Most classes are six to eight weeks in length, and the fee, per two hour session, is $30. Classes are usually conducted on Saturdays, from 10 am to 12 pm, but times and fees are negotiable for individual instruction.
A beginning Copper Foil class was conducted in the fall of 2019. Students from that class 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.
Classes are usually held in the spring or fall, but additional classes may be conducted in the winter, if there is sufficient interest. Individual instruction is available throughout the year. Look for more information pertaining to upcoming classes at the Pink Dog Creative, and River Arts District Artists websites, or in bold print below. If you have questions or want to register for a class, please email the instructor or call him at (828) 231-1397.
Beginning Courses in Copper Foil and Lead will be taught this spring from March 14-May 2, 2020. Spaces are still available, but sometimes fill up quickly.
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 glass panels, using the copper foil or lead came methods. The course in metal fabrication consists of instruction in how to cut and join metal, in order to make metal art work from found material. During class time, tools and supplies are available for sale onsite, or can be borrowed from the instructor. Machinery to cut, grind or join glass and metal are available and included in the course fee.