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BARN member: $180 ( 5 sessions)
Non-member: $200 (5 sessions)
Wednesdays: October 1, 8, 15 ,22, & 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Bainbridge glass artist Gregg Mesmer of Mesolini Glass Studio will guide you through the step-by-step process of building a window about 2 feet by 2 feet. You will learn the efficient methods to create stained glass art that Gregg has honed over his 30 years as a glass artist.
A $50 materials fee, payable to the instructor at the first class, will cover drafting paper, pattern film, zinc and lead, and miscellaneous other supplies. Students can use glass that's been donated to BARN or purchase their own (around $75). Tools will be supplied, but students should bring a hammer and a pair of slip-joint pliers.
INSTRUCTOR: Gregg and his wife, Diane Bonciolini, moved to the island in 1977 and started the iconic Mesolini Glass Studio. The techniques they have used over the years are varied and diverse. His expertise is in the execution of techniques involved in fabrication, such as glass cutting, leading, soldering and glazing of stained glass windows. Over the years, he has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge park district and Olympic College.