Complete Glass Etching Seminars
We offer the only sandblast glass etching seminars in the U.S. (if not the world) that teach all three sandblast etching techniques plus special tricks of the trade (like controlled glue chipping, use of unique found resists and use of photo resists), and business information like how to price and market your work.
Our Teaching Philosophy
Who are our students?
Some of these folks are changing careers from a job at a company that has downsized, some are retired, some looking for a second income, some looking for a business the whole family can participate in, some looking for a unique hobby. We have taught a VP of a large chemical company with sales of over 1 billion dollars, a female auto mechanic, a Japanese artist who spoke almost no Engilsh, a deaf person, several other handicapped people, a person who owned a large clothing manufacturing company in NYC, and many people from other countries.We had a couple take the class together and get engaged during the class, and another spent their honeymoon with us. Sometimes a father or mother will take a seminar with a son or daughter to go into business together or to help give someone with an artistic interest a way of making a living with their art.
Ruth Dobbins speaks to a group of stained glass shop owners about photo resist etching techniques at a recent glass conference.
So, where do you start??
We offer Advanced Glass Carving seminars once or twice a year plus seminars in the related techniques of Gold Leafing on Glass and Coloring Techniques for Etched Glass twice a year as well. These seminars are scheduled together as often as possible, so you can take them all in one trip if you want.NEW Seminars we added in the past by popular demand.
Advanced Classes in Glass Carving
We had begun expanding our seminars in 2001 by expanding the Gold Leafing and Coloring seminars Carving classes. The enrollment in these seminars is limited to 4, so students can get maximum practice time.
You can also schedule your own private one on one class to work on your specific projects and/or deepen any technique.
Other Classes of interest:
(NOTE: For more information on individual seminars and to sign-up for specific dates, click on the seminar link in the left navigation bar.).