second session, you complete your design and get it ready for the final firing. The last session will be quick and easy assembly of your light unit.
Class Fee $60.00 + Supplies
October 7th & 14th    11 am - 2 pm                        Instructor Jack
Glass Casting - 3 - Three Hour Sessions
This class is three sessions and limited to eight students. We will be using 96 COE assorted powder and fine frit. There will 35 to 40 different molds for this class. Complete instructions with weight charts, burnout time and temperatures will be passed out in class. Assorted frit colors are part of material supplied. Back ground glass may be required as a separate purchase. There is no limit to what can be accomplished in this class. Treating of casting molds will also be covered. Bring your cutting, breaking and mosaic cutting tools. If you have any 96 Dichroic glass, bring it to class. Samples will be on display early November.
Class fee  $75.00 + $20.00 for frit and kiln time during class + supplies
T.B.A.             Instructor Jack
Fused Dichroic and Mica Jewelry – 3 - Three Hour Sessions
You will learn to strip cut the base glass and thin clear caps for pendants. Decorate the base with Mica and Dichroic glass. Fiber board will be used for chain pass threw affect. Diamond engraver will also be demonstrated for different affects. Foils will be used for different affects. Earrings will also be cut and decorated. Jewelry findings will be applied to finished pieces.
Class fee $60.00 + supplies
December 15th, 17th & 19th   11 am - 2 pm               Instructor Jack
Fused & Slumped Glass Flowers
The Kit fee will cover kiln time, frit, stingers, enamels and copper tubing. Bring your glass cutting and breaking tools. You will need one roll of high temp wire or Stainless Steel wire. (We have found it only at Ace Hardware). Due to the amount of molds available by Tucson Stained Glass, projects will be limited. In the first session, each student will be limited to two flowers and 4-6 different leafs. These will be fused & slumped. In the second session, you will be limited to two more flowers and 4-6 leafs. The more detail time spent on these flowers, the better end results. You will assemble the flowers and leafs on copper tubing. Thus completing your beautiful fused glass flower garden.
Class Fee $75.00 + $20.00 supply fee
October 3rd & 10th     11 am - 2 pm                         Instructor Jack
*Look What's Back!*   Fused & Slumped Stand Up Critters
Cutting experience is required. Light table requested, but not required. This class will make various sized critters that will be fused & then slumped onto special molds. There is a great pattern book at the shop. During the class you will cut, grind and assemble critters of your choice, using 96 COE glass. Bring tools and glue. These do take time to cut and assemble.
Class Fee $50.00 + $15.00 supply fee
T.B.A.                               Instructor Jack
Frozen Frit – 2 - Two Hour Sessions 
Each session will be two hours. Add dimension to your fused and slumped pieces. Estelle will show you how to freeze your frit in a variety of shapes and sizes. During the first session you will learn to mix and freeze your frit. They will be fired in the kiln. The second session you will attach your frozen and fused frit to a piece of Spectrum System 96® COE base glass. The base glass can be decorated with other frit, stringers, noodles or Dichroic. Painting the frozen frit before final fusing adds detail and dimension.
Class Fee $ 45.00 + supplies
T.B.A.
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***NEW*** Flexi Glass - 2 - Three Hour Sessions
This is one of the most awesome fusing techniques we have seen. Melanie took a class with David Alcala, the creator of Flexi Glass. Using frit, enamels, mica powders you will not believe your creative genius. This is an easy but involved process. We have some samples at the shop, with more on the way. You will be using 96 COE glass, frits and enamels. There will be on the spot fusing using the transfer sheets, so everyone will have a chance to create their own Flexi Glass to cut & apply to the project.
Class Fee $95.00 + Kit Fee $20.00 + Supplies
T.B.A.         
Instructor Melanie
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***NEW*** Fused Bird Bath/ Feeder
We have Donya to thank for this fun, artistic and down right adorable yard decor!! In 3 fun filled hours you will create your choice of round or square shapes. To hang or not to hang, will be up to you. We are taking pre-orders on iron stands from Hector and there is one on display. There are at least 3 versions of the feeders on display. Supplies needed: Cutting & breaking tools, mosaic nippers, sharpies, Elmer's Gel Glue. At least 2 pieces of 96 COE glass for the main portion of your project and bring your 96 scrap, noodles, stringers, etc!
Class Fee $50.00 + $15.00 Kit Fee + Supplies
November 29th      11 am - 2 pm
Instructor Jack
Organic Fossil Vitrofusion II

In Vitrofusion II, we will use all the methods discussed above but with an emphasis on incorporating other elements of fusing glass to create pieces with depth dimension and texture. You will be using frit, metal inclusions, stringers, noodles, fused pieces made from molds, mica powders, paint, foil, copper and silver leaf, etc. Combining stained and fused glass is encouraged as well. There is a sample on display. You must have taken the first class before you can enroll in this one. Carole may fine metals to work with, which is not covered in the class or kit fees.
Class Fee $75.00 + $15.00 Kit Fee + Supplies
T.B.A.                                                                  Instructor Carole
***NEW*** Dichroic Glass Sculpture- Like No Other Dichroic Class You Have Ever Taken!! Dichroic glass sculpture is a combination of several techniques. It involves taking a solid black, 96 COE glass & strategically placing 2 or more layers of Black Backed 96 COE Dichroic glass on top, creating a pattern. For this class we will limit the final size of the projects to no more than 12" square. We want you to explore this process and not be limited to jewelry sized pieces, but with that said, if you want to create pendants instead, you certainly can!  You will possibly, no, you will absolutely need copious  amounts of Dichro!! Bring your cutting and breaking tools, Mosaic Cutters, Applicator bottle w/ Hairspray, Dichroic pieces, colors that you want on your piece. Crinkle & Patterned Dichro can be used very effectively. The brighter the better. Use Dichro Noodles, Frit, Cutups,etc! For the 2nd session, if you have your own 12x12 waffle grid or the small Morton Cutting surface, bring it. A spray bottle, Black & Silver Sharpies, a good engraving tool, like a Dremel, with a Flex shaft. You will need a small & large round engraving tips, these may be in the Dremel Kit. If you need them, there will be tips available for purchase. Ann & I have samples on display! I have been obsessing over this class!! It has been the best adventure in the use and beauty of Dichroic glass for me! Ann is working on "Part 2" of this process! You had to know it wouldn't end with one!!
Class Fee $75.00 + Supplies
November 4th & 11th      11 am - 2 pm
Instructor Ann
*** NEW*** Strip Bar Melts
This class is a NEW twist on the old Pot Melt theme. You will achieve very dramatic results, without the hassle of the pot, setup & possible spills!! Use of color is absolutely encouraged! You will need at least 2 different colors of 96 COE glass. The more colors you include, the more unique your piece will be. Bring all cutting/ breaking tools, safety goggles, glue. You will also get introduced to the Apollo Saw. 
Class Fee $75.00 + $15.00 Kit Fee + Supplies
November 7th, 14th & 21st          11 am - 2 pm

Instructor Wanda
**NEW** Frit Stamping & Rod Fusing
Ann has been working on another fun process for using frit and rubber stamp designs. Not to be confused with Vitro Fusing. The other aspect of this class is fusing a project with 96 COE rods. I will post more info as soon as I get it. But I do have a schedule. You will also need your tools and glue!
Class Fee $75.00 + Supplies
T.B.A.                                Instructor Ann
***NEW*** Holiday Party Platters & Holiday Candles
In one, four hour session, Jack will show how to make quick, colorful and very festive Holiday Goodies Dishes. I have two on display. Create your own pattern to fit the available molds or use ours. Adding frit, noodles, stringers, dichro and/ or milliefiore can make these simple dishes into something every table should be adorned with!!
Class Fee $60.00 + Supplies
October 4th & 11th     11 am - 3 pm  This is a Saturday class, call ASAP!
We added an extra session to allow time for the Holiday Candle!
Instructor Jack
***NEW*** Fused Wrought Iron Table Tops -3- Three Hour Sessions
Back by popular demand! These are ideal for patio or indoor accent tables.
Bring your glass cutting and breaking tools. Some cutting experience required. There will be an assorted selection of patterns or get creative and do your own design. Table sizes available are 12" sq., 14" sq., 16" sq., and 
12" x 24" rectangle. Tables are approx. 22" tall. The third session will be about an hour or so, if needed. Limited to 12 students.
Class Fee $60.00 + Supplies
November 3rd & 10th 11 am 2 pm  
 Instructor Jack
​***NEW*** Fused City Scapes
Jack has one on display, using a smokey, streaky glass as the backdrop for his city scape. The possibilities are really endless. This would be a good opportunity to use up some scrap 96 glass and Dichro. We will provide frit, noodles and stringers for added embellishments. You will discuss different methods for display once your piece is fused. Bring your glass cutting & breaking tools. Sharpies, Gel Glue or liquid hairspray in an applicator bottle. Let your imagination go!
Class Fee $50.00 + $10.00 Kit Fee + Supplies

There is a sample on display.                 Instructor Jack

October 24th        11 am - 2 pm


***NEW*** Fused Platters & Appetizer Dishes
This will be a creative way to make durable serving platters for appetizers or whatever you wish, with matching or coordinating 8" serving plates. This is completely different from the Holiday Platter class. Using your choice of 96 Opal Art Glass with bold opal or transparent glass, your colors options could keep you up at night!
There will be several "Platter" type molds to choose from. These make awesome hostess gifts too!
Class Fee $60.00 + $10.00 Kit Fee + Supplies

December 1st & 8th      Instructor Jack
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