What is Art Glass Studio?
Glass Art Studio is a teaching studio offering instructions for Stained Glass, Fused Glass, and Glass Mosaic. The atmosphere is casual and welcoming to all, no matter your level of knowledge and experience. Come stop by and join in the fun of creating a beautiful piece of Art Glass. Most Workshops require no experience. It’s all about having fun while creating.
Who created Art Glass Studio?
Roberta began making small stained glass sun catchers in 1979. She soon found that she had a natural aptitude for the art, and loved the feeling of completion that came from a finished piece. In 1980, Roberta completed a one-year apprenticeship with a top rated glass artist in Incline Village, NV at North Shore Lake Tahoe. During that apprenticeship, Roberta learned that a project cannot just be beautiful, it must also be structurally sound. In 1981, Roberta opened a small business in Truckee, where she created custom stained glass work, until the birth of her 1st child in 1987, and later twins in 1988. In 1990 Roberta moved her family to Livermore, where she continued doing custom work on a part time basis. During that year she began another apprenticeship with a German glass painter and craftsman. He mentored her for two years and her work there was primarily restoration of church stained glass windows, as well as the creation of some new windows in that matched the style. Roberta's work can be seen in many of the churches in Watsonville, San Jose, San Francisco and the Peninsula. Roberta continued to do custom work while her children were growing up. As an empty nester, she created Art Glass Studio in Livermore in 2008. She offers custom work, repairs, classes and workshops for all levels of stained glass work, glass mosaics and fused glass. In addition, she sells supplies to other artists in the area. There are one of a kind gifts available for sale at the Livermore location. Roberta has made literally thousands of stained glass windows in Northern California, Nevada and Arizona, and her work has been shipped throughout the US, as well as Europe and Asia.
Who is allowed to attend Art Glass Studio’s open studio?
If you have completed the Intro to Fusing class at Art Glass Studio, you are eligible to attend Open Studio time. Purchase what you need from us and enjoy access to tools, kilns and some coldworking equipment (grinders, ring saw and drill). We do not teach during Open Studio so you must have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to finish your project. If you have any questions about creating art glass in our open studio please contact us.
How much does Art Glass Studio open studio cost?
Kiln Firing - $25 for sole use of the 17" kiln, $35 for sole use of the 26" kiln. Individual projects can be fired on a prorated charge based on the footprint of your project. Cost to fire an individual project is $0.13 per square inch per firing (a slumped item requires two firings) with a minimum charge of $7.50. Mold rental charges are included in the firing fee. If you have any questions about creating art glass in our open studio please contact us.
Are there any guided projects available during open studio?
Glass Art Studio offers walk in projects and guided projects during open studio hours. If you want to create without committing to a class, one of our walk in projects might just be for you. Available anytime during Open Studio hours, no registration is required – just come in and pick out a project to make. All materials for these projects are included. Choices range from $10 to $45, take an hour or two to design and assemble, and are ready for pick-up after fusing (usually within 48 hours). Each includes the following:
• $10 Hair pins or bookmark - make two with your choice of materials.
• $20 Glass nail file - includes a colored nail file decorated with a glass cabochon that you make.
* $20 Garden Row Marker - includes a stainless steel stake.
• $30 Coasters - you'll create two coasters with your choice of base and decorative glass. Poly bumpers included.
• $35 Night Light - light up your night with a design of your own. Includes hardware.
• $35 Business Card Holder - get creative with your choice of colors. Great gift for your favorite business person.
• $40 Garden Art - flowers, bugs or any other (2) garden critters you can create. Includes stainless steel stakes.
• $45 Trivet - you'll create the centerpiece for your black iron trivet frame.
If you have a group of 4 or more, please call us and we can arrange a space where you can all sit together while you create! No prior experience is required and all ages are welcome (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult).
We also offer guided projects Guided projects will be available by appointment with prices ranging from $30 to $100 per person. You choose your project from the walk in projects or we can design a project especially for you. Call and we can discuss the details and design your project to you.
Why should I purchase an Art Glass Studio VIP Membership?
If you are interested in taking multiple classes a VIP membership is a great way to save! Art Glass Studio VIP Membership gives you access to discounts on glass, classes, workshops and more. This is truly an investment in expanding your knowledge with the many wonders of Fused Glass Art. As a VIP Member you will receive notifications of the latest glass arrivals, new classes and inspirational workshops along with special get togethers several times a year. If you have any questions about the Art Glass Studio VIP Membership please contact us.
Does Art Glass Studios offer classes for children?
Yes, Art Glass Studio offers a fun class for children five years or older where they can create their own fused glass piece. There is a choice of projects: Monster Night Light, Creepy Crawler or a Lady Bug Magnet. There will be no glass cutting or cut fingers - all pieces are pre fired and ready for the kids to go to town. Projects can be picked up after firing - pick up day will be announced in class. If you have any questions about our art glass class for children contact us today.
Does Art Glass Studios offer private parties?
Art Glass Studios offers a unique and memorable experience for your team building event, kids birthday parties, adult birthday parties, bridal party, work event, girlfriends night out. You may bring refreshments or have food delivered. Tables are provided. Ages 7 and up are welcome. Your group will receive complete instructions for the project selected. Prices are at a reduced rate for party-goers. Groupon vouchers are not accepted as payment for parties. Price includes all materials for the project you select. No glass cutting or experience required. If you have questions about hosting a private party at Art Glass Studios please contact us today.
Can I buy glass art from Art Glass Studios?
Yes Art Glass STudios offers a variety of plates, jewelry and unique gifts.