Our classes are intended to teach “small canvas” techniques. Those are particularly
well suited for jewelry, but can be expanded to use in larger applications.
Polymer Mask Transferring for
Detail Etching of Dichroic Glass
Computer based detailed dichroic etching and painting
(Patent Applied for)
The cornerstone of this class is making computer generated masks for dichroic glass
using the new mask transfer method that we developed. This method is easy, inexpensive,
very detailed, safe, and can be done in any studio. We now have added our new method
for etching mica and etching gold creating more subtle and just as beautiful pieces.
Also, this class includes making your own Dichroic decals
This class starts with a short introduction to dichroic glass. Included in that introduction
will be an explanation of methods of etching including cream etching to be used in
Students will then learn to create designs in dichroic by several methods:
1) Etching Dichro, Mica, Dichro decals and Gold.
2) Extensive information and practice of use of Glass paints and Mica.
3) Frisket and frisket type masks
4) Hand painted masks using several different mediums.
This class then teaches multilevel use of dichroic glass and how to integrate designs
for up to 3 different colors of dichroic in one piece. The student will learn to
add dimension and depth to pieces.
This class gives tools to the student that will enable them to differentiate their
glass from most of the other “dichro artists”. It enables the student to put their
own artistic mark on their creations.
Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of cutting glass and an understanding
of basic glass techniques.
These were made using techniques taught in this class
We give you the tools to differentiate your work from Other glass jewelry. Go beyond primitive dichroic pendants