Adult Classes | Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
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Classes

Adult Classes

Adult classes at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass are designed for anyone 16 and older who is interested in creating glass art. Professional artists teach a wide variety of glass making techniques to offer opportunities for different interests and skill levels. You will get a lot of personal attention and have the ability to create a piece of your dreams. Most adult classes are designed to be around 3 hours long and include enough time for instruction and creation of a piece of your own. The Glass Studio offers classes in both FUSING and FLAMEWORKING.

FUSING classes will teach you how to make different styles of art using professional tools, equipment, and materials. Each class offers instruction, use of the glass studio to create a piece, and the kiln firing of your masterpiece. Students use sheet glass to create a project that will be fused and potentially slumped after creation.

FLAMEWORKING uses gas torch flames for creating artwork with glass tubes and rods. Start out with a beginning bead or sculpture class. We will also be introducing paperweight making classes soon and adding even more hot glass opportunities.

You can register for classes here, online, or call us with questions at 920.751.4658.

IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTE: Due to current COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC and Winnebago County Health Department, face masks are OPTIONAL inside Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass. Thank you for your support.

 

Stencils on Glass

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
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$53.00
Create your own personalized piece with stencils and powdered glass. For this special holiday edition, we’ll have holiday-themed stencils along with our normal stencils. Add an original design, image, or symbol to the platter you design! All experience levels Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Photos in Glass

Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022
$55.00
Transfer your favorite photo or image into fused glass to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Participants will email a digital copy of a photo to the museum prior to class so it will be ready to be transferred onto glass on the day of the class. After fusing the image into a plate or tray, the image will have a warm sepia tone. Choose a photograph that you would like fused into glass:
  • The finished size of the project will be about 7” x 7”, so your image should be smaller...
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Standing Curved Glass Vase

Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022
$58.00
Display a sprig of colorful spring buds and flowers in a fused and slumped glass vase you’ve created! Two layers of glass will be fused together with a pocket space left open to hold flowers. Students will create a curved free-standing pocket vase, or a wall hanging glass pocket vase. One fused glass class recommended Sara Rezin,...
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Mosaic Candle Votive

Saturday, June 11, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022
$35.00
Create a functional candle votive using sheet glass and grout. Students will earn about how light passes through the transparent glass while learning how to cut glass, assemble a mosaic, and affixing glass to a 3-dimensional object. This is a great class for families! All experience levels Taylor Moeller-Roy,...
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Texture in Glass

Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
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Registration Cut-off Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022
$53.00
Create a shaped fused glass piece with texture! Learn several methods for creating texture in a fused glass piece by using frits, iridized glass, and changing fusing temperatures. We will also explore techniques for cutting curves to create an irregular or organic shape in glass. All experience levels Sara Rezin,...
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Pate de Verre Bowl: 06_26

Sunday, June 26, 2022 | 1:00 - 4:00pm
Spots Available: 1
Registration Cut-off Date: Sunday, June 19, 2022
$135.00
Create your very own pate de verre bowl with artist Deanna Clayton. Students will learn the basics of pate de verre, also known as “paste of glass”. Using glass frit create a textured bowl that is completely functional. We will keep your bowl and fire it. After, Deanna will electroplate it – a process that will add a metal finish around the rim. All experience levels Deanna Clayton,...
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Pate de Verre Bowl: 07_17

Sunday, July 17, 2022 | 1:00 - 4:00pm
Spots Available: 10
Registration Cut-off Date: Sunday, July 10, 2022
$135.00
Create your very own pate de verre bowl with artist Deanna Clayton. Students will learn the basics of pate de verre, also known as “paste of glass”. Using glass frit create a textured bowl that is completely functional. We will keep your bowl and fire it. After, Deanna will electroplate it – a process that will add a metal finish around the rim. All experience levels Deanna Clayton,...
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