Queer Glass: An Intro to Graphic Stained Glass

August 22nd - August 26th
Austin Frantz |

This five day course will provide an introduction to creating copper foil “tiffany style” stained glass panels, with a modern twist! This class is designed for beginners and intermediate students, and you will leave with a finished stained glass piece that you’ve made from a pattern you select. We will cover the fundamentals of cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering glass, through a mix of short demos and hands-on instruction. We will also be touching on some more advanced methods, such as drawing a pattern digitally to print, using a glass ring saw for tricky cuts, and shaping lead came as a border to give strength to your panel.  Students will learn the finishing touches, like applying hanging hardware, patina and waxing. 

What to Expect: Students will have 8 to 12 pre-made patterns to choose from, which are under 10 inches in any direction, and will get to choose their own glass colors from a selection. Short demos will be followed by hands-on guidance in finishing your piece. We will be going over a few advanced techniques, but beginners are welcome. Students will leave with a finished, ready to hang piece. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Additional work time for intensive students: Students will also have access to additional hours in the studio, without instruction, on Wednesday - Saturday from 1-4pm.

Eligibility: No previous experience required. Open to ages 14 and up.

This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration. 

Class Schedule
  • 5 Sessions: August 22 — August 26
    Tuesday, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Austin Frantz

I’m Austin Frantz, an Atlanta native and Atlanta based artist, with experience in several mediums of art, including ceramics, sculpture, photography, and design. I have a BFA from the E…

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