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Artist-Instructor:  Petra Kaiser

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February 6, 2025 @ 9:30 am - February 20, 2025 @ 12:30 pm

Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20, 2025 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
3-session class fee: $135 / $108 annual donors
Supply fee: See below.

Glass fusing, also called kiln‐formed glass, offers an outlet for creativity for those who are artistically blessed, as well as those who are artistically challenged. As Petra always says, “Glass is difficult to mess up.” You will be able to create anything from functional to expressive, from jewelry to sculpture, from tableware to wall art. Nearly everything is possible in the craft of glass fusing.

This class will combine beginning and advanced students. The procedures and techniques to be taught will include compatibility and testing, basic fusing techniques, annealing, and slumping. Art glass, frit, stringers, and high-fire paints will be used to produce tiles, dishes, jewelry, bowls, clocks, and more. The advanced kiln-forming techniques take fusing to another level. Mold making, pattern bars, combing, and casting will be some of the techniques explored. 

The class will be a hands‐on experience using these methods to create original pieces. The costs of materials depend on the projects you are making. Small jewelry pieces require less glass than big bowls and plates. Working in glass can become costly, but Petra will show you how to use it economically; and the value of your finished work will generally exceed that of the materials.

Supplies are purchased directly from the instructor. You will be provided with all the necessary tools and supplies to start class right away. The first tool/supply kit costs $98.  Additional material costs will depend on the quantity purchased and the size of the projects you choose to create.   

The class will meet at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel.  

Call the box office to register: 239-395-0900.
Registration Deadline: 1/30/2025     

BIG ARTS Adult Class/Workshop Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made more than one week (7-days) prior to the start of class will receive an 80% refund.


Your funds may be applied to another workshop of your choice during the current season.

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable for cancellations made less than one week (7-days) prior to the start of the class.


February 6, 2025 @ 9:30 am
February 20, 2025 @ 12:30 pm
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