Classes & Workshops

Learning should be lifelong…and fun.  Join Jodi for an inperson or online class and learn a new skill today!

Recycled Glass Classes and Workshops

We like to offer a whole heap of ways for you to have fun.

Workshops are short 3 hour events that focus on a specific skill or technique.  These are usually held in Jodi’s workshop in the Art Space Solar Garden building in downtown Salt Lake City.

Classes are typically 3 hour sessions spread over 2-6 weeks.  All of our in person classes are currently run through the University of Utah Life Long Learning program and taught in Research Park.

All In Person Classes Include:

  • Materials lists and sources
  • All materials and firings
  • In person instruction with Jodi McRaney Rusho

Upcoming In Person Classes

Silk Screen Making Workshop

April 2020, Date TBD

Learn to make your own silk screens, including designing and developing screens.  

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Recycled Glass Garden Art

Thursdays 6-9 p.m. July 2-23, 2020

Create a new piece each week including a sun-catcher, wind chimes, a fused glass hummingbird garden stake, and bottle lanterns and bells.

Details coming soon

Recycled Glass Flowers

Thursdays 6-9, July 30 & Aug. 6

Learn to make fused glass flowers in a variety of colors and shapes from recycled glass

Details coming soon

Online Streaming Courses

Travel can be complicated and expensive.  You may be an introvert and not even like to travel.  That’s okay, we have you covered!

Working with Curious Mondo, a Salt Lake City Utah based online education company, Jodi has recorded a library of online courses that are available on demand to watch from your home, anytime you like.

Courses are between 6 and 15 hours long and cover a very wide range of topics.  Each course is yours to keep and watch as many times as you like.  Please note that course pricing is set by Curious Mondo and may change without notice.

All Streaming Courses Include:

  • Materials lists and sources
  • Learning support with Jodi McRaney Rusho via email
  • Lifetime access to recordings
  • Tech support by Curious Mondo 

Fused Glass Flowers

April 7-9, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. MST

FREE LIVE STREAMING CLASS

Watch the live streaming class for free and learn to make gorgeous glass flowers in a variety of sizes and shapes.

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Mold Making for Glass Artists

On Demand

Learn how to make your own molds for glass fusing using a variety of materials, including ceramics, stainless steel, fiber paper and more

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DIY Displays for Glass Art

On Demand

Making your own glass displays, stands and frames is easy!  Learn how using a few hand tools and our class

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Fusing for the Holidays

On Demand

The class with the MOST patterns and projects.  Join Jodi and make 3 projects per hour for 9 hours, each hour is focussed on a different holiday.  Patterns included with course purchase.

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Fused Glass Garden Art

On Demand

This class covers a whole flock of garden art projects for fusing, all with recycled glass!  We make windchime and suncatchers, planters, bird feeders and plant stakes.  All patterns are included with the course.

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Advanced Displays for Glass Art

On Demand

This course builds on the DIY Displays for Glass Art and covers concrete bases, acrylic bases, jewelry stands and fabricating with aluminum

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Fused Glass Jewelry

On Demand

Learn to make all sorts of recycled glass jewelry with Jodi. We’ll begin by learning how to make recycled glass kiln formed beads and focal pieces using fusing, casting and other techniques.

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Fancy Fused Glass Jewelry

On Demand

Time to kick that jewelry game into overdrive! This class builds on the Basic Glass Jewelry Course and takes everything to a new level. Join us for a bundle of shiny, glamorous and gorgeous jewelry projects!

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Advanced Mold Making for Glass

On Demand

This action and idea-packed class builds on the Mold Making for Glass Artists class, expanding some concepts, and digging deeply into others. We will cover multiple techniques, view multiple projects and walk through a lost wax casting from making the original to breaking out the glass after firing.

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Print, Silkscreen and Stamp on Glass

On Demand

An in depth course about adding images, photos, words, patterns, and pictures to fused glass. Not only will Jodi teach you how to use all of these amazing additions to your glass, she will show you how to make your own silk screens, stamps, stencils and decals.

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Painting on Glass

On Demand

We will start with small projects like 2 layer flowers, and work up to multi layer florals. But wait, it’s not all about flowers! We will also learn to design our own mandalas for painting, and design optical illusions for multi layer glass. Don’t miss this colorful and undoubtedly messy class, fun guaranteed!

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Fusing with Window (Float) Glass

On Demand

Float glass is a blank canvas just waiting for your creativity! Learn how to identify different types of window glass and fuse with them. We will learn to identify the tin side of float glass, and what that means for you.  Explore how to add metals and other inclusions to your float glass for more complicated designs.

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Lost Wax Casting Creatures

On Demand Learn about different types of silicone for mold making, modeling wax, changing forms before molding, altering wax forms, calculating and pouring plaster casting molds, calculating glass volume, Firing schedules and annealing, coldworking your final projects, and more! 

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DIY Sconce Hardware

On Demand

Are you all ready to make DIY wall sconces? Do you have some great lighting ideas, but the premade hardware is too expensive, or the wrong size? Not to worry, Jodi is here with a special class on making custom wall sconce hardware and hangers. With a few hand tools, and some basic materials from the hardware store, you can make your own sconces lickety split!

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Garden Lanterns

On Demand

Love the idea of fused glass lanterns but want something more customized? Join us to learn how to design and build your own fused glass lanterns from common materials. Jodi will show you how to design two different types of lanterns, what tools you will need, and how to use them.

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Fuse and Fold Dogs

 

On Demand

 

Join us to learn how to modify basic dog body and leg shapes and change head shapes to create custom Fuse and Fold Glass Dogs.

 

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Nail Salon Tricks for Glass

On Demand

Are you fascinated with Nail Art videos? Wondering how to apply those tricks to glass? Jodi is back with more testing and tools. Today she’ll show you what oil painting cross over product works with nail art stamping tools. She also demo dip painting beads and pendants with enamels and micas, just like the nail videos!

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Gilding and Metal Leafing on Glass

On Demand

Join us for an exclusive Fast Track class about Gilding and Metal Leaf on Glass. We will review different kinds of adhesive, different types of metal leaf, liquid leaf and other techniques in this exciting class. All of the techniques will be finishing techniques, i.e. after your glass is fused. Boost the appeal of your glass with some shine and sparkle!

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Get In Touch

Have questions about an upcoming class?  A class you’ve taken or streamed?  Please let us know, we’re here to help!

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Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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