Foci Glass Blowing: Glass Flowers

Date/Time: Saturday, July 13, 10:00 AM
Tuition: $70 Member/$87 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 15+, Beginner and Beyond
Location: Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts

Meet a group from WBCA at Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts, where a professional glass instructor will mentor you along in the process to create blown glass flowers. This hands-on experience is designed to provide you with an exciting introduction to working with molten glass. The thrill of shaping molten glass is unlike anything else available in the Twin Cities metro area. This is an excellent team building experience and truly a unique special event. You may bring food and drinks to enjoy, as there is some downtime while everyone takes turns making their glass. Finished projects can be picked up from Foci one week after the class. Please register at least 2 weeks in advance for this class.

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Stained Glass Suncatchers

Date/Time: Monday-Tuesday, July 22 & 23, 6:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: $84 Member/$108 Non-Member
Material Fee: $5 payable to instructor
Age/Level: All Ages 12+, All Levels

A Suncatcher is a small stained glass project that is light enough to be hung in a window with a suction cup. In this class you will learn the basics of making stained glass without having to invest in all the tools. There will be a variety of patterns available from beginner to more advanced, for those of you who have already had some training working with glass. You will have time to make one or two suncatchers depending on the complexity of the ones you choose. Next you will choose the colors of glass that you want for each part. Then you will be scoring and breaking glass. Tools and grinders will be used to shape the glass to match each pattern piece. When the glass is ready, you will be applying a thin copper foil to the edge and soldering the pieces together. Students should wear a crew necked t-shirt and shoes with a hard surface and closed top (not an open sandal or mesh top tennis shoe).

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