BARN Member: $241 (5 sessions)
Non-member: $289 (5 sessions)
Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 6:30 to 9 pm
Materials fee: $100 collected in class
The materials fee will cover drafting paper, pattern film, zinc and lead, and miscellaneous other supplies. Students can use glass from BARN or they can buy or bring their own.
Learn to create a stained glass window, an art with a proud history of a thousand years. Bainbridge glass artists Gregg Mesmer and Diane Bonciolini of Mesolini Glass Studio will guide you through the step-by-step process of building a stained glass window measuring approximately 22" x 22". You will learn contemporary, innovative, and efficient methods to create this art piece, methods that they have honed over their 30 years as a glass artists. They will guide you through design decisions, selecting materials, and assembling your abstract or figurative piece. Be a part of history. Create stained glass art.
All glass cutting tools and equipment are provided; however, there will be an opportunity to purchase tools if desired.
This class is for beginners.
INSTRUCTOR: Gregg Mesmer and his wife, Diane Bonciolini, both recognized with the 2015 Island Treasure Award, moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977 and started the iconic Mesolini Glass Studio. They have been cutting glass professionally for decades. Their expertise, however, goes beyond glass cutting to include other types of fabrication; all aspects of creating stained glass art; and leading, soldering and glazing of stained glass windows. Over the years, they have worked on community projects and taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Parks District, and Olympic College.