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Carrie Strope Sohayda
Carrie Strope Sohayda

CalyxAnn - Glass Jewelry, Glass Art
Handmade in Nebraska

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When I'm not traveling, I offer small, personal classes out of my studio, as well as teaching at Architectural Glassarts in Lincoln, NE. I can accommodate small groups of 3-16 people. If there is a class listed below with no scheduled dates, please contact me and we can schedule a class!

 

fused glass party

Fused Glass Party -

Perfect for birthday parties, scout meetings and even girls' night out! Bring the kids or your friends over for a 1-1/2 hour play date in glass. We'll make pendants, magnets, sun catchers or small plates. Ages 8+. For every 6 children, there needs to be one other adult besides myself. Call or email to set up a date! $25 per person

Glass on Glass Poppy Mosaic

Glass on Glass Mosaics - Do you want to know how to create quick and easy mosaics? Learn how to use all your scrap stained glass to create beautiful mosaics that mimic stained glass panels. In two sessions, we’ll create a finished 6” x 8” glass on glass mosaic. Bring images to inspire your design to class, or we’ll look through pattern books and magazines. We'll be using a special heat set adhesive that allows you to grout without waiting for your mosaic to dry. You'll learn a special technique for getting a grouted look without getting your hands dirty. But, those who do want to grout will be able to get their hands wet, as well!

No previous experience necessary!

Tuition = $40 includes all materials


fused glass suncatcher

Fused Glass Sun Catchers for Kids and Parents - This is a perfect class for kids to make a personalized gift, or just to learn to (carefully) play with glass while spending some quality time with mom or dad. We will create and then assemble one or two beautiful suncatchers. Sun catchers will be ready for pick up 3-5 days after the first session. You will receive instructions and materials for assembling your suncatcher. Duration: One session of 2 hours. Class fee: $30 for one child and one adult (includes materials for sun catchers and assembly, and firing)


Dichroic Jewelry

Dichroic Fused Glass Jewelry - Have you ever wanted to learn how to make glass pendants, slide beads, and bracelets? In this class, you will explore dichroic glass, basic wire-wrapping, glass paints and decals. After three sessions, you will walk away with pendants, earrings, a necklace and a bracelet you have made. All levels welcome. Class fee: $90 (includes kiln firings, use of tools and materials)

Family Platter Class

No Days Mosaic Stepping Stone - Make a colorful addition to your garden or yard in just three hours! In this class, learn how to quickly cut geometric pieces of glass with the Morton System and make an instant stepping stone with a new heat set adhesive that will allow you to grout your stone at the end of the session. Take home your finished stepping stone the same day you create it!
Duration: One session of 3 hours. Class fee: $35 (includes use of tools & materials)

Family Platter Class
Family Glass Class - Come in and play with glass together as a family! You’ll learn how to safely handle and cut glass. Two to four family members will collaborate to create one or two fused glass windchimes. Windchimes will be ready for pick up 5-7 days after the first session. You will receive instructions and materials for assembling your windchimes. Duration: One session of 2-1/2 hours. Class fee: $40 for one child and one adult (includes materials for sun catchers and assembly, and firing)
Sampler Platter
Intro to Glass Fusing & Slumping - You can design and create a glass sun catcher, jewelry or magnet pieces and tiles using fused glass. Glass fusing is done by stacking glass pieces, powders or "beads" and melting them together in a kiln. Slumping is a similar process that creates larger pieces such as bowls or plates. All levels welcome.
kiln cast Tree of Life
Kiln Casting Class - In this introductory kiln casting class, we will learn the steps in making a sculptural art glass piece using a one time use plaster mold to create a unique sculpture in clear glass. We start by building a clay sculpture positive, constructing a mold box around it, then pouring a plaster mold and filling it with glass to melt in the kiln. Bring several ideas/images that you may want to sculpt. Please wear close toed shoes. Four 3 hour sessions.
soldered pendant
Soldered Pendant and Jewelry - Learn to make personalized, decorative, keepsake lead-free soldered glass jewelry pendants in this afternoon class. Students will encase an image or decorative paper in glass utilizing the stained glass copper foil technique. We will experiment with adding decorative wirework, and Swarovski crystal dangles to dress up the pendant. Time permitting, there will be individual project time for utilizing the techniques learned to create multiple pendants or matching earrings. Duration: 3 hours.

Quilted-Glass-Plate
Quilting with Fused Glass - Refine your glass cutting skills and learn to master the Morton Board Cutting System in this class where you will create four 4" quilt block tiles, which you can fire separately as coasters, or combine to make an 8" x 8" quilt plate. Class meets for (3) three hour sessions. We will also explore adding "stitching" to glass using paints and creating patterned glass with glass powders and paints. (includes use of tools, materials and firing) Please wear close toed shoes. No glass experience necessary!
Fused Glass Block Sculpture
Layered Fused Glass Painting/Sculpture - In this class, we will create a three dimensional glass "painting" using fusible glass, powders, stringers, and enamel paints. Then, we will fuse the layered image into a block sculpture. Bring images and ideas to first class. Four sessions of 2-1/2 hours. (includes use of tools, materials and firing) Please wear close toed shoes. No glass experience necessary!
Fused Glass Jewelry
Fused Glass Jewelry - Have you ever wanted to learn how to make glass pendants, slide beads, and bracelets? In this class, you will explore dichroic glass, basic wire-wrapping techniques, glass paints and decals. You will walk away from the class with pendants, earrings, a necklace, and a bracelet you have made. All levels welcome.
Mosaic Picture Frame
Mosaic Picture Frame - Learn the basics of creating a mosaic piece and go home with a new piece of decor for your desktop or walls. Duration of class: 2-1/2 hours.
Stepping Stone
Mosaic Garden Stepping Stone - Learn to make colorful stepping stones for your garden or yard by using stained glass scrap. Choose your pattern, shape and size of the brick you would like to create. We'll discuss pattern making, glass cutting and mold prep. Then, we'll mix cement and pour your stone. Duration: 3 sessions of 3 hours.
To register for classes, contact Carrie at:
(H)707.225.1361 or by email.

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