Learn about the new and amazing world of glass fusing: glass cutting, design, care and operation of a glass kiln. You’ll learn techniques to make pieces as small as beads or earrings and as large plates and vessels, or just make something for art’s sake. Our classes give you every tool you need to form beautiful new glass pieces. With each class you will successfully complete fused glass projects using a variety of glass types and fusing techniques.

Currently all of our classes are on hold, but we will resume classes as soon as we are able to open to the public.


Fused glass plate

Saturday, January 11 , 2:00-5:00 pm

Make an 8” dinner plate out of fused glass!  We will start with a brief introduction to kiln formed glass and the ways in which heat and glass volume affect kiln formed glass.  Students will then learn how to arrange glass for fusing and lay out a design in glass.  We will fuse and slump it for you and it will be ready to pick up in about a week.

Class limit: - 8 students (Full)

Ages: 8 and up (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult)

Tuition: $70

Prerequisite: none  

Instructor: Anne Brahaum

This class is full. To be put on the waitlist please go to our Registration Form.


fused glass snowflake

Fused Glass Snowflakes

Wednesday, January 22, 6:00-8:00 pm

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: - 8 students

Ages: 8 and up (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult)

Tuition: $49

Prerequisite: none  

Instructor: Abby Gitlitz

This class is full. To be put on the waitlist please go to our Registration Form.


Fusing 101

Saturdays, February 1 & 8, 2:00-5:00 pm

In this 2 week class you will be introduced to the fundamentals of glass fusing. We will teach/ introduce you to:

  • glass safety
  • glass hand tools
  • basic glass cutting
  • types of glass and glass compatibility
  • kiln overview
  • arranging glass for fusing
  • how heat affects glass
  • firing schedule fundamentals

In particular we will focus on arranging glass for flat fusing - the first step towards many more advanced techniques. You will make a pendant and a set of 2 coasters or small dishes.

Class limit: - 8 students

Ages: 16 and up

Tuition: $79

Prerequisite: none  

Instructor: Anne Brahaum

This class is full. To be put on the waitlist please go to our Registration Form.


Galentine's Day Fusing Party 

February 13, 6:00-9:00pm

In the words of Leslie Knope, “What is Galentine’s Day? Only the best day of the year! Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and boyfriends at home and just come kick it breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies.” 

So this February 13th, grab your best gal pals, make waffles at home or head out for breakfast for dinner first, and then stop by BCGC to celebrate friendships and catch up while creating a one of a kind heart themed collage piece. The fused glass art will be 7.5 X 7.5”, and participants will learn basic cutting skills while also playing with Frits, powders, Glassline paint pens, and copper metal.

Class limit: 8 students

Ages: 16 and up

Tuition: $49

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Erin Cerwinske

This class is full. To be put on the waitlist please go to our Registration Form.


Fusing 201

Fridays, March 6-27, 6-9 pm

Students will build on their previous fusing skills to make more complex fused glass art pieces.  Expand your knowledge of fused glass and learn about dilution, inclusions, reactions and various construction methods.

Throughout the sessions, we will work on: expanding your cutting skills with circles, strips and squares; designing your own art glass sheets to use as inclusions; color theory and dilution in glass; and on-edge construction basics.

Includes:

  • 12 hours instruction and work time

  • Glass and all the supplies needed to complete class projects

  • Use of necessary tools

  • All kiln firings

Class limit: - 8 students

Ages: 16 and up

Tuition: $180

Prerequisite: Fusing 101

Instructor: Anne Brahaum

To register for classes please go to our Registration Form. Already registered?  Pay now through Paypal. Payment must be received to complete registration.


Chemical Reactions in Glass 

Saturday, April 11, 2:00-5:00 pm

This beginning class in fused glass chemical reactions will introduce you to:

  • The chemical composition of different Bullseye glasses
  • How the chemicals in certain glasses react to each other when fired in the kiln
  • What reactions to expect when combining different glasses
  • What factors contribute to the intensity of chemical reactions
  • The inclusion of metals for different reactions

After learning about the chemical reaction possibilities, students will design 4 different 4.5”  tiles using reactions of their choice.   

Class limit: 8 students

Ages: 8 and up

Tuition: $70

Prerequisite: none

Instructor: Anne Brahaum

To register for classes please go to our Registration Form. Already registered?  Pay now through Paypal. Payment must be received to complete registration.


Kiln Carved Plate

Saturday April 18, 3-6 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 1 day class you will learn basic kilncarving techniques, how temperature and glass types affect kiln carved outcomes, and design your own 8” kiln carved plate. We will fuse and slump it for you and it will be ready to pick up in about a week.

Class limit: 10 students

Ages: 16 and up

Tuition: $65

Prerequisite: none

Instructor: Anne Brahaum

To register for classes please go to our Registration Form. Already registered?  Pay now through Paypal. Payment must be received to complete registration.


Fused Mosaic Plate

Come create a beautiful mosaic plate. Colors can be random or you can choose a complimentary color palate. We can help you with this and show you palate choices. No previous cutting skills are needed. In 10 minutes or less we will have you cutting straight lines like a pro. The spaces in-between the squares and rectangles are filled with glass powder frit. It has a resemblance to grout. After your piece is fused, we will slump (bend) it into a plate shape. The size will be a 8 inch square.

Class size: 8 students
Ages: 8 and up (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult)
Tuition: $69
Prerequisite: none
Instructor: Erin Cerwinske


Fused Glass Picture Frames

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Make and amazing keepsake picture frame for you or a loved one this holiday season. Interior of frames measure 4" x 6".

Class size: 10 students
Ages: 8 and up (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult)
Tuition: $69
Prerequisite: none
Instructor: Erin Cerwinske


Glass Enamel Pour

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This class is the glass version of the currently popular acrylic pour painting technique.  In this fun 3 hour class, you will get to play with enamel paints and learn different techniques for creating galaxy-like effects on fused glass.  We will be using non-toxic and food safe enamel paints designed for enamel pours.

During this 1 day class you will learn how to perform enamel pours using different techniques to achieve varied effects.  You will create two 5x5” poured test tiles with the techniques of your choice. We will fuse and slump it for you and it will be ready to pick up in about a week.

Class size: 10 students
Ages: 8 and up (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult)
Tuition: $69
Prerequisite: none
Instructor: Anne Brahaum

Dichroic Glass Jewelry Workshop

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Whether new to glass or interested in expanding your jewelry creating potential, this 4-hour workshop will teach you how to cut and use 4 different techniques with specialty Dichroic glass to create 3 unique pendants, a pair of earrings and give you the time to work through your designs and techniques.

We will introduce you to the use of transparent and opaque glass and color harmonies, the special considerations and possibilities of using Dichroic glass,

We will fuse your pieces according to your choice of texture and finish them with silver or gold-plated findings. Your work will be ready for pick up in one week at the BCGC.

No previous experience is necessary.

Class size: 8 students

Ages: 8 and up (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult)

Tuition: $99 (includes Dichroic glass, silver leaf, silver or gold-plated findings)

Prerequisite:None

Instructor: Michal Ann Carley


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