Fused Glass Plate

CLASS ID: 4Z4Q
Date/Time: Sunday, April 7, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
Learn glass fusing and slumping techniques by creating a 7” round plate. Glass safety and information about the different types if glass and COE will be covered in this class. Select from a variety of color and forms of glass for your plate. During the creation process will you have the opportunity to use glass saws and grinders. Glass cutting experience is helpful, but not necessary. Long hair needs to be pulled back and long pants and close-toed shoes are required. You will be called to pick up your completed pieces at WBCA when finished.

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Fused Glass Bowl

CLASS ID: 4Z4P
Date/Time: Saturday, April 6, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
In this class students will create a 10” X 10” fused glass bowl with sloping sides. After learning about the different types of glass and glass safety, students will begin their design. Using glass saws, grinders and beattle cutters to get the glass the exact shape desired. Once the glass is cleaned and glued in place it will sit 24 hours before being transported to the teacher’s kilns for firing and slumping. Glass cutting experience is helpful but not necessary. Long hair needs to be pulled back and long pants and close-toed shoes are required. You will be called to pick up your completed pieces at WBCA when finished.

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Beginning Stained Glass

CLASS ID: 4Z4O
Date/Time: Saturday, April 27, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM & Sunday, April 28, 10:00 AM – 1:00 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, No previous glass-cutting experience is necessary. Students should wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Long hair need 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: 4Z1I
Date/Time: Saturday, April 6, 10:00 AM

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 Foci one week after the class. Please register at least 2 weeks in advance for this class.

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