Fused Glass for Absolute Beginners

The right start will make all the difference to your success as a fused glass artist.

That's why we believe introductory classes are the most important ones that you'll ever take. Few studios anywhere will give you a better start at kilnformed glass than Helios.

In our "Absolute Beginners" class we will teach you safety, basic fusing concepts (like how glass behaves at different temperatures in a kiln), and we will introduce you to the different kinds of glass that are available to the kiln glass artist.

In this class we will focus on arranging glass for flat fusing - the first step towards many more advanced techniques including bowl making.

We will wrap up by showing you the types of things that are possible with fused glass as you develop your skills.

You will make "test" tiles, pendants, a set of four coasters or small dishes, and a larger final project. To see examples of projects completed by previous students in this class, visit our gallery.

Visit the gallery to see examples of work from this class!

Includes: •  8 hours instruction & work time
•  Glass and supplies needed to complete class projects
•  Use of necessary tools
•  All kiln firings
•  Free "studio time" for class projects

Class Size: 10 students (max)

Tuition: $175  Includes all glass. No tools to buy.

Prerequisite: None

Teacher: Paul Tarlow

Sessions Dates Days ♦ Times
FGA-170116*Jan 16 - Feb 13, 2017Mondays ♦ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(Skip 2/6/2017)
FGB-170216Feb 16 - Mar 9, 2017Thursdays ♦ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
FGB-170304Mar 4 - Apr 1, 2017Saturdays ♦ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
(Skip 3/11/2017)
FGB-170328Mar 28 - Apr 25, 2017Tuesdays ♦ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(Skip 4/11/2017)
FGB-170524May 24 - Jun 14, 2017Wednesdays ♦ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
FGA-170710*Jul 10 - Jul 31, 2017Mondays ♦ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FGB-170823Aug 23 - Sep 13, 2017Wednesdays ♦ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
FGB-170930Sep 30 - Oct 21, 2017Saturdays ♦ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
FGA-171106*Nov 6 - Nov 27, 2017Mondays ♦ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FGB-171130Nov 30 - Dec 21, 2017Thursdays ♦ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

*Registration for classes with a red asterisk are handled by The Contemporary Austin (previously the Austin Museum of Art) but held at Helios Fused Glass Studio (map).