Beginning Stained Glass -- Fall, 2018

Beginning Stained GlassUsing the copper foil method, this class is for beginning stained glass enthusiasts or those who want to refresh their stained glass skills while creating new projects. Participants will be introduced to basic stained glass terminology and skills: glass safety, project pattern preparation, scoring and breaking of stained glass, grinding cut glass pieces to fit the pattern and removal of sharp edges, cleaning and wrapping glass pieces in copper foil, soldering the pieces together, and cleaning/polishing and framing your project.

Most participants will complete several small projects by the end of the class, depending on the size of the chosen artwork. Project supplies are included, and the instructor will provide patterns for class teaching projects or will work with you to choose your own. This workshop provides an opportunity for fun, fellowship, and creativity.

Instructor: Beth Shuford
Enrollment: 8
Dates:  Tuesdays,  September 4 - October 16  *No class 9/18  (6 weeks)  
Time:  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:   $175   Class fee covers the glass and supplies needed for class teaching projects. Discuss your glass needs with your instructor prior to beginning the project because there may be a fee for the additional glass, hanging materials or special items such as bevels.
Location: Katherine Harper Hall, Room 41

*Please note:  Closed toe shoes should be worn in the glass studio.

Registration will begin on the following dates and will remain open until the class fills or three working days before the class starts, whichever comes first:

       Beginning Stained Glass

  • FALL SESSION: August 10 at noon
  • SPRING SESSION: December 1 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION: May 1 at noon

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PLEASE NOTE: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.

Beth Shuford, residing in beautiful Valle Crucis, has been working in the glass arts since 1986.  Inspired by the lovely textures and colors of L.C. Tiffany, she enjoys adding unique elements to her art work.  This includes bike gears, tennis racquets and fused pieces in addition to stained glass.  Predominately a commissioned artist, she is a recipient of a 2014 Watauga County Arts Grant.  Her work can be seen on her Facebook page, Shuford Glassworks.

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until three working days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Teri Reddick at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Dacia Trethewey,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Jack Chambers at 828-262-2933 or email Jack Chambers at

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.

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