Join Mary Lemen, stained glass artist and owner of The Glass Loft, for this introductory course in the lead came method of stained glass construction. In the lead came method, pieces of stained glass are embedded into the channels of the came and the joints between the came strips soldered together. Class sessions include: cutting glass, cutting and soldering lead came to build a stained glass panel. You will need to provide safety glasses, a dust mask and latex gloves. Course fee includes the use of tools and most of the materials needed to complete your project. Extra items you may want to use such as bevels or jewels will be available for purchase in the class session. Instructor Mary Lemen has been working with stained glass for 18 years and looks forward to sharing her knowledge with you! Students must be 18 years or older. Due to exposure to lead, pregnant women are advised not to participate in this class.
Fee: $95 Materials Fee: $48 Registration Fee: $8ANE-186-H1 | 02/22/14-04/05/14 | M. Lemen | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register 
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Join Mary Lemen stained glass artist and owner of The Glass Loft for a new class in the art of Mosaics. Mosaics are the art of decoration with small pieces of colored glass, stone or other material. In this new class, instructor Mary Lemen will teach both the direct and indirect Mosaics methods. The direct method of mosaic construction involves directly placing the individual pieces onto the supporting surface. The construction of a serving tray will be the direct method project for the first three sessions. In this process glass will be cut, placed and grouted to create a mosaic serving tray. The next three weeks will focus on the indirect method. In the indirect Mosaic method pieces are applied face-down to a backing paper using an adhesive, and transferred to the project. The indirect project will be a glass brick in which the glass is cut, placed into a mold then cemented. With the knowledge of these methods you can create table tops, stepping stones, and floor or wall mosaics. The possibilities are endless. The Materials Fee includes all materials to complete both projects and use of tools. You will need to provide a dust mask, rubber or latex gloves, and safety glasses. Please bring these items to the first class session. These items may be purchased at any hardware store and will be necessary for participation in this class. Please dress for work or bring a smock to protect yourself and your clothing. This class is open to participants 18 years of age and older.
Fee: $105 Materials Fee: $50 Registration Fee: $8ANE-134-A1 | 07/12/14-08/16/14 | M. Lemen | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register