CLASS ID: 4R23
Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Kim Bakken-Parr and Lee Parr
In this class students will be making two different shaped spoon rests, one rectangular (approximately 3.5” by 8”), and the other circular (5.5” diameter). You will create your design based on the color and types of glass you want to use. You can select from a variety of colors and forms such as sheet glass, stringer, frit, confetti, and powder. During the creation process you will have the opportunity to use glass saws and grinders. Glass cutting experience is helpful, but not necessary. You will be called to pick up your pieces after kiln firing is complete. All 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, just bring a lunch.
CLASS ID: 4R05
Date/Time: Saturday, October 7, 10:00AM – 2:00PM
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 paperweight. 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.
CLASS ID: 4R24
Date/Time: Sunday, October 22, 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Kim Bakken-Parr and Lee Parr
Learn glass fusing and slumping techniques by creating a 7” round plate. Glass safety and information about the different types of glass and COE will be covered in the class. Select from a variety of color and forms of glass for your plate. During the creation process you will 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. After the piece is designed, it is then fired in a kiln by the instructors; you will be called to pick up your pieces after kiln firing is completed.
CLASS ID: 4R37
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 7, 9:00AM – 3:00PM
Learn how to twine this wall piece that dances on the wall. OK, not really dancing on the wall, but when hanging on the wall it looks like a dancer. This is a fun project, and will help you with other twining projects. Glass beads are woven into this structure make it look like a fancy dancer. This is a fun class, and for those twiners you’ll be inspired to create in a new way. This class is open to all levels experience. Some twining experience is helpful.
CLASS ID: 4R22
Date/Time: Saturday & Sunday, September 16-17, Saturday 10:00AM – 3:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Kim Bakken-Parr & Lee Parr
This introductory class will give students the opportunity to learn the copper-foil stained glass technique. On day one, students will decide on the pattern of their piece. Pattern sheets are available for use, or students can design their own pattern. Glass is chosen and the pieces are cut using glass cutters, grinders, and saws. On day two students will solder their pieces together and attach copper wire for handing. Students can bring a special piece of glass they want to incorporate into the design. No experience in glass cutting is necessary, but it is helpful. All tools are provided, just bring a lunch. Long hair needs to be pulled back; long pants and close-toed shoes are required.
CLASS ID: 4R26
Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, 1:00PM – 3:00PM
This necklace is made of size 11 seed beads and 4mm Swarovski crystals. It is made from the center outward with a geometrical bead weaving stitch using needle and thread. It is a delicate pendant that will make a lovely fashion accessory. All supplies will be provided for a $12 fee.