Stained Glass for Beginners
Learn all the steps of creating a stained glass window! From cutting to soldering, we will do one copper foil project in the class. Lead assembly techniques will be demonstrated in class. At the completion of the class each participant will be able to continue on and create designs of their own.
The first class session will be used to discuss stained glass and our project. Tom will demonstrate glass cutting techniques and the process of making a panel. We will cover the materials and tools needed, safety concerns, and answer any questions. Everyone gets to cut glass the first night! The remaining class sessions will be spent working on the projects. Everyone will do the same project. Besides the class fee students will need to get some supplies and tools for the class project; materials are also available from the instructor. Expect to pay $25 - $70 for your supplies and tools. Some tools and materials will be supplied by the instructor.
Based in Dassel, Minnesota, Tom started creating glass projects in 1975. He has a stained glass shop located near Lake Washington and has been creating pieces for customers all over the United States.
Tom is married, has two daughters, and multiple grandchildren. His other interests include NHRA drag racing, traveling to the various Minnesota state parks, and following professional baseball and football.