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Stained Glass: Basics and Beyond – G190723

Workshop ID: G190723
Dates: July 14 - July 20
Price: $675.00 - $1,540.00

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Spend five days with in a stained glass course that will introduce you to all facets of the craft. Combining ancient and modern ways of working with stained glass, you will first develop your own unique design, then using copper foil assembling processes, glass fusing for texture and paints for detail, build your own glass panel. No experience is necessary; the class is open to students of all levels, ages 14 and up. Groups are welcomed. We provide all materials and tools. A broad selection of colorful antique and contemporary colored glass is available, although students are welcome to bring their own. If your House of Worship or community meeting center needs a new stained glass window, this class is a wonderful place to create meaningful art work. 


Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,540.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,465.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$1,195.00
Camping RV$835.00
Camping w/Electricity$795.00
Rio Arriba Commuter$675.00
Marty Meade

Marty Meade has been a glass artist since 1973, studying traditional stained glass with Judy Raffael, (now known as Judy North). In 1981, she traveled to Chartres France to study with Roger Darricarrere. In 2008, she

Mary White

Mary B. White is a California Bay Area sculptor/art educator, active with the Board of WEAD (Women Eco Artists Dialogue). Her current focus is to link art making and environmental issues. Mary started working in glass


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Stained Glass Basics and Beyond

Instructor: Marty Meade and Mary White

Start Date: 7/14/19, End Date: 7/20/19

Check-In Begins at 3:00pm at the Welcome Center on 7/14/19. Dinner 5:30 – 6:30; Orientation 6:45 pm

Invitation: Mary White and I are looking forward to meeting you at Ghost Ranch this summer and making beautiful glass windows with you. Mary and I were instrumental in helping Olive and Dale Smith redesign the new glass studio on “higher ground” after the old studio was destroyed by a flash flood in 2017 and we are both committed to making the revitalized glass program absolutely the best that can be offered. We invite you to join us on a fun and meditative exploration. Making a glass window is a practice who anyone with love of color and light can do! You can enjoy the process if you have not had experience with glass or art, or are a seasoned artist.

Learning Outcomes:
• Participants will be able to create stained panels on their own after completing this course.
• Participants will practice new possibilities and approaches to the stained glass medium.
• Participants can expect attentive and skilled instructors.
• Participants will know how to use all of the materials and tools used to assemble a stained glass window.

Course Schedule: While most of the demos are planned during morning class time, we invite you to use the studio in afternoons and evenings. One of us will always be there to help you out. Panel Design, Collect photos, magazine pictures of ideas that you might have. (Landscape? Floral? Portrait? Geometric designs), and we’ll show you how to develop these into your own ideas and visual. You are also welcome to work from existing patterns from Stained Glass design books. (We have many pattern books and other glass books in our glass library.) If you would like to make something for a permanent installation, measure the space and bring the exact perimeter measurements with you. We will then draft out framing etc. 

Provided Materials: We provide all glass tools and equipment needed to do the project: glass cutters, glass breaking pliers, oil, soldering/set up boards, glass, patina, framing zinc, chain for hanging piece, copper foil and solder, soldering irons, grinding tools, safety glasses, gloves for doing patina, vent fans, generous quantity of vintage and new stained glass.

What to Bring: We have a beautiful open classroom with storage room for our large selection of glass. Suggestions on packing and carrying finished stained glass panels for your flight home: The class is set up to make panels that are 22” x 22” maximum as you will be working on 24” x24″ boards. We will be providing two, 24” x 24” x 1” pieces of foam core to protect your finished pieces to take home. Plan to bring a large suitcase with extra towels so that the taped pieces can be placed in the middle and packed with your clothing and the extra towels. If your suitcase has a hard surface, it is possible for it to go with check in baggage. You are welcome to make larger pieces but you will need to let us know so that we can prepare your workspace and advise you of professional shipping possibilities.

Safety and Apparel: Please bring closed toed shoes to wear in glass studio. Cotton pants are recommended. If you plan to wear shorts, please bring long cotton apron that covers your legs fro hot melting solder. If you want to cut glass with gloves on, please bring your own gloves so they fit well.

Glass Selection: Thanks to a large “flood relief” glass donation, Ghost Ranch has a generous supply of vintage stained glass to choose from. If you have a special glass color in mind for your piece, please contact us in advance, so we can make sure we have the colors you need. You are welcomed to bring special glass you wish to incorporate in your window. If you have any questions or thoughts, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would love to hear from you before the class, so that we can make sure we are prepared to make your project completely successful. See you in the red rocks in July 2019! Marty and Mary Marty Meade: 415 509-8539 Mary White: 510 847-4916

Instructor Background: I bring over 45 years of teaching stained glass to you. I had a wonderful opportunity to study in France with Roger Daricarrera, as well as with Judy North (Raffael) in California. I am presently teaching lamp work bead making and fusing in my home studio. Returning to my first love of stained glass was like putting on a pair of comfortable shoes. I am used to classes of 16, teaching beginners as well as advanced students. My gift is that I have not forgotten the “beginners mind.”

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