UPDATED 1/31/21

YOU CAN NOW REGISTER FOR CLASSES ONLINE!

You can now register for our workshops on our new web store, shopweisserglass.com!
Check workshop availability, confirm dates, and pay from anywhere. It’s as easy as that!


Our classes resume in February 2021!

While we are not able to offer our entire line of workshops yet, we have modified some of our popular classes during COVID, providing a safe environment for all. Weisser Studio offers classes for all levels in a wide variety of techniques, including kiln formed glass, stained glass, mosaic, and more. We hope to return to a full schedule later in 2021.


WE ALSO TEACH PRIVATE LESSONS AND PRIVATE GROUP CLASSES! SELF-DIRECTED BENCH TIME IS ALSO AVAILABLE. CALL OR EMAIL US FOR MORE INFO.


SCROLL DOWN TO SEE OUR CURRENT LIST OF CLASSES!


Beginner Stained Glass: Copper Foil 

Saturday mornings, 9:30- 12:30, February 6, 13, 20, 27

Four 3-hour classes. Tuition $325.00 includes use of tools and some supplies. Students purchase glass and framing metal.

The copper foil stained glass technique was originally devised by Louis Comfort Tiffany to be used for his intricate designs. Unlike the more traditional lead came method, the foil technique allows for more detailed patterns, as well as construction of three-dimensional objects like lampshades and boxes. Learn the entire process from beginning to end in only four sessions! Students do not need to purchase any tools, so it’s an excellent way to try your hand at the medium without having to invest in all the equipment. Each student will complete a copper foil panel approximately 9” x 12” or 11”x 14”.

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Stained Glass- Beyond Beginner

Saturday afternoons, 2-4:30, February 6, 13, 20, 27

Four 2½-hour classes. Tuition $160.00; tools and supplies extra


This class has an open curriculum allowing students to continue their exploration into stained glass under the supervision and guidance of an experienced instructor. Students might select a new project like a lamp, box, panel, or bring a project in progress. This class is a great way to learn new techniques, get a refresher, have your questions answered, or get help with more advanced projects. We can provide the instruction and extra motivation you need to get that project done!


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Project Plate Making: Batiky Bowls

Sunday, February 7, 9:30-12:30

3-hour workshop. Tuition $165.00; includes materials and use of tools. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!


Join us for a fun workshop on creating amazing batiky bowls. In this class you will work with powdered glass and water on the surface of the glass creating your own unique designs with this technique developed by glass artist Lena Beckeus. The resulting patterns and color are reminiscent of traditional batik cloth design. Weisser Glass Studio adds new insight and direction on the process, and direction will be given to students on color and design ideas. A lot to learn while having an amazing time in the studio! No experience is required so get a friend to join the class. Students will have access to a selection of colors and tools to create their own 9” fused glass bowl.

*Please note that this class is being taught with permission from Lena Beckeus, the creator of the original Batik technique


Mastering the Art of Cutting Glass- Pattern Cuts

Sunday, February 14, 10-11:30 

1½-hour workshop. Tuition $69.00. Appropriate for all levels, beginner to advanced.

Good cutting skills are the key to success in any of the glass art forms. In this class we teach you how to master cutting using good technique and selecting the proper tools to get the job done. This comprehensive cutting lesson will cover both simple and more difficult shapes. Learn to cut with ease and confidence; guaranteed to improve your cutting no matter your skill level. An excellent starter class for students with no cutting experience, and a valuable refresher for the more experienced glass artist. Bring any challenges you may have!

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Powdered Pet Portraits

Sunday, February 28, 10-1

3-hour workshop. Tuition $125.00; includes supplies.


Create a black and white portrait of a favorite pet or other animal using fusible glass powder! A great introduction to drawing with powders (have no fear; we will teach you!), these creations also make amazing gifts for the animal lover in your life. Drawing experience is not required: we will give you tips, guidelines, and techniques to assist you in creating realistic portraits. No previous glass experience is required; we will send you guidelines prior to class regarding the required photographs.

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Strip Cut Construction

Friday, March 5, 10-1 & Friday, March 12, 10-1

Two 3-hour classes. Tuition $175.00; Students select and purchase their glass. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

In this class, you will create a fused and slumped dish using the strip cut method of construction. Students learn various methods for cutting narrow strips and how to design and fuse strips of glass on edge, crafting beautiful bubble-free projects featuring crisp linear designs in your glass. Methods for simplifying the process, how to fire, and various applications for strip cut construction will be demonstrated and discussed.


Soldering Workshop

Sunday, March 7, 10-12

2-hour class. Tuition $89.00. Students should bring their own soldering iron and some foil-wrapped pieces of glass to practice on.


Soldering is often the hardest part of the copper foil process for artists to master. Problems commonly encountered include poor solder flow, uneven and streaky solder beads, and difficulty getting the proper amount of solder onto the foil for a professional look. The good news is that all these issues can be overcome with the use of proper tools and technique! We’ll cover the tips and tricks to making a smoother bead for a better- looking finish. Guaranteed to improve the look of your solder line!

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Stained Glass- Beyond Beginner

Sunday afternoons, 2-4:30, March 7, 14, 21, 28

Four 2½-hour classes. Tuition $160.00; tools and supplies extra


This class has an open curriculum allowing students to continue their exploration into stained glass under the supervision and guidance of an experienced instructor. Students might select a new project like a lamp, box, panel, or bring a project in progress. This class is a great way to learn new techniques, get a refresher, have your questions answered, or get help with more advanced projects. We can provide the instruction and extra motivation you need to get that project done!


Beginner Stained Glass: Copper Foil 

Saturday mornings, 9:30- 12:30, March 13, 20, 27, April 3

Four 3-hour classes. Tuition $325.00 includes use of tools and some supplies. Students purchase glass and framing metal.

The copper foil stained glass technique was originally devised by Louis Comfort Tiffany to be used for his intricate designs. Unlike the more traditional lead came method, the foil technique allows for more detailed patterns, as well as construction of three-dimensional objects like lampshades and boxes. Learn the entire process from beginning to end in only four sessions! Students do not need to purchase any tools, so it’s an excellent way to try your hand at the medium without having to invest in all the equipment. Each student will complete a copper foil panel approximately 9” x 12” or 11”x 14”.

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Project Plate Making: Batiky Bowls

Saturday, March 13, 2-4:30

3-hour workshop. Tuition $165.00; includes materials and use of tools. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!


Join us for a fun workshop on creating amazing batiky bowls. In this class you will work with powdered glass and water on the surface of the glass creating your own unique designs with this technique developed by glass artist Lena Beckeus. The resulting patterns and color are reminiscent of traditional batik cloth design. Weisser Glass Studio adds new insight and direction on the process, and direction will be given to students on color and design ideas. A lot to learn while having an amazing time in the studio! No experience is required so get a friend to join the class. Students will have access to a selection of colors and tools to create their own 9” fused glass bowl.

*Please note that this class is being taught with permission from Lena Beckeus, the creator of the original Batik technique


Beginner Stained Glass: Copper Foil 

Friday mornings, 10-1:00, March 19, 26, April 9, 16

Four 3-hour classes. Tuition $325.00 includes use of tools and some supplies. Students purchase glass and framing metal.

The copper foil stained glass technique was originally devised by Louis Comfort Tiffany to be used for his intricate designs. Unlike the more traditional lead came method, the foil technique allows for more detailed patterns, as well as construction of three-dimensional objects like lampshades and boxes. Learn the entire process from beginning to end in only four sessions! Students do not need to purchase any tools, so it’s an excellent way to try your hand at the medium without having to invest in all the equipment. Each student will complete a copper foil panel approximately 9” x 12” or 11”x 14”.

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Intro to Wearable Art

Saturday, March 20 & Saturday, March 27, 1:30-4:30 each day

Two 3-hour classes. Tuition $225.00; includes materials and use of tools.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Discover the creative possibilities of fused glass for pendants! For years, the emphasis in glass jewelry has been on dichroic, but you can achieve a world of gorgeous effects using “plain” fusible glass! Students will create their own handmade fused elements and learn to use assorted coldworking techniques to finish their pieces and create beautiful, finished pieces of jewelry! Each student will leave class with several finished pendants, and the skills to produce many more.

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Forming on Edge

Saturday, April 10, 9:30-12:30

3-hour class. Tuition $145.00; includes materials and use of tools. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!


In this workshop you will learn how to create poured frit paintings adapted from the original David Alcala methods taught at Weisser Studio. Students will learn the basics of making layered patterns, pouring crushed glass through a vertical glass frame forming lines, patterns, blends, and layers reminiscent of textile and sand paintings. Students will have a variety of colors to work with and create an 8" x 8" fused and slumped dish.




Stay tuned for more class additions as we progress into the fall!

Looking for a particular workshop? Let us know; we add classes based on interest.
Don't forget, private lessons are always an option!
Check out our archives page for a list of courses that were cancelled or rescheduled due to the COVID pandemic, or ones that we may not currently have on our calendar.