Most classes are eight weeks in length, with a make up class on the ninth week, but a four week introductory class with a make up session is available. as well. Class tuition. for eight two hour sessions, is $300, while the class fee for a four week offering is half that amount.
Classes are conducted at Dave's warehouse studio in Kent, OH, either late afternoon on a weekday, or mid-morning on a Saturday. The next set of classes will start in April or May, 2023. Because classes are conducted in a limited space, any student who feels sick or coughs excessively, will be asked to postpone a class, and instead attend the make up session.
Beginning Copper Foil and Lead classes were conducted in the last five years. Students from those classes reported that they enjoyed receiving background information about stained glass, as well as being able to learn and apply techniques to build a project during class time. They also appreciated having the opportunity to make up missed sessions during the year, in order to complete their class projects.
Classes are held during the spring, summer, or fall, except when the instructor is on vacation. Look for more information pertaining to upcoming classes at this website or on bulletin boards in Kent. If you have questions, or want to register for a class, please email the instructor, or call/text him at (330) 607-8430.
Next Saturday class will begin June 3rd, 2023 @11am-1 pm and finish on July 29th. Saturday, July 1 will be an optional class.
Next Tuesday evening class will begin June 6th @ 5:30-7:30 pm and finish on July 25th. There will be no class on July 4th.
Questions often arise as to what are the specific areas of instruction found in these classes. The basic courses in art glass enable students to learn how to construct suncatchers or glass panels, using the Copper Foil or Lead Came methods. In addition, stained glass history is presented in handouts, along with technical information, in a class folder. During class time, tools and supplies are available for use, which is included in the class fee, or new tools and accessories can be purchased onsite at a discount. Follow up advanced classes in making lamp shades and jewelry boxes will be offered at some future date, if there is interest.
The course in metal fabrication consists of instruction as to how to cut and join metal, in order to make metal art work from found material. During class time, tools can be borrowed from the instructor, as well as machinery used to cut, grind or join metal, which is included in the class fee. However, there is a fee associated with the purchase of metal on-site that is used in projects.