This class is for beginner/intermediate students who would like an introduction to the copper-foil stained glass construction process and build a small suncatcher panel to hang in your window.
You'll have some practice time to get basic exposure to glass cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering and then you'll work on your selected SEASONAL SUNCATCHER pattern (from our set of 4+ patterns). For color options, think seasonal flowers and landscapes. We'll be available to help as needed.
At the end you'll get to take your class project home with a suction-cup hanger for your window. Instruction, equipment use and all glass & supplies included in the cost. This class will also get you ready to take our full BEGINNING STAINED GLASS class ($10 discount provided at the Glass Visions Studio) if you want to continue learning the stained glass artform. Come join us for a great stained glass learning experience!
Workshops for 2023:
February 26, March 26, May 28, July 23, September 24. Holiday Workshops will be added in the fall.
240-min TOTAL including a 30-min Power Point Presentation + 210-min HANDS-ON experience.
Chris Lyons is a stained-glass instructor who has worked in the medium for over 30 years with a focus on the copper-foil technique and Tiffany lamp creation. Chris has also worked in many other types of glass work including lead-came construction, hot glass, mosaics, glass art pattern design, flat panel creation, 3D object development (including candleholders & terrariums) and both panel and rounded Tiffany-style lamps. He has a deep understanding of stained-glass manufacturing techniques and a wealth of knowledge regarding glass types and how to make glass selections for projects. His studio, Glass Visions is now located in downtown Springfield and Chris offers a full set of specially designed stained-glass classes from Intro to Advanced Lamp Making. He also offers stained glass & supplies, does repair work and is available for commission work. Chris also offers a complete electronic book on the copper-foil technique covering all aspects of the art form which is used as the basis for his Beginning Stained-Glass class.