Glass Arts Classes

    • Wednesday, January 25, 2023
    • Wednesday, March 01, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL012523GM
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Learn to create a stained-glass window in this class for beginners and those looking to refresh their skills.

    About this Class

    Bainbridge glass artist Gregg Mesmer from Mesolini Glass Studio guides you step by step through the process of building a stained-glass window measuring about 20 inches by 20 inches. Learn contemporary, innovative, and efficient methods to create this art piece, methods he has honed over his 40 years as a glass artist. You can expand your glass-cutting skills, get tips from a pro and learn where to order your glass to get BARN's 20% discount.

    Students also learn studio safety and protocol, which is required to use the Glass Studio during open studio times.

    Details

    • Wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times.
    • Allow for time outside of class to work on your project. Also, k
    • Keep in mind that missing any sessions could affect your ability to complete your project by the time the class concludes.
    • A $78 materials fee included in the class price covers glass, drafting paper, pattern film, zinc and lead, and miscellaneous other supplies. Students are encouraged to use glass from the glass studio. However, you can buy or bring your own.
    • NOTE:  In order to use open studio time for your own projects, you must demonstrate competency in glass cutting and grinder use. This course will address those competencies.

    Project

    A stained-glass window measuring about 20 inches by 20 inches.

    Materials

    A $78 materials fee included in the class price covers glass, drafting paper, pattern film, zinc and lead, and miscellaneous other supplies. Students are encouraged to use glass from the glass studio. However, you can buy or bring your own.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Gregg Mesmer was recognized as an Island Treasure in 2015. He and his wife, Diane Bonciolini, both of  Mesolini Glass Studio, moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977 and started their iconic glass studio. They have been working in the art glass industry professionally for decades. Their expertise, however, goes beyond glass cutting to include other types of fabrication, all aspects of creating stained glass art, copper foil, glass fusing, public art, and teaching.

    Over the years they have worked on many community Art in Public Places projects such as the Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, Rotary Centennial Park, as well as others. Many of their projects include school-age students on Bainbridge and beyond. Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Park & Recreation District, and Olympic College.

    • Friday, February 10, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 29
    Register

    Teens (7th-12th grade), come on down to BARN for a free evening of art, friends, music, and creativity!  You're not going to want to miss it. We'll have pizza and snacks and you'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry making, metal working, and more - every month is a different lineup. Come with a friend or come on your own and meet new friends! 

    Teen Night is so popular that we're now requiring registration to ensure that there's enough food and activities for everyone!

    Details

    • This is free but please register to save a spot.
    • Fill out a minor permission form . 
    • Teen nights are for students 7th-12th grade.
    • Registration closes when the registration limit is reached. 
    • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email address.
    • All teens will be asked to sign in and confirm emergency contact information upon arrival. 
    • Some studio activities may require masks. 
    • Closed-toed shoes are required for all Teen Night activities.
    • View BARN’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
    • For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about our Companion Program.
    • Questions: Contact Sarah Jones at BARN at 206-842-4475 x224 or email: [email protected]

    We're grateful to the City of Bainbridge Island for their financial support so we can offer this event for teens in our community!  

    • Sunday, February 12, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code: GL021223MB
    • 1
    Register

    bead blingLearn about fine silver, silver foil, and dichroic glass while creating your own cosmic torchworked bead.

    About this Class

    Fine silver and dichroic glass are two of the most versatile and attractive applications that can be added to torchwork (often called lampwork or flamework) glass.

    This class includes discussions about fine silver and its various forms and applications. Beyond silver's familiar shine, a variety of mystical looking colors and effects can be created with the heat of the torch. Also covered is silver foil, and dichroic glass - a glass that appears to be one color in reflected light, and another color when light shines through it.

    While there are records of dichroic glass being used in some Roman drinking vessels, another version was developed by NASA to protect sensitive spacecraft instruments and humans from the harmful effects of cosmic radiation when in space! Of course, the version we use is somewhat different. It is very beautiful and sparkly and comes in a multitude of colors.

    Project

    Using what's been learned, you create a cosmic bead with the glittering stars and purple-blue atmospheres of faraway galaxies.

    Materials

    • Bring 20 pre-dipped mandrels to class.
    • The materials fee included in the price of the class covers glass rods, silver foil, dichroic glass, and fuel for running the torch.

    Prerequisites

    Orientation to Torchwork and Introduction to Beadmaking.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Michele Benson has a Bachelor of Arts in studio art from Potsdam State College in New York and a Master's in social work from Portland State University. After many years in the field of child protection, Michele retired and opened Sandhill Glass Studio (formerly Cuttlefish Glass Studio) where she taught Lampworking (torchwork) for more than 10 years until she moved to Washington state.

    Michele has taught lampworking at Oregon Institute of Technology and Klamath Community College, and has written articles for Softflex Jewelry Company.

    Michele is a long-time member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers and is a member of the Glass Dragons. She volunteers for the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County. Prior to Covid, she enjoyed traveling, scuba diving, and underwater photography.
    • Monday, February 20, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL022023GD
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Learn how to work with our propane/oxygen torches and borosilicate glass to make simple marbles.

    About this Class

    We'll start with a safety orientation and introduction to our lampworking tools and equipment. You will learn to:

    • Collect a gather
    • Attach and detach punties
    • Shape molten glass using gravity, surface tension, marble moulds, and other shaping tools
    • Use colored glass to make simple designs

    Completing this class and demonstrating competence with the lampworking tools and equipment will check you off for lampworking on your Glass Studio skills card, allowing you to use them during open studio.

    Heads up: It's recommended to work standing up (rather than sitting), so be advised that you'll be on your feet for much of class. If you prefer to sit, we strongly recommend you bring your own leather apron in case of hot, rolling marbles.

    Project

    Marbles of borosilicate glass

    Materials

    All needed materials will be provided.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Grae Drake - Grae has worked with glass for only a couple of years now but he's deeply in love with it. There isn't much that beats the zen of standing over a warm torch wrangling red-hot molten glass into shape. In previous lives, he's been a tech entrepreneur, corporate lawyer, juvenile delinquent and, since May 2022, BARN's executive director.

    • Saturday, February 25, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN's Glass Studio, Class Code GL022523JM
    • 2
    Register

    Coldworking is a way of altering and sculpting glass once cold - from seaming edges to complete transformations.

    About this Class

    In this class, you will learn in-depth, different approaches to the belt sander, wet saw, and hand lapping - and discuss the potential of each technique. You will learn how to bring rough-ground surfaces to a full polish and talk about the aesthetic possibilities of leaving a surface matte.

    We also will cover glass glues and their possibilities in an artist’s work.

    The class will include a safety talk and demos on each machine. We will walk through the rules of what tool to use for what purpose and have time on the machines to get our projects 
    moving.

    Then we will focus on becoming familiar with each machine and have an opportunity to ask for specific demos and tips. You will gain the most from this class if you come with some of your own glass and a plan or some sketches on the potential alterations you're interested in making.

    This class will include many tips and techniques to help make you more comfortable and skilled at successfully finishing projects.

    Details

    • Wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times.

    Class Policies

    Instructor 

    Jeff Miller is educated in architectural design and extensively experienced in the use of power tools. His retirement has provided opportunities to explore ways to improve the predictability of glass design and woodworking projects.

    "Both during initial cutting and fabrication of glass projects and final finishing of fired pieces, the studio's power tools can greatly enhance the beauty and usefulness of your design," he says. 

    • Monday, March 06, 2023
    • Wednesday, March 08, 2023
    • 3 sessions
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL030623DB
    • 4
    Register

    Create striking floral images using frit powders of various colors and dried foliage.

    About this Class

    In the first three-hour session, you will come to understand the necessary safety and cleanup practices when it comes to using glass powders. Then, with step-by-step instruction, you will practice the process of layering frit to colorize the dried foliage you have chosen to decorate your dishware.

    Frit combined with foliage creates delicate organic images that will complement your food presentation or anything you might imagine. 

    Details

    Wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times.

    Project

    You will make one 9”x9” square swoop serving piece, one 3"x9" channel plate, and three 3”x3” condiment dishes.

    Materials

    Instructions will be sent to each student on how to dry and store your foliage before class.

    Class Policies

    Instructor 

    Diane Bonciolini is the "olini" of Mesolini Glass Studio. Glass is her passion. As a full-time glass artist who has lived and worked on Bainbridge Island since 1977, she grows and changes with every project. She describes glass as having a life of its own. This multifaceted medium shows itself in each of her creations: stained glass, slumped and fused glass, lamp work, or glass combined with concrete. 

    • Friday, March 10, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 55
    Register
    • Saturday, March 25, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code: GL032523MB
    • 6
    Register

    A fun workshop that takes the lampworker into the world of the traditional Venetian technique of figure development.

    About this Class

    This class will be taught using soft glass (Effetre), although the same principles can be applied to any other glass that is typically used for torchwork.

    Project

    We will complete a human torso, a polar bear, a duck, a fish, and/or a penguin. As you gain competency in this technique, it can be applied to almost any subject imaginable.

    Materials

    • The materials fee included in the price of the class covers all the materials needed for the class. 

    Prerequisites

    • You must have completed Orientation to Torchwork and Introduction to Torchwork: Beadmaking.
    • You must be very comfortable, and have had significant practice with, the torch; including being able to adjust and apply the flame as projects require.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Michele Benson has a BA in studio art from Potsdam State College in New York and a Master's in social work from Portland State. After years in the field of child protection, she retired and opened Sandhill Glass Studio (formerly Cuttlefish) where she taught lampworking (torchwork) for more than 10 years until she moved to Washington.

    She has taught lampworking at Oregon Institute of Technology and Klamath Community College, and has written articles for Softflex Jewelry Co. She is a member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers and the Glass Dragons. She volunteers for the Humane Society and, before Covid, enjoyed traveling, scuba diving, and underwater photography.

    • Sunday, March 26, 2023
    • Thursday, March 30, 2023
    • 3 sessions
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL032623DR
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Learn basic glass and kiln concepts, techniques, and tools while creating  functional fused glass pieces to take home.

    About this Class

    Learn safety basics, glass studio procedures, fused glass design concepts, and basic physics of heat and glass.

    Details

    Day 1:

    • Learn basic glass kiln fusing stages.
    • Learn how to cut, score, and break glass into desired shapes.
    • Discuss the design of your fused glass piece.
    • Create your own glass tile sampler.

    Day 2:

    • Design and create a functional fused glass piece.

    Day 3:

    • Continue to learn basic glass concepts.
    • Develop a design for your bowl.
    • Learn to cut a circle for a bowl.
    • Learn to use of Wet Room grinder.
    • Learn to prepare a mold for your bowl to be fired in the kiln.

    Project

    Each student will create a fused glass piece to take home in each session.

    Materials

    Materials needed will be provided.

    Prerequisite

    None

    Class Policies

    • Wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times. This is a strictly enforced safety policy. 
    • A 1/2 -hour lunch break is set for the first day. Feel free to bring a snack or lunch. There is a refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.
    • View BARN’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
    • For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about our Companion Program.

    Instructor  

    Donna Rodger has been creating glass since 2017. Teaching introductory classes and mentoring is a natural extension of her career as a Critical Care Nurse Educator.

    Taking complex concepts and tasks and breaking them down into easily understood pieces is her strength.

    • Wednesday, April 05, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code: GL040523GM
    • 2
    Register
    • Wednesday, April 12, 2023
    • Wednesday, May 17, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code: GL041223DB
    • 5
    Register

    Create a strained-glass window from design to cutting, wrapping, and soldering while opening the door to more classes.

    About this Class

    The art of stained glass is a technique of the ages and the beauty of light filtering through colored glass is awe-inspiring. 

    Create a stained-glass window using the copper foil technique. You will design, choose your colors, cut glass, precisely fit, wrap your glass pieces in copper foil, and learn a style of soldering unique to copper foil.

    For centuries, the technique of leaded glass was the only way to build a glass window. These windows were constructed with lead or brass, limiting the intricacy of the artists’ designs. It wasn’t until the 19th century with the creative endeavors of Louis Comfort Tiffany that the landscape of stained-glass fabrication changed. As a young visionary and artist of means, he is said to have developed the technique of copper foil or - at the very least - perfected this innovation using it in the fabrication of his infamously intricate windows, and specifically, his stained-glass lamps. This technique allows artists to wrap small pieces of glass in the copper tape where lead would be too bulky to allow for intricate and complicated designs.

    Following this class, you will be cleared for copper foil fabrication in Glass Studio open studio workshops and be eligible for intermediate and advanced copper foil classes. This also serves as the prerequisite for glass cutting required in any other class.

    Details

    • Experience levels: All levels
    • A $48 materials fee is included in the cost of the class.
    • Keep in mind that missing any sessions could affect your ability to complete your project by the time the class concludes.

    Project

    You will create an 18” x 18” stained-glass window.

    Materials

    Bring ideas or sketches to class. There will be time for editing and transferring your design during our first session. Designs should have no more than 40 pieces.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Diane Bonciolini is the "olini" of Mesolini Glass Studio. Glass is her passion. As a full-time glass artist who has lived and worked on Bainbridge Island since 1977, she grows and changes with every project. She describes glass as having a life of its own. This multifaceted medium shows itself in each of her creations:  stained glass, slumped and fused glass, lamp work, or glass combined with concrete.

    • Friday, April 14, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 57
    Register

    Teens (7th-12th grade), come on down to BARN for a free evening of art, friends, music, and creativity!  You're not going to want to miss it. We'll have pizza and snacks and you'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry making, metal working, and more - every month is a different lineup. Come with a friend or come on your own and meet new friends! 

    Teen Night is so popular that we're now requiring registration to ensure that there's enough food and activities for everyone!

    Details

    • This is free but please register to save a spot.
    • Fill out a minor permission form . 
    • Teen nights are for students 7th-12th grade.
    • Registration closes when the registration limit is reached. 
    • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email address.
    • All teens will be asked to sign in and confirm emergency contact information upon arrival. 
    • Some studio activities may require masks. 
    • Closed-toed shoes are required for all Teen Night activities.
    • View BARN’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
    • For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about our Companion Program.
    • Questions: Contact Sarah Jones at BARN at 206-842-4475 x224 or email: [email protected]

    We're grateful to the City of Bainbridge Island for their financial support so we can offer this event for teens in our community!  

    • Saturday, May 06, 2023
    • Sunday, May 21, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL050623MP
    • 8
    Register

    This intensive four-session class introduces you to some of the wonderful options for working with glass powders.

    About this Class

    Be guided through ways of working with powders to create visually complex and layered 4" x 4" samples. Join discussions about design and how to work with color. While no previous experience with glass is necessary, knowing about how to cut glass is helpful. We have a glass cutting class available April 5.

    Details

    • Experience level: All levels
    • You must wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times.

    Materials

    Students please bring:

    • Xacto knife and blades
    • Small cutting mat
    • Small sharpie
    • A few manila folders (they can be used)
    • Any stencils you may already have

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Martha Pfanschmidt has been working as a professional artist since joining a printmaking studio in 1982. She has taught at the university level and privately for more than 35 years. Her love of art and of creating beautiful objects has inspired her to explore a variety of media, but currently she works with paper, encaustic painting, and kiln glass. Her work is part of many private and public collections, and has been shown all over the world. She is represented by Waterstone Gallery in Portland, Ore., and Davidson Gallery in Seattle.

    • Friday, May 12, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 57
    Register

    Teens (7th-12th grade), come on down to BARN for a free evening of art, friends, music, and creativity!  You're not going to want to miss it. We'll have pizza and snacks and you'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry making, metal working, and more - every month is a different lineup. Come with a friend or come on your own and meet new friends! 

    Teen Night is so popular that we're now requiring registration to ensure that there's enough food and activities for everyone!

    Details

    • This is free but please register to save a spot.
    • Fill out a minor permission form . 
    • Teen nights are for students 7th-12th grade.
    • Registration closes when the registration limit is reached. 
    • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email address.
    • All teens will be asked to sign in and confirm emergency contact information upon arrival. 
    • Some studio activities may require masks. 
    • Closed-toed shoes are required for all Teen Night activities.
    • View BARN’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
    • For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about our Companion Program.
    • Questions: Contact Sarah Jones at BARN at 206-842-4475 x224 or email: [email protected]

    We're grateful to the City of Bainbridge Island for their financial support so we can offer this event for teens in our community!  

    • Saturday, May 13, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN's Glass Studio, Class Code GL051323JM
    • 3
    Register

    Coldworking is a way of altering and sculpting glass once cold - from seaming edges to complete transformations.

    About this Class

    In this class, you will learn in-depth, different approaches to the belt sander, wet saw, and hand lapping - and discuss the potential of each technique. You will learn how to bring rough-ground surfaces to a full polish and talk about the aesthetic possibilities of leaving a surface matte.

    We also will cover glass glues and their possibilities in an artist’s work.

    The class will include a safety talk and demos on each machine. We will walk through the rules of what tool to use for what purpose and have time on the machines to get our projects 
    moving.

    Then we will focus on becoming familiar with each machine and have an opportunity to ask for specific demos and tips. You will gain the most from this class if you come with some of your own glass and a plan or some sketches on the potential alterations you're interested in making.

    This class will include many tips and techniques to help make you more comfortable and skilled at successfully finishing projects.

    Details

    • Wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times.

    Class Policies

    Instructor 

    Jeff Miller is educated in architectural design and extensively experienced in the use of power tools. His retirement has provided opportunities to explore ways to improve the predictability of glass design and woodworking projects.

    "Both during initial cutting and fabrication of glass projects and final finishing of fired pieces, the studio's power tools can greatly enhance the beauty and usefulness of your design," he says. 

    • Wednesday, June 14, 2023
    • Wednesday, July 19, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL061423GM
    • 5
    Register

    Learn to create a stained-glass window in this class for beginners and those looking to refresh their skills.

    About this Class

    Bainbridge glass artist Gregg Mesmer from Mesolini Glass Studio guides you step by step through the process of building a stained-glass window measuring about 20 inches by 20 inches. Learn contemporary, innovative, and efficient methods to create this art piece, methods he has honed over his 40 years as a glass artist. You can expand your glass-cutting skills, get tips from a pro and learn where to order your glass to get BARN's 20% discount.

    Students also learn studio safety and protocol, which is required to use the Glass Studio during open studio times.

    Details

    • Wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times.
    • Allow for time outside of class to work on your project. 
    • Keep in mind that missing any sessions could affect your ability to complete your project by the time the class concludes.
    • A $78 materials fee included in the class price covers glass, drafting paper, pattern film, zinc and lead, and miscellaneous other supplies. Students are encouraged to use glass from the glass studio. However, you can buy or bring your own.
    • NOTE:  In order to use open studio time for your own projects, you must demonstrate competency in glass cutting and grinder use. This course will address those competencies.

    Project

    A stained-glass window measuring about 20 inches by 20 inches.

    Materials

    A $78 materials fee included in the class price covers glass, drafting paper, pattern film, zinc and lead, and miscellaneous other supplies. Students are encouraged to use glass from the glass studio. However, you can buy or bring your own.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Gregg Mesmer was recognized as an Island Treasure in 2015. He and his wife, Diane Bonciolini, both of  Mesolini Glass Studio, moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977 and started their iconic glass studio. They have been working in the art glass industry professionally for decades. Their expertise, however, goes beyond glass cutting to include other types of fabrication, all aspects of creating stained glass art, copper foil, glass fusing, public art, and teaching.

    Over the years they have worked on many community Art in Public Places projects such as the Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, Rotary Centennial Park, as well as others. Many of their projects include school-age students on Bainbridge and beyond. Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Park & Recreation District, and Olympic College.

    • Monday, July 24, 2023
    • Wednesday, July 26, 2023
    • 3 sessions
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL072423DB
    • 6
    Register

    Create striking floral images using frit powders of various colors and dried foliage.

    About this Class

    In the first three-hour session, you will come to understand the necessary safety and cleanup practices when it comes to using glass powders. Then, with step-by-step instruction, you will practice the process of layering frit to colorize the dried foliage you have chosen to decorate your dishware.

    Frit combined with foliage creates delicate organic images that will complement your food presentation or anything you might imagine. 

    Details

    Wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times.

    Project

    You will make one 9”x9” square swoop serving piece, one 3"x9" channel plate, and three 3”x3” condiment dishes.

    Materials

    Instructions will be sent to each student on how to dry and store your foliage before class.

    Class Policies

    Instructor 

    Diane Bonciolini is the "olini" of Mesolini Glass Studio. Glass is her passion. As a full-time glass artist who has lived and worked on Bainbridge Island since 1977, she grows and changes with every project. She describes glass as having a life of its own. This multifaceted medium shows itself in each of her creations: stained glass, slumped and fused glass, lamp work, or glass combined with concrete.

    • Wednesday, August 16, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code GL081623GM
    • 5
    Register

    Learn the techniques and tools to the art of glass cutting, along with a few simple tricks for success.

    About this Class

    Glass cutting can be fascinating, exciting, and empowering. But when you're not successful, it can stop you in your tracks and be very expensive.You can master this art with a few simple tricks and some patience. Instructor Gregg Mesmer focuses on basic techniques, circle cutting, curves, strip cutting, and more while allowing plenty of time for practice and personal attention. After demonstrations, conversation, and practice, you will have a better understanding of techniques and tools that make cutting glass a breeze.

    Details

    • This class is for students ages 12-18 of all experience levels.
    • A $10 materials fee is included in the cost of the class.
    • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field. Enter the parent or guardian's email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email.
    • Complete and return this minor permission form.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Gregg Mesmer was recognized as an Island Treasure in 2015 with his wife, Diane Bonciolini, both of Mesolini Glass Studio. They moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977, started their iconic studio, and have been working in the art glass industry for decades. Their expertise goes beyond glass cutting to include other types of fabrication, all aspects of creating stained glass art, copper foil, glass fusing, public art, and teaching.

    Over the years they have worked on many community art projects such as the Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, and Rotary Centennial Park. Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Park District, and Olympic College.

    • Wednesday, October 25, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code: GL102523GM
    • 5
    Register

    Learn the techniques and tools to the fascinating art of glass cutting - along with a few simple tricks.

    About this Class

    The art of glass cutting is fascinating, exciting, and empowering when you're successful. When you're not, it can stop you in your tracks and be very expensive. You can master this art with a few simple tricks, and some patience.

    Instructor Gregg Mesmer of Mesolini Glass Studio focuses on basic techniques, circle cutting, curves, strip cutting, and more while allowing plenty of time for practice and personal attention. After demonstrations, conversation, and practice, you will have a better understanding of techniques and tools that make cutting glass a breeze.

    Details

    • Experience level: All levels.
    • Wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times.
    • A $10 materials fee is included in the class cost.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Gregg Mesmer was recognized as an Island Treasure in 2015 as was his wife, Diane Bonciolini. They moved to Bainbridge in 1977 and started their iconic glass studio and have been working in the art glass industry professionally for decades. Their expertise, however, goes beyond glass cutting to include other types of fabrication, all aspects of creating stained glass art, copper foil, glass fusing, public art, and teaching.

    They have worked on many community art projects such as the Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project and Rotary Centennial Park. Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Park & Recreation District, and Olympic College.

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