Want to learn how to make fused glass art?  Glass Impressions offers classes for all levels of experience.  Beginner classes will teach you about using hand tools  and guide you through simpler projects.  In the more advanced classes your shapes can become more sophisticated with the use of power tools such as grinders and ring saws.

We offer seasonal classes, such as Christmas ornaments and projects for visitors who want to make their own souvenir. Glass impressions has classes for children as young as 5.

Go to the Calendar page to see the schedule of classes. Click on the class title to register.

Sea Life Panels

Bring your vision of the underwater world to life in a glass panel. This is a great introductory class that teaches students to create turtles and fish and and builds confidence for beginners. Class includes instruction, base glass, accessory glass, and kiln firing. Instructor will demonstrate glass cutting, discuss fusing techniques, and provide assistance for student projects.

6 X 7 inch panel-$35 (stand sold separately)

8 X 8 inch panel-$45 (stand sold separately)

Ask about prices for custom sizes

Large Divide and Conquer Panel

Use your imagination to conquer the divide.  First you will cut the glass in half to create the divide and the ‘conquer’ it with the design of your choice: a tree, landscape, seascape, etc.  Bring a picture or pattern for inspiration. Class includes instruction, base glass, accessory glass, and kiln firing. Instructor will demonstrate glass cutting, discuss fusing techniques, and provide assistance for student projects.

 

12 X 14 inch- $120 (includes stand)

Ask about prices for custom sizes

Swirled Vase

Create a ‘swirled’ vase to match your style. In this class you will learn cold working techniques used to prepare the glass for firing. Choose your size and style.  The basic vase is where you let the patterns in the glass be the art.   An embellished vase allows you to put your own stamp on the design by adding accessory glass. The ‘raku-style’ mimics an age-old technique used to create a iridescent sheen on pottery.  In our class we use iridescent glass to achieve the same affect.

  • Basic Swirl – $50; includes single sheet of glass and one kiln firing
  • Embellished – $55; includes glass sheet, accessory glass, and two kiln firings
  • Iridescent “Raku” Style Vase – $95; includes glass sheet, accessory glass (optional), and up to two firings

Wall Vase

Create a wall vase to that matches your home decor and style. The vase holds water so you can put fresh cut flowers in it!  You may let the glass speak or itself, or embellish it Class includes instruction, glass, accessory glass (optional), 1 to 2 kiln firings, and the cord for hanging. Instructor will grind edges and drill holes for hanging after final firing.

There are two styles and two sizes to choose from:

Large:

  • Art Glass-single firing= $45
  • Embellished- two firings= $55

Small

  • Art Glass-single firing= S30
  • Embellished-two firings=$35

4 Inch Tiles

In this class you will design and create four-4 inch tiles that are unique to your design sense.  This class is great for beginners! The cost is $40 and includes four base tiles, accessory glass, and a kiln firing. You may opt to create a single coaster/tile for $15.

Wine Chiller

This piece is for wine lovers who want a one of a kind, art glass Wine Bottle Chiller. Make it for yourself or give as a gift. This class is for adults only. You start with clear glass and add color with accessory glass.

This class includes a double thick two layer glass base with extra wide bottom, all the glass needed to create the design of your choice, two 24 hour firings and detailed instructions. Cost is $150.

Art glass may be used on request and is priced accordingly.

Votive Candle Holder

In this class you will make a votive candle holder to create romance and ambiance.  You may choose to create a basic holder where the beauty if the glass speaks for itself, or embellish it with accessory glass. The class includes glass, accessory glass (optional) and kiln firing.

  • Basic votive- $30 (1 firing)
  • Embellished with accessory glass-$35 (2 firings)
  • Iridescent glass (basic)-$45

Candy Dish

Need somewhere to put your keys when you get home for the day, jewelry, candy?  These dishes are perfect for those and many other uses. You have a choice of a 6 X 6 or 8 X 8 inch dish.   Class includes instructions, single layer of glass, and firing. The cost is $35 & $45 respectively. Add $10 for a second layer of clear glass.

Christmas Ornaments

It’s never too early to start making Christmas ornaments.  You have a choice in this class of making a tree, wreath, poinsettia or snowflake–or think outside the box and design your own ornament.  Make one ornament for $20 or 2 for $30.  Class includes instruction, glass, and hanger.

Platter

This class combines fusing and slumping techniques to create a large fused glass square platter. Choose solid base glass color during class. Use your imagination to add accessory glass to the base to reflect your personality. The cost is $40 to $55 depending on the options you choose. No experience required for this class. Class includes instruction, base glass, accessory glass, up to 2 kiln firings. Add $10 for second layer of clear glass for a thicker platter.

Childrens’ Projects

A 'Round' the Beach & Bonefish Window Hanging

We offer a variety of projects suitable for children. The projects change periodically as new classes are added.

A ‘Round’ The Beach: This class is a popular one at Glass Impressions and is offered on a regular basis. In this class, artists as young as 5 can create their memory of the beach. No glass cutting is required. The design is done using a pre-cut circle and frit, a pattern to follow, and choice of embellishments. Frit is ground up glass that is safe for little hands to touch. The class includes instruction, glass, frit, embellishments, and kiln firing. The finished piece is 5 inches in diameter and costs $15.

Bonefish Window Hanging: No glass cutting is required however, glass edges may be sharp. The design is done using small strips of glass and choice of embellishments. The class includes instruction, glass, embellishments, and kiln firing. The cost is $20. Suitable for children ages 10 and up.

Pick-a-Pattern Art Panel

These pictures are art panels from beginner classes.

In this class, you will choose from a variety of patterns (provided by instructor) as a basis for their art panel to match their personality and style. You may opt to bring your own pattern. If so, arrive a few minutes early to discuss with the instructor the appropriateness for the your skill level and time allotted for the class.

Class includes instruction, base glass, accessory glass, and kiln firing. Instructor will demonstrate glass cutting, discuss fusing techniques, and provide assistance for student projects.

6 X 6 inch panel-$35 (stand sold separately)

8 X 8 inch panel-$45 (stand sold separately)

Sun Catchers and Windchimes

Put your own ‘spin’ on Sun Catchers and Windchimes. You will start with a clear base and use frit, stringers, and dots to design an eye catching, whimsical piece. This class is suitable for artists as young as 13.

Sun Catcher- $40-$55 depending on the pattern

Windchime-$35