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GLASS & JEWELRY

*Please note that all Early Registration and New Student Discounts can only be processed by registering in person, or by phone. Discounts cannot be applied through our online registration process and discounts cannot be applied retroactively. 

Please register one week prior to the class start date. After this deadline, please call 952.473.7361, x.16, to inquire about class availability.
 
Classes are listed by date, most current at the top. Scroll down to see future classes. Select a class by checking the small square to its left. Member pricing is valid only with current memberships. Go to MEMBERSHIPS to purchase or renew. Once you've selected your class(es), select NEXT at the bottom of the page to proceed to checkout.
 
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B85717 Intermediate Jewelry Design, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Danny Saathoff
Skill Level: I, AD
Expand on the skills learned in Beginning Silversmithing and Jewelry Design through further exploration of familiar skills and the introduction of more advanced techniques including additional stone settings, mixed media and found objects as wearable art. This class will be loosely structured to allow more time to create new pieces, practice and hone your techniques. Prerequisite: a level I MCFTA silver jewelry class or instructor permission. Some materials provided. Project materials purchased by student. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 10/30/2017 and ending 12/18/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 265.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 290.00 ea.

B98117 Creative Glass Design, Thursdays, 1:30 - 5 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Graham
Skill Level: ALL
Create beautiful fused glass sculptures, jewelry and serving pieces for the table. We’ll explore pattern and design concepts by thoughtful placement of glass in layers, strips and fused component parts for your own one-of-a-kind glasswork. You will learn how to work with glass paints, powders, frits and sheet glass to develop striking color palette, texture and visual depth. You’ll also learn how to use the flowing movement of glass when heated in a kiln to form and shape your piece. Basic glass cutting, glass reaction to heat, mold preparation and kiln use will be covered. Safety emphasized. Tools and a variety of materials provided. Closed-toe shoes and ear plugs required.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
No class on November 23
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/16/2017 and ending 12/21/2017 at 1:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 250.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 273.00 ea.

B052W17 Gorgeous Glass Fall Ornaments, Saturday, November 18, 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Diane Petron
Skill Level: ALL
In these multigenerational workshops, learn the basics of glass fusing and then apply your newfound glass skills in the mosaic or ornament workshop. The mosaic class is a grout-free technique, since we are fusing glass in the kiln. Take one or more workshops! Completed projects will be ready for pickup in 2 to 3 weeks after being fired in a kiln by the instructor.

Ornaments: Design beautiful, sparkly glass ornaments for yourself, family, and friends. This workshop is fun for both beginners and experienced fusers. Lots of ideas for ornaments will be presented, but you may create whatever you wish and as many as you desire. The instructor will guide you in choosing designs that fit your skill level and help you stretch. All materials will be provided.


Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 10 to adult
Single class scheduled on 11/18/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 50.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 54.00 ea.

B054W17 Glass Holiday Ornaments, Saturday, December 2, 1 - 3:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: Diane Petron
Skill Level: ALL
In these multigenerational workshops, learn the basics of glass fusing and then apply your newfound glass skills in the mosaic or ornament workshop. The mosaic class is a grout-free technique, since we are fusing glass in the kiln. Take one or more workshops! Completed projects will be ready for pickup in 2 to 3 weeks after being fired in a kiln by the instructor.

Glass Holiday Ornaments: Design beautiful, sparkly glass ornaments for yourself, family, and friends. This workshop is fun for both beginners and experienced fusers. Lots of ideas for ornaments will be presented, but you may create whatever you wish and as many as you desire. The instructor will guide you in choosing designs that fit your skill level and help you stretch. All materials will be provided.


Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 10 to adult
Single class scheduled on 12/2/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 50.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 54.00 ea.

B714W17 Kumihimo with Beads, Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
Skill Level: ALL
Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese technique used to make beautiful cords. With beads added, it is a way to make beautiful bracelets. Learn to braid on a Kumihimo disk, create designs, add beads and make a closure without the need for jewelry findings. Materials included but students should bring a scissors, tape measure and a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 14 and up
Single class scheduled on 12/9/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 75.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 82.00 ea.

C98118 Dazzling Fused Glass, Thursdays, 1:30 - 5 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Graham

Have fun making one-of-a-kind glass plates, trays, bowls and ornaments for the kitchen, yard or window. Learn how to create dazzling patterns by blending different sizes of glass frits, layering opaque and transparent glass, adding stringers and more. Create a set of three 6 x 6-inch dishes or sculptures. Once your piece is fused together, it will be fired again in a mold to shape it. Some materials provided. Additional materials discussed at first class. Safety emphasized. Close-toed shoes required.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/11/2018 and ending 2/8/2018 at 1:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 254.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 277.00 ea.

C85718 Intermediate Jewelry Design, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - noon
Instructor: Danny Saathoff

Expand on the skills learned in Beginning Silversmithing and Jewelry Design through further exploration of familiar skills and the introduction of more advanced techniques. This class will be loosely structured to allow more time to create new pieces, practice, and hone your techniques. Prerequisite: a beginning MCFTA silver jewelry class or instructor permission. Some materials provided. Project materials purchased by student.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 1/8/2018 and ending 2/19/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 239.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 262.00 ea.

C83218 Beginning Silversmithing and Jewelry Design, Mondays, 12:30 - 3 p.m.
Instructor: Danny Saathoff

Learn to work with silver and other metals to create fine jewelry and explore metal fabrications, soldering, stone setting, cold connections and many more techniques. You will be guided through basic techniques and can expect to complete at least one project by the end of the course. We will also discuss the essential equipment to continue work outside of the classroom. Bring a sketchbook. Most materials provided.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 1/8/2018 and ending 2/19/2018 at 12:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 259.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 282.00 ea.

 

 

2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391

952.473.7361, x. 160

Hours
Monday          9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday         9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday        9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday             9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday        9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
   (mid-June through August, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Sunday closed


Building is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve through New Year's Day*, Memorial Day and the last week in August through Labor Day.* There is no open studio when the building is closed. 

* Phone lines will be open M-F, excluding holidays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to take class registrations.  

 
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Center Registrar at 952.473.7361, ext. 160, and/or the Minnesota
Relay Service (for the hearing impaired) at 800.627.3529 at least two
weeks in advance. We will be happy to accommodate your needs.


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