Class participants work with a professional glass instructor to learn how to create a fused glass project from colored sheet glass
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During a hands-on glass discovery experience, instructors guide students through the process of making their own 5”x5” fused-glass mosaic. Projects vary and can be seasonally themed. instructors will explain the safety, equipment, and tools that kiln-formed glass artists use everyday to create their art. Participants will be taught how to cut sheet glass, and then will be coached through the steps of creating a unique dish, ornament, or sun-catcher of their own. They will then be able to cut, shape, layer, and arrange a variety of colored sheet glass to create a one-of-a-kind project. Kiln-forming is a valuable alternative to working with molten glass in the hotshop, as makers will be able to detail their pieces and have much more control over their design. Kiln Fusing Glass Discoveries are more relaxed and slower paced than glassblowing, and do not involve hot equipment.
- Classes are held Sundays from 10:00am-5:00pm
- Masks are required while the COVID-19 pandemic persists
- No experience required and all materials are provided for participants
- Private glass art lesson with no other participants present besides those in the participating group
Need To Know
About Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts
Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts (MCGA) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and exhibition of glass arts. Their building hosts a glass studio, education center, and dedicated exhibition space. Member-supported and staffed by member-artists, Foci offers advanced glass classes, where their expert instructors teach students a wide range of styles and techniques.
They provide hands-on glass experiences for individuals, couples, and groups as well as narrated demonstrations of hot glass art. Artists use their facilities to create unique works that are displayed and sold in their gallery. The gallery and studio are free to visit and open to the public seven days a week. Foci MCGA provides opportunities for advanced learning through their glass education curriculum, where the expert instructors teach students a wide range of styles and techniques. Through these efforts, they seek to engage the local community and establish their studio in Minneapolis as a premier destination for the appreciation of glass arts.