Pattern Making

Prerequisite: Completion of Score and Snap workshop

Most every other stained glass class offered anywhere focuses on a single technique. While students may learn that specific technique to some extent, they seldom learn much else. This generally leads to an incomplete education which combined with exuberance and enthusiasm can potentially lead to disaster.

Here at Klade Werks, I believe that a student deserves better. Instead of focusing on a specific technique, I aim to give the student a complete education. The journey begins with learning to “cut” glass in Score and Snap, and continues here in Pattern Making.

In this course students will explore all the considerations that go into creating a stained glass window of their own design. Students will be introduced to structure and reinforcement considerations, size restrictions, and a long list of fundamental techniques. Several publications by the Stained Glass Society of American are included in the price of tuition.

While it is important to decide what story that you want to tell in your window, students will learn that it is just as important to decide how to tell that story. At least nine different ways to create a picture in stained glass will be presented. The aspects of each technique that impact design will be discussed in detail.

This is an information packed learning opportunity. So, get ready to strap in and design a masterpiece! Bring a photo or sketch of what you want to depict in your window to the first class meeting. Once you have completed your design you will be ready to make it a reality in the next course: Creating a Masterpiece.

Projects for this class are limited to less than 5 sq.ft. in size.

Students must provide their own eye protection. Under NO circumstances will students be allowed access to the studio without eye protection.

Cost: $275
Date: Next Class Coming April 2017
Time: TBA
Limit: 4 students
Registration Deadline: TBA
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