Firebug Art Glass Studio • (941) 480-0700
310 Laurel Road East, Nokomis, Florida 34275

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Tuesday thru Friday
10 until 5
 
Saturday
10 until noon

   

Beginning Classes
Fusing Classes
Fusing Items
Dichro
Kiln Carving Techniques
Vitrograph
Open Studio

Other Fun Stuff

Beginning Classes
Student Fish
Beginning Fusing
12 hours
Learn the fundamentals of kiln forming while creating your own exciting fused and slumped glass pieces. Topics covered include: design, safety, basic fusing concepts, glass compatibility, annealing, volume control, firing schedules, molds used to bend or slump glass, inclusions and other ways to design your glass piece and turn it into a 3-D object. You will leave with 6 finished projects. No prior experience needed.
$250 inc. supplies

Beginning stained glass
8 weeks
(2 hrs per week)


Students will learn the basics of stained glass, including cutting, foiling, and soldering. Materials are included.
$110
Beginning beads
Beginning Glass Bead Making
1 day or 2 evenings (6 hour total)
Make your very own glass beads. This course covers basic flameworking skills using a torch to melt rods of glass into beads. Techniques covered include dots, stringers, twisties, raking, basic shapes and more.
$140
Beginner mosaics
Beginner Mosaics
Learn to make your own mosaic art piece! Choose one from several projects - mirrors, glass plaques or lazy susans. The base is included along with ceramic & glass pieces, adhesives, grout, and all other supplies. Students learn the basics of cutting, shaping, arranging, and adhering tiles and grouting to complete their design. This is a fun, stress relieving course.  No previous mosaic experience or ‘artistic ability’ required. Come see how easy it is to tap into your creative spirit and learn this wonderful craft.
Time and prices vary by project.
Prices start at $35. Includes all supplies

Fusing Classes

Perfect pet
Perfect Pet
1 hour
Join us in creating the perfect pet. He does not need to be fed, walked or taken to the vet. He just sits there and looks cute. In the meantime you have had the fun of creating him. Bring a friend and a bottle and join us for an evening of fun in creating your new companion.
$30 (includes stand)
Aquarium
Aquarium
1 hour
Use bubble paint to create a sea of fun. Here is another pet that does not need your steady attention. No need to clean the tank!
$30 (includes stand)
Frit-edged Vase
Frit-edged Vase
Choose your favorite colors to create this beautiful lacy-looking vase.
$40
Frit-edged Vase
Frit-Wave
Bring the ocean into your livingroom.
$70
Wacky snack bowl
Wacky Snacky Plate
1 hour
Fusing fun for all ages – from 8 to 88. Get a feel for fusing glass in just one hour.
$25
Suncatcher
Fused Glass Suncatcher
1 hour
In this one hour class you'll create a transparent, sparkling suncatcher. Great beginning fusing class.
$25
Make a Plate
Make-a-Plate
3 hours
Need a gift or just want to create something functional in glass? Create your own fused and slumped, one-of-a-kind plate in 3 short hours. No experience necessary.
$55
Stringer bowl
Woven Glass Bowl
3 hours
Using thin threads of glass, “weave” a pattern into a glass bowl. No experience necessary.
$55
Fused wave
Fused Wave
1 hour

Create your own small piece of art on a curved piece of glass.  Let your imagination run wild - a seascape, underwater scene, a flower gardern or ...?

$25
Note holder
Note Holder
1 hour
This handy little note or picture holder will look good anyone's desk.  An artistic way to display your photos or notes.
No experience necessary.  All supplies and firings included.
$45
Wind chimes
Fused Windchimes
2 hours
Make a beautiful musical garden windchime or mobile. Learn the technique of attaching the "dangles" without drilling. No experience necessary.
$45
Intro to Dichro
Intro to Dichro
2 hours
In this quick two hour class, learn the basics of cutting glass and layering dichroic glass to make a dazzling pendant and cabachon.
$55
Advanced Dichro
Advanced Dichro
Students will learn to etch, create depth, use decals, make pendants with holes in them for chains, and use the saw to get a more finished look.
$135
Kiln carving
Kiln Carving Techniques

This class shows you how to create three dimensional texture and design to your glass. Firing schedules will be discussed. All supplies are included in the class fee.

$50
Vitrograph kiln
Vitrograph Kiln
Students will pull molten glass from a special kiln, forming threads of glass called stringers. These stringers can be used in future fused projects.
$40
Twisties Class
Vitrigraph Twisties
In this workshop students will design and make long glass canes  using the Vitrigraph kiln for components that can be added into a larger fusing project or simply put into a vase. Students should be prepared to handle and manipulate hot, molten glass. The class fee includes one pot of glass for a later pull. No experience needed.
$75
Open Studio
Open Studio

The open studio is designed for those with fusing experience. Bring your own glass cutting tools and have access to most of our studio equipment. We will be happy to provide brief guidance on your project or to suggest the appropriate firing schedule, however the Open Studio fee does not include instruction. Firing fees additional.
$5/hr

Other Fun Stuff

Intro to beads
Intro to Bead Making
In this condensed class you will learn the basics of lampworking and will make round beads with dotted decorations.  This class is geared toward the beginner or as a refresher course.
$55
Crocheted wire necklace
Crocheted Wire Necklace
Bring your favorite beads or use ours in this class.  We supply the wire and tools to create this stunning necklace.  No experience needed.
$35
Inc. Supplies
Painted wine glass
Design and Wine
Come alone or grab a friend. Drink some wine, and paint with us!! Our local enthusiastic artist and some inspirational music will guide you through the process step by step as you design a wine glass. YOU DON'T NEED ANY PRIOR PAINTING EXPERIENCE. You will be amazed at what you can create. At the end you leave with your very own masterpiece wine glass for future enjoyment.  All supplies included.
$25
Painted birdhouse
One stroke painting
Learn the basics of one stroke painting. Projects include palm tree, sunflower, daisies and birdhouse. 4 sessions available, attend one or all.
$20/session
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