Glass & Mosaic

Among the most ancient of art forms, glass is taught at SSA in its hot state (glassblowing), its warm state (fusing), and its cold state (flat or stained). Mosaic design, also ancient in origin, has many contemporary interpretations and uses, ranging from decorative and sculptural to architectural.

Mosaic & Glass Material List

  Materials List

Classes not listed here will either have required materials in the class description, discuss needed materials during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.

Glass Course Descriptions

 9079 | The Art of Mosaics

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Samantha Ostos
Dates: Sat & Sun, 3/3/2018 to 3/4/2018 | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $190.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $175.00

This ancient art form has many modern applications. Create beautiful decorative or functional pieces using found objects, glass, marbles, stones, mirrors, dishes, and tiles. Students will learn the basics of mosaic design, layout, tile-cutting, and tile-setting techniques, and discuss the characteristics of various tools, adhesives, and grout. Students will complete small projects of their choice-flowerpots, stepping-stones, or tabletops. No previous experience is necessary. Please see SSA website for a materials list; bring a lunch both days.

 9100a | Introduction to Glassblowing

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Sat & Sun, 2/3/2018 to 2/4/2018 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $400.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $385.00

Curious about working with blown glass? Demonstration and hands-on experience introduce students to the art of glassblowing - gathering hot glass from the furnace, centering and shaping the form, and puntying and annealing a finished piece. The first class, through hands-on demonstration, will cover the basic principles behind working with molten glass, then students will have the opportunity to form their own glass forms. Course includes use of studio, safety equipment, and clear glass materials.

 9100b | Introduction to Glassblowing

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Sat & Sun, 4/14/2018 to 4/15/2018 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $400.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $385.00

Curious about working with blown glass? Demonstration and hands-on experience introduce students to the art of glassblowing - gathering hot glass from the furnace, centering and shaping the form, and puntying and annealing a finished piece. The first class, through hands-on demonstration, will cover the basic principles behind working with molten glass, then students will have the opportunity to form their own glass forms. Course includes use of studio, safety equipment, and clear glass materials.

 9110 | Stained Glass

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Sat & Sun, 1/27/2018 to 1/28/2018 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $215.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $200.00

Students will learn the tools and processes for working with flat glass to create a stained glass panel. Cutting glass, soldering, and fabrication using the copper foil technique will be covered. All tools including grinders, cutters, and soldering irons will be provided; however, students will need to purchase three 12-inch squares of glass of their choice and one reel of either 50/50 or 60/40 soldier. Additional supplies available for purchase from the instructor during class.

 9132 | Beadmaking.1

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Nina Hibler
Dates: Sat, 2/10/2018 to 2/10/2018 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Studio: Dream Fire Glass Studio | 11916 Persuasion Dr, San Antonio, TX 78216
Tuition: $145.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $130.00

Explore the ancient art form of glass beadmaking utilizing open flamework techniques. Students will work with a "hot head" torch and soft glass as they learn the process of forming various types of beads, including donut beads, cylinder beads, textured beads, round beads, and half and half beads. Decorative additions such as dots, stringers, and colored frits will also be covered, as well as safety procedures and studio set-up. Includes materials; please bring a bag lunch. Prerequisite: Must be 18 years or older.

 9133 | Glass Flamework: Marble Making

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Nina Hibler
Dates: Sun , 2/11/2018 to 2/11/2018 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Studio: Dream Fire Glass Studio | 11916 Persuasion Dr, San Antonio, TX 78216
Tuition: $145.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $130.00

This introductory class is perfect for anyone interested in learning open flamework technique but not interested in beadmaking. Students will learn all safety procedures for using dual fuel torches. Several different types and sizes of marbles including latticino marbles, inclusion marbles, and end of the day marbles, will be covered. Includes materials; please bring a bag lunch. Prerequisite: Must be 18 years or older.

 
 
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9079 | The Art of Mosaics
Sat & Sun, 3/3/2018 - 3/4/2018 | Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 3/3/2018 and ending 3/4/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 190.00 ea.

9100a | Introduction to Glassblowing
Sat & Sun, 2/3/2018 - 2/4/2018 | Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 2/3/2018 and ending 2/4/2018 at 8:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 385.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 400.00 ea.

9100b | Introduction to Glassblowing
Sat & Sun, 4/14/2018 - 4/15/2018 | Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 4/14/2018 and ending 4/15/2018 at 8:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 385.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 400.00 ea.

9110 | Stained Glass
Sat & Sun, 1/27/2018 - 1/28/2018 | Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 1/27/2018 and ending 1/28/2018 at 8:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 200.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 215.00 ea.

9132 | Beadmaking.1
Sat, 2/10/2018 - 2/10/2018 | Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 2/10/2018 and ending 2/10/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 130.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

9133 | Glass Flamework: Marble Making
Sun , 2/11/2018 - 2/11/2018 | Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday starting 2/11/2018 and ending 2/11/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 130.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

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