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    • 07/14/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 5
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    in this class students will be tasked with cutting and refining nine pieces of stained glass in the assembly of a 3-D sculptural stained glass plant. The colors chosen are only limited by the colors available. When it comes to mimicking nature, perfection isn’t required in fact the more irregular the shapes the more realistic it looks. This course is not so dependent on how precise the piece is but rather to bolster soldering skills and using jigs to help get angles correct.

    Work Involved - (cutting, tracing, soldering, foiling edges, grinding, filing, framework)

    Tools & Materials - (Lead came/U channel, copper foil, 60/40 lead solder, soldering irons, various color and styles of stained glass, latex gloves, tracing sheets, pliers, glass cutters, T pins/flat nails, pin hammers, cutting oil, glass grinder, decorative chain, tinned wire, tinned jump rings, plastic water color brushes, small plastic paint cups, paper towels, flux, and patina)                                                          

    What to wear:  At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. 

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    Refund and Cancellation Policy 

    • 07/20/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 6
    Register
    Choosing how to cut and arrange glass is important because grain and texture can affect how a finished piece of stained glass will look once assembled! This class will focus on cutting glass into various shapes and how to use textures and glass grain to your advantage. Students will choose and cut their own glass using a provided template. In a step by step process various techniques will be utilized to cut glass into shapes such as compound and convex curves, including circles! Decorative lead came borders and how to properly make them will also be introduced in this class No prerequisites are required but it is suggested that a beginner class be taken prior to this one.

    Work Involved - cutting, soldering, grinding, filing, framework

    Tools & Materials - (Lead came/U channel, copper foil, 60/40 lead solder, soldering irons, various color and styles of stained glass, latex gloves, tracing sheets, pliers, glass cutters, T pins/flat nails, pin hammers, cutting oil, glass grinder, decorative chain, tinned wire, tinned jump rings, plastic water color brushes, small plastic paint cups, paper towels, flux, and patina)                                                          

    What to wear:  At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    Refund and Cancellation Policy 

    • 07/21/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Project Area
    • 6
    Register
    Using stained glass in three dimensions is nothing new but pulling it off takes skill and planning. In this class students will be introduced to several methods in which stained glass can be arranged and soldered into three-dimensional forms. This class will also cover methods of glass cutting, soldering, and how to patina your lead lines. Students will choose their own glass and within set parameters, will determine the height and design of the piece according to confidence, design, and skill level. No previous classes are required though a beginner course is suggested.

    Work Involved - cutting, soldering, grinding, filing, framework

    Tools & Materials - (Lead came/U channel, copper foil, 60/40 lead solder, soldering irons, various color and styles of stained glass, latex gloves, tracing sheets, pliers, glass cutters, T pins/flat nails, pin hammers, cutting oil, glass grinder, decorative chain, tinned wire, tinned jump rings, plastic water color brushes, small plastic paint cups, paper towels, flux, and patina)                                                          

    What to wear:  At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    Refund and Cancellation Policy 

    • 08/04/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Project Studio
    • 6
    Register
    This is a more involved version of the panel I class, in panel II, students are challenged with more pieces! students will utilize a provided pattern to trace, then cut glass of their choice consisting of various colors and textures. When cutting stained glass it is critical to know how grain, color, and texture can affect how a finished piece of stained glass will look. Because of this, emphasis will focus on deciding what glass is best utilized and how certain color choices and application can give you different looks or effects. Following a brief tutorial, students will use their skills to cut, assemble, then solder the glass to complete a 8” x 8” pictorial sunrise scene using 16 pieces of cut glass. In this class lead came borders will be introduced, a traditional way of assembling stained glass with leaded channels! This class requires No prerequisites but it is suggested that a beginner class be taken before this one.

    Work Involved - (cutting, tracing, soldering, foiling edges, grinding, filing, framework)

    Tools & Materials - (Lead came/U channel, copper foil, 60/40 lead solder, soldering irons, various color and styles of stained glass, latex gloves, tracing sheets, pliers, glass cutters, T pins/flat nails, pin hammers, cutting oil, glass grinder, decorative chain, tinned wire, tinned jump rings, plastic water color brushes, small plastic paint cups, paper towels, flux, and patina)                                                          

    What to wear:  At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection..

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    Refund and Cancellation Policy 

    • 08/10/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 810 4TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
    • 6
    Register
    In this class students will create a more elaborate version of the sun catcher I course, This class challenges the students with a slightly more complicated design and more pieces. Choosing how to cut and arrange glass is important because grain and texture can affect how a finished piece of stained glass will look once assembled! This class will focus on cutting glass into various shapes and how to use textures and glass grain to your advantage. Students will choose and cut their own glass using a provided template. In a step by step process various techniques will be utilized to cut glass into shapes such as compound and convex curves, including circles! This class will also include how to make a decorative twisted lead border and how to apply it to the piece. there are No prerequisites required to take this class but it is suggested that a beginner class be taken prior to this one.

    Work Involved - cutting, soldering, grinding, filing, framework

    Tools & Materials - Lead came/U channel, copper foil, 60/40 lead solder, soldering irons, various color and styles of stained glass, latex gloves, tracing sheets, pliers, glass cutters, T pins/flat nails, pin hammers, cutting oil, glass grinder, decorative chain, tinned wire, tinned jump rings, plastic water color brushes, small plastic paint cups, paper towels, flux, and patina)                                                       

    What to wear:  At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    Refund and Cancellation Policy 

    • 08/11/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Project Area
    • 6
    Register
    Light is a major component of what makes stained glass so unique. The way the colors and shapes interact with the light are not only beautiful but mesmerizing! To expand upon the effect this class will use stained glass to create a functional kaleidoscope. Students will utilize their skills to cut, join, foil, assemble, and solder pieces of glass to create a functional work of art made entirely out of glass. The processes will put nearly every skill of stained glass fabrication to the test. Though no prerequisites are required it is strongly suggested that a intermediate class be considered prior to this class.

    Work Involved - cutting, soldering, grinding, filing, framework, assembly of small pieces

    Tools & Materials - kaleidoscope kit, first surface mirror 6”x8” sheet, copper foil, 60/40 lead solder, masking tape, soldering irons, various color and styles of stained glass, latex gloves, diamond files, tracing sheets, pliers, glass cutters, T pins/flat nails, pin hammers, cutting oil, glass grinder, decorative chain, tinned wire, tinned jump rings, plastic water color brushes, small plastic paint cups, paper towels, flux, and patina                                                   

    What to wear:  At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    Refund and Cancellation Policy 

    • 08/17/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Project Area
    • 6
    Register
    While stained glass is best known as a decorative art form, it also has the functionality of cutting down the amount of light depending on certain glasses. Opaque glass for example can reduce the amount of light while the glass itself remains bright and brilliant all from the effects of being backlit. Where there’s art there’s usually a utilitarian use for it! in this case students taking this class will discover how far stained glass can be used to construct a multi panel lamp shade. In this class students will be shown the various steps of application and the processes used. With this knowledge it will be up to the students to design and fabricate each piece used to create a functional piece. 3-D wooden Forms might be utilized to help produce the shape of the lamp shade but students are otherwise free to design and use any glass or pattern they want. Templates will be available to those requests or prefer a more structured and hands on approach. No prerequisites are required though a intermediate course is strongly suggested. Students who don't finish or who don't have the time in one day are welcome to come in the next class day or open hours to complete their projects.

    Note:  The lamp base IS included in the class price

    Work Involved - cutting, soldering, grinding, filing, framework

    Tools & Materials - Lead came/U channel, copper foil, 60/40 lead solder, soldering irons, various color and styles of stained glass, latex gloves, diamond grinder, tracing sheets, pliers, glass cutters, T pins/flat nails, pin hammers, cutting oil, glass grinder, decorative chain, tinned wire, tinned jump rings, plastic water color brushes, small plastic paint cups, paper towels, flux, and patina                                             

    What to wear:  At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    Refund and Cancellation Policy 

    • 08/24/2024
    • 08/25/2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Red Mountain Makers - Glass Project Area
    • 6
    Register
    Cathedral windows are perhaps the most iconic use of stained glass to date. The process of creating it is very different than the copper foil method widely used today. Traditional stained glass was assembled using pure lead came! These are long lead channels designed to cradle class which are bent, cut to length, and then soldered into place. The glass itself had to be hand made with the details like faces and text which was fused onto the glass itself. In this class these methods, the procedures, and application will be covered to create a small traditional lead came stained glass window. This will include going over and troubleshooting installation, framework, exterior support for large pieces, and restoration of old and broken glass. Students will be guided though the process as they utilize what was learned to replicate a piece of antique stained glass.

    Work Involved - cutting, soldering, grinding, filing, framework, refurbishing, wire work, painting, and using the kiln

    Tools & Materials - Lead came/U channel, lead came H channel, 60/40 lead solder, soldering irons, various color and styles of stained glass, latex gloves, diamond files, tracing sheets, pliers, glass cutters, T pins/flat nails, pin hammers, cutting oil, glass grinder, decorative chain, tinned wire, tinned jump rings, plastic water color brushes, small plastic paint cups, paper towels, flux, powdered glass paint, temp controlled glass kiln, and black patina

    What to wear:  At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.

    About the Instructor: Class is taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    Refund and Cancellation Policy 

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