Introduction to Mosaics: Window Mosaic

CLASS ID: 4S19
Date/Time: Saturday, January 20, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr & Lee Parr
Learn the basics of making a mosaic in this introductory class. After instruction on glass safety and glass cutting techniques, students will be given an 6” X 8” glass surface to design surrounded by a zinc channel (border). Students should come with a simple design in mind that they would like to create. After glass pieces are cut they are glued to the sheet of glass. The final step is grouting the pieces to enhance the look
of the design. There will be rings attached to the border so the finished window mosaic can be hung. All tools are provided and no previous glass experience is required. All students should wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Long hair needs to be pulled back and put into a binder. All tools are provided, bring a lunch.

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Mosaic Night Light

CLASS ID: 4S20 This class is cancelled. Sign up for Saturday!  Class ID: 4S19
Date/Time: Sunday, January 21, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
This is an easy mosaic project for the beginner and a great way to spend an afternoon. Students should come with a simple design in mind for their night light. After pieces are cut for the mosaic, they are glued to a sheet of glass. Since heat-activated glue is used, there is no need to wait for the glue to dry. The piece will then be grouted to enhance the look. A night light will be attached to the back of the mosaic piece. All students should wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Long hair needs to be pulled back and put into a binder.

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Beginning Stained Glass

CLASS ID: 4S18
Date/Time: Saturday, February 24 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM & Sunday February 25, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr & Lee Parr
This introductory class will give students the opportunity to learn the copper-foil stained glass technique. Students will first decide on the pattern of their piece. Pattern sheets are available for use or students can design their own. Glass is chosen and the pieces are cut using glass cutters, grinders, and saws. Once the pieces are cut and cleaned, students will solder their pieces together and attach rings for hanging. Students can bring a special piece of glass they want to incorporate into their design if desired. No previous glasscutting experience is necessary. Students should wear long long pants and close-toed shoes. Long hair needs to be pulled back and put into a binder. All tools are provided, bring a lunch.

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Foci Glass Blowing: Pint Glass Social

CLASS ID: 4S27
Date/Time: Saturday, February 3, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Foci MCGA Instructors
Meet a group from WBCA at Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts, where a professional glass instructor will mentor you along in the process
of making a pint drinking glass. 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 WBCA one week after the class. Please register at least 2 weeks in advance for this class.

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