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CONTEMPO

ART GLASS GALLERY

HOURS

Mon closed

Tue 10-6

Wed 10-6

Thurs closed

Fri 10-6

Sat 10-5

September 16, 2023   2-4pm

$140 Optic Topic Plate

Instructor:  Larry Pile

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Join kilnformed artist Larry Pile and create a beautiful, innovative, 8” x 8” Optic Topic Plate in your choice of color combinations.  Students will learn a bit about color theory, reactions, volume control and the “6mm rule”, as well as firing schedules, design options, etc.

Sept 13, 2023    11am or 6pm

$65  Fused Glass Jellyfish

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

All skill levels    4x7"

Decorate an underwater scene with an iridized jellyfish.  Includes glass and firing in the kiln.

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Sept 9, 2023   10am-4pm

$125 Glass on Glass Mosaic

Instructor:  Debbie Malone

All skill levels

Learn the Art of Mosaics in an 8"x10" frame.  This will be your choice of patterns or design your own.

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Sept 8, 2023    10am-4pm

$145  Stained Glass Spinner

Instructor:  Debbie Malone

Create your own 11" Star spinner that turns and twirls. Your choice of colors and star shapes. Learn to cut, grind, copper foil, solder and patina. 

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August 17, 18, 19, 2023   9-4pm (3.5 days)

August 20, 2023   9-1pm

$795 Glass Weaving

 

Instructor:  Larry Pile

Come to Contempo Art Glass, in Arlington, Texas and learn about basic and advanced glass weaving techniques from weaving master & kilnformed glass artist Larry Pile (www.larrypileglass.com).

The class will start with the basics; color theory, mold preparation, strip cutting and slumping, etc. and move into advanced techniques including custom mold-making, displaying our weaves, advanced strip preparation, creating weaves in various shapes, etc.  A complete set of handouts, including firing schedules for slumping and tack-fusing will be shared.

Each student will make an 11” x 20” woven sculpture, a Silke Mat custom mold (that the student may take home for use in future projects) and will mount their weave on 1” acrylic tubing for a lovely, simple, offset wall display.  All glass and materials will be provided in this amazing class.

Students will leave with technical and creative knowledge about how to design, build, fire and display a glass weave at a professional level.  Students will develop an understanding of how to make a Silke Mat reusable mold.  Students will learn an amazing way to cut 1” acrylic tubing and offset mount glass pieces inexpensively and beautifully.

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August 9, 2023   11am or 6pm

$65 Fused Glass Happy Fish

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

All skill levels   6"

Decorate a waterjet cutout fish with your choice of colors and components.  Includes glass and firing in kiln.

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July 12, 2023   11am OR 6pm  

$40 Christmas in July

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

All skill levels   6”

Decorate a fun fused glass Christmas ornament with your choice of colors and components. Many glass cutouts to choose from. Includes glass and firing in kiln.

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July 15, 2023   2-4pm

$140 Mozaiku Fused Glass

Instructor:  Larry Pile

Students in this 3-hour class will each make Three 6” x 6” “Mozaiku” wall panels, suitable for hanging on a wall, gift-giving, etc. You will use large pieces of opaque cut glass and choose smaller bits for focal interiors, and then flood with black frit. The results are nothing short of stunning.

Students will learn to cut glass and practice a tiny bit of color theory. This class is suitable for all skill levels.

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Aug 4, 2023     10am-4pm

$135  Modern Lights Stained Glass Panel

Instructor:  Debbie Malone

5x7 Abstract Glass Panel in your choice of colors and design.  Learn to copper foil and solder.

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July 28, 29, 30, 2023   9-4pm

$700 Drop Outs Vessel

Instructor:  Larry Pile

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Join well-known kilnformed glass artist Larry Pile (www.larrypileglass.com) in a master class focused on the tall, thin drop vessel.  Each student will make a drop out mold (that they can keep/use again), make two thin drop vessels from start to finish.  Students will leave having learned the ‘tri-fecta’ of the drop vessel:

Successfully & creatively making the blank (students will learn several ways to create beautiful, colorful drop vessel blanks)

Successfully dropping the blank

Successfully cold-working the blank, including removing the rim, matte and shiny finish options, etc.

 

Larry will demonstrate/speak to creating multiple drop vessels at once AND speak to his creation of the bent drop vessel form.

Aug 5, 2023    9am-4pm

$135  Watercolor Mosaics

Instructor:  Debbie Malone

All Skill Levels  10"   

This will combine tempered glass, watercolor and a boxed mirrored frame. 

It will be really cool!

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July 7, 2023    10am-4pm

$135  Stained Glass Air Plant Holder

Instructor:  Debbie Malone

Come join in on the fun and learn how to make your own stained glass air plant art. You will learn to cut glass, copper foil, solder and design with decorative wire. Many other patterns and colors to choose from.

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July 7, 2023  10am-4pm

$135  Geode with  Stained Glass

Instructor:  Debbie Malone

Create your own abstract design centered around a beautiful geode.  Learn to cut glass, copper foil and solder. Get your Zen on in this class.

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June 17, 2023   9-4pm

$150 Whimsical Tiles and Villages

Instructor:  Debbi Elmer

Create 3 to 4 detailed pieces suitable for framing utilizing scrap glass, murrini, stringer and vitreous ink detail!  Each student will create two to three 4” tiles and one 4x6” village.  Students will learn construction techniques, quill pen work with vitreous ink and framing techniques.  The tiles can be framed or displayed on stands.  All firing schedules will be provided.  Each student should leave class with a good understanding of how to replicate the processes in their own studios and ideas on how to detail their own work with ink.

No glass experience is required for this class.

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June 3-4, 2023   10am-5pm  (2 days)

$290 Bespoke with Engraving

Instructor: Michelle Zheng Kane

This price includes the engraving machine to take home!

 

All the way from Singapore/Malaysia, Michelle (Peter Kane’s wife) comes to Contempo, to share her wonderful skills in engraving on glass. Michelle has been a contract engraver for 14 years for Dior, Prada and most of the world’s fashion/cosmetic houses. Also engraving for the world-famous French glass company “Lalique”.

The workshop involves learning on what equipment you will need to engrave on your glass.  How to set up your piece to be engraved, what to engrave, and the steps required to arrive at a finished piece. Over the 2 days you will engrave on pieces of flat float glass and work your way up to engrave on bottles/carafes/vases. 

Adding engraving to your glass pieces will elevate your glass to another level, and making it stand out from other glass artist’s work. 

June 10-11, 2023   9-4pm

$420 Photographing Glass and Small Objects

Instructor:  Larry Pile

Come to Contempo Art Glass, in Arlington, Texas and learn about the techniques and equipment to successfully make great photographs of glass and other small objects, such as jewelry, small vessels, etc.,

all from master photographer & kilnformed glass artist Larry Pile (www.larrypileglass.com).

The class will start with the basics; how cameras and lighting work and then how to use those attributes to make great photos of glass and other small objects, minimizing reflections and getting great, uncluttered backgrounds. Techniques/equipment will range from using a smart phone and inexpensive

lighting to using high-end DSLR/mirrorless cameras and studio lighting. When you’re finished with this class, you’ll have a solid understanding about successfully photographing small objects! As part of this class, students will also be encouraged to bring in a couple of pieces of theirs for the class to photograph; each student will leave with great, hi-resolution images of their work, as well as the skills about how todo this at home! We’ll also delve a little into photo editing using Adobe Lightroom, etc.

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May 13, 2023 9am-5pm

$150 Whimsical Fused Glass Animals 

(pick 2 when registering for class)

Instructor:  Debbi Elmer

Hone your cutting skills and learn how to uniquely personalize your glass with small scraps, stringer, murrini and vitreous ink detail!  Each student will create one to two animals approximately 5 x 6” (size varies with the animals).  The animals are suitable for hanging or other display.  The class will focus on  construction techniques, how to make and use vitreous ink with a quill pen and a framing method for displaying work.  All firing schedules will be provided.  Each student should leave class with a good understanding of how to replicate the processes in their own studios and ideas on how to detail their own work with ink.

(Glass cutting experience is recommended or arrange ahead of time to learn to cut glass)

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May 20, 2023   10am-3pm

$125 Introduction Jewelry Soldering - Tackle the Torch

Instructor:  Sibling Rivalry

Learn to Tackle the Torch with Rick Allen and Laura Conway. If you’ve ever wanted to solder silver and copper to make jewelry but are intimidated by the torch, this is the class for you.  This class is for beginners and people that just want a refresher soldering class. You will learn to cut, file, texture, patina and solder while designing and creating a unique pendant using sterling silver and copper.  All you need to bring is your imagination and be ready to have fun.

Class includes: Sterling silver, copper, sterling components, copper and sterling wire, jump rings, sterling chain, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your unique creation.  Please feel free to bring your own tools that are clearly marked with your name.

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April 26, 2023 10am-4pm

$145  Beginning Glass Fusing

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

Come join in on the fun and learn how to make your own 8" plate/bowl. You will also make 4 coasters or test tiles as time permits.  You will learn the basics of designing and firing fused glass.

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April 11, 2023  6pm or

April 12, 2023  11am

$85 Fused Glass Light Fixture or Vase

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

Make, drape, and drill a center hole in a glass light fixture that will fit a standard pendant light or lamp

(fixture not included). This can also be made as a vase.

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April 15, 2023  10am-3pm

$125 Intro to Enameling

(Includes stencil and sgraffito techniques)

Instructor:  Sibling Rivalry

Enameling on copper is a hot technique! You will learn the basic techniques of applying powdered glass onto copper and see the magic of enamel come alive.  This class will show you how to prepare the copper, apply enamels and torch fire your pieces to create your own wearable art. This class is an introduction to basic enameling and all supplies will be provided. All you need to is just show up with your imagination, a love for color and be ready to have fun. Supplies provided include copper, enamel, Jump rings, necklace and the use of a torch and all tools needed to complete your colorful creations.  Please feel free to bring your own tools that are clearly marked with your name.

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March 7, 2023   6pm or

March 8, 2023   11am

$60  Flowers in Fused Glass

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

All skill levels    6x6

Learn the art of making a flower landscape with crushed glass and glass murrini flowers.  Includes glass and firing in the kiln.

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June 6, 7, 8, 9, 2023  9:30 to noon (4 Days)

$160  Awesome Kids Glass Art Camp

For kids ages 11 and up.  They will make a variety of fused, mosaic, jewelry and 3D glass projects.  On day 4 there will be a pizza party for the kids and an art exhibit for all the parents.

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March 11-12, 2023  9-4pm

$500 Screen Printing on Glass

Instructor:  Larry Pile, Screen Printing Master and Kilnformed Glass Artist

 

The class will start with the basics; how screens are made, the differences between powder and wet enamel materials and methods, how to choose and prepare an image for screen printing. etc. We'll also delve into some creative screen printing techniques; the ombre technique, making powder wafers, etc.

Students will each choose and print both a dry and wet image which will be later combined into a single 8"x8" finished piece. Each student will be supplied with a complete set of handouts, including firing schedules, resources, etc.  Several choices of images not shown.

Students will leave with technical and creative knowledge about how to screen print using multiple methods and will have the "muscle memory" having printed using each method.  You will gain an understanding of images best suited for image printing and have a variety of creative methods at their disposal.

Instructor:  CRAIG MITCHELL SMITH   

$1250 Cactus Flower 9-4pm (4 days)

February 26, 27, 28, March 1    2023

During this four-day class, renowned glass artist, Craig Mitchell Smith, will demonstrate how to create his complex, multi-petaled cactus flower utilizing a revolutionary technique of “spot-fusing”. Students will also utilize casting, as well as creating single-use texture molds for this stunner.

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Valentine’s Day

“Vitrium Heart Sculpture”

February 14, 2023

6pm

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Join well-known glass artist Larry Pile (www.larrypileglass.com) in this once-a-year class in which each student or couple will create a beautiful 9" sculptural heart using colorful strips of fusible glass. Contempo will supply all of the materials and you bring your vision; absolutely no glass-working/glass-cutting experience is necessary for this fun class. Contempo will fire our hearts and have them ready for pickup within a few days. Cost of the class includes instruction, materials & expert firing. Larry will also make his custom-welded, powder-coated stands available for sale and will demonstrate alternative ways to display them as well. Cost is ($285 with a stand or $210 without a stand).

Instructor:  CRAIG MITCHELL SMITH   

$850 Blown Away 9-4pm

February 16, 17, 18   2023 (1 spot left)   

During this three-day class, renowned glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith will share the exciting new techniques he developed in early 2020. Not only will students learn how to make a watertight vessel without the cold working required of a drop-out, they will do so with the addition of texture applied to the piece using their own uniquely created texture mold.  His new way of forming glass allows for making shapes many thought never before possible in kiln-formed glass. Craig calls this “Yoga for Glass” as it teaches the glass to warm up, bend and stretch. This class is for experienced fused glass artists.

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Feb 11, 2023  10am-3pm

$125 Introduction to Jewelry Soldering -Spinner Ring

Instructor:  Sibling Rivalry

Learn to Tackle the Torch with Rick Allen and Laura Conway. If you’ve ever wanted to solder silver and copper to make rings but are intimidated by the torch, this is the class for you.  This class is for beginners and people that just want a refresher soldering class. You will learn to cut, file, texture, patina and solder while designing and creating a spinner ring using sterling silver and copper. Materials and tools are included and as time permits you will make

1-2 rings. 

Feb 7, 2023    6pm or

Feb 8, 2023    11am

$65  Fused Glass Picture Frame

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

All skill levels - Fun and Easy

Choose your glass and design.  Contempo will kiln fire your glass twice to get the wave shape.

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Instructor:  CRAIG MITCHELL SMITH   

$850 Daffodil Flower 9-4pm

January 6, 7, 8    2023 (1 spot left)

During this three-day class, Craig Mitchell Smith will share his tips and tricks to creating his life-like daffodil blossoms utilizing a unique petal texturing, and trumpet-forming process. While this photo shows the daffodils mounted with stainless steel, Craig will teach you how to create your own copper stem with leaves to complete a gallery quality piece you can display proudly

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Two Day Class

Jan 21, 2023  10am-1pm and    

Jan 22, 2023  10am-12pm (full)

Jan 21, 2023 2-5pm and

Jan22, 2023 1-3pm

$125  "Freeze and Fuse" Glass Fusing Technique

Instructor:  Betty White

All skill levels    1 small and 1 large dish

You will learn the technique of glass powder, moisture and freezing. Your choice of cacti, colors and dishes.

First day: Freeze and fuse your components

Second day: Design piece using resin to secure your arrangement 

All skill levels   1 small and 1 large dish

Feel free to bring your own dish

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Jan 25, 2023    11-1pm or 6-8pm

$65  Fused Glass Stringer Plate

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

All skill levels  5"

Learn the "look" of glass weaving

This plate will be fused and slumped    

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Dec 7, 2022    11-1pm or 6-8pm

$60  Fused Glass Snowflake

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

All skill levels    6.5"

Construct a snowflake.  Includes glass and firing in kiln. 

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Nov 2, 2022  10am-4pm

$125  Beginning Fused Glass Jewelry

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

You will make several pendants and pairs of earrings choosing from colored and dichroic glass with a variety of methods. In a fun and relaxing atmosphere, you will learn the basics of designing and firing fused glass jewelry.

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Aug 20, 2022   9-5pm

$150  Ink Technique for Zentangles & Florals on Fused Glass

Instructor:  Debbi Elmer

This class is for all skill levels.  Students will learn how to mix vitreous ink and apply it to glass with a quill pen.  We will create zentangles and florals in this class.  Additionally, we will talk about the various inks, pens and how to fire each.

Class includes 1 zentangle dish, 1 floral, 1 pendant and firing in kiln.  

Two Day Class

Oct 22, 2022  10am-3pm    

Oct 23, 2022  10am-12pm

$125  "Freeze and Fuse" Glass Fusing Technique

Instructor:  Betty White

All skill levels    Approximately 6" x 8"

You will learn the technique of glass powder, moisture and freezing. Your choice of colors in a Christmas, flower or aquatic scene.

First day: Make stringers/ribbons with a torch, freeze your components, and kiln fire components

Second day: Design piece and load in kiln.

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July 23-24

$240 

Printmaking on Glass

Instructor: Nationally known Jennifer Joy Walkovich

1.5 Day Class

Day One: 3+ hours   1-4pm

Day Two: 7 hours   9-5pm

       

Adding designs to the surface of your glass is easy with the Stamping on Glass technique. During this workshop students will learn how to apply graphic images onto glass using frit, powdered enamels, Stamping Medium and rubber stamps. This class will cover the proper techniques for mixing enamels, transferring the enamel onto the rubber stamp and then from the stamp onto the glass. Students will create multiple stamped pieces that will be fired and incorporated into their class project and/or future projects. Information on using low and high fire enamels and firing schedules will be discussed in class. Whether used in jewelry, mosaic pieces, stained glass or large fused pieces, Stamping on Glass will add a unique beauty to your projects. Bullseye glass will be used in class. Students will create a 10-12” mosaic style plate that will be full fused and slumped for them.

 

Students need to bring: Glass cutter, safety glasses, running pliers, miscellaneous other favorite hand tools, apron and a NIOSH 95 approved particulate mask (for use with powdered enamels and micas).

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July 22-23

$240 

Mastering Your Morton Skills

Instructor: Nationally known Jennifer Joy Walkovich

1.5 Day Class

Day One: 7 hours 9-5pm

Day Two: 3 Hours 9-12noon

Skill Level: experienced to Intermediate

 

Come sharpen your glass cutting skills! In this class the Morton Portable Glass Shop will be featured. The Morton System has provided hobbyists and professional glass Artists the ultimate tool for producing accurate and repetitive glass pieces. A brief portion of class will be dedicated to a discussion on cutting tools available and proper cutting technique, as well as how to easily cut a perfect circle (time permitting). Many styles of glass cutters will be available in class for participants to sample. Students will learn how to set up the MPGS for cutting strips, geometric shapes, angles, and how to quickly cut diamonds and triangles from strips and squares. Experienced glass artists all agree you will benefit greatly by understanding all the MPGS has to offer. Hands-on cutting and demonstrations will strengthen your Morton skills. Using Bullseye glass, students will create a 10-12” geometric piece which will be fused and slumped for you. This class is ideal for glass fusers as well as stained glass artists.

 

Students need to bring: Glass cutter, safety glasses, running pliers, miscellaneous other favorite hand tools.

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July 13, 2022    11-1pm or 6-8pm

$60  Birch Trees in Fused Glass

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

All skill levels    6x6

Learn the art of making a birch tree with crushed glass and glass strips.  Includes glass and firing in the kiln.

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July 7, 8, 9, 10, 2022     9am-4pm    4 Days

$880 Crazy Drop Outs by internationally known

Artist Peter Kane

Peter has developed a process of dropping the glass out on an angle in the kiln, and by doing this giving you the option to leave the beautiful “Saturn Ring” on, which becomes a striking part of the design.  Learn How, and Why to place cuts and certain colors in workable combinations, with positioning of colors being so important in this process.  Learn how to calculate what depth of Drop you will get out of specific thicknesses of glass. You will take away so many ideas to your studios and use all the time. Your drop outs will be taken to a new level in design and process. It will also concentrate on finishing your work to a gallery standard.

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May 8, 2022   1-3 pm Sunday

$60  Mother's Day Special

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

Take a break and bring your Mom to make a 6" modern flower plaque with fused glass.

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April 23, 2022  10am-3pm

$125 Intro to Enameling #3

(Includes crackle and wafer techniques)

Instructor:  Sibling Rivalry

Enameling on copper is a hot technique! You will learn the basic techniques of applying powdered glass onto copper and see the magic of enamel come alive.  This class will show you how to prepare the copper, apply enamels and torch fire your pieces to create your own wearable art. This class is an introduction to basic enameling and all supplies will be provided. All you need to is just show up with your imagination, a love for color and be ready to have fun. Supplies provided include copper, enamel, Jump rings, necklace and the use of a torch and all tools needed to complete your colorful creations.  Please feel free to bring your own tools that are clearly marked with your name.

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May 4, 2022    11-1pm or 6-8pm

$45  Plant Stakes in Fused Glass

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

Decorate a glass plant stake that will be fired in the kiln.  Your choice of color and design.

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May 6, 2022  10am-4pm

$135  Geode with  Stained Glass

Instructor:  Debbie Malone

Create your own abstract design centered around a beautiful geode.  Learn to cut glass, copper foil and solder. Get your Zen on in this class.

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TBA     10am-4pm

2 days    

$250  Advanced Fused Glass Jewelry

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

Some of the methods covered:

Drilling holes, cutting with Taurus saw, using the flat lap, templates, etching, decals, frit migration, reactions, fire polish, attaching types of findings. Price includes glass and firing.

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May 5, 2021    10am-3pm

$75  Wonky Watercolor

Instructor:  Debbie Malone

All skill levels    Includes 8 x 10 frame

Beginning abstract Watercolor.  Learn contemporary design and blending techniques.  Includes several practice pieces and 1 completed free floating framed piece. 

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June 22, 2021    10am-3pm

$60  Ladies of Attitude Watercolor

Instructor:  Debbie Malone

Beginning Abstract Watercolor  Learn contemporary design and blending techniques.  Does not include frame.  (Fits 12 x 16 frame with mat)  Will also paint several small practice pieces. Several ladies and hair to choose from or create your own.

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Nov 11, 12,13,14, 2021 (4 days) 9am-4-pm

$870 Unusual Pattern Bars

Instructor:  Peter Kane from Malaysia

Peter is a world renowned Fused Glass Artist.

You will make 3 large pattern bars and 1 completed 12" plate and many pattern bars slices for future projects Learn to design, saw, and fire.  Bring your basic glass tools.

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Feb 9, 2022    11-1pm or 6-8pm

$60  Fused Glass Suncatcher

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

All skill levels

Fired in the kiln with your choice of color and design

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Feb 12, 2022    2pm or 5pm

$75  Valentines Day Hearts

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

All skill levels

2 fused glass hearts, 2 people, 2 glasses of wine

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Friends can make single hearts 

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CRAIG MITCHELL SMITH   FULL

$850 Cattleya Orchid

March 20, 21, 22, 2022    

9-4pm

In this three day class, Craig Mitchell Smith will teach the tips and techniques to master two of his newest Cattleya orchids. Students will create original gallery quality blossoms, in colors of their choosing, utilizing techniques of powder printing using original silk screens, diamond carving and adding texture with their own single-use texture molds. This class is for experienced fused glass artists.

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$850 Iris

March 24, 25, 26,  2022  

9-4pm
During this three day class, Craig Mitchell Smith covers the creation of his new and exciting textured Iris. He will teach how to cut the standard, fall, crest and beard pieces. Craig will also share the making of a silk-screen frame for powder printing. Students will use a sandblaster, diamond saw, drill press, and learn to make texture boards. You will mount your iris on a provided designed stem. This class is for experienced fused glass artists.

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March 12, 2022   10am-3pm

$125 Relic Jewelry in Copper and Silver Bearing Solder

Instructor:  Sibling Rivalry

Learn to make "Relic Jewelry" using silver bearing solder and stamps.  The process is fun and mysterious because you never really know what you made until it cools.  The possibilities are endless.  We will teach you how to add this new dimension to your jewelry making using copper, silver bearing solder, stamps and other objects.  The price of the class includes copper, silver bearing solder, stamps, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your one of-a-kind creations.

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April 8, 2022    10am-4pm

$120  Getting Funky Stained Glass Freeform

Instructor:  Debbie Malone

Approximately 8" diameter freeform stained glass with wire. Your choice of colors and design.  Learn to cut glass, copper foil and solder. 

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TBA   10am-4pm

$120 Extra Large Stained Glass Leaded Suncatcher

Instructor:  Debbie Malone

Come join in on the fun and learn how to make your own stained glass suncatcher. This is the lead came method. You will learn to cut glass, lead wrap and solder. Many patterns and colors  to choose from.

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Aug 5, 2023    9am-4pm

$135  Watercolor Mosaics

Instructor:  Debbie Malone

All Skill Levels  10"   

This will combine tempered glass, watercolor and a boxed mirrored frame. 

It will be really cool!

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Aug 4, 2023     10am-4pm

$135  Modern Lights Stained Glass Panel

Instructor:  Debbie Malone

5x7 Abstract Glass Panel in your choice of colors and design.  Learn to copper foil and solder.

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July 15, 2023   2-4pm

$140 Mozaiku Fused Glass

Instructor:  Larry Pile

Students in this 3-hour class will each make Three 6” x 6” “Mozaiku” wall panels, suitable for hanging on a wall, gift-giving, etc. You will use large pieces of opaque cut glass and choose smaller bits for focal interiors, and then flood with black frit. The results are nothing short of stunning.

Students will learn to cut glass and practice a tiny bit of color theory. This class is suitable for all skill levels.

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July 28, 29, 30, 2023   9-4pm

$700 Drop Outs Vessel

Instructor:  Larry Pile

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Join well-known kilnformed glass artist Larry Pile (www.larrypileglass.com) in a master class focused on the tall, thin drop vessel.  Each student will make a drop out mold (that they can keep/use again), make two thin drop vessels from start to finish.  Students will leave having learned the ‘tri-fecta’ of the drop vessel:

Successfully & creatively making the blank (students will learn several ways to create beautiful, colorful drop vessel blanks)

Successfully dropping the blank

Successfully cold-working the blank, including removing the rim, matte and shiny finish options, etc.

 

Larry will demonstrate/speak to creating multiple drop vessels at once AND speak to his creation of the bent drop vessel form.

July 12, 2023   11am OR 6pm  

$40 Christmas in July

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

All skill levels   6”

Decorate a fun fused glass Christmas ornament with your choice of colors and components. Many glass cutouts to choose from. Includes glass and firing in kiln.

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July 7, 2023    10am-4pm

$135  Stained Glass Air Plant Holder

Instructor:  Debbie Malone

Come join in on the fun and learn how to make your own stained glass air plant art. You will learn to cut glass, copper foil, solder and design with decorative wire. Many other patterns and colors to choose from.

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July 7, 2023  10am-4pm

$135  Geode with  Stained Glass

Instructor:  Debbie Malone

Create your own abstract design centered around a beautiful geode.  Learn to cut glass, copper foil and solder. Get your Zen on in this class.

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June 17, 2023   9-4pm

$150 Whimsical Tiles and Villages

Instructor:  Debbi Elmer

Create 3 to 4 detailed pieces suitable for framing utilizing scrap glass, murrini, stringer and vitreous ink detail!  Each student will create two to three 4” tiles and one 4x6” village.  Students will learn construction techniques, quill pen work with vitreous ink and framing techniques.  The tiles can be framed or displayed on stands.  All firing schedules will be provided.  Each student should leave class with a good understanding of how to replicate the processes in their own studios and ideas on how to detail their own work with ink.

No glass experience is required for this class.

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June 3-4, 2023   10am-5pm  (2 days)

$290 Bespoke with Engraving

Instructor: Michelle Zheng Kane

This price includes the engraving machine to take home!

 

All the way from Singapore/Malaysia, Michelle (Peter Kane’s wife) comes to Contempo, to share her wonderful skills in engraving on glass. Michelle has been a contract engraver for 14 years for Dior, Prada and most of the world’s fashion/cosmetic houses. Also engraving for the world-famous French glass company “Lalique”.

The workshop involves learning on what equipment you will need to engrave on your glass.  How to set up your piece to be engraved, what to engrave, and the steps required to arrive at a finished piece. Over the 2 days you will engrave on pieces of flat float glass and work your way up to engrave on bottles/carafes/vases. 

Adding engraving to your glass pieces will elevate your glass to another level, and making it stand out from other glass artist’s work. 

June 10-11, 2023   9-4pm

$420 Photographing Glass and Small Objects

Instructor:  Larry Pile

Come to Contempo Art Glass, in Arlington, Texas and learn about the techniques and equipment to successfully make great photographs of glass and other small objects, such as jewelry, small vessels, etc.,

all from master photographer & kilnformed glass artist Larry Pile (www.larrypileglass.com).

The class will start with the basics; how cameras and lighting work and then how to use those attributes to make great photos of glass and other small objects, minimizing reflections and getting great, uncluttered backgrounds. Techniques/equipment will range from using a smart phone and inexpensive

lighting to using high-end DSLR/mirrorless cameras and studio lighting. When you’re finished with this class, you’ll have a solid understanding about successfully photographing small objects! As part of this class, students will also be encouraged to bring in a couple of pieces of theirs for the class to photograph; each student will leave with great, hi-resolution images of their work, as well as the skills about how todo this at home! We’ll also delve a little into photo editing using Adobe Lightroom, etc.

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July 1-2, 2023   10am-5pm  (2 days)

$250 Fused Glass Enamel Painting

Instructor: Michelle Zheng Kane

 

All the way from Singapore/Malaysia, Michelle (Peter Kane’s wife) comes to Contempo, to share her wonderful skills in enamel painting on glass. Michelle has been a contract engraver/painter for 14 years for Dior, Prada and most of the world’s fashion/cosmetic houses. Also engraving for the world-famous French glass company “Lalique”.

During the workshop you will learn different brush stroke methods and what brush to use for the effect you are after on glass. Also, you will learn tips to make your glass have less bubbles when you cap your pieces for a more professional finish.

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May 13, 2023 9am-5pm

$150 Whimsical Fused Glass Animals 

(pick 2 when registering for class)

Instructor:  Debbi Elmer

Hone your cutting skills and learn how to uniquely personalize your glass with small scraps, stringer, murrini and vitreous ink detail!  Each student will create one to two animals approximately 5 x 6” (size varies with the animals).  The animals are suitable for hanging or other display.  The class will focus on  construction techniques, how to make and use vitreous ink with a quill pen and a framing method for displaying work.  All firing schedules will be provided.  Each student should leave class with a good understanding of how to replicate the processes in their own studios and ideas on how to detail their own work with ink.

(Glass cutting experience is recommended or arrange ahead of time to learn to cut glass)

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May 20, 2023   10am-3pm

$125 Introduction Jewelry Soldering - Tackle the Torch

Instructor:  Sibling Rivalry

Learn to Tackle the Torch with Rick Allen and Laura Conway. If you’ve ever wanted to solder silver and copper to make jewelry but are intimidated by the torch, this is the class for you.  This class is for beginners and people that just want a refresher soldering class. You will learn to cut, file, texture, patina and solder while designing and creating a unique pendant using sterling silver and copper.  All you need to bring is your imagination and be ready to have fun.

Class includes: Sterling silver, copper, sterling components, copper and sterling wire, jump rings, sterling chain, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your unique creation.  Please feel free to bring your own tools that are clearly marked with your name.

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April 26, 2023 10am-4pm

$145  Beginning Glass Fusing

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

Come join in on the fun and learn how to make your own 8" plate/bowl. You will also make 4 coasters or test tiles as time permits.  You will learn the basics of designing and firing fused glass.

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April 11, 2023  6pm or

April 12, 2023  11am

$85 Fused Glass Light Fixture or Vase

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

Make, drape, and drill a center hole in a glass light fixture that will fit a standard pendant light or lamp

(fixture not included). This can also be made as a vase.

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April 15, 2023  10am-3pm

$125 Intro to Enameling

(Includes stencil and sgraffito techniques)

Instructor:  Sibling Rivalry

Enameling on copper is a hot technique! You will learn the basic techniques of applying powdered glass onto copper and see the magic of enamel come alive.  This class will show you how to prepare the copper, apply enamels and torch fire your pieces to create your own wearable art. This class is an introduction to basic enameling and all supplies will be provided. All you need to is just show up with your imagination, a love for color and be ready to have fun. Supplies provided include copper, enamel, Jump rings, necklace and the use of a torch and all tools needed to complete your colorful creations.  Please feel free to bring your own tools that are clearly marked with your name.

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March 7, 2023   6pm or

March 8, 2023   11am

$60  Flowers in Fused Glass

Instructor:  Kathy Barnett

All skill levels    6x6

Learn the art of making a flower landscape with crushed glass and glass murrini flowers.  Includes glass and firing in the kiln.

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June 6, 7, 8, 9, 2023  9:30 to noon (4 Days)

$160  Awesome Kids Glass Art Camp

For kids ages 11 and up.  They will make a variety of fused, mosaic, jewelry and 3D glass projects.  On day 4 there will be a pizza party for the kids and an art exhibit for all the parents.

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March 11-12, 2023  9-4pm

$500 Screen Printing on Glass

Instructor:  Larry Pile, Screen Printing Master and Kilnformed Glass Artist

 

The class will start with the basics; how screens are made, the differences between powder and wet enamel materials and methods, how to choose and prepare an image for screen printing. etc. We'll also delve into some creative screen printing techniques; the ombre technique, making powder wafers, etc.

Students will each choose and print both a dry and wet image which will be later combined into a single 8"x8" finished piece. Each student will be supplied with a complete set of handouts, including firing schedules, resources, etc.  Several choices of images not shown.

Students will leave with technical and creative knowledge about how to screen print using multiple methods and will have the "muscle memory" having printed using each method.  You will gain an understanding of images best suited for image printing and have a variety of creative methods at their disposal.

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