Popular introductory stained glass workshop returns to VAC

  • Courtesy photo Students work on stained glass pieces during a previous stained glass basics workshop at Volcano Art Center.

Whimsical shapes, illustrative scenes or divine stories, stained glass has re-created the light in our lives for centuries.

Stained glass artisans use glass color and texture to produce light forms and patterns creating mood and character in small and large spaces.

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Want to know more? Then this four-session stained glass workshop will shed some light on the process of stained glass.

Stained Glass Basics I is slated for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, May 18 and 25 and June 1-2 at Volcano Art Center. Cost to attend the workshop is $100, or $90 for VAC members, plus a $15 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug-fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses.

Try your hand at making stained glass art in this workshop for beginners. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artist Lois Pollock will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

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Students will complete this four-session workshop with a finished light-catcher and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue working with stained glass.

Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to six adults. To register, call VAC at 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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