12 Days of Holiday Art

Looking to bring a little color and light into your life this holiday season? Check out BCGC's holiday 12 Days of Art! We are offering twelve classes designed to get you in the holiday spirit, no matter what holiday you celebrate. Take a class and make a present for a friend, or maybe something for yourself. Come alone to make someone a special surprise, or bring along a friend or family and make the class into a chance to be creative together. Sign up for one, or two or all twelve!

All glass will be fused onsite and may take 2-7 days to be ready for pickup , depending on the project.

To register for classes please go to our Registration Form. Your place in the class is not guaranteed until payment is received or other payment arrangements have been made.

If a class is full, please sign up for the wait list. If we have enough interest, we will add another session.

More than one person making one project: Because our classroom space is limited, if more than one person wishes to work on the same project, there will be an additional $10 fee. For some classes, we will not be able to accommodate multiple people working on one project.

Picking up finished pieces: Fused glass must be fired before you can take it home. Projects from our fusing classes will usually be available for pickup within a week of the class. Glass must be picked up within 45 days of the glass. Any glass not picked up at that point will become property of BCGC and may be sold in our gallery.

Classes must have at least four students to run. If we have fewer than four students, we reschedule the class in the future and will let registered students know.

Want to participate ina class but the date or time does not work for you? Check out our Private lessons!

Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel, please email us and let us know. If you have to cancel last minute, call or text (812)345-2470.

  • All classes have a non refundable $10 processing fee. We do not offer cash refund if you cancel.
  • Cancellations received prior to 48 hours of the scheduled first class will receive a BCGC credit, good for classes, events, and our gallery. A credit of 50% of class tuition will be issued if cancellation happens within 48 hours of the class.  No credit is issued if you are a no show.
  • If BCGC cancels a class you will be issued a full refund.

Molten Glass Ornaments -

  • Sunday, December 4, between 1-5pm (FULL)
  • Wednesday, December 7,  between 5-8pm (FULL)
  • Thursday, December 15, between 5-pm
  • Saturday, Dec 17, between 10am-1pm

Sign up HERE to schedule your time slot.

We are offering two options for making your ornament, a blown sphere, or a pressed molten glass disk. Either option will take roughly 10 minutes to make, with one person working at a time. You are welcome to decide which type you would like to make when you arrive. Payment will be taken before the hands on portion, depending on your choice.

  • Blown ornament: You pick the colors and apply it to the molten glass. Then our talented staff will shape the blown ornament for you and apply a hook while you watch.
  • Pressed ornament: You pick the colors and apply it to the molten glass. Then you will press a metal stamp into the molten glass to create your image. 9 holiday themed stamps to choose from.

Ornaments are ready for pick up the following week.

Tuition: $25 for pressed glass, $35 for blown glass/per person

Prerequisite: none. All participants must be 10 or older.

 

Glass Wreath

Thursday, November 17, 6:00-8:00 pm

In this class we give you everything you need to make a unique fused glass wreath that you can display anywhere. Choose from a variety of colors and then decorate your wreath with bows and bangles, snow and holly. Wreaths measure roughly 8" across.

  • Class limit: 10 students
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Tuition: $80
  • Instructor: Diana Spoolstra

3-D Table Top Christmas Tree

Session 1: Saturday, November 19, 12:00-2:00 pm

Session 2: Saturday, November 19, 3:00-5:00 pm

Make your own amazing table top Christmas tree. This tree is made in two sections that ate slotted together once cool. Decorate it any way you like and watch how it catches the light. Trees measure roughly 9" tall.

  • Class limit: 8 students
  • Ages: 13 and up
  • Tuition: $75
  • Instructor: Gail Bridges-Rea

Glass Menorah (or Advent candle holder)

Sunday, November 27, 3:00-5:00 pm

Make a free standing glass menorah and celebrate the festival of lights. Menorahs will be fused and slumped into a wave shape so it can stand up on its own.

  • Class limit: 10 students
  • Ages: 13 and up
  • Tuition: $99
  • Instructor: Abby Gitlitz

 

Snowflakes!

Session 1: Monday, November 28th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Session 2: Sunday, Dec 4, 2:00-4:00

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Come sun, snow, rain, or shine, we can make our own snow for winter. We will provide a palate of snow flake pieces, some sample patterns and all the tools you need to make one large or three small fused glass snowflakes.

  • Class limit: 10 students
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Tuition: $49
  • Instructor: Diana Spoolstra

3D Gingerbread House

Session 1: Wednesday, November 30, 6:00-9:00 pm

Session 2: Sunday, November 27, 6:00-9:00 pm (SESSION FULL)

This class is FULL, sign up on the Registration Form for the wait list

Decorate your own 3D glass gingerbread with glass "candy" pieces here at BCGC. Glass pieces will be fired and assembled by our BCGC staff and will be ready for pick up in a week.

Class limit: 8 students

Ages: 8 and up

Tuition: $85

Instructor: Abby Gitlitz

Rustic Holiday Trees 

Saturday, December 3, 11:30-1:30 pm

This class is FULL, sign up on the Registration Form for the wait list

Make a festive forest of free standing trees to decorate your living space. Class includes supplies to make three holiday trees which will be fired and then set into real pine tree disks for that added holiday aroma.

  • Class limit: 10 students
  • Ages: 10 and up
  • Tuition: $49
  • Instructor: Diana Spoolstra

Festive Holiday Plate

SESSION 1: Monday, December 5, 6:00-8:00 pm; This class is FULL, sign up on the Registration Form for the wait list

SESSION 2:  Sunday December 11th, 3:00-5:00 pm

 

We all know the holiday's are about the food, right? Step up your food serving game with our fused glass plate class. You will make an 8" square plate that is food safe and dishwasher safe!

  • Class limit: 8 students
  • Ages: 13 and up
  • Tuition: $80

Instructor: Diana Spoolstra

 

 

 


Holiday Jewelry

SESSION 1: Wednesday, December 7, 6:00-7:30 pm; This class is FULL, sign up on the Registration Form for the wait list

SESSION 2:  Sunday December 11th, 12:30-2:00 pm

Using a wide variety of colored and patterned glasses, you will design your own glass pendants or earrings, 2-3 per student, depending on complexity.

  • Class limit: 10 students
  • Ages: 8 and up (children 8-16 must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Tuition: $49
  • Prerequisite: none  
  • Instructor: Anne Brahaum

Kiln Carved Ornaments

Thursday, December 8, 6:00-8:00 pm

"Kilncarving” is a process used in kiln formed glass that produces glass with a 3 dimensional relief, textured, or sculpted appearance.  To produce kiln carved glass a design is carved into ceramic fiber paper, glass is stacked on top, and the piece is fired in a kiln.  The result of kiln heat and glass viscosity produces a glass piece with a “carved” underside that takes on the pattern and relief of the ceramic fiber paper.

During this evening class you will design four 2"x2" ornaments. We will fuse them for you and it will be ready to pick up in about a week.

  • Class limit: 8 students
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Tuition: $49
  • Instructor: Gail Bridges Rea

Holiday Fusing Fest!

Saturday, December 10, between 1:00-5:00 pm

Sign up HERE to schedule your time slot.

Make an ornament of your own choosing! We will provide a glass blank for you to decorate any way you want.

  • Ages: 5 and up
  • Tuition: $15-$25 (Depending on size)

Tiny Table Top Trees!

Monday December 12th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Make three tabletop Christmas trees that slot together and fold up flat for easy packing. Decorate them with tiny ornaments or presents, garlands or stars

  • Class limit: 8 students
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Tuition: $69
  • Instructor: Gail Bridges Rea

Gingerbread House Ornament

 

Wednesday, December 14, 6:00-7:30 pm

Make a super cute gingerbread house ornament for your tree out of glass.

  • Class limit: 10 students
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Tuition: $45
  • Prerequisite: none  
  • Instructor: Anne Brahaum

Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel please call or text (812)345-2470.

All classes have a non refundable $10 processing fee.
A refund of credit for BCGC (good for classes, events, and our gallery) will be given if cancellation is received within 24 hours of the scheduled first class.
A refund credit of 50% of class tuition will be issued if cancellation happens within 24 hours of the class.
No refund will be issued if you are a no show