Beginning Stained Glass Projects
1. Pattern Practice (paper)
2. Stained Glass Star
3. Arts and Crafts Style Panel-
All straight cuts
4. Large Stained Glass/curved cuts
5. Large Mosaic
6. 3-D Box Project
7. Extra Credit Project
Intermediate Stained Glass Projects
1. Warm-up Nightlight (3-D)
2. Large Stained Glass Piece
3. Large Mosaic Piece
4. Fused Glass Piece
5. 3-D Box or Other
6. Extra Credit - Choice
Stained Glass Syllabus -
Beginning and Intermediate
In this class we will explore the history of stained glass and its place in American art. Students will learn how glass is made. They will use the copper foil method to create several stained glass pieces. We will also learn about and create mosaics using glass tesserae. Students will learn to design their own patterns and well as use commercial patterns. The principles of design will be applied to the student artwork. Students will not use lead solder or materials due to safety issues.
Art Fees and Materials
There is a mandatory $35.00 semester fee for Stained Glass. The fees cover student materials, such as colored glass, solder, cutting tools, etc. Students who do not pay fees will not receive materials and will be given alternate assignments. However, students cannot pass Stained Glass class without creating at least one stained glass piece. Fees should be paid at the bookstore as soon as possible.
Clean-up is a serious matter in this class. We work with sharp objects, chemicals, and extreme temperatures. Injury can and will easily occur due to negligence or carelessness, therefore:
The last ten minutes are used for cleanup.
Goggles must be worn to protect your eyes from glass and chemicals when working.
Student must return parent/guardian permission before working with glass.
Lack of respect or carelessness will get you promptly removed from this class.
Tables failing to complete their cleaning duties will be given alternate, written assignments. Each table is a team and is held responsible for clean-up of the entire table.
All projects will be graded on the standard grading scale (A=90-100, B=80-89, C=70-79, D=60-69, F=59 or below). All projects will be graded on technique, craftsmanship, creativity and timeliness. Students will also earn daily participation points for clean-up and for being on task.
Each project will have deadlines, depending on project. You will not be allowed to move on to the next project until each project is finished and graded.
Projects will include stained glass pieces, mosaics, three-dimensional stained glass and design projects. There will be small assignments throughout the semester, which will include reading assignments, designing patterns, vocabulary and worksheets.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the class or materials.
AP Studio Art
AP Studio Art is new to Mesa High. Students can earn 3 or 6 college credits, as well as 1 full high school credit, for creating a portfolio of their work.
Students can choose to create a portfolio in one of the three subjects: Drawing, 2-D Design or 3-D Design. This can incorporate art from ceramics, stained glass, drawing, jewelry, photo or painting.
Portfolio must include:
5 pieces representing student's best work
12 pieces in a concentration
12 pieces showing their range
Some of the pieces can be used in more than one section