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Shattered Glass Mosaic Class

Thursday, May 4th and Friday, May 5th   6:30 - 8:30PM

Back by popular demand, we are offering a second chance to join in on this really neat class using broken glass and a huge selection of beads, shells and things to create a mosaic design of your choice.  All materials are included, but you are encouraged to bring in anything that you would like to include in the frame (including photos!). On the second night, Heike will show how to seal your creation in epoxy to make it ready for display.  

Class fee is $50, plus $8.00 for all materials, including framed glass.


3-D Faux Stained Glass Painting Class

Friday, May 12th    6:30pm - 8:30pm

Heike is one of our favorite instructors here and she's back to teach another fun-filled class involving a framed glass, nail polish, and a wide variety of shells, beads, and such.  Please bring your creative spirit and your favorite hot glue gun (if you have one) and have a great time with friends on a Friday night creating a beautiful glass painting to take home and enjoy.

 Cost is $35 plus $10 for all materials per student.

Glass Etching Class with Cathy Clayton

Saturday, May 13   9:00am - 12:00pm

Learn the wonderful art of glass etching with Cathy in the Down Draft studio!  She will take you through the basics and help you create a fantastic piece of art to take home and treasure.  This skill is so adaptable to many applications from monogramming casserole dishes to making custom mugs and wine glasses.  The ideas are endless.  Afterward you can come in and use our studio and equipment (for a small fee) to create to your heart's content! The class is limited to just 6.  Hurry to sign up now.

Cost of this class is $40 with all materials provided.

Wood Burning basics with cathy clayton

Saturday, May 13th     1:00pm - 4:00pm

The ancient art of wood burning (also known as Pyrography) is a form of art that carries from generation to generation.  It is done with a simple wood burning tool and wood and the results can be astounding.  Just take a look at Cathy's productions for proof of that.  She will offer an advanced class later on for those who want to take this to another level.  We also have the Studio available for individual projects.

Cost is $40 with all materials provided.  This class is also limited to 6 students.

Silver Clay Jewelry Class - CANCELLED

Saturday, May 20th    9:00am - 1200pm  and  1:00pm - 4:00pm

There will be 2 classes offered, 1 in the morning for pendants, and if that fills up, another in the afternoon for earrings.

Join Art Clay certified instructor Donna Sneed for an introduction to the properties and use of metal clay in the form of .999 fine silver.  Students will use their imaginations to create a two-layer fine silver pendant or a pair of fine silver earrings.  Finished greenware will go home with the instructor for kiln firing and polishing and will be returned by May 26 for pickup by the students.  Class size is limited to 10 students.

Class fee is $40.00.  Materials and use of tools are $15.00


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