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.


Molten Glass Ornaments -

  • Saturday, November 20 between 1-4
  • Wednesday, Dec 8 between 6-9 (FULL)
  • Sunday, Dec 12 between 11-3

Sign up for a 15 minute slot. Please let us know in the comments on the registration form which date you would like.

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 Menorah

Sunday, November 21, 1:00-3:00 pm

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

  • Class limit: 6 students/6 family units
  • Ages: 13 and up
  • Tuition: $99
  • Instructor: Abby Gitlitz

Festive Holiday Plate

Wednesday, December 1, 6:00-8:00 pm (FULL)

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: 6 students/6 family units
  • Ages: 13 and up
  • Tuition: $80
  • Instructor: Anne Brahaum

3-D Table Top Christmas Tree

Thursday, December 2, 6:00-8:00 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: 6 students/6 family units
  • Ages: 13 and up
  • Tuition: $75
  • Instructor: Gail Bridges-Rea

 

Holiday Fusing Fest!

Saturday, December 4, 1:00-5:00 pm

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

  • Class limit: 6 students/6 family units
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Tuition: $15-$25 (Depending on size)

Holiday Wave Panel

Session 1: Sunday, December 5, 12:00-2:00 (FULL)

Session 2: Sunday, December 5, 3:00-5:00

During this fun workshop you will learn how to design and assemble a unique free-standing wave panel.  These panels are curved and look beautiful displayed in a windowsill, on a bookshelf, or in front of a candle.  Your pieces will be fired you and ready to pick up in about a week.

  • Class limit: 6 students/6 family units
  • Ages: 16 and up
  • Tuition: $65
  • Prerequisite: none  
  • Instructor: Anne Brahaum

3D Gingerbread House

Session 1: Monday, December 6, 6:00-9:00 pm (FULL)

Session 2: Tuesday, Dec 7, 6:00-9:00 pm (FULL)

Decorate your own 3D glass gingerbread with of 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: 6 students/6 family units
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Tuition: $85
  • Instructor: Abby Gitlitz

Kiln Carved ornaments

Thursday, December 9, 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 one 4"x4" ornament, or three 2"x2" ornaments. We will fuse for you and it will be ready to pick up in about a week.

  • Class limit: 6 students/6 family units
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Tuition: $49
  • Instructor: Gail Bridges Rea

Rustic Holiday Trees 

Session 1: Saturday, December 11, 11:30-1:30 (FULL)

Session 2: Saturday, December 11, 2:00-4:00 pm (FULL)

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: 6 students/6 family units
  • Ages: 10 and up
  • Tuition: $49
  • Instructor: Diana Spoolstra

Holiday Jewelry

Wednesday, December 15, 6:00-7:30 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: 6 students/6 family units
  • Ages: 8 and up (children 8-16 must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Tuition: $49
  • Prerequisite: none  
  • Instructor: Anne Brahaum

 

Snowflakes! 

Session 1: Thursday, December 16th, 6:00-8:00

Session 2: Friday, December 17, 6:00-8:00

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: 6 students/6 family units
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Tuition: $49
  • Instructor: Diana Spoolstra

Tiny table top trees!

Session 1: Sunday, December 19, 2:30-4:30 (FULL)

Session 2: Sunday, December 19, 5:00-7:00 pm (FULL)

Make three table top Christmas trees that fold up flat for easy packing. Decorate them with tiny ornaments or presents, garlands or stars.  glass will be fired and ready for pick up by December 21.

  • Class limit: 6 students/6 family units
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Tuition: $59
  • 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