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Make Your Own Stained Glass Humming Bird Circle

Make Your Own Stained Glass Humming Bird Circle
Make Your Own Stained Glass Humming Bird Circle
PLEASE NOTE: This is an event that requires attendance on all days listed.
Meeting Place: Visitor Center Lobby
9 a.m.
Registration Fee: $64.00
Class Fee: $300.00
Materials fee: $75.00

Taught by Dona Sawyer

Registration fee $64. The class fee of $300 plus a $75 materials fee is due directly to the instructor at the beginning of class. Dona accepts cash, check, or major credit cards.

Total cost of class - $439

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Pre-registration required by August 1, 2022.

Make a 10" round stained glass Hummingbird Circle in your choice of colors.

Students will learn the Tiffany Method of stained glass which uses copper foil instead of lead. You will learn how to make a pattern, cut and grind glass, apply copper foil, solder, and finish a 10" circle. You will be working with sharp glass, hot soldering iron and solder, and chemicals. Some manual dexterity is required. Wear appropriate clothing, no open-toed shoes. All tools and supplies will be provided. Come ready to work and make a beautiful piece of art!

Dona has been teaching Stained Glass classes for the Ozark Folk Center State Park since 2007. Her students enjoy her class and love making beautiful pieces of glass art that will grace their own homes.

Pre-registration is required two weeks prior to the beginning of class. If you would like to take this class on a different date, please email the Craft Director, Jeanette Larson at [email protected] to arrange a time.



Teacher Bio and Artist Statement

My name is Dona Sawyer and I am a stained glass and jewelry artist. I think I became an artist because I have been doing some kind of arts and crafts with my family since I was a little girl. I got away from it as I became an adult, but then I moved to Mountain View! There is so much art of some kind or another here, that it is almost palpable. I live in the country and feel like I have found my little slice of heaven on earth here. The peaceful setting informs my artwork.

My stained glass style has grown from simple quilt squares to antique, architectural designs, custom designs, natural designs, and fused and slumped creations. I’m drawn to the architectural designs because I love antiques and old houses and buildings and feel like the stained glass that you find in them, on occasion, is like finding a treasure! The fused and slumped glass is just plain fun because you never know exactly what you are going to have when you open up the kiln! Recently, I’ve been making jewelry, shawl pins, buttons, etc. out of my leftover pieces of glass, so I don’t waste anything.

I really enjoy creating beautiful things and exploring different styles, design methods and alternative, creative techniques, the more challenging, the better! I hope you enjoy my pieces as much as I do.