Weisser Glass offers a terrific schedule of classes for beginner through professional levels. Courses are offered in stained glass, fusing and kiln forming, beadmaking, glass jewelry, paperweights, glass casting & mosaic. Our goal is to offer the highest quality of instruction in a friendly and helpful environment! New class schedules are posted about every two months.


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


All classes require pre-registration and payment to reserve your space.
You may register by phone at 301-571-8966.

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE OUR CURRENT LIST OF CLASSES!
UPDATED 11/10/2019
2019 WORKSHOPS
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Copper Foil Stained Glass for Beginners

Thursday evenings, 7-9, November 7, 14, 21, December 5, 12, 19

Six 2-hour classes. Tuition $225.00; tools and supplies extra.

Learn to build a stained-glass window using the copper foil method. Everything you need to know including patterns, types of glass, glass cutting, tools, soldering and finishing are taught. Students complete a small stained-glass window approximately 11” x 14. Requires homework.

Stained Glass- Beyond Beginner

Thurs evenings, 7-9, November 7, 14, 21, December 5, 12, 19

Six 2-hour classes. Tuition $225.00; tools and supplies extra. Previous stained-glass experience required.

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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Flow Factor with Nancy Weisser

Friday, November 15- Sunday, November 17, 10-4:30 each day

Three-day workshop. Tuition $695.00; includes materials and use of tools

Try a new way to add organic flow and movement to your fused glass. Nancy Weisser has been exploring and developing this process capturing movement in the glass using the heat within the kiln with great success. Through a series of projects, students will learn to use negative space, heat and gravity to impart unique patterns and qualities in your work. You will learn how to make interesting flow parts and how to recycle discarded and unwanted projects into beautiful new works of art. We will cover many variations, materials, and ways to make containment systems for circles, squares, wedges, etc. Calculating volume to control the thickness of your pieces and the appropriate firing schedules will be covered both in class and with a handout that students will receive. Finishing of the pieces will be discussed and demonstrated, and students will have the option to practice these techniques. This is a new approach full of potential!
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Batiky Bowls

Friday, November 22, 9:30-12:30

3-hour workshop. Tuition $135.00; 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. Nancy Weisser adds her own insight and direction on the process and will help students with 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.

ADDITIONAL SESSION ADDED ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14; SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE DETAILS...


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Batiky Part II: Enhanced Designs

Friday, November 22, 1:30-4:30

3-hour workshop. Tuition $135.00; includes materials and use of tools. Previous Batiky Bowl experience required.

The sequel to Weisser's popular Batiky Bowl workshop! Explore further ideas in the Batiky process by incorporating the use of stencils and coarser frits with the basic Batiky steps to create new and exciting design motifs. Nancy Weisser will show you her tips and tricks for creating fabulous and unique designs, patterns, and color combinations. Students will have the opportunity to create either an 8"x8" fused and slumped plate or a 9” bowl.

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS ADDED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14; SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE DETAILS...


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Glass Combing

Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24, 10-3:30 each day

2-day workshop. Tuition $395.00; includes supplies, glass and use of tools during class.

Experience the fun of moving glass while hot to create amazing combed patterns!  Learn ways to set up glass, how to plan controlled designs, how and when to rake the glass for beautiful chevron patterns, and more! There will also be an experimental element to this class as students are encouraged to get creative with combing.  Each student will have the opportunity to create three personal combed pieces of glass. There will be demonstration and discussion of how to use and incorporate combed glass into fused glass projects.  Firings, strip cutting, damming, coldworking, and finishing options are covered in class. Students will have the chance to coldwork one piece as desired, time permitting.

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Blown Ornaments

TWO SESSIONS TO CHOOSE FROM:
Saturday, November 30, 10-12

or
Saturday, November 30, 2-4   
THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL- PLEASE CONTACT THE SHOP TO BE PUT ON THE WAIT LIST

2-hour workshop. Tuition $99.00; includes materials and use of tools. No experience necessary! Appropriate for ages 16 and up.

Learn to make blown glass ornaments with a Hot Head torch.  Create unique holiday gifts or pretty little garden charms. Starting with Glaskolben pre-made clear glass tubes, you’ll learn the tips and tricks for blowing these ornaments over a simple torch and how to embellish them with color.

A great holiday weekend activity; bring your family and friends and make an event of it! Each student will have the opportunity to make up to six blown Glaskolben ornaments! (additional may be made, time permitting, for an extra fee).

ADDITIONAL SESSION ADDED ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15; SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE DETAILS...


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Holiday Create ‘n’ Bake

TWO SEPARATE SESSIONS AVAILABLE!

Sunday, December 1, 10-11:30
Instruction begins at 10:00, you are not required to stay the entire time, fees are based on the type and number of projects you create.

Sunday, December 8, 10-11:30
Instruction begins at 10:00, you are not required to stay the entire time, fees are based on the type and number of projects you create.

For creatives of all ages (under 12 must be accompanied by parent). Pre-registration and a $10.00 per person deposit are required to hold your space.

Create beautiful holiday gifts and decorations made of glass at our popular Create ‘n’ Bake workshop! Choose from multiple fusing projects; prices start at just $10.00.  We provide you with everything you need to create your original artworks.  An ideal way to spend time with friends and family or just a great way to enjoy some quality hassle-free time in the studio being creative. Please contact shop for project pricing details. Projects will require pickup on a later date.  Pre-registration and a $10.00 per person deposit are required to hold your space in class.


Decorate the Season NEW!

Sunday December 1, 1:30-3
Instruction begins at 1:30, you may stay as long as you need- up to 1.5 hours- to complete your project

No experience required.  Appropriate for creatives of all ages. (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) Registration and a $65.00 deposit per person is required.

In this new fused glass workshop, you will begin with a pre-painted seasonal motif and then you add the decoration to make it uniquely your own! Working with one of three pre-screened seasonal images on a base piece of glass, you will select from a wide variety of glass elements to decorate and personalize your project. No two will be identical! This is a great family outing for kids and adults- creations make great gifts for friends and family alike!

6 x 6- $65.00
8 x 8- $95.00
9” round- $125.00


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Project Plate Making: Image Collage

Sunday, December 8, 1-3:30

2½ hour workshop. Tuition $135.00; includes materials and use of tools. No experience required!

Join us for a fun workshop creating unique fused glass bowls scrapbook style using ready mixed glass enamels and stencils. You will learn about various fire on enamels that can be used, how to apply the paint to the glass for best results, layering images and more.  The collage imagery is vintage in feel and with so many stencil designs to choose from you can create your own unique story.  Each piece is fused and slumped to form your finished work of art.


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Batiky Part II: Enhanced Designs

Friday, December 13, 1:30-4:30

3-hour workshop. Tuition $135.00; includes materials and use of tools. Previous Batiky Bowl experience required.

The sequel to Weisser's popular Batiky Bowl workshop! Explore further ideas in the Batiky process by incorporating the use of stencils and coarser frits with the basic Batiky steps to create new and exciting design motifs. Nancy Weisser will show you her tips and tricks for creating fabulous and unique designs, patterns, and color combinations. Students will have the opportunity to create either an 8"x8" fused and slumped plate or a 9” bowl.

ADDITIONAL SESSION ADDED ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14; SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE DETAILS...


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Batiky Bowls

Saturday, December 14, 9:30-12:30

3-hour workshop. Tuition $135.00; 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. Nancy Weisser adds her own insight and direction on the process and will help students with 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.


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Batiky Part II: Enhanced Designs

Saturday, December 14, 1:30-4:30

3-hour workshop. Tuition $135.00; includes materials and use of tools. Previous Batiky Bowl experience required.

The sequel to Weisser's popular Batiky Bowl workshop! Explore further ideas in the Batiky process by incorporating the use of stencils and coarser frits with the basic Batiky steps to create new and exciting design motifs. Nancy Weisser will show you her tips and tricks for creating fabulous and unique designs, patterns, and color combinations. Students will have the opportunity to create either an 8"x8" fused and slumped plate or a 9” bowl.


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Blown Ornaments

Sunday, December 15, 10-12

2-hour workshop. Tuition $99.00; includes materials and use of tools. No experience necessary! Appropriate for ages 16 and up.

Learn to make blown glass ornaments with a Hot Head torch.  Create unique holiday gifts or pretty little garden charms. Starting with Glaskolben pre-made clear glass tubes, you’ll learn the tips and tricks for blowing these ornaments over a simple torch and how to embellish them with color.

A great holiday weekend activity; bring your family and friends and make an event of it! Each student will have the opportunity to make up to six blown Glaskolben ornaments! (additional may be made, time permitting, for an extra fee).


Beveled Snowflakes

Sunday, December 15, 2- 4:30

2½-hour workshop. Tuition $99.00; includes some supplies, students purchase bevels. All levels welcome, no experience required.

The perfect little project when wintry weather is upon us! Learn to build beautiful, sparkling stained glass snowflakes using pre-cut bevels (they also make fantastic gifts and stocking stuffers)! Beveled snowflakes catch the light, are quick to build, and will add a little brightness to your day. Many different designs can be achieved using readily available, standard sizes of bevels. Foiling tips and tricks and soldering will be taught.

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2020 WORKSHOPS
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Advanced Linear Design in Fused Glass  NEW CLASS!

TWO SEPARATE SESSIONS AVAILABLE:
Wednesday- Sunday, May 6-10, 2020 (please be aware that Sunday, May 10 is Mothers’ Day) 
or  
Tuesday- Saturday, May 12-16, 2020

 
5-day workshop. Tuition $1,195.00; includes all materials and use of tools. 

A $75.00 reserve fee is required to hold your space. This will be applied to a $595.00 deposit due November 15, 2019. Tuition balance of $600.00 will be due February 15, 2020. 
 
In this five-day course participants will explore principles of advanced pattern forming in fused glass. Students will expand their knowledge and experience of kiln-forming and cold-working techniques to produce intricate patterns which utilize symmetry and geometry to create hypnotizing mandala-like patterns. Participants will be guided through the creation of Bullseye glass striped sheets which, once fired, will be deconstructed and reassembled. Participants will learn how the arrangement of tone and color can enhance the optical properties of the pattern design and how to lay out the pattern using principles of four-fold and eight-fold symmetry. Students will realize these concepts and techniques while creating a glass tile of their own design.

CONTACT THE STORE FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS CLASS!
301-571-8966     weisserglass@gmail.com
Check out our archives page for a list of courses that we may not currently have on our calendar